First Databank
3.4 of 5 11 reviews
www.fdbhealth.com South San Francisco, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated May 6, 2014

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    Very happy at FDB.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

    ProsFlexibility in my schedule. Talented people. The company does something positive for people and makes a huge difference in clinical decisions and patient care.

    ConsLack of a formal training program for new and current employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove on-boarding process for new employees. Create more formal training programs for market and industry knowledge as well as product knowledge. Create bonus program.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

    ProsHoliday pay, monthly luncheon, Holiday celebrations, some of the employees and some of the supervisors are great to work with. Pay is pretty decent.

    ConsThere is favoritism in most departments.
    If they don't like you your life here will be very hard.
    You are not given a lot of chances.
    They can fire you without warning.
    Most departments there is no moving up, even if there are I, II, III levels they all do the same jobs the title is only given after years of being here (unless you have a good manager who values the merits that an employee has shown).
    Difficult to speak with management, they only want to hear that you admit you have done wrong.
    Turn over rate has gone up.
    Moral has gone down.
    Inconsistencies on policies/procedures.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't just go with what your higher up is telling you, investigate first then figure out the next steps.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company in Growing Sector of Healthcare

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

    ProsVery strong niche player in healthcare information technology field. Provides critical solutions for medication decision making for medical professionals and it's wonderful to be part of making a difference in the world. New leadership has been a catalyst for more challenging work, more competitiveness, more positive energy and more fun. Company has been very successful for over 30 years in the business and has had increased focus on innovation and customer relations. Great camaraderie among most employees.

    ConsMultiple office locations throughout the US and in the UK sometimes makes it difficult to effectively communicate and maintain project efficiencies (but I suppose that is expected in companies with dispersed staff members).

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work in continuing to raise the bar on competitive spirit, growth and building value to customers!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was OK

    Research Associate (Former Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

    ProsFlexible Hours and no weekends needed to work

    ConsThe salary is low, the benefits are not good and the one time year bonus is a joke.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers need to be more fair to all employees and communicate well.

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    Senior management does not have a clue.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

    ProsGood benefits. Great products. Good employees.

    ConsSenior management has no idea of the business, market, people, or products. They constantly create new projects that take away from the ability of people to do their job. The company is understaffed in the clinical areas. The only areas that get proper staffing are those that are sued or pet projects of the President. The president creates false crises so he can be seen to solve them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHearst Corporation (owner of First DataBank) need to really take a look at what is happening at First DataBank before we start loosing business to competitors that are not dysfunctional. The president needs to be replaced.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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