Medidata Solutions

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Medidata Solutions Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
96 Reviews
3.3
96 Reviews
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Medidata Solutions Chairman & CEO Tarek Sherif
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Review Highlights

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

  • Excellent culture, work life balance and management support (in 7 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love being a part of something big

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    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work! The technology is cutting edge and always seem to stay ahead of the curve. Work and home life are important and had always been accommodating to changes in personal life

    Cons

    Working with engineering when identifies issues and finding solutions. There needs to be more accountability and collaboration from engineering if the company is to continue to be successful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Super corporate vision with lots of pragmatism

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    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    High Turnover Rate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Edison, NJ

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

    Pros

    You will get paid on time. Thats the only pro that I can think of.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth. No focus on quality of life. No Structure. Theory X management style. (Micromanagers) Finger pointing is the primary focus rather than actually getting the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jump in front of traffic on the highway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Talks the talk, does not walk the walk.

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

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

    Pros

    Company is financially strong.

    Great offices.

    Good employees and professionalism.

    Some of the best products in the industry.

    I would keep buying their shares because of their position and prospects.

    Cons

    A bit too obsessed with the next greatest thing, should instead concentrate of core platform quality.

    They're unable to replace their core product properly because they have said yes too many times to too many customers.

    Few customers buy more than one product because they worry about lock-in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop running company Town Halls like a gameshow - realise that while money is important, the moment you bring out a giant cheque you pretty much embarrass those who work for you because they want to (as opposed to those who work for you for a salary).

    Get a customer to worry less about lock-in by pushing more core IP to opensource. (this suggestion is free) - vendor lockin scares customers away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Fast paced and challenging.

    Cons

    Fast growing company that is dealing with some growing pains.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    MDSO

    • 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

    Pros

    Room for growth & love the culture.

    Cons

    HR department out of whack...stemming down from the top.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Please don't work at Medidata

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions

    Pros

    Use of modern technology. Pay is towards top of the market. If you are an long-term employee you were probably promoted many times.

    Cons

    Long hours. Too many mid level managers. Sales and Engineering departments matter, the rest are unimportant. Few career paths.

    I don't recommend working at Medidata.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More matters than the stock price. Listen to your employees, not HR.

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great business model, bad politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medidata Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Very successful company with a bright future, thanks to a rock-solid business model and killer sales team.

    Cons

    As it's matured, the start-up vibe has definitely been lost, and a more "corporate" feel has set in. This was perhaps inevitable, but the political games didn't have to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company having growing pains

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

    I worked at Medidata Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    *Great work/life balance
    *Opportunities to meet and work with people from all different areas of the company
    *Opportunities to meet and interact with corporate executives
    *Amazing new corporate HQ in NYC
    *Work on products that can affect peoples lives.

    Cons

    *Three reorganizations/restructures in the last 15 months.
    *Only beginning to care about personal growth within the company
    *Top heavy on management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They always talk about the good stuff happening in the company but they don't about the difficult or bad stuff. Need to figure out the company structure and explain to employees what all the restructuring is about.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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