Parexel Reviews

Updated 11 Jul 2020

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3.4
72%
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Parexel Chief Executive Officer Jamie Macdonald
Jamie Macdonald
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  1. Featured Review

    "EXCELLENT work life balance"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Project Leader in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Parexel full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, internal career advancement, generous PTO

    Cons

    Benefits a little more expensive than other CRO's, still to "process driven," high turn over of Line management

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very good place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Doctor in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Parexel full-time

    Pros

    Nice staff good training supportive place to work

    Cons

    No cons good place to work

  3. "Good opportunity to learn. Good team. Not so good pay."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Exposure. Development opportunities. Minimum paperwork.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive. Overwork.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointing Experience"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, location, flexibility, a few helpful employees.

    Cons

    No training whatsoever, lack of accountability by all levels of employees. Behaviours are just not acceptable for a big CRO, staff are not treated with respect.

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  5. "Great stepping stone"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Parexel full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities for internal growth Great teams and sense of cohesion once projects initiated Great training and good learning experience

    Cons

    Unstable working processes and systems (too many changes implemented chaotically) no single reliable database for providing information (about project performance or company indicators) Not very good corporate communication style Low-range salaries

  6. "Poor middle management understanding of depression in the workplace"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Volunteer Recruiter in Harrow, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, enjoyable work environment.

    Cons

    Poor middle management, Complete incompetence when dealing with mental health issues in the work place.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start your career and learn"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England

    I have been working at Parexel full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and excellent senior management

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other consultancies

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Cliquey"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits package, work with big clients, talented staff

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive for company of this size, too many lazy managers, lack of genuine culture

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "Rude and racist management"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Parexel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance. No other pros.

    Cons

    Racism and bullying towards employees. Poor quality people with no professional behaviour or experience. Favoritism. Rellocation of unqualified staff from overseas when experienced people from within the UK were available. Lack of inclusion and lack of mixed cultures.

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  10. "Really happy to work at Parexel"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - LMS Specialist in North Watford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Parexel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Parexel is promoting working from home model.

    Cons

    Not enough investing into people's development.

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