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Super corporate vision with lots of pragmatism

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  • Senior Management
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)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    A company having growing pains

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of R&D in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Member of R&D in New York, NY

    I worked at Medidata Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    *Great work/life balance *Opportunities to meet and work with people from all different areas of the company *Opportunities to meet and interact with corporate executives *Amazing new corporate HQ in NYC *Work on products that can affect peoples lives.

    Cons

    *Three reorganizations/restructures in the last 15 months. *Only beginning to care about personal growth within the company *Top heavy on management

    Advice to Management

    They always talk about the good stuff happening in the company but they don't about the difficult or bad stuff. Need to figure out the company structure and explain to employees what all the restructuring is about.


  2. Talks the talk, does not walk the walk.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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