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PAREXEL Reviews

Updated 15 July 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. "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


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Very political"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Parexhell"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. "I enjoy it here"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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


  5. "Process heavy, metric driven"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CTS in Uxbridge, England
    Current Employee - CTS in Uxbridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great location for London office.

    Cons

    Very process heavy. Silo mentality within study teams. Bureaucracy can stifle original thought and innovation study management and outcome delivery.

    Advice to Management

    Be more outcome driven not just metrics and processes. Ensure staff are properly trained to conduct work by shadowing and mentoring. Do not expect people to follow SOPs only. Consider regionalised teams or therapeutic expertise for efficiencies.


  6. "Chaotic but interesting environment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn, work from home days

    Cons

    Weak systems usage, too many senior managers at Director/Senior Director/VP levels, very hierarchical

    Advice to Management

    Be more structured, communicate without a hidden agenda


  7. "Good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Study Manager in Nottingham, England
    Former Employee - Study Manager in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to start off a career

    Cons

    I haven't experienced any cons

  8. "Great global experience, but expect long hours working on interesting projects"

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

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

    Pros

    Very interesting work which is truly global. Feel like I am part of a local and international team. Have colleagues I can trust. Great benefits with lots of choice, my annual pay increases have reflect the increase responsibilities of my role. Growing company with great future plans - so lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Far too many projects ongoing at one time, lack of clear vision from management, long hours are not expected but are needed to do the job so you end up working very long hours.

    Advice to Management

    do less but do it better. Get a tactical plan together - that way some of conflicting projects can be managed better


  9. "Growing company"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Chislehurst, England
    Former Employee - Associate in Chislehurst, England

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

    Pros

    PAREXEL provides thorough training and therefore is great for graduates

    Cons

    Little prospects for promotions. Stressful at busy periods.


  10. "Long term employee view"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PAREXEL is a fantastic company to work for. They treat employees very well and care about their career development and social care. Senior Management are fair and want staff to succeed in their roles.

    Cons

    Long term employees are promoted from within and this can take some time, but remain loyal and it pays off.


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