Epocrates Reviews

Updated June 14, 2015
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  1. Good place to work..

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    • Senior Management
    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 Management

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


  2. Do you have any other offers?

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Department in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Department in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Is it even worth saving at this point?


  3. Lots of passion, challenges on implementation

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Epocrates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great mission Doing a great service for healthcare

    Cons

    Trying to behave like a company far larger than it is.

    Advice to Management

    Consider an acquisition


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  5. Helpful (2)

    It is a good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior QA in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior QA in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Epocrates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Good benefit. Friendly working environment.

    Cons

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


  6. Helpful (1)

    After ATHN acquisition, feeling like a satellite office

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Mateo, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    security, salary, work life balance. Overall a good place to work, but it kind of lost its mojo with Hurd's tenure, and the ATHN acquisition

    Cons

    ATHN runs the show in Boston. Very little decision making in California


  7. Helpful (1)

    What was great is no more

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Epocrates full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Highly compensated, Highly Educated,

    Cons

    Very competitive, and political, unlimited vacation gone under Athena health. No one feels safe high preformers are gone in an instant. Everyone always feels their job is at risk because of the moves the company makes.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just look at the numbers, look at the individual lives, and the core clients. Pharma is losing interest in a product that never showed ROI.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Directionless

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It provides a paycheck. Except for upper management people are forthright, honest, and nice to work with.

    Cons

    Don't expect much direction. The CEO ran the clock down in one meeting hoping to avoid some tough questions. This indicates the level of management maturity.

    Advice to Management

    Things would go faster if you stopped asking what employees thought. Since you aren't listening it would save everyone some time if you just did what you were going to do anyway. People are talking less so it seems employees are taking the initiative on this.


  9. Helpful (2)

    The best people focused on a fabulous product that saves lives every day.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Epocrates full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great product that literally saves lives. People that worked hard and really care about the quality of the product.

    Cons

    Management before the acquisition lost their way. It is a different place now under Athena Health - but what a fabulous company and product. I hope they bring back a healthy culture.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the product quality high... treat the employees fairly that built this great company.


  10. Helpful (5)

    Ship is sinking

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Epocrates full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, work life balance

    Cons

    Athenahealth acquisition, move to San Francisco next June, have to purchase own Kaiser next year, no career advancement, old-timers are unhappy and are leaving

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the remaining Epocrates employees in order to retain them.


  11. Helpful (3)

    What has happened to this company I love???

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

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

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO (ending in Jan 14), dedicated membership base

    Cons

    ZERO mentoring and coaching. Decisions made at the top without asking anyone below for input. So tired of this.

    Advice to Management

    Wise up. Some of your senior leaders are not leaders. They only care about themselves. Some of us good ones are one foot out the door.



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