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PAREXEL Reviews

Updated 22 June 2018
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PAREXEL Chief Executive Officer Jamie Macdonald
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  • "poor work life balance, inhuman work load" (in 65 reviews)

  • "upper management have little understanding of the operation" (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "HR Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people you are working with a great

    Cons

    Management abroad need more training on handing employees in other countries and cultures


  2. "RRR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment and family oriented culture

    Cons

    Benefit program should be improved.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Google "Parexel" "margin acceleration program" and stay away"

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    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Operations Leader in Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Operations Leader in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    it used to be fun, not anymore

    Cons

    high workload
    restructuring, lay offs
    no first time quality
    inexperienced staff due to high turnover
    rework is the name of the game

    Advice to Management

    you tried it all, it did not work, resign


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away from this CRO"

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    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Sydney

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible starting time, however with the large hours you will be working the only way you can take advantage of this will be to work until 10pm that evening

    Cons

    Overworked, top heavy management structure, constant changing of goal posts / timelines by project leads that is always left to associates to sort out (and along with it the stress), very low end of pay compared to all other CROs, work here as a last resort

    Advice to Management

    Value your people


  5. "Pharmacovigilance specialist"

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    Current Employee - PV Specialist in Chandigarh (India)
    Current Employee - PV Specialist in Chandigarh (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    working culture is excellent and the facilities being provided are great.

    Cons

    dont know of any right now.

    Advice to Management

    Increments should be based on performance.


  6. "pricing analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    CTC is not included with insurance and gratuity
    free parental insurance

    Cons

    pathetic canteen ( free food)
    transport ( cab drivers are crazy people )
    shift timings you cannot change

    Advice to Management

    Please change canteen vendor


  7. "Good place to work...but I like my manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment
    Opportunity for growth and development
    Good culture

    Cons

    Leadership accountability
    commitment to a strategy

    Advice to Management

    Narrow down your strategic initiatives and stick to them for long enough to let them realize their potential

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Statistical Programmer
    Former Employee - Statistical Programmer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great managers, supportive team, social events, friendly office, good benefits compared to other CROs

    Cons

    There was nothing I did not like


  9. "Clinical Operations Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Well-established company with processes in place
    Fantastic training systems
    Straight forward honest communicators

    Cons

    I wish I would have started here earlier!

    Advice to Management

    I am so happy to be with a company that actually trains their staff and has a process in place for nearly every eventuality. I hope to stay for years.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

    Training, great people, good work/ life balance

    Cons

    Slow growth, not vey organized


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