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Updated Jun 8, 2021

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4.1
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Medidata Solutions Chairman & CEO Tarek Sherif
Tarek Sherif
371 Ratings
Pros
  • "The benefits are better than I have been offered other places and they encourage work life balance(in 45 reviews)

  • "Very collaborative work environment(in 36 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance can be tough, but that's sales(in 19 reviews)

  • "The middle management is severely incompetent, takes credit for everything that goes right and shifts the blame to someone else when things go wrong(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Great place to work!

      Oct 26, 2020 - Data Scientist in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very collaborative work environment. Intellectually stimulating work, never dull Company is committed to bringing in best talent and have avenues for employees to grow Turnover is low

      Cons

      None so far, haven't worked here long enough yet

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Experience

      Jun 1, 2021 - Solutions Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportunity. Pay. Career advancement. Management

      Cons

      On boarding/training was a bit difficult during the pandemic

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Peanut M&M inside a football of management chocolate.

      May 23, 2021 - Engineering in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work/life balance. Really nice people. Needs an internal technology refactor to become current. Founders still with company after buyout, for now. Strong ethics and company support for BRGs and DEI efforts.

      Cons

      Way, way, way, way ,way too much management. Indecipherable micro-level titles with no clear responsibilities - most managers are desperately trying to stay relevant, justify their position, and suck up to their superiors. Constant re-orgs indicate that upper management has zero clue what they're doing. Main plan is to shed expense via offshoring and layoffs. Pay scale is significantly lower than industry averages for tech and for life science.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Heading in the wrong direction

      Mar 30, 2021 - R&D 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working here during COVID was very satisfying because we contributed directly to clinical trials for vaccines and therapies. Also the office and IT setups are great.

      Cons

      If you've been offered a job here, know that the company prompts new hires to post their "90 day review" of their experience so far directly to Glassdoor. The reviews aren't exactly fake, but who has anything bad to say about their employer after 3 months? Things move SLOW at Medidata. If you're from outside of the pharma industry, you'll really notice this. The company lost a lot of important contributors following the acquisition and subsequent reorgs. Middle management is almost entirely new as a result and a little lost. They're not handling it particularly well, and have taken up the Medidata mantle of having people work way too hard "just this once" instead of, you know, having a more realistic plan. This is costing them lots of good people and culture. It's a chaotic time to join the company, but I hope they can right the ship.

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      12 people found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Diversity & Inclusion, Saving lives, Job Security, great office

      Apr 15, 2021 - Financial Representative in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company pays a lot of attention to diversity, e.g.: women in tech, black employees at Medidata. As a nonbinary (they/them) person of color, I feel at home, knowing that the company has committed to advancing careers of people like myself. The office in NY is/was great prior to COVID. Can't wait to see what the rest of the year has in store!!!!!

      Cons

      None at the moment, keep up the good work, do not change a thing!!!

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Stay away for now

      Apr 14, 2021 - Project Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Peers are supportive during these uncertain times.

      Cons

      The company was purchased in June 2019 and it’s been changes after changes since then. Departments were disbanded or merged and either people asked to move or leave. There are new changes coming that many do not agree with. Departments (project management, technical writing, qa) that used to be siloed with their own head of department are being split between different teams and are now reporting to a development head/lead instead of their respective team head/lead. Great people that have been with the company a couple of years or longer are leaving the company and senior management is passing it off as normal turnover. Morale is down across many departments as they await their fate. With the new parent company, the development is slowly moving away from US/UK and being off-shored to India. Unless you want instability for the next months, stay away.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Place to Work

      May 11, 2021 - Collections Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Benefits Good Work Environment Employee Rewards were interesting Lenient on PTO

      Cons

      High Volume Workload Difficult clients at times

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Been going downhill since acquisition

      May 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Unlimited PTO, nice colleagues, used to be a good company to work for

      Cons

      incompetent upper and middle management, brain drain going on since acquisition, rude and micromanaging bosses, increasingly bureaucratic process, increasing outsourcing and removing R&D resources needed to build quality products, worsening benefits and stingy compensation

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      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Medidata leads the way in what a 21st-century company looks like!

      Feb 18, 2021 - Solutions Consultant in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Medidata's culture is people and patient-centered. From the first interview, to the day-to-day work activities, everyone in this company is welcoming, respectful, and inclusive. The acquisition by Dassault Systemes only makes Medidata stronger in the field, and there are promising opportunities for personal and professional growth. The benefits are also great, and everyone respects your personal time.

      Cons

      I really cannot think of any downside of working at Medidata, other than due to the pandemic, we don't have the ability to meet in person, which I am very much looking forward to.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company, Great Leadership

      May 5, 2021 - Senior Business Intelligence Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Leadership, Great Technology Stack

      Cons

      Very Competitive Work Culture !!

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