Medidata Solutions

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2 people found this helpful  

Very biased based on personal relationships with management

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

I worked at Medidata Solutions

Pros

Casual atmosphere. Work from home. Some fun and great people. Parties at fancy locations. Fast-paced with always something to keep busy.

Cons

Upper management is not always transparent with communication. Nepotism and favoritism from personal relationships with management. Fiscally cheap in the wrong areas. Must understand office politics to survive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More transparency on what is being accomplished by management. Quick review meetings with staff on progress and performance. Redefine exact goals. Smartly invest in areas to improve client experience. Cut back in areas where cost is incommensurate with expected results.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work, learn, grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions

    Pros

    This is an innovative, cool place to work. People are smart and talented and passionate about what they do. Great company parties and employee get-togethers - people enjoy hanging together. Management is respectful of employees and there's no discrimination or politics like at other companies. People get promoted if they deserve it. HR is supportive of employees and has a focus on training and career advancement. Good pay and benefits. Most of the executives are actually cool people. Glad I found this place!

    Cons

    -Communication - there needs to be more communication from the senior executives about vision, progress, where we are.
    -Because of the growth, some of the offices are crowded.
    -Because of the growth, there's a lot of work for some groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More company meetings (can be virtual meetings). Keep the benefits where they are and don't cut like other companies. There are a few negative slackers - get them out. Rent more office space.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Many growing pains

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

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions

    Pros

    At first I was impressed by the employees - smart, innovative, hard-working. I was also impressed how the company managed to become a leader in the industry in a short amount of time. So much so that Medidata's biggest competitor is now owned by Oracle. Medidata has a good reputation in the industry.

    Cons

    Growing too fast - making too many changes. Sometimes changes are made to the benefit of just one group in the company. Not enough office space in NYC. No clear career paths. Communication isn't the best it can be and again, too many changes too often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a break from changing processes so often: bonus structure, software development methods, performance structure. Let the employees master one thing before throwing a whole new process at them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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