As a Project Specialist I arrive at work at 8 am and knock off at 5 pm. When I get to the office I look through my emails and plan for the day ahead. From there I work, and go to lunch for 30 minutes at 13h00. My day typically consist of Project Management tasks and filing. I also communicate a lot via email, IM, or telephone with colleagues in various parts in the world. I learnt a lot, particularly in managing a project and working in a team to achieve the milestones of a project. I learnt a lot regarding first time quality in what I do. I also enjoy solving project related issues, which requires of me to be in constant communication with team members on a project. The management at PAREXEL has taught me how to handle the expectations of 2 different managers. For example, I have a line manager who expects me to complete my duties for the organization, and I also work under a project manager who expects me to deliver for our project.
Daily maintenance from Monday to Friday,
cleaning centrifuge , hot water bath ,evaporators and changing needles ,calibration of PH meters and preparation of tubes that will be used for instruction.
I learned team work and professionalism .
Helping each other when there is a lot of work team spirit motivating each other and encouraging each other .
Hardest part is when everyone is working facing the pressure alone because im working in a production lab it can be busy and hectic with batches to label and QC's and STD.
Most enjoyable part of the job is always good environment good people good Management structure and good team they always support and make you feel special and at home.
I enjoyed working at PAREXEL. The people were friendly and I was able to move around within the company and try my hand at many different positions.
Management was strong and presented the company with many opportunities.
It was a great experience working for both PAREXEL and IQVIA, however currently there is no more room for growth and would like to immigrate to New Zealand and further my growth and development within the Clinical Data Management Industry. Besides for the Growth there is also a lack of work life balance which is another reason for a new experience within the Clinical Data Management Industry in New Zealand.
Work with all kind of people
Strict and professional
The hardest part of the job was getting enough people to take part in studies.
The most enjoyable part was to get along with everybody
Review listings, compiling reports, attend meetings and training's when scheduled, complete daily tasks that is on hand. Correspond on mails from sponsors, liaise with management on issues, we are a diverse company, the hardest part of my job is when i can't complete a task on time and due to system failures. My work is very demanding and i love my coworkers for the support they provide me daily.
flexible hours, most of us working here are parents
Parexel has allowed me to grow as an individual.
I have been empowered to make decisions and work independently.
Management is very supportive and they actively encourage you to better yourself and attain your goals.
Parexel was an incredible company to work for. Best Management and colleagues. Got the opportunity to travel abroad for training and travel country wide for meetings and to train co-workers on Professional Image and Office Etiquette.
Working as individual, bur also in teams to ensure first time quality to customers. Mentorship to new staff members to help them adjust into their roles. Extensive training to prepare you for your roles. Very interesting working on various Studies with Virtual Teams across all cultures
A typical day at the office, there's always work. A person can get assigned close to 5 studies at once but with different timelines. I have learned that it's very very crucial not to keep your timelines as a result it can have a big impact on delivering poor quality work and on your PMD. So always plan ahead and keep your timelines. I have a great manager one of the best! He always looks after his people! Have the greatest team ever, we have a great relationship always open for new ideas and always innovative. Hardest part of my job is dealing with a very difficult("knows what they want") client and working under tight timelines. Good thing is that we're always open to help one another and we have the advantage of working from home, but it shouldn't be used inappropriate.
Typical day start of with dealing with emails form Project managers on the financial status of their projects and sponsor emails.
As I was the financial analyst for more than 150 projects I do on a daily basis financial overviews on a number of projects
Some days would be productive than others, reason being other days there would be minimal work available. This is because the company over hires employees when there is not really much work to do. Typical day would be checking my work availability (matrix) and resource the work accordingly. Reply to any client emails and make phone calls. I acquired some skills working at ABC, like time management, working under pressure, communications skills and the handling of data. Most importantly quality work. Working in the Pharmaceutical Industry was something totally different for me but it became a challenge as I wanted to learn more. And after 6 years I knew the company very well. I enjoyed that for half the time I was there. The company lacks growth and development for its employees. And underpays its stuff.
We opened with "planning" and "updating" meetings most of the time. Each sister working on her own study. It was a lot of computer and admin work everyday, planning, meetings, QC work e.g. Some days we had screenig days of subjects/tial participants and some days profile days. Management: excellent
Co-workers: excellent people to work with and the best team work! Planning and problem solving. I did good on problem solving and planning.
The most enjoyable part was to see the outcome of all my hard work and a succesfull study at the end of the day.
you can manage your own time and do your own planning. It was a office job that I really enjoyed.
-What i have learned so far in this job is how serious and critical our work is to the well being of others.
-Time management, communication and good people relations are very important soft skills to have in this line of business.
-Maintaining a high standard of quality work is also important in keeping clients happy.
-Doing your part right first time saves everyone else time.
I start early and can work until late as I am home based. I learned very much regarding regulatory and ethics submissions. I also customised a lot of ICF's for initial studies and even more for amendments. I enjoy working at the office as well. The co-workers are very friendly and helpful. We are understaffed and work very hard. There are a lot of sponsors to get accustomed to.