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Medidata Solutions Reviews

Updated January 2, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great flexibility to accommodate work-life Balance" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Work from home policy is awesome for most employees" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/Life balance can get hectic occasionally" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Some of the middle management being hired is a joke" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Glad I Joined the Mediata Team"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.


  2. ""Saving Lives!" It's a real culture here."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This place is amazing. You hear about culture from every company during the recruiting process only to find once in the door, it was only a fabrication. It's real here. Everyone feels like they are doing something bigger than themselves. The thought of "Saving lives" unifies the population. Medidata is conquering diseases using our technology. It's amazing.. and it is something you feel when you are here.

    Cons

    Still a bit traditional but everyone is really working to transform. So much growth going on here and change is necessary (but not for everyone). Moving to let more work remote and not be in NYC physically.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose sight of what you have built. Keep bringing in innovators and embrace the noise. Noise = Innovation.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Too many directors and executives brainstorming, too few employees tasked with executing."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation & Benefits - having the opportunity to work remotely.

    Cons

    Culture and values, career opportunities, and trust in senior leadership.
    Way too often are situations reported to human resources and nothing is done about it. There is no clear plan for the future, employees don’t know long-term goals, senior leadership fails to adequately communicate.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at your leadership team and departments with high turn over rate and don't chalk in up to "we're growing". The correlation is present and needs to be acknowledged and addressed. Its a fact that companies with high turnover won’t/don't deliver on their promises and may just be a waste of time.


  4. "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions full-time

    Pros

    1. great benefits. e.g., unlimited PTO and flexible work hours work from home policy and support remote employee
    2. fast growing a lot of opportunities
    3. good mission

    Cons

    1. depends on team, it may quite some effort for engineers' voice being heard

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to find talents


  5. "Employee Friendly; globally focused"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions full-time

    Pros

    They truly have a pulse on the employees and do a fantastic job seeking employee feedback and using that feedback to empower employees. The focus on corporate social responsibility lets me know I am working at a place that cares about more than just their own bottom line. It's very refreshing! And with all of that said, we are working together to deliver a world class product line that is shaping clinical research.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the right thing. Stay focused on employees!!


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medidata is an amazing place to work. The people here are great- all respectful and nice. People in the office actually seem happy to be there - I havent yet heard someone complain about their job like I did at my previous jobs. The work is challenging but enjoyable. PTO is unlimited and truly encouraged. Work from home policy is awesome for most employees. There is a lot expected of you and times when you have to work not normal workday hours but I feel like it is rewarded with leniency when you need it.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that the job does get stressful, but nothing that is not manageable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  7. "Great company to work in"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions full-time

    Pros

    It is an innovative, employee-friendly company. The senior leadership have great visions on the direction of company development.

    Cons

    More talented and experienced people are needed in the new developing area.

  8. "Finance associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Everyone genuinely cares about your well-being and development. Provide many opportunities for training and development, always opportunities to learn. Casual dress code and a great place to come into everyday

    Cons

    A lot more ground could be covered in onboarding to prevent confusion during your first few months


  9. "Senior Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really wonderful people! A real sense of community and support.

    Cons

    Training can be challenging especially if you are remote. Be ready to network to figure out answers to your questions.


  10. "Believe in the Mission"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture-- filled with smart people who are passionate about the company's mission of improving drug discovery and improving patients lives

    Cons

    Enormous growth since 2009 IPO has put some strains on resources.

    Advice to Management

    Continue hiring great people