Medpace

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Medpace Reviews

Updated Feb 7, 2014
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2.7 33 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

Medpace President and CEO August Troendle

August Troendle

(24 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great people, poor work/life balance

    CRA (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsGreat training for CRAs, very structured

    ConsPay is much lower than industry standard for regular FTE, added on the expectation to work 60+hrs a week. A very strict non-compete agreement keeps employees from leaving

    Advice to Senior ManagementMost employees are not willing to devote their entire life to working for a company, especially for low pay. Focus on work/life balance rather than burn out your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good work environment, but very flat structure

    Statistical Analyst (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsSmart people, flexible schedule, nice coworkers

    ConsVery little room for advancement

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company would grow if people were moved into positions that exploited their strengths.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Medpace employees are expected to develop experience in their field quickly and through their own efforts.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsYoung workforce. Fast-paced environment. New facilities. Free lunches. 3-weeks vacation starting. Exercise facility onsite.

    ConsNo training offered (experience needed or developed individually). Roles not fully fleshed-out. Develop quickly or leave.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement staff needs to rotate. Too many titles created beacause no more room in managment. Learn proper management styles.

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    Good lab to work for

    Tech (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsLab Supervisor is very knowledgable and very supportive of the techs.Always there to help. She is very professional when dealing with the more "difficult" employees.

    ConsLong hours somedays. Would be nice to be paid hourly instead of salaried.Lab Director is non existent. Lab is not as "important" as the CRO.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLab Supervisor needs additional. Would be nice if upper management listened to her recommendations. She encourages independence but is always there if needed.

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    Empty Promises and Management Who Do Not Know How to Run a Business

    Project Assistant (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsFun work environment that enables productivity, creativity, and individual and team success. Competitive salary and benefits. Fitness center is free to use.

    ConsEmpty Promises and Management Who Do Not Know How to Run a Business

    Managers are doctors who micromanage and have control issues but do not know how to make smart business decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people who know how to manage. You are great at being research professionals and knowledgeable doctors in drug development. However you do not know how to manage or keep employees happy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Okay, but communication is lacking.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsGood flex time and PTO policies and decent benefits. All employees start with 3 weeks of vacation, which they can start using right away. Free drinks and breakroom supplies.

    ConsCommunication from senior management downward is nearly nonexistent. Employees rely on the rumor mill to find out what is going on, when bonuses are coming, etc. Many young managers with no innate leadership ability or previous experience and no training to learn how to supervise people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange corporate culture to be more open and less threatening to dissenters.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Strong company with good fundamentals relies on high volume work output from employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsMedpace is a strong company in excellent financial health. Benefits and wellness promotion for employees are solid. Vacation and sick day policy are ample. The other employees are a young, fun crowd who know how to work hard and still have a good time. The work is intellectually stimulating and can teach you a lot about the other functional areas in this contract research organization (CRO).

    ConsPeak work volume can be extreme. You may be expected to work weekends with only 1-2 days of notice. If you want the weekend days off, you may have to request them. There is training, but it does not cover the things you really need to know. New employees must feel around in the dark for too long before becoming integrated and effective.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProcedures should be kept up-to-date. Employees should be praised for doing well. The formal review system should have something less formal and more frequent added to it. Employees need more feedback.

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    Medpace is a good place to learn about pharmaceutical research.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat salary and benefits package.
    It is a good place to learn about phamaceutical research. It is a good place to develop lab skills.
    Not having to work on holidays is great for lab workers.

    ConsI work in the lab and the hours can be long. You have to stay until all the work is done.
    The micromanagement is stressful, you are questioned about your work and why you do it the way you do.
    Manager is condescending and talks "down" to employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer some management training classes so managers know how to interact with employees without micromanaging. Being a good manager is not about reminding people you are the boss.
    The social events are a great way to meet people from other departments and learn about what other kinds of work are done at the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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