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PAREXEL Reviews

Updated 19 September 2018
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  • "poor work life balance, inhuman work load" (in 65 reviews)

  • "upper management have little understanding of the operation" (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Thumbs up for PAREXEL"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


  2. "Clinical Data Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

  3. "Senior Conusltant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

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

    I worked at PAREXEL (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people. Opportunity to learn a lot and share your ideas. Great location,

    Cons

    Too many fast paced changes, lack of transparency from upper management, Unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent. Promote the talent already there.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Very diverse company."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pre Sales in Uxbridge, England
    Former Employee - Pre Sales in Uxbridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very far reaching firm, lots of opportunities internally if you skills or experience in a scientific background. The company has grown largely from acquiring smaller firms.

    Cons

    The down side to frowning threw acquisitions is a real silo mentality. The firm is drowned in red tape paper and there is no compromise with it due to being listed on the stock exchange.

    Advice to Management

    A much better effort needs to be made to introduce cross department interaction. A real investment and focus on the sales team would give a huge return on that investment.


  7. "A nice company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice approach to people, flexible

    Cons

    Quite high attrition, low level salaries are quite budgeted

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience in the short-term. Not for long term work."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience in a fast paced environment and to make the most of skill based opportunities while you are there

    Cons

    Outdated corporate culture, micromanagement, lacks transparency, high stress environment, very high staff turnover 50% in some departments , lower than average remuneration, managers outnumber the scientists/writers in some departments! Superficial emphasis on quality

    Advice to Management

    Reduce blame culture, handle mistakes openly, increase transparency, have clear and documented processes, promote true emphasis on quality not just ticking boxes


  9. Helpful (2)

    "CRA"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CRA in Uxbridge, England
    Former Employee - CRA in Uxbridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment, supportive colleagues, not stressful, good international teams and Communication, good discounts and benefits, quite good canteen, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Poor management: lack of experience in management, don't look at the quality of work only at metrics, don't help, when you ask for help, no carrier opportunities and progression, salary can be 10.000 difference for the same role, hiring a lot if EU ppl to save on their salary.

    Advice to Management

    Most of the management needs to be replaced, there are only few good managers. Company culture and values are not in place.


  10. "Opportunities"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Uxbridge, England
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Uxbridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you work hard and produce good quality work, there is a great opportunity to progress quickly. Career growth or change are actively supported by Management.
    There is open and informal communication, and no favouritism / clique behaviour.
    Plenty of social and sports opportunities offered at no or heavily discounted fees.

    Cons

    Workload can be very high (but then quite normal in this industry)

    Advice to Management

    Recruiting more staff will spread the workload, reduce working hours, make people happier, reduce staff turnover, making it all more stable and a better place to work.


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