Very chaotic and high turnover, company has significant issues with executive and HR leadership.
Human Resources Business Partner (Former Employee) – Horsham, PA – April 3, 2018
The HR organization needs an overhaul. The environment is restrictive, inflexible, non-collaborative, non-supportive, disingenuous and deceptive. The turnover in HR is very high. There have been significant lay offs in the company over the last few years. There are very few opportunities for advancement in HR and vacated positions are often not being backfilled. Internal HR talent is often not considered for what few opportunities exist or are misinformed or not informed about potential opportunities.
Systems Analyst (Current Employee) – Billerica, MA – March 15, 2018
Lots of good hardworking people who will go out of their way to assist you and creating a culture of teamwork. Strong expectation that everyone pulls together to accomplish all group and corporate goals.
Clinical Research Associate II (Former Employee) – Home Based – February 12, 2018
Parexel is a great company to work for as a CRA. They believe in continual training which is a plus. The management is conducive to production from the CRAs and assist in anyway they can. Criticism is always positive and the employee is not made to feel bad if he/she makes a mistake or has questions. It was a great place to start my CRA journey.
Great environment, supportive management, good benefits
Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee) – Middlesex County, MA – February 8, 2018
PAREXEL is a great company to work at owning to the people at the company. Everyone is extremely driven and goal oriented. Days that require more work to done are worth it in the end due the appreciation received. Hard work and dedication is recognized and rewarded, which is a bonus.
Global Category Sourcing Manager (Current Employee) – Billerica, MA – February 5, 2018
This is a successful company that is dealing with changes in the pharma/biotech marketplace and is currently struggling to compete for opportunities. The company was recently taken private with the goal of improving and driving continued growth, but is currently still in flux.
Typical CRO with poor work/life balance. Competitive pay with benefits but you earn them if you do your job. Good organizational- led training. You must verbally VOICE to your line manager if you are being worked too hard or you will be spread thin (like every other CRO out there!)...Too many management levels to the point that you forget what to report to whom. Hardest part of the job is attending/contributing to the required number of meetings per day/week to the point you will find yourself working after hours to get your actual work done. Most enjoyable part of the job is quarterly face-to-face meetings and opportunity to be trained if you want to advance your title.
Competitive pay/benefits, opportunity to advance if you overachieve / apply yourself, face-to-face quarterly meetings, good organizational-led training
too many meetings, heavy workload, poor work-life balance
PAREXEL is a great company. It has a family atmosphere. The people are really nice and it's a challenging job. The benefits at PAREXEL are great especially the large amount of PTO and sick time you get.
Manager, Clinical Data Services (Former Employee) – Waltham, MA – January 21, 2018
At the time, company focused on rapid growth and didn't also create management structure; this caused problems in managing projects and staff with very high staff turnover. I have heard that they have learned to manage growth since then.
Clinical Research Associate (Former Employee) – Glendale, CA – January 17, 2018
PAREXEL is a large corporation with lots of growth potential. There is always something new to learn every day. The most enjoyable part of the job was the opportunity to encounter many different types of people and not to be tied down to a desk all day.
Biomedical Engineering Technologist (Current Employee) – Glendale, AZ – January 16, 2018
Productive and fun work environment to grow and develop skills that would be beneficial almost anywhere in the job market. There is a lot of room for advancing your own ambitions and making a difference.