Medidata Solutions

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Super corporate vision with lots of pragmatism

  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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 (more than 5 years)

Pros

- Salary doubled in 6 years.
 - Believe strongly in our mission for being an agent of change in the health sciences industry.
- Get to play with some exciting cutting edge technology and get recognized for innovations which help the company and/or clients.

Cons

- Senior management may suffer from extreme optimism which can lead to difficulty in facing uglier truths about organizational problems from time to time. But the seasonal house cleanings suggest when pushed they do face them.
 - HR doesn't mediate issues with direct managers, giving far too much authority to line-managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep firing the directors who don't get the vision. Give a greater pool of proven employees discretionary expense accounts/budgets which they can use to fund improvements they believe valuable to the company.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Talks the talk, does not walk the walk.

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

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

    Pros

    Company is financially strong.

    Great offices.

    Good employees and professionalism.

    Some of the best products in the industry.

    I would keep buying their shares because of their position and prospects.

    Cons

    A bit too obsessed with the next greatest thing, should instead concentrate of core platform quality.

    They're unable to replace their core product properly because they have said yes too many times to too many customers.

    Few customers buy more than one product because they worry about lock-in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop running company Town Halls like a gameshow - realise that while money is important, the moment you bring out a giant cheque you pretty much embarrass those who work for you because they want to (as opposed to those who work for you for a salary).

    Get a customer to worry less about lock-in by pushing more core IP to opensource. (this suggestion is free) - vendor lockin scares customers away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Fast paced and challenging.

    Cons

    Fast growing company that is dealing with some growing pains.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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