Parexel Employee Reviews about "good benefits"

Updated 13 Oct 2020

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Not too bad but would benefit so much from improvements"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits e.g. Pension, healthcare, flexible working, remuneration is better than some, not as good as others, company has a social conscience and supports community initiatives, work life balance is overall pretty good. The company ethos as a whole makes you feel valued. Modern office building and environment. First office I've worked in where I have not seen bullying, this is a credit to the office and company culture.

    Cons

    Weak and unskilled managers who are also not empowered to make change happen. Very stressful to get what you need done. Communication issues that result in poorly delivered process improvements that often make things worse. Staff are not always a good fit for their role, a clearer person specification should be devised to allow recruitment to be better so that unsuitable people are not taken on, with managers experienced in recruitment making the decisions. People's strengths and weaknesses are not recognised which leads to people being in the wrong roles, not being able to utilise their real abilities and then finding they're not able to develop and leaving or simply performing poorly in their role. It also leaves people feeling disengaged and not valued for their skills in their jobs and you feel like just a number rather than a person. Better managers could change all that.

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

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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    Parexel Response

    July 30, 2020

    Thank you for your feedback. We continue to provide managerial training to ensure employees are supported from both a career and well-being perspective. Staff are also encouraged to report any concerns to their local HR representative. Colleagues who require further aid can use our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which is part of our Employee Benefits package. The EAP can help with countless everyday challenges from family issues and emotional concerns, to financial and legal matters.


  3. Helpful (8)

    "Cliquey"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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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  4. "Busy Industry!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Statistical Programmer I in Uxbridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Parexel for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits - Flexible working hours, private health insurance, dental care, pension. Good Christmas party!

    Cons

    High demand industry - continuously working around client deadlines, required a lot of overtime. Uxbridge location isn't ideal for some employees

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Did not feel valued as an employee"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Going downhill"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits package and pension

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted unless loud/attention seeking. Lost the best line managers.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Ok if you want a 9 to 5 job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good work life balance - Relaxed environment - Good benefits (Pension)

    Cons

    - Not very challenging - Technically bit behind - Too many managers

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Clinical research assistant"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Clinical Res in Harrow, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Parexel for more than a year

    Pros

    Teamwork Some good benefits like rewards..(biased) Good starter experience

    Cons

    Unprofessional Unorganised Outdated technical devices.. frequent technical failures..

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "No Progression"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, and a good choice to setup personally including an decent pension scheme

    Cons

    No progression, poor structure from senior level upwards, no formal training to progress in role, pay structure does not seem competitive, not enough productive feedback on performance

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Employer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Associate Director in Nottingham, England

    I have been working at Parexel

    Pros

    Good benefits package, good work life balance. Not sure what else to say, it's a great place to work

    Cons

    None, it's a great place for someone to develop a career.

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