Epocrates

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2 people found this helpful  

Has moved down hill

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

I worked at Epocrates

Pros

Vacation policy, industry leader, growth potential, many senior positions opening, ability to get in on the ground floor of building a new company culture.

Cons

All new senior management, currently recovering from the effects of a mismatched CEO, per recent press releases the company is searching for a new direction which will likely lead to churn.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    great product, bad leaders

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

    I worked at Epocrates

    Pros

    great technology that saves lives, great benefits, talented employees, work life balance

    Cons

    a tech start up with fotune 10 politics... new direction slowly converting company from a tech company to a marketing firm. management team lack vision and long term commitment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    It's like Microsoft only smaller

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    Current Employee - Developer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Developer in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Epocrates

    Pros

    Epocrates compensation is decent and there are some very smart people here. The product is one that helps a lot of people through tools that make sure physicians make less errors.

    Cons

    Epocrates breaks a lot or rules-of-thumb for being a great company for employees. It starts with what seems like having as many managers as individual contributers. Also, the no-asshole rule doesn't apply here because there are plenty of them roaming through the halls. People with chips on their shoulders that act like they are better than everyone else. Most of management does not seem to see that the place has absolutely no culture and that most employees are just coming in for the decent paycheck. Management frequently congratulates themselves on jobs well done, especially marketing even though no one really knows what they do since the product seems to sell itself. It's very sad especially coming from someone who once saw it differently. Another poster said these are growing pains. Maybe, but the place has simply become a toxic environment. The HR department seems to care more about management not getting sued than the employees' happiness. I've heard that this is really how it is supposed to work, but always thought that HR was for the employees. You can feel it as you walk down the halls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above, plus: get a new marketing department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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