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PAREXEL Reviews

Updated 17 February 2018
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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 32 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Benefits are not too bad. But employee moral low"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in London, England
    Former Employee - Customer Service in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They give standard benefits, such as health care, dental and pension

    Cons

    Their version of employee rewards are not rewards at all. Too top heavy, too many chiefs and not enough Indians

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking after yourselves and look after employees. Everything is metrics driven. They would rather cut employees and get one person to do 4 people's work and they wonder why people are over worked, But they get their bonus, so they don't care


  2. "Research assistant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research in Harrow, England
    Current Employee - Clinical Research in Harrow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vert good company..team work
    Friendly staff and work as a big family
    Very comfortable environment and can learn so much from senior staff.

    Cons

    No much progression
    Salary is a kind of low
    Very early start
    Different type of shifts throughout the week

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Associate director"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "No Progression"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, and a good choice to setup personally including an decent pension scheme

    Cons

    No progression, poor structure from senior level upwards, no formal training to progress in role, pay structure does not seem competitive, not enough productive feedback on performance

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the staff, stop making them redundant or feel like crap


  6. Helpful (2)

    "PAREXEL"

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    • 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

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

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    • 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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing working from home flexibility"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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)


  9. Helpful (1)

    "PAREXEL Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Moving on Up"

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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


  11. "Thumbs up for PAREXEL"

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    • 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


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