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Medidata Solutions Overview
New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (MDSO)
Information Technology
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
We are the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences. Our mission is to provide a clinical development platform that will help our clients bring new medicines, treatments and products to waiting patients sooner. Over time ... Read more

Mission: We are still following the vision of co-founders, Tarek Sherif & Glen de Vries. With over 1,000 employees worldwide, and operations in the US, Europe & Asia, we’re proud to say we are tackling real-world problems and making a ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work:2014 (#38)

Company Updates

  • "Just as Uber has no cars, and Airbnb has no hotel rooms, is Medidata the clinical development company with no drugs?" "In a funny way, we are." Janelle Anderson, host of biotech venture capitalist podcast "Human Proof of Concept," sits down with our president and co-founder Glen de Vries to talk about all things Medidata and beyond. From our NYC success story and industry trends, to Glen's affinity for ballroom dancing (and his obsession with super heroes), no topic is off limits. Listen to the episode here.

    Glen de Vries has his Head in the Cloud

    In 1999 Glen de Vries started a tech company in his 5th floor walkup - very much the NYC equivalent of a garage in Silicon Valley. Today Medidata Solutions continues to transform human drug studies with their clinical cloud platform. They are approaching 3M patients and a $3B market cap.

  • It’s time to celebrate! Medidata has officially been certified as a 2016 “Great Place to Work” by Fortune magazine’s Great Place to Work® Institute!

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    At Medidata Solutions, 89 percent of employees say their workplace is great. Legend Often or almost always Sometimes This review is based on 546 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.26. It was published on Apr 8, 2016.

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Medidata Solutions – Why Work For Us?

Medidata has been certified as a 2016 "Great Place To Work" by Fortune Magazine's Great Place® Institute!

... and here's why.

Learning, growing, and opportunity are constants here - as is the recognition and rewarding of excellence. We are commited to fostering a forward-thinking, agile company culture and we equip our employees with the latest technology and tools necessary to succeed in their roles. In addition to our themed conference rooms to inspire creativitiy, and our game rooms for those much needed breaks, we provide opportunities for employee development and collaboration throughout our offices. Founded over 15 years ago, we still operate with a startup mentality with visible and involved co-founders and executive team. 

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We recognize that our customers' life science research fosters the critically important goals of bringing life-saving and life-enhancing treatments to the public, and we are proud to support this work.

Medidata’s journey started in 1999 when a scientist working on his first clinical trial waded through inefficiencies and delays—and knew that technology could improve the process. Almost 15 years later, we've grown to be the leader in clinical technology, with over 1,000 people working towards the same goal: Using the latest technology to help our life science clients bring their life-saving new treatments to the public.

With our single focus on clinical development in life sciences, our team provides applications, analytics and benchmarks that not only make the current trial process run better, but also transform it into a more efficient, productive and high-quality enterprise. Medidata is committed to providing all members of the clinical trial team—pharma researchers, physicians, patients—with the most advanced tools for planning and managing their clinical trials, generating value for clients with trials that run faster, with less risk and with fewer resources.

Welcome to Medidata Solutions.

Tarek Sherif
Chairman & CEO


Embarking on a career with us means discovering what inspires you. We’re analytical and creative, logical and intuitive, thinkers and doers; and together we provide a collaborative environment where you can learn, develop and succeed.

Using leading-edge, open source frameworks and cross functional development methods, we’re building the services and applications that are the backbone of our cloud-hosted technology. We equip our employees with the latest technology and programming tools of their choice to help maintain focus in the office. And, for that much needed break, in addition to our game rooms, we provide opportunities to participate in hackathons, innovation time and learning guilds to help with overall employee development. In our offices, cross-collaboration is the norm, and we encourage our teams to come together, experiment with new concepts, and push our technologies to the leading edge --- i.e. mHealth platforms that bring a clinical trial to the patient's hands via their smart phone.

And, with data from over 10,000 Medidata-powered clinical trials at our fingertips (think BIG data), we’re sitting atop a trove of powerful information that we can use to transform the life sciences industry.

We understand the significant challenges faced by life science organizations and as the pressure increases to safely get new treatments to market faster and at a lower cost, so does our need for highly skilled and committed professionals. Know nothing about our industry? No problem. As long as you are passionate about helping to make the world a better place through innovative technology (and shine in a fast-paced environment that's rapidly growing), you’ll fit right in.

Join a community of highly motivated and talented professionals in an environment where you can grow, learn and have an impact.

Medidata is more than an innovative tech company.  We're a founder-led community of passionate people who are transforming clinical development.  We’re taking the lead and demonstrating the possibilities of what cloud technology can do to make the science of drug development better, improving the lives of patients everywhere. Our mission is to power smarter treatments and healther people and our vision is to be the most innovative cloud company in the Life Sciences.

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    Medidata is a fast paced, fast growing tech company. There are many opportunities for advancement and change. If you ware willing to self-motivate and tackle hard problems with grace, there is success awaiting you at Medidata. I've been a customer and an employee and I love Medidata from both perspectives.


    "Work hard, play hard" - it can be too easy to only work hard and forget to take care of your work/life balance. Medidata fully supports a good balance, but it's easy to individually lose track of that.

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    Communicate, motivate, and continue to be passionate!

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    I applied online. The process took 7+ weeks. I interviewed at Medidata Solutions in July 2016.


    The hiring process is pretty straightforward it began with an initial screening with the recruiter. This was followed by a second in depth phone screen. Next, I was selected as a candidate worthy for F2F so was flown in to their Jersey office. The
    office was impressive, people looked happy to be there, and not stuffy. I advanced to next round which included 5 more phone interviews.

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Medidata Solutions Awards & Accolades

  • Best Companies to Work for in New York State, New York State Society for Human Resource Management and the Best Companies Group, 2015
  • Top 25 Most Valuable Cloud Computing Companies, Business Insider, 2015
  • Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award - Top 50 Medium Sized Companies, Glassdoor, 2014
  • CFO Hero (CFO Cory Douglas), NetSuite, 2013
  • 20 Innovators Changing the Face of the Clinical Trials Industry (President Glen de Vries), The CenterWatch Monthly, 2013
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