PAREXEL
3.7 out of 5 stars.
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Busy, multi-study (2-3) workload with additional . Lot's of travelling. Good Team spirit and support. Disappointing when the buy-over happened in 2017 - with little information to employees before the announcement and a rapid reundancy process.
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Typically you spend a lot of time putting out fires, but not a lot of time on reinvestment in practices and processes to prevent future issues. Lots of opportunity to learn and do new things.
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Flexibility
Cons
Too much focus on billability and not enough on improvement
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The turnover rate is abysmal. Most of the managers were new and many of them were incompetent as managers and in their field. The pay was competitive.
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The pay was not satisfactory, even the pay for higher positions were on par with what you would make at an entry level job. Poor protocols in place to keep everyone safe during COVID
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The company used to be the best but since mid 2018, it has only declined. Your hardwork will never pay off. Forced to work extra without OT and they will only appreciate in words and will never pay you for your hardwork. Only those close to managment gets the promotion.
Pros
Only company in Chandigarh
Cons
Salary not justifiable
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Flexibility on the work schedule. Project assignments can differ a lot with a number of difficult challenges, if you are the project lead, involved in project scoping, finding the right resources and expertise, making sure that all deliverables are of high quality. It still has not improved a lot for financials, it is not so great if you dealing with the monitoring (invoicing). Mgmt support is very limited.
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The people in Ireland are mostly nice to work with, but you work mostly with people in the US. There is an unreasonable proportion of a-holes in Parexel. Expectation to be available in US working hours. A culture of escalating everything and looking out for yourself. Leadership is toxic in some departments though this can be hard to spot at first as they are duplicitous. Very little trust. High staff turnover as a result.
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Pay was ok. Nice office building
Cons
Long hours. Bad culture.
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Not a great company to work for. Company has a crunch of resources but demand is more so every employee has a load of work. Pays good salary but no work life balance.
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Good Salary
Cons
No work life balance
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Great place to work. Like every job has its ups and downs but overall it's a great place with great management. Also has great benefits and 401k. Would recommend.
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Benefits
Cons
Breaks
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I was very happy at Parexel. I enjoyed the work and had a great team. I left because there was little room for advancement and promotion is based on length of service rather than quality of work.
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Well would not recommend this company for anyone! Once upon a time the company was really good and felt that they care for their employees... now it’s just a revolving door... either employees are leaving or they are laying off every other months pretty much!
Pros
Good work life balance, ok benefits
Cons
Too many to list: Too many lay offs, no hikes for last 2 years, politics, no employee growth opportunities ( in both training and career growth), always having budget issues when it comes to enroll for training or any self growth options
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Executive team truly cares, it is the level below that is in transition. I find that Corp IT still has some work to do in this area. There are new leaders that are working on changing this through improved communication, transparency and empowering the employees to speak up as well as get much needed training to enhance skill sets.
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Good medical, dental, 401k offerings, Executive leadership is true to their vision and what they commit to the employees
Cons
Some politics in IT that can bog down projects and services to the business
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Great training program for CRAs if your just starting. But had the same problem all CROs have, high turn over, easy to get burnt out, heavy work load.
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Parexel has a high volume of work but is very organized with w wealth of professionals who are very knowledgeable. I learned a lot working here and would recommend it.
Cons
Layoffs
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There has been a lot of changes in recent years that have resulted in layoffs, replacing experienced people with those of lesser experience and overwhelmed management. Management does not help or support you with working towards your career goals
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Work Life Balance
Cons
Low Pay, Management is out of touch, Layoffs, Inconsistent increases
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Management needs a lot of professional development. They have no idea how to effectively support and develop their teams. Their idea of job training is “sink or swim” with no actual training plans. Professional development does not exist. They do not value people with families or any kind of positive work/life balance. You will only excel at PAREXEL if you a part of management’s clique. There are no rewards for great workers and there are no reprimands for mediocre workers. This place almost made me have a mental breakdown. Was not worth the stress. I finally realized my worth and am now in a better place!
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Generous vacation policy
Cons
Too many to list.
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Working for about an year here now but in no way this place feels like a corporate. The managers lack competence in supporting the team. Work is thrown at employee with bare minimum name sake training. The senior management is involved in lots of politics. Some people are promoted thrice in a year and others keep proving over and over again Couple of them were asked to leave without any information to the employees. FAVORITISM is at its peak. Team leads, ATMs and all promotions are based upon sycophancy. There is no system in place for grievance redressal by the management. HR is almost non existent. Over all you are in a for a crude experience. The motto seems to be Might is Right and if you know nothing, you are bright.
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Location, Chandigarh City, Majboori
Cons
Poor work life balance, biased appraisals and promotions, no employee development plans
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Worked with some amazing colleagues and learnt a lot during my time.But there's very little room for progression, after applying internally for various positions, it would take a long time for the recruiting team to get back and provide feedback (Usually after a month they would reply back indicating that they decided to choose another candidate). Loyalty and experience within the company is not valued. Did not have a pay rise in 2 years. Management tend to not replace colleagues who have moved on, meaning you often get left with extra work and long hours. Management set un-realistic goals, trying to get better results with less people?! If new people do get hired, you have to train them, meaning more time away from your work - Then questions get asked.
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Lovely Colleagues
Cons
Management Decisions
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I am not averse to change, however for the majority of time I was happy at PXL. The changes affected my role on a number of occasions. In the end I was glad to leave
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Sadly, I am not left with any positives
Cons
Constantly changes and not for the best.
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They provide no training and expect people to do they work
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Fast paced environment: good for learning and time management skills. Work - life balance: very poor. You will be required to work early and finish very late. You will be asked to work weekends too. While managers go home early or work from whever they like. Only 2 staff during night shift: volunteers are unsafe during the night Training: no proper training, no proper trainor. Bias and favouritism: manager tend to lean on favourites.
Pros
Fast paced, good for exercise
Cons
Favouritism
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