Medidata Solutions Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Medidata Solutions Chairman & CEO Tarek Sherif
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Pros
  • great work/life balance and compensation (in 7 reviews)

  • Includes possibility of working from home when appropriate (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Forget about work / life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • They let the former head of HR leave, they should have convinced her to stay (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    Good company to work for in Life Sciences

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Good fast paced environment, great colleagues, good work culture , friendly, and wonderful new offices. You can be sure to remain at the "cutting edge" of any thing new in clinical technologies with this Company. Expect something new everyday, and lots of excitement at all times, with lots to learn at all levels. There is a lot of communication from the top down, and the management does a great job in keeping the environment charged up

    Cons

    This is a growing company, and if you move from a larger company to this one, don't expect everything to be honed to perfection. Internal systems get changed quite frequently, but in a way that's probably part of their growing up.

    Advice to Management

    Change is always good, but too much change can never be good. Focus more on core / flagship products


  2. Great work-life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, unlimited PTO, freedom to work from home. Great diversity. Treats engineers well. Standing desks. Does good for the world.

    Cons

    Large, corporate-feeling company can mean there's not a lot of visibility for what's happening elsewhere in the company or up above. Not too many hip perks compared to smaller tech companies and startups like food in office or cozy workspaces.


  3. Great company with a great mission

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medidata Solutions full-time

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

    Pros

    The company mission is something you can really get behind and feel good about. The culture is extremely laid back and relaxed, and the majority of the people are awesome to work with and super smart. The CEO and President are fantastic, and most of the exec team is A+.

    Cons

    You need to be completely adaptable to work here. Things change often and the pace is extremely fast. While most people are great to work with, some managers are God awful and literally drive great talent out of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Deal with bad managers swiftly to avoid losing good people and/or setting a bad example.


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  5. Good company to work for

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The founders of the company are really inspiring leaders. I feel proud to work for them

    Cons

    Some areas of the company move slowly, but overall I don't have any cons to mention.

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating. The town hall meetings are inspirational. Also, the communication using Medidata Express is great. I always feel like I know what is going on.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Good, but not great.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Pretty good pay. - Opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    - They want to go for a startup feel, but fail miserably. - Open floor plans do not work for every department, especially those in the Corporate areas (Finance, IT, etc.). - They refuse to supply any kind of "swag" to employees to show pride in their company, especially at conventions and conferences. Not even T-shirts or sweatshirts.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Actually do it, instead of saying you do it.

    Medidata Solutions Response

    Jun 22, 2015 – EVP, Human Resources

    Thanks for your comments. While it’s true that people vary in their preference for open floor plans, a recent anonymous survey of Medidata employees indicates that most strongly consider their ... More


  7. Helpful (5)

    changing for the worse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Medidata was a very dynamic company with a great message and momentum. It had the small company with the promise of innovation and importance to the company.

    Cons

    The company is behaving like a huge company,. Way to may layers of management and politics. Lack of proper deployment to customers and a sense of superiority and greed.

    Advice to Management

    Stop and take a look at what we have become. We are focused on growth but at the sake of what we used to stand for. the Innovation and feel of what we used to be has been traded to make us feel like the company we always said we would never become. Through some senior and many lower level hires all the bad aspects of big Red has been brought over to change us for the worse


  8. Helpful (1)

    Medidata truly believes people are its biggest asset

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions

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

    Pros

    Leadership cares about employees, amazing offices with Google-like benefits, your work will result in patients lives being saved

    Cons

    So far, there have been no cons to list

    Advice to Management

    None needed


  9. Great place to work in life sciences

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions

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

    Pros

    I have been working for Medidata for almost one year. I have found the work environment to be great. The people are nice and the managers are very knowledgeable and understanding of every employee's personal needs.

    Cons

    Working with Pharma companies is a constant change with their needs.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work in life sciences and tech

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

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great work-life balance - Open to ideas from all members of the organization - Minimal company politics

    Cons

    - Average age of employees is a bit high - Career development sometimes feels lacking - Company is beginning to lose its startup feel and becoming more "mature"

    Advice to Management

    While difficult with the growth Medidata is experiencing, try not to lose the startup feel of the company. It's one of the things that makes Medidata so great.


  11. great company on a growth tear

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer In Test in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer In Test in New York, NY

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    lots of good people good pay great location great work environment

    Cons

    company suffers from a lot of departmental fiefdoms, lots of technical debt. way too much effort being spent in maintaining systems that need to be replaced,skilled workers are overworked, while mediocre workers skate by.

    Advice to Management

    work to share and document systems, improve inte spend more time improving systems quality, rather than simply building functionality.



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