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PAREXEL Director Reviews

Updated 12 September 2017
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PAREXEL Chairman and CEO Josef H. von Rickenbach
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  • As a decentralized employee, work / life balance is sometimes a challenge (in 60 reviews)

  • Upper management needs to get it together or they will lose the people that actually keep the clients satisfied (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing working from home flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Director in Uxbridge, England
    Current Employee - Director in Uxbridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quick progression If you are good. Not so quick if you aren't. Many possibilities to move around the company (departments) if you like

    Cons

    Low salary progression if you stay with them for many years. It would be much quicker if you change jobs (externally)


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Associate director"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Southampton, England
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People you work with, opportunity to travel promised interesting work and the results are something you can be proud of that help drive out illnesses

    Cons

    Travel budget closed periods frequent yet projects expected to deliver. Leadership not brilliant and left due to bullying manager frank sivo who has now left the company

    Advice to Management

    Take bullying issues seriously when raised and not let the victims leave


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working. Good colleagues. Opportunities to work in different areas.

    Cons

    Salaries are not as high for staff that have showed loyalty .

    Advice to Management

    Need to keep the salaries up with the competition.


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  5. "Solid Employer"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Nottingham, England

    Pros

    Good benefits package, good work life balance. Not sure what else to say, it's a great place to work

    Cons

    None, it's a great place for someone to develop a career.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Project Director"

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    Former Employee - Project Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Project Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere. Good sense of values

    Cons

    Somewhat siloed and pockets were not working harmoniously

    Advice to Management

    look after key staff without overburdening them


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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Assoc Project Director"

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    Current Employee - Associate Project Director in Waltham, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Project Director in Waltham, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary, annual raises are good

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, short staffed, promotion raises are poor

    Advice to Management

    way too many VPs and no workers


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Co has lots of the right pieces in place need to find a way to be profitable"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Boston, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast moving dynamic environment for a big company.

    Cons

    Legacy executive management stuck in the old ways.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in new leadership, find a way to compensate high performers better.


  10. "Employment"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Had one of my best corporate career years at this company.

    Cons

    Lack of go-getters in management.

    Advice to Management

    Refine the processes and determine whether all process steps are really required for a quality product.


  11. Helpful (17)

    "Progress is impossible without change..."

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    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked in various roles and departments at PAREXEL over the past 9 years. People are truly the heart of this company... what makes it "tick". Leadership recognizes, values, respects, and supports this. Leadership demonstrates transparency, encourages proactive problem solving and innovation, and actively seeks feedback from those "in the trenches". There are opportunities to expand your expertise and focus, as there are so many roles and services within the organization. Lateral movement is encouraged and the ensuing growth is recognized as valuable. Opportunities to work with and learn from global team members are always available. PAREXEL is a great company with a very strong future. I am VERY proud to be a part of this organization!

    Cons

    As a decentralized employee, work / life balance is sometimes a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen, share, and encourage staff at all levels.


  12. "PAREXEL REVIEW"

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    Former Employee - Director in Grayson, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Grayson, GA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large company with a long reputation and brand in the industry.

    Cons

    The company is too large and sometimes seems disorganized. I think this comes from numerous acquisitions with full intergration.