Model N

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Model N Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
89 Reviews

2.5
89 Reviews
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Model N Chairman and CEO Zack Rinat
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance with opportunity to work from home when neccesary (in 11 reviews)

  • Model N provides facilities like work from home (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Horrible Work life balance with expectation to work 90% of weekends in a year (in 10 reviews)

  • No work-life balance-expectation is to work 24/7, travel on any notice, and give up any life outside of work (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Frantic pace, can't keep up with growth in customer facing departments, and no focus on employee growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast growing
    High demand for products
    Becoming de facto industry standard
    Very high caliber customer facing employees

    Cons

    Recent addition of "IBM mafia" at senior and mid-level management - no real understanding of Model N culture, products or sources of past success.
    Culture changing from support of risk-taking to "identify and punish those who make mistakes"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the IPO has detracted from the company's past successful processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mostly non transferrable experience gained.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood Shores, CA

    Pros

    Easy learning curve in the High Tech vertical.
    Gain good experience using your Java and SQL skills.
    Some very smart people work there.
    You have an opportunity to make connections with people leaving and joining other companies.

    Cons

    Despite tough learning curve in the Life Sciences vertical, no effort made to keep valuable employees.
    Mostly properitery technologies and frameworks - not useful for future employers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Consultant

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

    Pros

    At Model N, you will find yourself a part of a team that offers a variety of perspectives and also encourages you to share your own.

    Cons

    Could improve on building more dynamic culture, employee training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Can get political and can impact your morale when expectations are not communicated

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Redwood City, CA

    Pros

    Some work from home sometimes but then some people have taken a really bad advantage of that and impacted new comers and put projects in jeoprady

    Cons

    - political
    - unfair HR practices
    - can get very isolating
    - some old timers are very selfish about their knowledge to the new comers and the management is willing to let go bad habits of old timers and punish the new comers a lot .. seriously I am not the kind who uses these negative reviews but they can lure you into a great offer and then go back on their own promises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better mentorship program for your professional services and have a better understanding of performance management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing collection of smart folks

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Redwood City, CA

    Pros

    Work with an amazingly smart group of people

    Cons

    Working through 3 timezones can get rough

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

    Software developer at Model N

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    Current Employee - Associate Member of Technical Staff  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Member of Technical Staff in Redwood City, CA

    Pros

    Pretty stable job with good work/life balance. No micro management.
    Interesting challenges on the business side.

    Cons

    No technical innovation, not an engineer-friendly company, cheap company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Generally good, satisfied with almost everything

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Waltham, MA

    Pros

    Conducive work environment, challenging but interesting projects

    Cons

    Disconnected among world-wide offices, need more interactions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    very political and lack of support from old timers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Consulting in Redwood City, CA

    Pros

    dynamic environment but a niche company

    Cons

    - very old school mentality
    - over commitment of resources
    - high pressure without the support for new comers
    - lack of structure
    - can get political

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Redwood City, CA

    Pros

    Leader in it's niche
    Exposure to fortune 500 companies
    Full visibility into the company's financial performance
    Shares
    Fantastic staff
    Must be a team payer

    Cons

    Understaffing
    Long hours
    Not enough women in managerial positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More females should be incorporated in leading / management positions

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed Experience, Good Environment for Growth, Low Compensation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    Pros

    Model N's work has a clear purpose. My manager was flexible about my hours and vacation time. I did not encounter issues with office politics or favoritism. Model N is more willing than most employers to sponsor foreign workers who need H-1B visas or other sponsorship. (Perhaps as a result, the workforce is more diverse and international than in the average company, with a particular focus on workers from India, where Model N has an office.) The Redwood City offices are modern and clean, with good facilities and computers. The company is profitable.

    Cons

    My salary was lower than I would have received at other tech companies in the area. Benefits are just the basics, like health insurance (e.g. not like Google, with free meals, the ability to take your dog to work, etc.) Model N's financials were poorly documented in its early years, resulting in long and difficult audits. Management has been promising an IPO since at least 2006, but it never comes. (At one point, they almost had it, then called it off when the economy turned bad.) There have been large layoffs in the past, correlated with bad economic times (the tech bubble burst, etc.).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I appreciate that you've built a company that provides livelihoods for many people, and also eases the logistical burden of pharma and semiconductor companies in managing their revenue. You're doing good work. To take it to the next level, I'd recommend three things. (1) Try to ensure there are no future layoffs due to the economy by prioritizing employee retention and hiring above other expenses. (2) If possible, consider offering some inexpensive extra benefits for employees, like the ability to bring dogs to work. (3) Keep growing. There are many large companies with complex revenue issues, and you could expand past the pharma and semiconductor industries. Doing less customization of the software on a per-client basis may make it easier to scale up.

    Approves of CEO

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