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PAREXEL Project Specialist Reviews

Updated 14 July 2017
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  • As a decentralized employee, work / life balance is sometimes a challenge (in 61 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. "PAREXEL CRA Employee Review"

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    Current Employee - Project Specialist in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large structure allows pretty decent development across different departments should you want to move around.

    Cons

    Goal post changing is frequent, but i guess that is due to clients changing expectations and not PXL management.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to a management structure and hierarchy, so much chopping and changing is too traumatic.


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  3. "Project Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Project Specialist in Warsaw (Poland)
    Current Employee - Project Specialist in Warsaw (Poland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Multicultural working environment full of challenges and opportunities. High performance culture principles utilization. Flexible working hours. Good compensation packet.

    Cons

    Complicated and not precise procedures. Lots of instructions and often outdated. Processes do not allow to work efficiently. Lots of information systems used, which are slow and not efficient.

    Advice to Management

    Business process restructuring is needed. To implement this involving external consultants is not enough - internal experts who is struggling with day-to-day problems need to be sourced. New processes to be developed in alignment with IT. Using home-made Excel-based tools shall be prohibited and replaced with modern IT systems. It will allow to reduce constant manual rework and eliminate errors and inaccuracy. Cost reduction shall not influence service quality and client satisfaction, that's why while moving business to low salary countries personnel qualification shall be taken into account first.


  4. "Project Specialist"

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    Former Contractor - Project Specialist in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Contractor - Project Specialist in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Provides very good support to the employee. Best thing in this company is Internal Job Posting. You can go into any process if you think you are capable. Other Pros are Pick and Drop Facility to all its employees. Provides Good and Hygenic food to all the employees.

    Cons

    HR Department is Rude to the employees.They don't care for the employee concerns.


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  6. "Unsteady and unreliable"

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    Former Employee - Project Specialist in Buenos Aires, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Project Specialist in Buenos Aires, AZ (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some colleges are good people and are always willing to help and understand the meaning of team work. The health insurance is really good.

    Cons

    The systems are always failing, and that cause a lot of rework. Line managers fails to provide clear directions, also fail to trust and listen when an employee needs help. Throw employees under the bus. If you are looking for a serious and permanent job parexel is not your best option.

    Advice to Management

    Managers spent too much time making unreasonable meetings or events. If you don't have enough time to complete your tasks this kind of things are a lost of time. After those kind of events you will have to work extra hours to complete pending tasks.


  7. "Good Work environment"

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    Current Employee - Project Finance Support Specialist in Waltham, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Finance Support Specialist in Waltham, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    it is good start for the freshers. growth opportunities get restricted in time.

    Cons

    timings are good in a way but restricts individuals routine life with family.


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    "Project Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Project Specialist in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Project Specialist in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PAREXEL (More than a year)

    Pros

    Quality of life, collaborative colleagues.

    Cons

    No grown, no meritocracy (just fawning).

    Advice to Management

    Value who really works and add value to the work / company; it is not friendship that sustains a business.


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    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Specialist in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Specialist in San Diego, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, everyone is helpful and friendly, a lot of knowledgeable people who are willing to answer questions on a daily basis. Lots of training and places to look for information. Processes are well documented. Hard work is noticed and rewarded. Benefits are wonderful and they consistently promote from within so if you work hard and do a good job, you will never have to look for another job if you are successful at PAREXEL.

    Cons

    While they give you an abundance of vacation and personal time, it's hard to take it all because we are so busy all the time, maybe they should pay out excess vacation but that's about the only negative thing I can say.

    Advice to Management

    Just more hiring! Other than that, I'm a very happy employee.


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Specialist in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Project Specialist in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, people help each others, employees are trained to perform the tasks assigned to them, good balance between personal life and professional life, flexibility of time and home office.

    Cons

    In general the leaders do not seem to be well prepared to lead a team, most of the tools are Excel spreadsheets, non-defined career plan.

    Advice to Management

    Use systems with a good interface instead of Excel spreadsheets, planning a good plan of career for the employees, get the most prepared ones to perform higher level tasks, implement the use of management methodologies and best practices.


  11. "Specialist, Project Planning and Support (PPS)"

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    Current Employee - Specialist, Project Planning and Support (PPS) in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Specialist, Project Planning and Support (PPS) in Hyderabad (India)

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Employee values, work and personal life balance. Good Career growth and Internal Job Change opportunities.

    Cons

    Nothing to share, why because we have in Employee Friendly atmpsphere, no stress.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  12. "Summary"

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    Former Employee - Project Specialist in Warsaw (Poland)
    Former Employee - Project Specialist in Warsaw (Poland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Constant changes, mess in upper management

    Advice to Management

    lack of career development oportunities