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7 people found this helpful  

Sinking ship

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

I worked at Epocrates full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Open vacation time, ability to work from home. Great work life balance. Good health care packages

Cons

- Extremely poor management
- Directionless, entire teams let go.
- Nepotism from CEO.
- No continuity.
- Hire people that are not afraid of learning something new, rather than shutting programs down because they don't understand.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Might be a good idea to stop hiring your friends and fill upper management with talent. Have accountability at all levels

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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