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Parexel Reviews

Updated Dec 10, 2019

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3.4
66%
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79%
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Parexel Chief Executive Officer Jamie Macdonald
Jamie Macdonald
157 Ratings
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  1. "Consulting"

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    Current Employee - Contract Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Parexel full-time

    Pros

    Benefits altogether are not bad

    Cons

    turnover of staff is too high

    Parexel2018-09-12
  2. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility on working from home, decent colleagues

    Cons

    No career growth prospects, lack of transparency, non existant career plans, zero recognition of efforts

    Parexel2019-11-26
  3. "Constant worry of redundancies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Parexel full-time

    Pros

    The people, the office is clean

    Cons

    constant changes to processes without adequate training. Because there have been so many restructures staff are always worried that redundancies are pending

    Parexel2019-10-02
  4. "Good holding job"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible work hours, friendly staff

    Cons

    Low salary, bad organisation and management

    Advice to Management

    Better pay would be good, more complete training needed, better communication

    Parexel2019-08-15
  5. "Not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Finance Business Partner in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice offices, nice building, nice cafeteria

    Cons

    Really bad IT systems, monkey work, no opportunity to stretch your brain

    Parexel2019-07-08
  6. "Starting Position only"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Parexel full-time

    Pros

    Quick foot in the door. The con a high turnover means jobs are available. Ability to progress to a certain degree with in-house goals. Experience gained to move to a better company.

    Cons

    Low salary industry wide. Poor internal systems. High turnover, partly due to the above mentioned low wages. Very sloppy behaviour regarding contracts, leading to questions regarding quality of training. Some "higher ups" don't want to do their jobs, and happily take long vacations.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your wage packets and reduce your time spent traveling to decrease a massive turnover.

    Parexel2019-04-16
  7. "great place to start CRO career"

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Parexel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great place to start CRO career, good perks, health insurance, pension

    Cons

    workload, no new hires to replace staff who left the company, unclear bonuses system, employees on the same position and the same experience are with a different salaries depends on the relationship with the manager, no career perspective, lazy HR

    Advice to Management

    try to focus how to keep and appreciate good valuable employees as at the moment you just make a favour for your competitors as you let a good people go without a wink

    Parexel2018-11-11
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Employee happiness in decline"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good entry to the CRO industry, income above industry average, working from home allowed

    Cons

    Huge work volume, high employee turnover rate and they hire less people than actually left the company so the remaining employees needs to make extra efforts to deal with the daily tasks, no work-life balance, no overtime compensation, sr. Management cares more about metrics than quality, no support from directors

    Advice to Management

    They should listen more to employee feedback and suggestions for improvement, fill the empty positions asap (not after months) and add new hires with the equal no. of people that left, treat the employees as human beings and not as numbers, promote and motivate the good and faithful ones

    Parexel2018-03-30
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Fighting windmills"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, middle management tries to keep staff content.

    Cons

    Fractured IT solutions. Historically elected not to invest in proper IT admin solutions and now reaps the consequences. Extreme amounts of work are done manually instead of automatically Extremely slow to improve processes.

    Advice to Management

    Punish managerial failure

    Parexel2018-01-29
  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Parexel full-time

    Pros

    The pros are good salary, good benefits benefits, nice people.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be pigeon holed into a particular type of work.

    Advice to Management

    Make things less top heavy

    Parexel2017-11-01
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