Compare Parexel vs ICON BETA

See how working at Parexel vs. ICON compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Parexel vs. ICON. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Parexel

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ICON

Employee Ratings

  • Parexel scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and CEO Approval.
  • ICON scored higher in 2 areas: % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 1663 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 925 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Work-life balance
3.4
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Parexel Ceo Jamie Macdonald
77%
77%Jamie Macdonald
Parexel employees rated their CEO Approval 17% higher than ICON employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
ICON Ceo Steve Cutler
60%
60%Steve Cutler
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
65%
% Recommend to a friend
66%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
43%
Positive Business Outlook
49%
ICON employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 6% higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.

Salaries

ICON has 6 more total submitted salaries than Parexel.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior CRA1 Salaries
CA$63/hr
Manager1 Salaries
CA$123,959/yr
Consultant1 Salaries
CA$83,000/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Clinical Research Associate2 Salaries
CA$101,645/yr
Director1 Salaries
CA$186,810/yr
Principal Consultant1 Salaries
CA$149,441/yr

What Employees Say

  • Parexel had 67 more reviews than ICON that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • Parexel had 30 more reviews than ICON that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
  • Parexel had 10 more reviews than ICON that mentioned "Senior management" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 162 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 78 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 95 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 53 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 75 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 35 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 45 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 25 reviews)
Featured Review
"PA"Jun 21, 2019

Former Employee - Pharmacovigilance Analyst

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

Pros

It has amazing work culture

Cons

Nothing I can think of

Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

I worked at ICON for more than a year

Pros

Great Group of people to work with. They have SOPs but also tutoring abroad.

Cons

Had a better offer at another company as Associate Director in Pharmacovigilance.

Advice to Management

Take care of your CRAs. They are the bread and butter of business ventures.

Job Postings

ICON has 234 more recently posted open jobs than Parexel.