Epocrates Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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Jonathan S. Bush
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Pros
  • security, salary, work life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Unlimited PTO (ending in Jan 14), dedicated membership base (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No one feels safe high preformers are gone in an instant (in 4 reviews)

  • Still needs to bridge the gap in product management and technology (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Software developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Epocrates full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are very down-to-earth and friendly, and it is easy to form lifelong friendships. Work-life balance is great. There are a variety of technologies you can work with, and jumping to different parts of the stack is not discouraged There is mobility and the option to switch teams The CEO is makes stand-up comedians look like amateurs. He is the funniest public speaker I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. Beer chat, ping pong, foosball, annual retreats (off-sites). Free food if you have a lunch meeting. Even more free food if you are good at being a vulture for leftovers.

    Cons

    There is still some legacy code and pockets of resistance to change Attitude and enthusiasm during meetings may be a significant factor in your performance assessment


  2. Helpful (1)

    Amazing company with friendly staff

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Epocrates as a contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Any minor event is celebrated as a group, however big it is.....

    Cons

    The seating of employees is what I was slightly uncomfortable about...


  3. Helpful (2)

    It is a good company

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    Former Employee - Senior QA in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior QA in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Epocrates full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Good benefit. Friendly working environment.

    Cons

    No new product for a long time. People are leaving.


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  5. vp - management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Epocrates full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management has a solid direction and is following it Leadership won't suffer fools, takes action Most of the dead weight is cleaned out Great business model, ready to turn the corner and do great things unencumbered by legacy red tape at the mid levels Great C level folks in place now ready to do great things

    Cons

    Some mid to low level people and teams are still not getting it Painful decisions are still probably necessary with regard to more change Great ideas around new products may take some time Still need to cut SG&A in the right places

    Advice to Management

    Its obvious how hard you are working and that your vision is going to work, so stay the course.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Saving lives

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    Current Employee - Developer
    Current Employee - Developer

    I have been working at Epocrates

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Epocrates makes a difference in the lives of thousands of patients within the USA and internationally. There are few software engineering jobs where you can claim that your work saves lives.

    Cons

    Occasional crises. Some senior management decisions that appear to have been ill-advised. Hiring quality has varied.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on core competencies



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