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Medidata Solutions Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
95 Reviews
3.3
95 Reviews
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Medidata Solutions Chairman & CEO Tarek Sherif
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent culture, work life balance and management support (in 7 reviews)

  • Includes possibility of working from home when appropriate (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance can be a challenge and must be actively monitored (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.  

    Great work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, supportive work culture and learning/working on cutting edge technologies.

    Cons

    Some of the promises made by HR are not fulfilled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes there is a bit disconnect between upper management and lower management which cascades down to team members exponentially.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great mid-sized company with strong management and direction

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

    I worked at Medidata Solutions as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Culture of the company is like that of a start-up in that it's lax, but it still has the structure of a medium sized company
    I got to learn a lot and work with a smart bunch of people

    Cons

    There are no real negatives, but it seems like your experience will depend on which team you get placed on, though all are good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Growing quickly, pushing the edges on innovation, and a good place to do your best work

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

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

    Pros

    Huge market opportunity for Medidata's software and services in an industry (pharma and clinical development) that is under huge pressure to be more efficient. The leadership is aware of what it needs to do to scale the company and its infrastructure. Office culture is relaxed and the work environment is focused. The HQ offices in NYC are gorgeous!

    Cons

    With growth comes change and there have been many changes in the past year. New leaders in key areas are introducing new processes, systems and ways of working. Change is never easy and some areas are under pressure to adapt while still producing to meet goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Medidata solutions a great company

    Former Employee - Web Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Web Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at Medidata Solutions as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The have a comfortable work atmosphere, very collaborative and open.

    Cons

    None to speak of, open and honest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing.

  6.  

    Super corporate vision with lots of pragmatism

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

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

    Pros

    - Salary doubled in 6 years.
     - Believe strongly in our mission for being an agent of change in the health sciences industry.
    - Get to play with some exciting cutting edge technology and get recognized for innovations which help the company and/or clients.

    Cons

    - Senior management may suffer from extreme optimism which can lead to difficulty in facing uglier truths about organizational problems from time to time. But the seasonal house cleanings suggest when pushed they do face them.
     - HR doesn't mediate issues with direct managers, giving far too much authority to line-managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep firing the directors who don't get the vision. Give a greater pool of proven employees discretionary expense accounts/budgets which they can use to fund improvements they believe valuable to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medidata Solutions

    Pros

    Too many to list, what I liked best was the bonus and generous time off.

    Cons

    None that I wish to share in this forum except LONG hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They claim they have an open door policy but that is just smoke and mirrors.

  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic culture and commitment to the development of employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    The company is making more investments to improve the employee experience. It has lavish parties, a swanky new office space with a roof deck, game room, and showers, has implemented a new employee stock purchase plan, and allocates a decent amount to professional development. Everyone strives to foster a hard-working, yet fun environment. I can always trust my peers to have my back. I am learning something new every day. It helps that my direct managers are excellent leaders and they always have their door open if I ever need career or any other kind of advice.

    Cons

    Depending on your department and the people with whom you work, your experience might differ. Sometimes it takes senior management a while to acknowledge it needs changes and also to reward you for your contributions. There does seem to be nepotism involved when people get promoted. In order to get ahead, I've only not had to work extremely hard, but also play the game to be noticed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everyone is a natural born leader. Some people have to develop their skills; others do not fit the mold. Take strides develop different career paths for leaders vs individual contributors. Put the right people in leadership positions so that they, their subordinates, and the company as a whole can flourish.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best company I've ever worked for!

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation packages are excellent; laid back attitude; open to new ideas; embraces innovation in their core infrastructure; corporate promises are actually realized in corporate policies (e.g. they walk the walk)

    Cons

    None, that I've experienced so far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Transparency and genuine interest in the welfare of your employees is important and evident in how you operate!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Culture of promoting personal growth and a highly supportive environment

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    The most progressive company I've been a part of

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Meaningful mission and work, intelligent and down-to-earth colleagues, incredible new facilities and benefits, trustworthy and committed senior leadership team, supportive work environment, all the resources you need to contribute to the continued success of the company which translates down the line to successful patient outcomes

    Cons

    Medidata is a fast-moving and nimble company which can mean lots of change. For some that's intimidating, but most people here are highly adaptable and thrive with constant change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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