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Parexel Overview

Billerica, MA (US)
10000+ employees
1982
Company - Private
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
£2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year
Parexel is focused on the development of innovative new therapies to improve the world’s health. We do this by providing a suite of groundbreaking biopharmaceutical development services that help customers across the globe transform scientific discoveries into new ... 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.

Company Updates

  • What an honor! Parexel has been selected as a 2019 winner in the #Global category for the BI WORLDWIDE #WorkHappier Awards! Find a career #withheart. #proudtobeparexel

  • As a member of Parexel's Regulatory Consulting Services team, Liwei took his first trip out of the Asia-Pacific region to visit the U.S. FDA’s Headquarters where he had the opportunity to assist a client in regulatory compliance meetings. What an incredible opportunity for Liwei to use his experience as a Senior Consultant, and a trip he will never forget! Find your pivotal moment with Parexel!

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Parexel – Why Work With Us?


Where People Make the Difference

For over 35 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.

Jamie Macdonald, 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.

Parexel Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "EXCELLENT work life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Project Leader in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Project Leader in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Parexel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, internal career advancement, generous PTO

    Cons

    Benefits a little more expensive than other CRO's, still to "process driven," high turn over of Line management

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Parexel Photos

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Parexel photo of: Parexel's second headquarter in Durham - Office
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Parexel Interviews

Experience

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Uxbridge, England
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Parexel (Uxbridge, England) in March 2014.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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?
      How do you handle working with a fellow employee you don't like?   Answer Question
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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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