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Very chaotic and high turnover, company has significant issues with executive and HR leadership.
Human Resources Business Partner (Former Employee) –  Horsham, PAApril 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.
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Great opportunity and career advancement opportunities
Manager, Clinical Operations (Former Employee) –  Waltham, MAMarch 28, 2018
Enjoyed my time at PAREXEL. I began my career as a CRA and was promoted to a CRA Manager. Very supportive management team multiple opportunities for advancement.
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Great Company
Clinical Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Waltham, MA 02451March 18, 2018
Great company to work. I enjoyed my time learning and growing as clinical researcher. The benefits and the pay were pretty good. Talent and hard work is rewarded.
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Good People
Systems Analyst (Current Employee) –  Billerica, MAMarch 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.
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fun but there are more to grow
Office assistant/Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Waltham, MAMarch 14, 2018
I love the company. but i thought i am ready to move and have a change.
plus:
- work from home
- great benefits
cons:
- very fast paced environment, especially for the CRAs
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Very interesting global company
Vice President-Global Tax (Former Employee) –  Waltham, MAFebruary 26, 2018
Parexel had strong leadership while I was there.

The founder and CEO of company was a true visionary.

At time the business lost its focus.

I enjoyed the oversees travel and global diverse workforce
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Interesting work Culture
Senior Clinical Research Associate (Former Employee) –  RemoteFebruary 21, 2018
PAREXEL was a dynamic and interesting place to work. There is not a lot of opportunity for job growth, however you will learn many valuable aspects about pharmaceutical research here.
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Great company
Clinical Research Associate II (Former Employee) –  Home BasedFebruary 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.
Pros
Great environment, supportive management, good benefits
Cons
No real cons
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Sinking ship.
Clinical Monitoring Associate (Current Employee) –  Billerica, MAFebruary 8, 2018
Management is lacking. Too many turnovers, CRAs are jumping ship because of recent changes to workload. Other staff are being forced into roles they do not want
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Great place to work
Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Middlesex County, MAFebruary 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.
Pros
Very nice people
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Company in Flux
Global Category Sourcing Manager (Current Employee) –  Billerica, MAFebruary 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.
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Typical CRO but you can advance if hard work/long hours are put in
Associate Clinical Operations Leader (Former Employee) –  Durham, NCFebruary 2, 2018
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.
Pros
Competitive pay/benefits, opportunity to advance if you overachieve / apply yourself, face-to-face quarterly meetings, good organizational-led training
Cons
too many meetings, heavy workload, poor work-life balance
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I wasn’t there too long so I don’t have much to go on.
Clinical Trial Specialist (Former Employee) –  HomebasedJanuary 24, 2018
Contractor let go with 80 others because of no work. Was fine while I worked there other than the manager didn’t communicate. Contract was to be a year and it ended in 5 months.
Pros
Homebased
Cons
Management doesn’t communicate.
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Family atmosphere.
EPD Feasibility Associate (Current Employee) –  Durham, NCJanuary 23, 2018
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.
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work on studies and commucate with team.
Principal Biostatistician (Current Employee) –  Baltimore, MDJanuary 23, 2018
answer over 20 emails on average per day; attend 3-5 teleconference; prepare SAP and shells; perform analysis using SAS; QC datasets and TLGs. program PK and efficacy graphs.
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Luck of the Draw
Procurement Manager (Current Employee) –  Billerica, MAJanuary 23, 2018
It is a great place to work if you are in the right group with the right management. The company operates as independent SBUs and work groups. Some are fantastic and some, not so much.
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Worked there during extreme growth period
Manager, Clinical Data Services (Former Employee) –  Waltham, MAJanuary 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.
Pros
Worked on important clinical research
Cons
too rapid growth
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Great company with growth potential
Clinical Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Glendale, CAJanuary 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.
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Productive and Fun Workplace
Biomedical Engineering Technologist (Current Employee) –  Glendale, AZJanuary 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.
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Enjoy working here
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Billerica, MAJanuary 8, 2018
Great company to work for. I enjoyed my time here. Excellent work life balance with work from home options. Micromanagement does not exist, allowing employees the freedom to make their own decisions.
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