Compare Parexel vs ICON BETA

See how working at Parexel vs. ICON compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Parexel vs. ICON. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Parexel

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ICON

Employee Ratings

  • Parexel scored higher in 6 areas: Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • ICON scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Overall Rating and Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 129 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 1262 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
3.6
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Parexel Ceo Jamie Macdonald
83%
83%Jamie Macdonald
Parexel employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than ICON employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
ICON Ceo Steve Cutler
79%
79%Steve Cutler
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
86%
Parexel employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 13% higher than ICON employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
73%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
68%
Positive Business Outlook
67%

Salaries

Parexel has 223 more total submitted salaries than ICON.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Project Manager21 Salaries
£34,553/yr
Associate Director13 Salaries
£71,644/yr
Clinical Research Assistant9 Salaries
£22,428/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Project Manager5 Salaries
£55,000/yr
SSUA3 Salaries
£37,420/yr
Clinical Research Associate5 Salaries
£34,218/yr

What Employees Say

  • Parexel had 79 more reviews than ICON that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • "Senior management" was the most mentioned Con at Parexel.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at ICON.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 196 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 95 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 117 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 56 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Senior management"(in 36 reviews)
"Career growth"(in 34 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 53 reviews)
"Career progression"(in 26 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Associate Director

I worked at Parexel full-time for more than a year

Pros

Solid matrix organization Good management (I can speak for myself) Pay is competitive within the CRO business Many Remote working opportunities

Cons

International collaborations can mean attending calls outside of normal work hours

Current Employee - Senior Site Management Associate

I have been working at ICON full-time

Pros

The company train well the employees, possibility to evolve in career. Very good benefits. Life insurance, private medical insurance. Flexibility in working hours.

Cons

Frequently high workload managing at least 4 studies.

Job Postings

Parexel has 6,959 more recently posted open jobs than ICON.