Medpace Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Medpace President and CEO August Troendle
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Pros
  • If you work at the office there is a nice workout facility and free lunch (in 9 reviews)

  • Benefits are decent with a good work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The lab is a rather toxic environment but employees are staying mainly because of the money (in 3 reviews)

  • Bad supervisors get to stick around while undervalued employees that make a difference get fed up and leave (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Non-compete

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally the people who work there, are good people trying to do well.

    Cons

    The non-compete completely derailed my career.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the non-compete


  2. Helpful (6)

    Greed shall be name of the company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They will take onboard not experienced people, as such workforce is cheaper and easier to recruit.

    Cons

    The philosophy of owner is to maximize profits and the only way to do it is to get as much as he can from people. No ethics, no respect, only money that counts. There is also a large bunch of friends employeed. If you become one of them good for you but it can shift fast as winds are changing all the time. They love changing people and fire a lot. Turnover is huge due to high workload itself, Do not count on promotions, bonuses are low.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. They will never change. Unfortunately with this economy and market situation they can work like that for years, until market changes and they are wiped off.


  3. Helpful (5)

    Clinical Research Associates Beware!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CMA in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - CMA in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free Lunch, that is about all...and they have food trucks once a week. The building is colorful.

    Cons

    Management Training- Or lack there of Everything about this place. It's kind of like starting Highschool all over again. Simply avoid this place. They let people go for no reason, no warning, no nothing. A lot of times before their yearly bonus is due or before training is complete.

    Advice to Management

    Ask yourself do you want quality employees or ones that you can train as puppets? Make decisions for your team and not let upper management that has never met the employees make the call. You should know your team, don't let others dictate who is good and who is not...Word of advice you have let go of a lot of talented people for the "Puppets"...Who doesn't like employees who ask a lot of questions.


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  5. Helpful (17)

    Be Very Aware of This Company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CRA
    Former Employee - CRA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medpace full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure for non-clinical associates to be exposed to the industry....However the cons outweigh this benefit. Nice co-workers who enjoy what they do

    Cons

    This company is very crafty at "low-balling" all clinical associates in this industry. The company is always hiring because they are always firing. The reason they train is because they want to start individuals at a low salary so that they don't have to pay you the standard salary in the CRO industry for clinical associates. Once a person with the company gets close to standard pay in the industry, they fire them and give their studies to the underpaid associates, the companies cunning business trick to overwork and underpay hard working individuals in this industry and not have to pay employees their worth. If you are a CRA with current exposure to the industry work for another CRO instead of Medpace so you can get paid the standard salary in this industry and have a stable job and work life balance. If you do have to work for this company in order to gain exposure into the clinical market make sure to proceed with as much precaution as possible. Work smart every single day and have copies of everything important in regards to your employment or anything that you sign so that when they low-ball you, you can protect yourself. I wouldn't advise working with this company for more than a year or 2 at most, the company seems like they are in financial trouble. they are constantly looking for someone to buy them and there are always so many CRAs without any studies waiting for assignment. Medpace would be a better company if they would fix their training program, treat employees valuable in all respects especially employees that are located outside of headquarters location. I understand that all companies have their issues and are not perfect but in comparison to other CRO'S Medpace does not compare at all. Switching companies was the best decision I've made thus far. Overall be smart and proceed with caution if you do decide to work for this company hopefully don't ignore the warnings and work smart.


  6. Helpful (6)

    Sounds good on paper, but in reality, not a positive experience.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CRA
    Former Employee - CRA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medpace full-time

    Pros

    They offer good benefits, the facility is nice.

    Cons

    The leadership is horrible. Managers were very unhelpful and seemed annoyed by any questions asked, making it hard to feel open with them. Because of this, you learn by asking all your other coworkers on what you should be doing, which offers no consistency. Their training programs need a lot of work. Also, if you don't like working long hours, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Work on communicating better with your coworkers, especially with new hires.


  7. Poor Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are no pros for this company.

    Cons

    This company does not have respect for employees. If a company does not respect the individual who works for them then I would not rely on a drugs they study. Management is lacking proper training to work with individuals. I strongly believe a company should not hire or promote individuals without a management degree or years of experience. I suggest all candidates look elsewhere for a permanent position. If you want to work for a company that will show you respect and provide you with a strong future, this is not the place for you. Don't let the salary wow you because it can be gone in an instant. Training at this company is poor and then management blame the employee.

    Advice to Management

    This company should not promote within. This has shown to be a poor decision. They lack the proper training to work with employees. They may know protocol but they do not know how to be a positive influence on employees. Any manager who gets anger during a training session should be terminated to avoid and negative outcomes.


  8. Helpful (7)

    Ultimately disappointing experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Support III in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - IT Support III in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch, work out room, good salary.

    Cons

    Mid-level management is ineffective with higher management in getting needed changes in place to improve the company. Often such projects are just put off "until another year." Executives primarily concerned about coming in under budget. No room for advancement or encouragement to advance to higher levels. IT Support group stopped training for some reason. Merit increase process was very vague. You have no idea if you're going to get one or not or how much of one it will be if you are going to get one. Culture is very much "everyone for themselves" and rife with nepotism.


  9. Helpful (6)

    Statistical Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medpace full-time

    Pros

    Most of the colleagues are nice

    Cons

    Worst management ever, don't value talents. Don't go to this place if you have other offers, this place could ruin your whole life career


  10. Helpful (7)

    Do you like to chase carrots on a stick?

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medpace full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free fitness room, free lunch, benefits are decent, salary is decent.

    Cons

    Management makes promises they can't or won't keep. Very capable and bright employees are undervalued and unchallenged as promotions are not based on merit so much as popularity. Training is nonexistent. It's sink or swim.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to value employees who are bright and seeking the opportunity to learn and advance.


  11. Helpful (7)

    Try somewhere Else...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CRA in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - CRA in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Medpace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits: Free lunch everyday, onsite gym, secure building, and pretty good health/dental insurance with different savings plans like 401k etc.

    Cons

    If your not the Barbie Doll type don't waste your time...they say training is supposed to be 4-6 months but for about half its really a judgment of 4-6 weeks. This company really doesn't give you a chance to improve, gives no warnings before discharging really good employees. Just be cautious before accepting their offer, because it can really hurt your chances at getting another job like this one in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Management is willing to help, however you have to seek the help. Even if you do it doesn't make a difference if they will keep you on or not. They simply don't give their employees a chance to improve their skills...even if the job is something new.



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