Parexel Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2021

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3.8
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Parexel Chief Executive Officer Jamie Macdonald
Jamie Macdonald
34 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work life balance here at Parexel(in 196 reviews)

  • "Employ friendly work environment in the company(in 95 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Workload and senior management can be bad(in 36 reviews)

  • "good for career growth but more work with lot of flexibility(in 34 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Good company to work for

      Jan 25, 2021 - Associate Director in Billerica, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Solid matrix organization Good management (I can speak for myself) Pay is competitive within the CRO business Many Remote working opportunities

      Cons

      International collaborations can mean attending calls outside of normal work hours

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company to work for

      Jun 10, 2021 - Site Contracts Analyst in Uxbridge, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly team, always willing to help

      Cons

      Even pre-pandemic there was not enough opportunity to meet colleagues

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Don't bother, try finding jobs somewhere else

      Jul 11, 2021 - Associate Director in Nottingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great for entry level job, fresh coming into market from college as associate to gain industry experience. You will probably go up the rank quickly, because most of the experienced people have left by now. Those who remained are too lazy to find somewhere suitable, or not able to find a job, because their earnings are not based on their capability

      Cons

      Too much to share. Find out company values, and ask does the values of company will give you any motivation to wake up in the morning and go for work. Why would a company change their name from Perceptive Informatics to Calyx? Too much bad reputation, change name and present yourself as different. Same wine in new bottle.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to enter pharma industry

      Jun 28, 2021 - Senior Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The work time flexibility is good and projects are diverse enough

      Cons

      Many people coming and going, high turnaround

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Fast paced but Good company to work for

      Jun 28, 2021 - Human Resources Business Partner in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary package, parking, and training opportunities

      Cons

      very fasted paced which may affect family life balance

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Under a new name and leadership at Nottingham

      Jun 1, 2021 - Master Black Belt in Nottingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people who really care about to core of what the company is all about.

      Cons

      New leadership at Nottingham site care only about shaping the business ready for resale. COO blows hot and cold, instilling a regime of fear within the lower ranks. Organisation is happy to take take take and burn you out with little appreciation. If you are looking for a long term career, don't bother, this new place has a real attrition problem and they are happy to over burden the incumbents.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Do not trust HR

      May 7, 2021 - Clinical Research Recruiter in Harrow, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The other people trapped with you. Similar to the bond you'd form with your neighbour in hell.

      Cons

      The company is a monster. God forbid you're stuck with a miserable middle manager, soon that misery will be yours to enjoy. Think HR will help? Throw in a bit of cronyism and it's your job on a technicality for daring to go up against one of their own. If you value your career, and more importantly your happiness, avoid at all costs. If you're a talentless, insecure narcissist you'll fit right in.

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      Parexel Response

      Our colleagues are valuable to us here at Parexel, and we are sorry to hear you have had a less than positive experience. We appreciate honest employee feedback, and your review helps us improve the company. I encourage you to send me a direct message at Tom.McGoldrick@Parexel.com with any further details.

    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work

      May 26, 2021 - Drug Safety Specialist in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lot of trainings scope of learning

      Cons

      Lack of growth and increment.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Poor senior leadership

      Jun 30, 2021 - Account Director in Littlehampton, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good work life balance and benefits

      Cons

      terrible leadership, inflicting a fear and do as I'm told toxic culture. Insecure account lead, and culture of gossip encouraged . HR poor, and not providing any support.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Job for those who wants to get into Clinical Trials

      Mar 22, 2021 - Laboratory Assistant in Harrow, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Good start for those who want to learn more about Clinical Trials and is interested in a career in Clinical Trials. - Have the flexibility to explore and learn about other departments - Extra pay for working unsocial hours and weekends - Great company wide employee benefits programme

      Cons

      - Shift work - May have to work unsocial hours - Not much room for progression if you are interested in staying in a laboratory based environment

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