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Is a good companty to progress career.

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Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England (UK)

I have been working at PAREXEL

Pros

Career development,Team chemistry, Customer Focus, benefits

Cons

Salary, career development past a point,

Advice to ManagementAdvice

none

Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Beware of management leadership and project management; far from being professional.

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    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Lowell, MA (US)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Lowell, MA (US)

    I have been working at PAREXEL

    Pros

    There are many good hard working focused middle management persons within the Company. It seems that some upper management has lost control and priority of day to day activities. Some Managers need to take ethical behavior coursework based on their language, inuendos, and overall lack of professional style. There are new persons coming to leadership roles from other industries and having impact on business direction and team members (cause for dismissal).

    Cons

    There is a profound lack of working your way up to more senior roles. Divisional splits also represent huge challenges in credibility, project direction, tasks, budgets, projects. There is a definite lack of defined policies. Despite the Company growth rate, inadequate business policy exists, adding confusion to daily direction. Huge knowledge loss as many persons leaving the Company. Outdated SOP's and GOP's. Lack of real business roadmap complicates division direction and stability. Many projects that are not led properly and huge wastes of resources and money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A serious overhaul needs to be completed with regard to business policies affecting management and how things need to be alinged. Critical direction from US or Germany needs to be decided upon. Promote from within. Retain company knowledge. Create sustainable risk management policies for all groups. Limit projects to realistic or achievable business benefit and resources. Increase project management to realistic styles; Agile is not an answer for most projects. Written policies from Senior Management down to rest of company is not a bad thing when done properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dead-end

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Budapest (Hungary)

    I worked at PAREXEL

    Pros

    a great place to put your feet at the door if you want to work for a CRO
    a good level of cooperation between regional hubs and other offices

    Cons

    you can burn out quite fast due to the huge workload and lack of recognition
    significant difference in compensation between staff members
    dead-end positions
    the internal structure of the company (world-wide) is very inflexible
    salaries are not competitive at all, ridiculous "increases" for non-billable staff
    performance reviews are useless. results depend on your relationship with you manager as well as the promotions
    if you work fast and well, they give you even more things to do as a "recognition" and maybe a bar of chocolate...
    having already worked there, I cannot tell one single reason why I might consider going back...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire managers who have great leadership skills and experience in the industry
    train your staff
    make international mobility possible
    if you are not willing to offer competitive salaries, at least you should try and care about career management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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