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Helpful (6)

New CEO and his bandwagon

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Epocrates full-time

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

OK place to work. Lots or non-standard practices - didn't get refined since the startup time.

Cons

Every new CEO brings in it's own management and cause the real workers (individual contributors) always new headaches.

Advice to Management

Have some strategy to replace/re-org upper management. It doesn't feel right doing over-night.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Incompetency, Cronyism, High Turnover Rate, Uncompetitive Salaries and Benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance. That's about it.

    Cons

    - Extremely high turnover rate (if people aren't being let go, they're constantly leaving)
    - Very awkward company culture (few team building events--exception with the sales team--and these are hardly attended to). It's hard to maintain a positive attitude given the turnover rate and general malaise
    - Disconnected managers
    - Cronyism (three former friends of my manager were hired without relative experience for our line of work)
    - Incompetent coworkers completely unfamiliar with web-based technologies (I don't expect dozens of tech gurus, but a little knowledge and desire to learn would really help an app company)
    - Lack of career path, challenges, bonuses, promotions, learning opportunities, creative outlets
    - Poor communication between departments. Expect to encounter the same problems on a regular basis and a lack of initiative or motivation from others if you want to fix it

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better--offer competitive salaries, career paths, learning opportunities, better sense of company direction, more engagement and involvement in company products or challenges (not just reassigning undesired tasks)


  2. Helpful (1)

    Times of change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at Epocrates

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of smart people who are passionate about the company and what they do. Epocrates is the most popular handheld app with medical professionals and most employees are priding themselves that they help doctors help patients.

    Cons

    In the past 2 years the fortunes have changes for the company. The recent bet on EHR system have not materialized, as a result the company is changing its course which is causing distress to some employees.

    Advice to Management

    Put the company back on track. Find a way to motivate employees and make them to be proud working at Epocrates.


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