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Epocrates Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
57 Reviews
2.3
57 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • security, salary, work life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Users still love the product, and you can work from home (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management is deaf and inept, lacking vision while brimming with misplaced confidence (in 6 reviews)

  • Complete lack of respect from management team especially toward long-tenured employees (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    former glory

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Executive in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Epocrates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great company history, really well liked by doctors, nice people working there,

    Cons

    had a ceo that came from big companies, was clueless about what it takes to make a startup fly It is a company that appeared to have their customers' interests first. turns out they were mostly trying to milk the opportunity to sell ads to pharma.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    but losses while you can ... oh, i guess that's what happened, with the sale to Athena health,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good story gone wrong

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Epocrates

    Pros

    Great product and extremely passionte people. Very happy customers.

    Cons

    A revolving door of management, poor board oversight, and bad strategy unfortunately took all the wind out of what should have been a winning company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less concerned about your exit (board) and more concerned with building a winning team. Have more respect for the existing culture and change it more responsibly in the areas where it needed to be changed.

  3.  

    Tough place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Epocrates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Silicaon Valley start-up so good work spaces and benefits. Unlimited vacation time (if you get a chance to use it).

    Cons

    High employee and c-suite turnover. Systems weren't good and made it difficult to meet increasingly tight deadlines. Prro communication between east coast and west coast offices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Brand, mobile app, people, location,

    Cons

    direction, benefits, lack of innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing company with friendly staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Epocrates as a contractor

    Pros

    Any minor event is celebrated as a group, however big it is.....

    Cons

    The seating of employees is what I was slightly uncomfortable about...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Relaxed but motivated environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Belfast, ME
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Belfast, ME

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

    Pros

    Accommodating to life's interruptions.

    Very relaxed atmosphere.

    Involved work, even at the introduction level you are expected to interact with sales, marketing, and engineering on a very regular basis.

    Starting to take full advantage of ATHN's powerhouse reporting to really start trending what works and what doesn't.

    Cons

    Fairly disorganized structurally, tend to have to reach out to multiple people to find specific information regarding programs and special accounts (changing as ATHN acquisition is requiring them to conform to a corporate setting).

    Projects are mandatory (only a con if you're looking more for a job and less for a career).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not focussed enough on product innovation, but decently stable

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Epocrates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ability to impact health care
    good benefits
    improved company since Athena acquisition

    Cons

    Had tons of technical debt, product management had too much power and no vision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work..

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Epocrates full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I had the best experience working at Epocrates, mainly because of the people. Company culture was great. Talented people, great team work. . Benefits were good and Unlimited PTO.

    Cons

    Company management kept changing, which led to a lot of employee churn, but with ATHN acquisition, things are expected to be more stable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to really listen to employee feedback and not just collect feedback...

  10.  

    Do you have any other offers?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Department in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Department in San Mateo, CA

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

    Pros

    If you can show incremental change in any direction, even reverse, you are deemed as contributing. Nice bonus pool and since bonuses are linked to management bonuses the bar will be lowered until it is met. Not showing up is ok.

    Cons

    Management direction changes very frequently. Not showing up is ok. After athenahealth took over benefits went from great to terrible. Many of the people with marketable skills have moved on largely leaving new hires, those who don't know, and those who don't care. Poor architecture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Is it even worth saving at this point?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    It is a good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior QA in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior QA in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Epocrates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Good benefit. Friendly working environment.

    Cons

    No new product for a long time. People are leaving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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