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vp - management

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

I have been working at Epocrates full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Management has a solid direction and is following it
Leadership won't suffer fools, takes action
Most of the dead weight is cleaned out
Great business model, ready to turn the corner and do great things unencumbered by legacy red tape at the mid levels
Great C level folks in place now ready to do great things

Cons

Some mid to low level people and teams are still not getting it
Painful decisions are still probably necessary with regard to more change
Great ideas around new products may take some time
Still need to cut SG&A in the right places

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Its obvious how hard you are working and that your vision is going to work, so stay the course.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Definitely going downhill...

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

    I worked at Epocrates full-time

    Pros

    +great healthcare benefits
    +free gym membership
    +working with some truly talented, super smart people (too bad most of them have left or been pushed out)
    +good work life balance (depending on your manager)
    +"unlimited" PTO
    +ability to work from home (depending on your manager)

    Cons

    - Senior Staff (essentially from CareFx) has come in and fired/pushed out individuals AND full teams without understanding the functions of those they let go, leaving everyone else scrambling to figure out how to get things done
    -Senior Staff shutting down programs/innovations because they don't "understand" how these programs/solutions work and would rather just not deal with it
    - No plans in place when new management has come in...a lot of things hanging in the air
    - Communication between teams is discouraged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Feels like Epocrates is going downhill...back to what it was when we were figuring things out. If you're going to come in to Epocrates, maybe you should learn how things/people work before making any brash decisions. Also if you come in brand new and make big changes to teams (i.e. reorgs), maybe you should have a plan you can share with the team as soon as these changes are made. Employees would appreciate seeing the master plans you have as the basis for decisions that you make.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Going down the drain, quickly

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

    I worked at Epocrates full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The worker bees are awesome people. The product is good - it really does help hcps do their job.

    Cons

    Top level executives are clueless, rotating door, all the people who built the company were booted out and the product and company culture have suffered tremendously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Games aren't going to cut it. Put emphasis back on the product and throw your egos out the door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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