Medidata Solutions

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Innovative and friendly place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tokyo (Japan)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tokyo (Japan)

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

Pros

- Very flexible work schedule ensures work life balance. Includes possibility of working from home when appropriate.

- The absolute BEST team environment to work in globally. Everyone you work with feels like family, and often various teams get together after work to do stuff as well.

- Friendly and highly knowledgable staff good with knowledge sharing, so you can improve your skills and broaden your horizons. You will not have any trouble growing yourself here individually. There is also an 'innovation time' 2-week sabbatical that you can take to explore your own development project and innovate.

- Facilities are improving with new facilities being planned in Tokyo and New York.

- Exciting development projects. You always use the latest technology and are given good tools to innovate and stimulate your creativity.

- Management proactively makes sure that the employees are happy, and gives proper and appropriate guidance for improvement.

Cons

- A little too top-heavy in certain areas, sometimes creates some pressure in the office, especially with sales.

- No current solid-system on career advisement and tracks, however, this is being built out at the moment. Especially with regards to 'tenured' advancement where people are in the same or similar position over a number of years with no vertical or lateral prospects.

- No solid learning and education strategy, but this is also being developed at this time.

- Some scalability problems in some areas over the years, which is common in a fast growing company like Medidata. The company has hired fresh talent and executive management recently who can tackle scalability concerns and grow the business properly.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep investing in the growth of your employees. Medidata was built and got to where it is today because of the family-like work dynamic and ethic of the people that served it. Keep the 'startup' and 'college' mentality as a culture, even as you grow into a large organization. This will increase retention and promote innovation within the organization.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company and great opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Beautiful Office, friendly/flexible employees and management. Lots of career opportunities as such a growing company.

    Cons

    Lots of change in management recently, once this has settled down it will be easier to get to grips with the organisation structure. Benefits are currently being reviewed so this will turn into a pro.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Individually everyone's great but there's a lot of broken promises

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    A lot of the people are friendly and nice to work with. Socialising is fun and the new office is great.

    Cons

    Management make promises and then backtrack on them. Teams are constantly being reorganised so no-one really knows who to speak to about certain things. Pay rises are next-to-nothing and trying for a promotion is also like herding cats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Agile works with a small company with a young product, but that's not who Medidata is now; stop shuffling everybody around and let us get on with it. Also: provide routes for personal advancement.

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