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PAREXEL Reviews

Updated 12 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. "study team lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, Good Compensation, Learning

    Cons

    Work culture and work pressure


  2. "stat"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    awesome team, good pay, very good learning experiance

    Cons

    big corporate structure, management too removed from employees

    Advice to Management

    more horizontal structure would be better

  3. "Good company to start"

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

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

    Not bad, can recommend

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say at all


  4. "Pharmacovigilance Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

    Healthy work environment, ample growth opportunities and great package

    Cons

    I have worked with Parexel for three years but couldn't find any cons


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Data Management"

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

    I worked at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

    Best place to work, good work life balance

    Cons

    Internal politics will trouble the employees

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to hardworking people


  6. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at PAREXEL full-time

    Pros

    work from home, job development

    Cons

    none, that I can think of


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Manager, Clinical Operations"

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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

    Pros

    Good company to develop long term career. Management provides good opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Too many changes occurring since past 2 years. Many good senior managers are laid off to show to investors that company is cutting costs. This is all done at an expense of laying off dedicated hard working employees as company just sees numbers on paper.

    Advice to Management

    Please show the employees that you really care for them and then only expect employee to assist you with increase in operational margins.

  8. "Sr. CRA"

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    Former Employee - Senior CRA in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior CRA in Toronto, ON
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people at the company are very professional, friendly, and supportive. The operational process is standardized and easy to follow once you become familiar.

    Cons

    Limited career growth opportunities. No other complains.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Manager Clinical Operations"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work culture, nice people. Company tries to improve processes and retain people

    Cons

    Lot of changes, need to stop and evaluate and bring back old processes which were working.

    Advice to Management

    Just continue to focus on current processes and employee development. Resources needs to be managed proactively.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Awful experience"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good salary and that's about it.

    Cons

    My experience was incredibly bad. I was left on my own to learn the company's specifics. I was an experienced CRA working from home in Canada. I was asked to cover the entire USA and was taking between 6 - 10 planes per week to go here and there and replace people on sick leave for depression. Extremely heavy workload and no support whatsoever.

    Furthermore, the company did not reimburse my expenses despite me being on time to submit reports. as a result I was stuck in Pittsburg with a corporate credit card loaded (50000$US). I was not able to travel all week on my own credit so I returned home and they refused to pay for the plane ticket and my fare. In addition to that, the credit card not being paid on time resulted in bailiff at my home to have me pay the bill. I did not pay for the credit card but had to pay 6000$ fees for the bailiff... this was totally awful, disrespectful and very frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    none - stay just like you are... you're going into a wall and that will be great for the industry. I won't miss you.


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