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Jonathan S. Bush
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Pros
  • lots of work life flexibility and great work-life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Providing a product that truly makes a difference and has transformed the practice of medicine (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Unstable company organization and career growth after acquisition by athenahealth (in 3 reviews)

  • Moving out of silicon valley is a huge mistake, unless the goal is to induce significant voluntary turnover (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Software developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Epocrates full-time

    Pros

    The people are very down-to-earth and friendly, and it is easy to form lifelong friendships.

    Work-life balance is great.

    There are a variety of technologies you can work with, and jumping to different parts of the stack is not discouraged

    There is mobility and the option to switch teams

    The CEO is makes stand-up comedians look like amateurs. He is the funniest public speaker I have ever had the pleasure of listening to.

    Beer chat, ping pong, foosball, annual retreats (off-sites). Free food if you have a lunch meeting. Even more free food if you are good at being a vulture for leftovers.

    Cons

    There is still some legacy code and pockets of resistance to change

    Attitude and enthusiasm during meetings may be a significant factor in your performance assessment


  2. Helpful (2)

    "It is a good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior QA in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior QA in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Good benefit. Friendly working environment.

    Cons

    No new product for a long time. People are leaving.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company with friendly staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Epocrates as a contractor

    Pros

    Any minor event is celebrated as a group, however big it is.....

    Cons

    The seating of employees is what I was slightly uncomfortable about...


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Saving lives"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer
    Current Employee - Developer
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Epocrates makes a difference in the lives of thousands of patients within the USA and internationally. There are few software engineering jobs where you can claim that your work saves lives.

    Cons

    Occasional crises. Some senior management decisions that appear to have been ill-advised. Hiring quality has varied.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on core competencies


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