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Parexel Reviews

Updated Oct 13, 2019

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Parexel CEO Jamie Macdonald
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  1. "Parexel BD"

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    Current Employee - Business Development in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Parexel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Very steep learning curve

    Cons

    No life work balance and lots of travel

    Parexel2019-07-31
  2. "Account Director"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Parexel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The location was very convenient

    Cons

    There was little consideration for work/life balance

    Parexel2019-09-24
  3. "good balance private-professional life"

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    Current Employee - CRA in Uxbridge, England

    I have been working at Parexel full-time

    Pros

    good balance private-professional life working hours/from home flexibility

    Cons

    career development , salary, small office space

    Parexel2019-09-09
  4. "No work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Project Leader in Uxbridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Parexel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - local - previous line management was great

    Cons

    - working 16 + hours a day - Micro-management led to additional hours

    Parexel2019-09-12
  5. "Good"

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    Former Employee - HCA in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Parexel part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good working colleague Different working environment

    Cons

    Not always organised Not payed on time

    Advice to Management

    None

    Parexel2019-07-15
  6. Helpful (1)

    "It's an okay company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Designer in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Parexel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent organisation, great people, standard benefits, flexible working

    Cons

    Salary and constantly changing processes

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing people against each other in the name of progression

    Parexel2019-06-21
  7. "Global leader in the advancement of pharma tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Parexel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people and the camaraderie

    Cons

    Disjointed processes and organisation, natural result of multiple acquisitions

    Parexel2019-06-04
  8. "Software Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Parexel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very little mandatory overtime. Voluntary overtime is paid well.

    Cons

    PAREXEL is a technology company that is really bad with technology. Systems and processes are very outdated. As an engineer there are few opportunities to work with new technologies.

    Parexel2019-04-26
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Did not feel valued as an employee"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Parexel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good benefits package, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Personal development is not taken seriously, managers see this as a box ticking exercise only. There is no budget for external training that would provide development opportunities and as there are no back-ups, any time away from your desk training means a lot of catch up. The training load is enormous and of little use, I received training on using financial tools (a key part of my role) after I had been there 5....5 years. Again it seems to be a box ticking exercise to cover management if you make an error. Salary is low compared to competitors and better salaries are being offered to new comers than existing staff. All in all I did not feel valued.

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    Advice to Management

    Completely reassess what training is actually needed, allow your staff to develop and stop allowing people to leave just because of money.

    Parexel2019-04-09
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Parexel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people work really hard and try to do the right thing...

    Cons

    Lack of strategy, direction and innovation

    Advice to Management

    Get back to basics...

    Parexel2019-03-19
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