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Medidata Solutions Overview

New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (MDSO)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$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 real ... 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.

  • Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work US named Medidata among the Best Workplaces in Technology in 2018!

    The 50 Best Workplaces in Technology

    This year's best tech companies to work for, an annual list from Fortune and Great Place to Work, include Ultimate Software and Workday.

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Medidata Solutions – Why Work With 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. 

undefinedFrom the Chairman & CEO's desk

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


Power smarter treatments & healthier people 


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.

Diversity & Inclusion are embedded in our culture. We know that diverse teams win. It is our diversity and inclusiveness that fuels innovation and sparks our passion and commitment to patient health.

The Medidata Summer Internship is a 10-week long program that allows for students to gain exposure to the professional world, and our industry- Clinical Technology. Our program help’s student’s to build a strong foundation for achieving their career goals. By being a part of our global organization, they work alongside our talented and committed professionals. Our interns get the opportunity to grow their network, and enhance their skill set; leveraging what they've learned in school, while also being challenged with meaningful projects that drive impactful changes to our business. From day one, they receive formal and informal training to help them excel in their new role. This helps to create an inclusive and collaborative environment; encouraging them to bring to the table their unique & diverse perspectives that add value to the our organization.

Medidata Solutions Reviews

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    "Glad I Joined the Mediata Team"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
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    I have been working at Medidata Solutions full-time (Less than a year)


    Employees respect each other and teams are comprised of driven, knowledgeable and nice people. No one has a negative thing to say about each other. The company cares about its employees and the hard work we do. PTO is unlimited and encouraged. The work is challenging and rewarding. Hard work is recognized. There is plenty to learn.


    Organization of information is not the most efficient. e.g. Release notes have to be searched individually for dates and data. No consistency in the organization of documentation in working folders or eBinders. Information is often difficult to find and frustrating. Few remote expenses are reimbursed.

    Advice to Management

    Improve Help Desk turnaround times on issues. Clients are annoyed with the current process where a ticket is submitted, the ticket is acknowledged, summarized, and assigned... but investigated much later. Too many email are sent as the ticket is processed, assigned and reassigned. Tickets are often bounced around from department to department prior to a resolution.

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Medidata Solutions Interviews



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    Corporate Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
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    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Medidata Solutions (New York, NY).


    Initial interaction with recruiter and HR were positive as with Hiring Mgr, then it was downhill from there. Interviews were poorly organized and some elements were outsourced - and it’s clear this is very much Jr Varsity organization and culture (great products but way too many B Players and Kool Aid drinkers)

    Interview Questions

    • What excites you about Medidata and this opportunity?   2 Answers
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Medidata Solutions Awards & Accolades

  • 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
  • Top 10 Biotech Techies(President Glen de Vries), FierceBiotech, 2012
  • Outstanding Service Award(Fran Nolan), Drug Information Association (DIA), 2013
  • The 15 Most Valuable Cloud Computing Companies in the World, Business Insider, 2013
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Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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