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Stay away!

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA

I have been working at Epocrates full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

None really. Used to be a decent place to work with some smart talented people. One product still profitable. May be a decent takeover target

Cons

Just when we thought things couldn't get any worse - it did. Poor compensation, no bonus, no direction, no 401(K) match. draconian management. Sales teams rule the roost. Morale in the toilet. Most of the top talent have fled. Rest are biding their time. Impossible to find anyone excited to work here anymore

Advice to ManagementAdvice

stop! take a deep breath and have a phased roll-out of whatever it is you are doing. Maybe we can still recover

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good

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

    I have been working at Epocrates

    Pros

    Great product, loyal users, smart people

    Cons

    The C-level management team brought in by the old CEO has dramatically underperformed and hurt the company. There are pockets of good people in the company who are struggling to perform well under their leadership (e.g. medinfo, product management, marketing, some engineering groups), but it's not as good a place to work as it used to be. The senior-level people (COO, CFO, HR) are really out of touch and don't seem to listen even to their own people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove all C-level people, start fresh with the people who care and want to make a difference.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    No place to go

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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

    Pays well, benefits are great. Company culture used to be great. Co-operation among departments that don't traditionally communicate in other companies.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Blatant favoritism to certain employees. C level managers came and went very rapidly in the last 3 years. No checks and balances-bad HR leader, bad senior level management and nowhere to let any one know of the bad leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Someone should be checking the performance of VPs and asking their direct reports to evaluate them on a regular basis. HR should be a place employees can feel comfortable taking their work issues to rather than being punished for reporting negligence and incompetence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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