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Please avoid

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

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

Pros

This is a company with a great company mission - to help save and enhance quality of life. We do a great job for our customers because we care about their success. Great products and services, and some nice new office space globally.

Cons

The cons all center around a bad company culture, which includes politics, favoritism, and an ineffective HR department that has gone severely downhill in the last year+. First, if you want to advance at this company, what you need to do is get in good with executive management, and that has nothing to do with doing a great job and working hard; you have to play politics and be a "yes man". It's all about kissing up and favoritism. Second, with the new head of HR, there have been many "initiatives" and very little if any success in any of them. HR used to be a very effective, trusted, successful department, but no more. Last, rumor and gossip seem to fuel this company, coming mostly from the head of HR and shockingly, from those closest to the CEO and President including executive management and the executive assistant.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work with respect to how we treat our customers and how innovative we are as a company. Please improve HR back to the way it was, because the culture has gone downhill at the same time as the new HR department came in, and that can't be a coincidence.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    The Company Has Lost It

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    Current Employee - Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Developer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Once a great company.
    Nice offices
    If your the flavor of the day, or from California, you might do well here.

    Cons

    You cannot figure out who is going to get fired next. This company has let go some seriously skilled and knowledgeable core staff that has made the company the success it is today. Why fire great people once you find them if you’re a growing company? What is the signal being sent to other aspiring staff members? This company has no conscious of the lives and families they are disrupting on their way to try to be successful.
    The message is be quiet and don’t stand out because if you do, you might be the next one to get the boot. Getting fired used to mean that you weren't doing your job, that’s not what it means at Medidata.
    The company has hired some new executive HR staff and empowered them, when they don’t understand basic business values (play nice).
    I would advise anyone to stay away from this company unless your unemployed and desperate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to basics. Get rid of the head of HR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not the place to work, under any circumstances….

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salaries are competitive, but you pay in your soul.

    Cons

    In the past year and 3 months, the company has taken a serious turn for the worse. The environment has become hostile and many employees are in fear of loosing their job, if they haven't already.

    The Product development team suffers from poor leadership at the top. The Product itself has significant quality and reliability issues as can be confirmed by the customer base. The software development team can not get organized in order to fix significant problems with the application, and the customer suffers.

    The Executive team can not seem to hire talented leaders to pull the company together. The recent effort has backfired on the Executive team and there will be a price to pay very shortly.

    Unfortunately, the customer base will feel most of the pain for misguided, unqualified leadership throughout the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm not sure the Executive management team is even listening, but in a nut shell, take a step back and start over!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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