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Accommodating colleagues’ needs for flexible working approaches

Parexel has been named to the top 100 companies for remote jobs in 2021.

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FlexJobs 2021 list

  • Recognizes companies with the highest number of part-time or fully remote job postings
  • Parexel was named to the top 100 out of 57,000 companies


Long before the pandemic necessitated at-home and remote work options, Parexel was leading flexible approaches to work outside the office. Due to that expertise and infrastructure, we were able to quickly adjust to the increased needs of additional home-based employees. Since early 2020, Parexel colleagues around the world have aligned their professional and personal lives to continue to deliver for our customers and patients. 

“We are pleased to be recognized as a leader in providing telecommuting and remote job opportunities,” said Tom McGoldrick, Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Parexel, “By offering remote and flexible work options, Parexel has developed a highly engaged, skilled, and satisfied workforce that allows us to continue delivering for our clients and helping them bring new treatments to patients in need.”

Work from home needs flexibility, trust, and participation

Sara Sutton, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs, says, “The coronavirus pandemic has permanently reshaped the workplace and how, when, and where people work. Business models have been forever disrupted with the realization that remote work is smart, strategic, and sustainable for companies to embrace, improving not only the bottom line but also providing benefits to the overall workforce."

We agree! Throughout the pandemic, Parexel has continued to monitor and evaluate the benefits of remote work while accommodating our colleagues’ needs for flexible approaches in order to achieve optimal work-life balance.

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An employee survey conducted in summer 2020 evaluating working practices during COVID-19 revealed increased support for remote work options as well as high productivity levels associated with remote work. To further facilitate this positive trend, Parexel has initiated a formal Flexible Work Arrangement Program to be rolled out on a country-by-country basis beginning this year.

FlexJobs also named Parexel to “Top 30 companies with the most 100% remote jobs” list in October 2021

In recognition of our ongoing commitment to being “Easier to Work For” by offering flexible ways of working to our colleagues when and where we can, Parexel was named by FlexJobs as one of the top 30 companies with the most 100% remote jobs. The list is based on an analysis of more than 57,000 companies that posted 100% remote job postings within the FlexJobs database between Jan. 1, 2021 and Aug. 31, 2021. Last year Parexel was ranked #82 on the FlexJobs list, while this year we jumped to #22! Read more

'Work from the heart' at Parexel

    Watch this compilation of photos and videos some employees provided of their home office and how they work from the heart. Our focus remains first and foremost on the patients and the health of our 20,000 employees worldwide. While this period of working remotely has had its ups and downs for many, our employees’ ability to adapt and continue to deliver at a high level of productivity is truly a sign of Parexel’s strength.

    "A top employer for remote work" for eight years straight

    Eight years ago FlexJobs started researching the best employers for remote work, and Parexel is the only CRO to have made the list every year since 2014. We are very proud to be leading in remote-friendly opportunities, and thereby offering a wide range of flexibility to fit our employees' lives.

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