Pharsight
2.8 of 5 6 reviews
www.pharsight.com Mountain View, CA 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Mar 5, 2014

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A mixed bag

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Cary, NC

I worked at Pharsight full-time for more than 5 years

ProsA good environment for a first or second position. Whether on the Software or Consulting side of the business you will be exposed to a variety of projects which will give you a well rounded base from which to begin your career.

ConsWith ownership by private equity the focus is heavy on near term financials and less on building great product or services - this is not to say that Pharsight does not have good products but that these are becoming legacy products.

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Suffers from schizophrenic nature

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Raleigh, NC

I worked at Pharsight full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat people with many diverse backgrounds (those who remain)
Great product
Flexible work environment

ConsLack of internal recognition of the best talent, hiring new managers to replace proven players instead of moving them up. Knowledge drain due to inability to timely replace departing resources.
Company run as lean as a new Start but established in marketplace, seemingly to make the most $$ for the VC that took over majority shares.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet past the denial, the time for actions is almost past. Recognize that you have frittered away some of the best talent available. Don't let favor of the month/year manager make devastating changes and then move on making it seem like change occurred.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great People but inefficient and misguided management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Pharsight full-time

ProsGreat people to work with and decent pay/benefits, flexible

ConsNo path for professional development, stagnation in terms of personal and professional growth. Little to no track for advancement, almost always hire from outside for positions despite work experience within the company and appropriate skill set. Due to buy out by venture capital firm, management and company focus purely on bottom dollar as opposed to well being of employees. No incentives or bonuses for hard work. Hard time keeping good employees due to all of the above, so frequently in flux

Advice to Senior ManagementStop focusing on quick pay outs and build upon a model of successful long term growth through sound business practices and products. Take better care of your employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Continuous Transition

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Pharsight full-time for more than 5 years

ProsA relatively small company with software and services offerings. Both divisions work with the largest pharmaceutical and biotech companies in the world. Good training ground for relatively new graduates.

ConsSince the merger and transition to Certara the company has had a lot of turnover. The IT offerings are still some of the best in the market but the pace of work can be daunting.

Advice to Senior ManagementRevenue targets continue to steer this ship. This is a company that could benefit from more modest revenue targets and a focus on getting its feet firmly on the ground.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Fair enough.

Accountant (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I worked at Pharsight

ProsFair and considerate work/life balance.

ConsSelf interests supersede good business decisions.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice or feedback to offer.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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They expect alot from employees

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Pharsight

Prosindependence in the work place

ConsThey expect alot of employees

Advice to Senior ManagementSet more realistic goals

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