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PAREXEL Reviews

Updated 11 December 2017
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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 (1)

    "HR"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Uxbridge, England
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Uxbridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    * Communication channels
    * Long term planning
    * Bonus scheme for certain roles

    Advice to Management

    *


  2. Helpful (2)

    "PAREXEL"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Uxbridge, England
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Uxbridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very organised structure procedure based working practice. Managers very experienced. Great area to learn the CRO/Pharma Business. As company is large can move around within the company to gain experience.

    Cons

    Sometimes quick turnover for contract workers due to nature of the business. Has been changes in recent years to try to cut costs so may no be to easy for contractors to gain a position.

    Advice to Management

    I have never had a problem with any managers at PAREXEL. All have been highly trained and supportive. My last manager was excellent and very supportive.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sociable working environment but some decisions are lacking in direction"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great sociable atmosphere and can work from home whenever you need to within reason. Great progression if you are good at what you do.

    Cons

    It's the only place I've ever worked where there is no information on salary bandings. When getting an internal promotion and offered a salary it is impossible to know where you are in the banding. Decisions are also often made on technology without any thought of how to implement it which just means stretching people beyond capacity at times which is a shame.

    Advice to Management

    Make more use of consultations - it can feel very much like lip service when employees have good points to make and great ideas for implementation.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing working from home flexibility"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)


  6. Helpful (1)

    "PAREXEL Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England

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

    Pros

    Interesting Industry to work in. Generally relaxed sociable working atmosphere. Good HR policies, look after their staff well.

    Cons

    Can be an infuriating place to work due to what feels poor leadership and direction from the top. Often decisions are made and not disseminated or enforced. Management feel significantly detached from day to day issues. There is a lot of politics.

    Advice to Management

    Engage more with staff at all levels, try and make more decisions based on sound information, or at least explaining the rationale behind decisions would help people engage more when implementing them.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Moving on Up"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Associate in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Project Associate in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work colleagues are very supportive

    Cons

    Some management decisions are not properly piloted

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key get employees on board by being honest


  8. "Thumbs up for PAREXEL"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good people, fair workload, easy to move to other departments if you wish, great training opportunities. You are welcome to share your ideas anytime or voice your concerns.

    Cons

    Progression as a CRA can take a lot of time, systems are trashy and poorly designed (Datalabs is overly complex for no reason and IMPACT is not very intuitive, at all).

    Advice to Management

    get some resources into streamlining the current systems and update the laptops for god's sake.

    PAREXEL Response

    13 Jan 2017

    Thank you for your feedback and your contributions to making PAREXEL a great place to work. I will share your feedback with our IT group. I hope you also are sharing any suggestions for improvement... More


  9. "Clinical Data Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Data Manager in Sheffield, England
    Former Employee - Clinical Data Manager in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for.

    Cons

    No Cons for this company


  10. "Senior Conusltant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Uxbridge, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Uxbridge, England
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to wide range of clients, world leading in house experts, working from home

    Cons

    low staff retention, long working hours, a lot of pressure on utilization


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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