Parexel Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 21 Jan 2021

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  1. "Really happy to work at Parexel"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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.

    Parexel Response

    July 30, 2020

    Thank you for your positive review and constructive feedback. The Learning and Development (L&D) department takes a targeted and balanced approach to support both the immediate training needs and the long-term development investment in our employees, by aligning all training requests with the priorities of the business.

  2. "Great team"

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

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

    Pros

    Great team and good work-life balance

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive. Bonuses are very infrequent. Promotions are very slow.


  3. 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

  4. Helpful (5)

    "Rude and racist management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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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    Parexel Response

    July 30, 2020

    Parexel is committed to providing a safe and inclusive work environment and will never tolerate any form of discrimination, racism or hatred of any kind. Our culture of inclusion means that everyone is valued, respected and supported and this commitment extends beyond our internal teams to our patients, customers and partners. Our “We care” guiding principle and “Respect” core value are not hollow words; they were chosen carefully to speak to who we are as an organization and as a culture. We encourage our colleagues to speak out and raise any concerns with HR. No colleague should be made to feel that they do not belong or feel uncomfortable in the workplace.

  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Helpful (5)

    "It all depends on your department"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Java Developer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Convenient location, decent pay, good physical working environment. Can be good work-life balance depending on your project/management/department. Depending on your goals, it can be a great place to coast.

    Cons

    Beware: they do screen monitoring of every single employee despite what they say in their handbook (with playback feature, of course). Dishonest. Parexel is a package-company: they purchase a lot of software packages; no problem with that, in my view, but if you're hired because you're an excellent Java developer, you should be informed you won't do any Java work at all, but Rather Pega or Informatica or whatever. Very dishonest.

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  8. 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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  9. "Imaging Research Associate II"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Imaging Research Associate II in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance good work environment work culture friendly environment.

    Cons

    I dont have any Con's

  10. "Just okay company to work."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Hyderābād
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No work pressure, Line manager will give sufficient time to wind up assigned task. Leaves will be approved easily. Overall good work/life balance.

    Cons

    No good pay, hikes will rarely reach double figures. Even if company is in good billions profit every year, amount will be only shared with higher management and hard working resources will just hear 5 words in every hike meeting "Sorry, No Budget this year". Despite being world's top organization, every resource will try to switch as soon as 2 years of contract is over.

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