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PAREXEL Overview

Waltham, MA (US)
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Biotech & Pharmaceutical
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, consulting, and medical communications services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device ... Read more

Mission: PAREXEL’s mission is to combine the strength of our expertise, experience and innovation to advance the worldwide success of the bio/pharmaceutical and medical device industries in preventing and curing disease.

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PAREXEL – Why Work For Us?

Who We Are: Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL operates in approximately 80 locations across more than 51 countries around the world, and has nearly 19,000 employees. We provide the most comprehensive drug development capabilities of any CRO worldwide. Our global regulatory expertise, Phase I-IV clinical research services, integrated eClinical technologies, and advanced commercialization services all work together to move you through the development journey more smoothly and cost-effectively from beginning to end.

Our Mission: To combine the strength of our expertise, experience and innovation to advance the worldwide success of the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries in preventing and curing disease.

This mission is evidenced through our commitment to our clients to achieve their goals for over 30 years. In fact, we’ve been involved with the top 50 pharmaceutical companies and leading global biotechnology companies. We strive to bring the best and brightest industry experts to the table. These individuals hold experience across more than 20 therapeutic areas!

Our Culture: When choosing a company to work for, culture matters. At PAREXEL, our High Performance Culture defines how we work with our coworkers and our customers. It reveals itself in all decisions, big and small, as well as everyday practices. PAREXEL’s High Performance Culture is based on our corporate values and represented by four principles and associated behaviors:






PAREXEL's High Performance Culture means our employees have a voice and make a meaningful impact. No matter the role in our organization, embracing our High Performance Culture and living it daily is critical to the personal success of our employees and the collective success of PAREXEL.

Life-changing work lives here.

Improving and saving lives is at the heart of everything we do. At PAREXEL, you’ll feel a sense of personal and professional satisfaction knowing that your contributions are making a profound difference in the lives of millions.


Where People Make the Difference

For over 30 years, PAREXEL and its clients, the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies, have shared a crucial mission: to prevent and cure disease by delivering important new medicines and therapies to the patients who need them.

PAREXEL accomplishes this important goal through the expertise, experience, innovation and commitment of our employees around the world.

Our employees have the opportunity to make a difference globally while we support them locally in environments full of challenge, collaboration, flexibility and industry-leading growth potential.

We invite you to learn more about the career opportunities available with PAREXEL across the globe. We invite you to join us in making a difference.


Josef H. von Rickenbach, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

There are pivotal moments in every career: Sharing new treatments. Improving processes. Delivering life-saving advances. The people who succeed are the ones who make the journey go further and faster every time. What if you had a partner to support you as you reach the next level in your professional path? A partner who believes a collaborative environment is key to achieving your goals? A partner who's dedicated to your health and wellness so you can help make a difference in the lives of millions worldwide?

That’s PAREXEL. We’re a diverse team of professionals focused on one goal: getting treatments into the hands of those who need them most. Working together, the results we bring to our clients and the opportunities we bring to our team get better with every step.

View our Employee Value Proposition and Job Opportunities, and discover how we can help you on your career journey.


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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Uxbridge, England
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    * Good support from line manager
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    * Great collaborative working relationships with internal stakeholders
    * Strong work ethic


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PAREXEL Interviews



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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Uxbridge, England
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    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at PAREXEL (Uxbridge, England) in March 2014.


    I applied online through Parexel's system and was quickly contacted by their Talent Acquisition group for a phone screen. Initial communications went well and was told they would be back in contact shortly. Approximately 2 weeks later I was called by another HR person to set up an in-person interview.

    The in-person interview went well I thought. Those who interviewed me where nice and professional; they thoroughly answered all the questions I brought with me as well.

    It has been 2 weeks since the interview took place and no one from the company has contacted me to tell me I either didn't or did get the position. I contacted the HR person I worked with requesting next steps regardless of the outcome following the interview and never heard anything back. This is unfortunate because the company seems to have a lot of exciting things happening and a talented group individuals within the dept I interviewed with.. However, if their dedicated team of HR Talent Acquisition professionals cannot even get back to potential hires regarding next steps, that leaves a negative first impression about what working for the company is like.

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    • The interview questions were what I'd expect ranging from technical to behavioral. Example questions:

      Tell us about your previous experience.
      Why did you apply for this job and what interests you about it?
      What has been your most challenging project?
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PAREXEL Awards & Accolades

  • America’s Best Employers List, Forbes, 2017
  • America's Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes, 2018
  • Top 100 Company to Watch for Remote Jobs, FlexJobs, 2018
  • Training Top 125, Training Magazine, 2017
  • CEO Cancer Gold Standard Re-Accreditation, CEO Roundtable on Cancer, 2017
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