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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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  • We’re a diverse team of professionals focused on one goal: getting treatments into the hands of those who need them most. View our job openings to learn how you can contribute:

  • Are you a Graduate located in India? Learn about our Graduate Scheme in Hyderabad and launch your career with PAREXEL.

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    Your career as a Trainee or Intern at a Clinical Research Organization. Start as a Graduate in PAREXEL's Clinical Traineeship, Technology Graduate Scheme or in our Internships and expand your expertise in a global company. You will learn how we take personal responsibility for making success happen, and how individual skills add value in a collaborative culture that benefits everyone.

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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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    * Good support from line manager
    * Flexibility at work
    * Great collaborative working relationships with internal stakeholders
    * Strong work ethic


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    * Long term planning
    * Bonus scheme for certain roles

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PAREXEL Interviews



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    Service and Improvement Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nottingham, England
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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at PAREXEL (Nottingham, England) in February 2018.


    I applied online through their website. I was then contacted by an HR rep to go over my CV as the hiring manager was interested.

    I was then asked for my availability to attend a phone interview with the hiring manager.

    The hiring manager (Service Assurance Director) was extremely nice, and I thoroughly enjoyed the interview. He asked questions regarding my experience and where he thought he could see me fit well in their organisation.

    The HR rep contacted a few days later to let me know that I was not successful but the feedback was extremely helpful. I believe I was edged out by more experienced individuals. I was also told that I wasn't successful because I didn't go into detail regarding my previous experience which surprised me as I thought I was quite detailed.

    I wish PAREXEL the best of luck with their new hire

    Interview Questions

    • What would you say was your best process improvement accomplishment?   Answer Question
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PAREXEL Awards & Accolades

  • Best Performing CRO in Taiwan, Foundation of Medical Professionals Alliance in Taiwan (FMPAT), 2014
  • 100 Top Companies With Remote Jobs, FlexJobs, 2015
  • 100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs, FlexJobs, 2014
  • Training Top 125, Training Magazine, 2015
  • CEO Cancer Gold Standard™, CEO Roundtable On Cancer, 2015
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