Medidata Solutions

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Unrealistic expectations

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Conshohocken, PA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conshohocken, PA

I have been working at Medidata Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

The office atmosphere is positive and the coworkers are friendly. Good benefits as well as flexibility with working at home/office.

Cons

- The company continuously focuses to be at the top of the industry while seemingly disregarding the brunt of its own staff dissatisfaction(s).
- Many employees do the work of 3 or 4. Unrealistic expectations (with little to no planning on implementation) are unfairly placed upon the staff while changes are not given the reasonable time to be implemented.
- Good luck in receiving positive feedback from management when you do the equivalent of parting the Red Sea.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't insult the intelligence of your staff when you come up with an idea and then demand it to be applied everywhere immediately with little to no planning. Include your staff on important decisions that will affect them and their respective workflow(s): they more than likely understand the workflow measurably higher than you pretend to.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall experience still needs improvement.

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

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions

    Pros

    - You get to work along side with some talented people.
    - Part of the company culture is to encourage open dialogue with management, take risks - don't be afraid of failure, and think outside the box.
    - The work environment is relaxed and I would say becoming similar to other big tech companies.

    Cons

    - Once young talent is hired, not enough coaching to take to the next level. In general, once you're hired, there's not enough development. There are resources made available, but don't have the time to take advantage.
    - There is not much job security. As the company grows, there are many changes / reorganizations.
    - The flip side of encouraging employees in taking risks -- if you don't succeed, you are not look upon favorably. There is too much pressure and little time to make mistakes.
    - Although the culture is to have open dialogue (from worker bees going up the chain), I don't see this happening as most people I've seen are afraid to go to their managers to discuss problems.
    - There is not much opportunity to be promoted. However, there are more opportunities to move laterally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In terms of company growth, continue with current direction. However, if you want happier employees, enforce what you preach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great place for self improvement in a mature company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Not a startup, a mature company that is improving and growing. Cool new NYC office later this year. Relatively flexible hours, flexible working from home policy. Sane weekly hours and mature backlog planning. Cool and interesting projects.

    Cons

    Some teams are better than others (but management is actively working on this.) Highly regulated industry requires some cruft on our end. Sometimes hard to understand the product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Currently at a critical junction. Make your bite as big as your bark and this company is golden.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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