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PAREXEL Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 15 May 2017
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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 31 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very frustrating place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits package is excellent, with a "cafeteria style" system that lets you pick what you want from a selection. The salary is ok. We've had reasonable pay rises, but that seems to vary across depts.

    Cons

    In 1 word PAREXEL. Our corporate overlords have instilled an unhelpful attitude in all their minions. This leads to level over non-cooperation, people unwilling to be flexible, lack of people willing to take the initiative & so-one.

    I'm left feeling like I'm the only who cares about my job. I get no feedback from management. It takes 6 months to decide what my goals are for the year and then I have to decide what they are.

    Advice to Management

    You need to encourage your line managers & staff to take the initiative & to take responsibility for what they do. They need to be told, ironically, that they are not mindless automatons, only following orders.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Company Passed Its Prime"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package. You'll struggle to find benefits this good elsewhere.
    A relaxed view on work. Staff are trusted to get the job done so there is little meddling in work.

    Money is no object - some of the best software on the market has been bought in.

    Cons

    Ridiculous job titles - nothing to distinguish a degree educated professional software engineer with years of experience, with that of a script kiddy with no practical software development experience.

    Absolutely no commercial pressures. Deadlines are things set, because they probably should have them, not because they're needed or ever stuck to.

    Do as you please - there seems to be no cohesive plan for how me minions can benefit the company. PAREXEL seems intent on letting us do our thing & when it's broke, they'll buy a new company & run that one into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Either sort out the appraisal process or scrap it. It's supposed to be so we all working to achieve the same goals. Right now we make up objectives at the end of the year to justify what we've done.

    Stop employing non-productive employees (project managers, business analysts, directors, VP's) & employee some developers. You might get something done then.


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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waltham, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waltham, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good organization to work and grow

    Cons

    Leadership team are not so matured

    Advice to Management

    Need to pace up with changing technologies and innovations


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  6. "Software job in a non-software company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Billerica, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Billerica, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very diverse areas of work requiring different skills based on group assignment, international company allows for working with colleagues based in U.S., U.K., and India, follows SAFE and Lean Agile methodologies for software development.

    Cons

    Groups do work well together when testing across applications in the overall suite. Groups focus only on their application and very little on the integrations with the other applications they need to work with. Groups that are split between U.S. and India have difficulty working together as a single team.

    Advice to Management

    If group is distributed, have at least half of the work day overlap for everyone. This will better encourage working as one team instead of two separate teams working on the same application.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Very good company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work life balance
    Employee friendly
    Healthy atmosphere between employees
    No micro management love to work
     here and good hikes compared I market
    Rescission free environment as it is clinical research organisation

    Cons

    No new learnings
    Good for them who need a break to there learnings and want to have life with personal life balance with professional and transport is not so cooperative


  8. "PAREXEL"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

    cool work culture , a lot to learn , good ppl

    Cons

    nothing I did not find one so far its been 6 years with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work up


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Old way of management and human resource team"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waltham, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waltham, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and good health insurance

    Cons

    Lots of work no career growth and nobody care if you do good work. There are many worst managers they stick to company and making the company worst too!

    Advice to Management

    Renovate the old management to keep the company growing


  10. "SSVE"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Validation Engineer in Waltham, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Validation Engineer in Waltham, MA (US)

    I worked at PAREXEL (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Top most CRO companies and has work life balance

    Cons

    Too stress ful in some groups


  11. "Good place to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Horsham, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Horsham, PA (US)

    Pros

    Stable, decent benefits, good work life balance

    Cons

    Not much career growth option


  12. "Good company for Pharma/life science background emp's"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good package,free food and free cab

    Cons

    good for pharma .life science not recomended for software employees. if you want to work in a company where you dont want to learn new technologies and come and go type of work then its you( software employees ) can consider

    Advice to Management

    na