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Medidata Solutions Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
92 Reviews
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92 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 6 reviews)

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


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

  • Work/Life balance can be a challenge and must be actively monitored (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    A great mid-sized company with strong management and direction

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medidata Solutions as an intern for less than a 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Time for dead wood to go

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great ideas and vision for the future

    Cons

    Incompetent exec management where it matters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leaders of R&D and product need to go ... they are sinking the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medidata Solutions as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent culture, work life balance and management support

    Cons

    Lack of streamlined processes and camaraderie

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    ???

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medidata Solutions

    Pros

    Improvement factor is great. Some areas are better than others. Technology is great.

    Cons

    Some areas could use overhauling. Management not forthcoming about changes, problems, etc. Management tends not to listen to the people that do the actual work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes what looks good on paper is not always what works

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Nice place to work with a lot of smart people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions

    Pros

    Nice benefits and perks
    Smart coworkers

    Cons

    Pace of work is relatively slow than what I am use to.

  7.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions full-time for less than a 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's fine.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart peers.
    If you're into it, the kook-aid is sweet.
    Seems to be generally good compensation.
    Management genuinely cares about the company and staff.

    Cons

    Regulatory pains.
    The kook-aid is a little soured.
    Lack of trust in future vision.
    The user facing products are not interesting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm not sure if I trust the company vision or management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 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 for less than a 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.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Upside

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

    I worked at Medidata Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great work/life balance and compensation

    Cons

    cloud platform creation is taking much longer than expected, and culture of "inner circles"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    manage people as well as dollars and cents

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

    Company tries hard to make the image of well established, but it is not in reality!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medidata Solutions

    Pros

    Company spent a lot of monies on it's image

    Cons

    Company spends a lot of monies to show up, but has bazaar management

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