Epocrates
2.2 of 5 50 reviews
www.epocrates.com San Mateo, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Feb 27, 2014

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Jonathan S. Bush

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    The best people focused on a fabulous product that saves lives every day.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    ProsGreat product that literally saves lives. People that worked hard and really care about the quality of the product.

    ConsManagement before the acquisition lost their way. It is a different place now under Athena Health - but what a fabulous company and product. I hope they bring back a healthy culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the product quality high... treat the employees fairly that built this great company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great brand, great people, lots of challenges, lots of promises

    Director (Current Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    ProsSmall company feel, still a startup in some respects. Great smart people. Flexible work hours and generally a good work life balance. Strong brand name, generally high morale.

    ConsTerrible benefits package - no 401(K) match, HR process is broken. Still needs to bridge the gap in product management and technology. Needs better leadership in product management and synchronization with engineering. Tends to approve products that have poor ROI, needs better product marketing analysis. Marketing folks are absolutely clueless. The product sells itself, we can scrap the marketing departments and still do fine.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee above. Focus on the core competencies, cut down on money losing products. Focus on retaining customers. Explore ad-revenues in the free products Don't buy useless small companies (they come with a lot of baggage). Hire competent people and fire incompetent people sooner.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Growing pains, but worth it

    Manager (Current Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    ProsWe are the leaders in providing clinical information to healthcare professionals seeking content needed at the point of care and have a strong following of over 500,000 users. We have been around for 10 years, but still have a good start up feel. The company products and strategy are brilliant. For example we were the first in the healthcare market to partner with Apple, we have several lines of business, we continue to develop better products every day. Senior management all have open door policies. The benefits and perks keep getting better including long term care, different 401k/IRA plans, flex spend, no-limit vacation, weekly fruit, bagels, nuts.

    ConsEven though we have been around for 10 years, we still have growing pains, specifially with corporate communication. At times, important messages are not communicated appropriately to employees. Some benefits could also be better including 401K match, which employees have been asking for. Also, product development could be pushed a little to make quicker decisions on what to put next in the product development cycle. The team is brilliant, but there seem to be many cooks in the kitchen and not always one clear voice to make the best and quickest decision that will affect the company most positively.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPush for clear communication upwards so that your staff are not taken by surprise or are confused about new corporate policies, or messages.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Exposure to Mobile Application Testing

    Mobile QA (Current Employee)
    Noida (India)

    Pros1)Talented Staff
    2)Wow! work enviornment
    3)Good Leadership talent
    4)Future growth

    Cons1)Loads of work
    2)So much product focused so bug in live is a big deal.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart few Out door Team activities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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