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 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and CEO Approval.
  • ICON scored higher in 4 areas: Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities and Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 137 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 1498 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
3.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Parexel Ceo Jamie Macdonald
87%
87%Jamie Macdonald
CEO Approval
ICON Ceo Steve Cutler
86%
86%Steve Cutler
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
78%
% Recommend to a friend
79%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
64%
Positive Business Outlook
75%
ICON employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 11% higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Parexel has 201 more total submitted salaries than ICON.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Project Manager21 Salaries
£34,992/yr
Associate Director14 Salaries
£73,095/yr
Clinical Research Assistant8 Salaries
£22,714/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Project Manager5 Salaries
£55,498/yr
Study Start-Up Associate2 Salaries
£34,865/yr
Senior CRA7 Salaries
£46,282/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

"Great CRO"11 Jun 2021

Former Employee - Project Manager

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

Pros

Good processes, nice people, teamwork

Cons

Moving Business model to other countries

Job Postings

Parexel has 10,472 more recently posted open jobs than ICON.