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PAREXEL Reviews

Updated 22 October 2017
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  • As a decentralized employee, work / life balance is sometimes a challenge (in 62 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. "Solid Employer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Don't count on a Sheffield office"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Data Manager in Sheffield, England
    Former Employee - Clinical Data Manager in Sheffield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ok to work for if you like the American approach - they provide free tea, coffee, fruit and breakfast cereal plus parking

    Cons

    Bean counters in the States who know the price of everything and the value of nothing. It is expensive to hire staff in the US of A and Europe so most of the work is going off-shore to India or China

    Advice to Management

    Value the excellent staff who you already have rather than looking for the cheaper option. Relocating work is initially cheaper but quality drops and as new hubs are created off-shore by other Pharma companies there is high staff turnover and wage inflation in order to keep hold of the staff you have.


  3. "PAREXEL CRA Employee Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  5. "Good stepping stone"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrow, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrow, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People you work directly with makes life easier. Fast paced CRO gives you lots of experience: if you can deal with working here, you can work anywhere!

    Cons

    Limited progression unless you give your life up to move up. Disconnect with senior management and those working "on the floor".


  6. "Not a bad place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    I've been working at PAREXEL for almost 2 years. As any other consultancy, it has its pros and cons:

    Pros: a few people of good calibre (though most are not), good benefits, flexible working environment, good IT/admin support

    Cons

    Poor senior management with no clear direction, focus on short term goals and how to make a quick buck. There's no focus on how to maintain and develop employees


  7. "Project Director"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Data Manager in Uxbridge, England
    Former Employee - Clinical Data Manager in Uxbridge, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible and good benefits and pension

    Cons

    Slow promotions, lack of training

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to staff


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Very political"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work if you want to learn new stuff.

    Cons

    Not a good place to work if you want to move up the ladder in your career. Employee turnover is very high due to many factors. There is too much office politics. Ethical standards is very poor.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the bad eggs and change the culture. Identifying the bad eggs can be done via anonymous survey and onward investigation based on the results gathered.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Parexhell"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Research & Development in London, England
    Former Employee - Research & Development in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and external sponsors.

    Cons

    Very bad working environment and management in the NPU-UK.
    Gossip, rumours, lies, backstabbing, mediocrity. Management only interested in profit above anything else. High turnover of employees. The values claimed buy the company are nonexistent. Can't comment on CEO or other branches.

    Advice to Management

    Please change bussiness.


  11. "I enjoy it here"

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

    Pros

    - flexible hours
    -No micro management
    -All work towards a common goal
    It is a great place to understand the nitty gritty of pharma. they are well thought out and really seem to want to iffer the client an astounding service. Many opportunities to learn and train up - very supportive team

    Cons

    There are not many cons here - none that i can see anyway


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