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Epocrates Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Just got taken over by Athenahealth so it could be a good thing (in 4 reviews)

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

  • My review is for epocrates / athenahealth sf (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "former glory"

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Executive in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company history, really well liked by doctors, nice people working there,

    Cons

    had a ceo that came from big companies, was clueless about what it takes to make a startup fly It is a company that appeared to have their customers' interests first. turns out they were mostly trying to milk the opportunity to sell ads to pharma.

    Advice to Management

    but losses while you can ... oh, i guess that's what happened, with the sale to Athena health,


  2. "Good story gone wrong"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great product and extremely passionte people. Very happy customers.

    Cons

    A revolving door of management, poor board oversight, and bad strategy unfortunately took all the wind out of what should have been a winning company.

    Advice to Management

    Be less concerned about your exit (board) and more concerned with building a winning team. Have more respect for the existing culture and change it more responsibly in the areas where it needed to be changed.

  3. "Tough place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Silicaon Valley start-up so good work spaces and benefits. Unlimited vacation time (if you get a chance to use it).

    Cons

    High employee and c-suite turnover. Systems weren't good and made it difficult to meet increasingly tight deadlines. Prro communication between east coast and west coast offices.


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Epocrates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Brand, mobile app, people, location,

    Cons

    direction, benefits, lack of innovation


  5. "Relaxed but motivated environment."

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Belfast, ME
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Belfast, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Epocrates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Accommodating to life's interruptions.

    Very relaxed atmosphere.

    Involved work, even at the introduction level you are expected to interact with sales, marketing, and engineering on a very regular basis.

    Starting to take full advantage of ATHN's powerhouse reporting to really start trending what works and what doesn't.

    Cons

    Fairly disorganized structurally, tend to have to reach out to multiple people to find specific information regarding programs and special accounts (changing as ATHN acquisition is requiring them to conform to a corporate setting).

    Projects are mandatory (only a con if you're looking more for a job and less for a career).


  6. "Not focussed enough on product innovation, but decently stable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to impact health care
    good benefits
    improved company since Athena acquisition

    Cons

    Had tons of technical debt, product management had too much power and no vision


  7. "Good place to work.."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Epocrates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I had the best experience working at Epocrates, mainly because of the people. Company culture was great. Talented people, great team work. . Benefits were good and Unlimited PTO.

    Cons

    Company management kept changing, which led to a lot of employee churn, but with ATHN acquisition, things are expected to be more stable.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to really listen to employee feedback and not just collect feedback...

  8. "Do you have any other offers?"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Department in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Department in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Epocrates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you can show incremental change in any direction, even reverse, you are deemed as contributing. Nice bonus pool and since bonuses are linked to management bonuses the bar will be lowered until it is met. Not showing up is ok.

    Cons

    Management direction changes very frequently. Not showing up is ok. After athenahealth took over benefits went from great to terrible. Many of the people with marketable skills have moved on largely leaving new hires, those who don't know, and those who don't care. Poor architecture.

    Advice to Management

    Is it even worth saving at this point?


  9. "Lots of passion, challenges on implementation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission
    Doing a great service for healthcare

    Cons

    Trying to behave like a company far larger than it is.

    Advice to Management

    Consider an acquisition


  10. Helpful (2)

    "It is a good company"

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    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.


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