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Parexel Reviews

Updated Dec 5, 2019

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3.4
66%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
Approve of CEO
Parexel CEO Jamie Macdonald
Jamie Macdonald
156 Ratings
  1. "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Principal Bio Statistician 

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

    Pros

    Good team works, nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Heavy work load. Work over time without compensation.

    Parexel2019-11-18
  2. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant company with plenty opportunity to grow and enhance your knowledge. I have been with Parexel a year and a half and the growth is amazing!

    Cons

    Some processes can be better internally however they are constantly working to better them which becomes a pro!

    Parexel2019-10-29
  3. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Statistical Programmer I 

    I have been working at Parexel full-time

    Pros

    - atmosphere - help of magaers - no mess in projects

    Cons

    no homebased option in my country

    Parexel2019-10-23
  4. "Highly regulated"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Nottingham, England

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

    Pros

    Free hot drinks and fruit, central location, good hardware

    Cons

    there is red tape galore

    Parexel2019-10-21
  5. "pharamcovigilance Analyst at Parexel chandigarh"

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    Former Employee - PV Analyst in Chandigarh
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work culture in the company

    Cons

    less growth within the company and less opportunities in PV sector in General

    Parexel2019-10-21
  6. "Regulatory Affairs"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work culture Work Flexibility Work life balance

    Cons

    Limited Growth options. Appraisals are depend on annual profit & loss of company no matter you performed well.

    Advice to Management

    Opportunities should be given to right/ deserved candidate

    Parexel2019-10-20
  7. "bad management, no promotion opportunities, salary good"

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    Former Employee - RMA in Bucharest
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Parexel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good salary and medical heath insurance

    Cons

    - work load is overwhelming - management lacks process knowledge and they do not care for the employees - lack of trainings

    Advice to Management

    - more focus on employees

    Parexel2019-11-24
  8. "Best/No stress"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food and Cab for all employees

    Cons

    Sal is good but not great

    Parexel2019-10-17
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Once a great place, toxic management constantly destroying what employees have established over many years and decades"

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    Current Employee - Director in Berlin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Parexel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Many great people across the globe who are still motivated and are working hard to maintain a level of client trust and satisfaction. Lots of benefits, modern workplace.

    Cons

    Hard working employees have made this company great and successful. There have been many wrong decisions in the past (not investing in Technology and Systems, not developing staff and missing opportunities for them to take more ownership, questionable promotions, missing trust &respect, vague strategy and non-existent tactical plans, incompetent Leadership and Senior Management in Business Units and Departments).... The only solution for the company was indeed to go private, and start reducing the workforce. A new Leadership Team had to be brought on board, but instead of wisely weeding out toxic senior management positions the focus was on the company image to the public and the client base. The fundamental problems as well as their root causes have not been addressed nor tackled. A fancy and fresh new corporate design does not change what is going on inside the company for decades. It is striking that over the past 3 years new management staff joined the company which does not identify with the history of the organization, does not live and encourage cultural values the employees deserve. There have been times where we understood ourselves as WE, since all are in the same boat. Unfortunately, senior management is only focused on their own benefit and the ‘what's in it for WE’ turned into ‘what's in it for ME’. Management with bad and childish behavior, with low moral values, disrespect towards their staff, and the workforce optimization turned a once enjoyable place into a toxic workplace with high levels of frustration.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop talking and promising things that most of the workforce does not believe anyway. You had the opportunity to refresh the organization by weeding out the incompetent and toxic senior management positions, which have contributed significantly to the loss of business, declining revenue, and inefficiency. Start evaluating senior management by their teams instead of upholding a Performance Development process which... does not focus on the individual employee, who has less and less opportunities to contribute to company goals. Challenge senior management to foster and appreciate the creativity within their parts of the organization instead of copy and pasting top level goals. Ask senior management, Business Unit Heads and their Leadership Team to come up with a meaningful strategy AND a tactical plan which is broken down to the lowest level of the organization. Care about the people within your organization, put them at the center of everything. Also, HR should work for the employees and not make themselves complicit by only serving the will of senior management. Don’t talk about culture, live it every single day. Live a Servant Leadership and stop taking employees hostage for your own benefit.

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    Parexel2019-11-20
  10. "what it is like to work for a CRO"

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    Former Employee - Scientist 

    I worked at Parexel full-time

    Pros

    The CRO experience is valuable

    Cons

    The environment in general is high pace

    Parexel2019-10-31
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