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Medidata Solutions Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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Medidata Solutions Chairman & CEO Tarek Sherif
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Pros
  • Great flexibility to accommodate work-life Balance (in 19 reviews)

  • There are growing pains of course but at least the company is growing and they still care about there employees and customers (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • It is difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance; the expectation is that you are available (in 14 reviews)

  • Middle management is not always that good and often toxic (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Warm and supportive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Early on you will get to learn a lot. Great co-workers. Smart and supportive.

    Cons

    Managers are out of touch and senior managers are very out of touch. The same mistakes are made repeatedly, no suggestion box

    Advice to Management

    Promote hands on leaders who work with the developers


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place To Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technology in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great environment to work. Offers a lot of job-related tools. Great flexibility to accommodate work-life Balance.

    Cons

    Not all teams are same - lucky if you have a good team and a good manager.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable environment
    Great colleagues
    Wonderful benefits and comps
    Great Pay
    Respected as a contributing member

    Cons

    No cons in my honest opinion.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and leaders. Great, collaborative culture and care about their people.

    Cons

    None - just have to work well in a fast paced, growing environment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep open lines of communication and take feedback from employees


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work!!!"

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

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

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO, flexibility to wfh, great office space, holiday parties are top notch and the company is growing exponentially. Medidata is all around a great company doing great things!!!

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say. Management is very reasonable, sometimes you have to push to get ideas through but most companies are resistant to change. It does take a persistent person to spur change however you get out what you put in. My only con is a lot of people are ok with status quo which makes it hard to implement change.

    Advice to Management

    Let your young guns shine. Support their ideas and put them in the position to grow.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Horrible, Decaying Company, Egregious HR Department, Terrible Leadership - Avoid at all costs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medidata Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The lights turn on in the Office Locations.

    Cons

    Lack of any tangible Company Culture, Direction, and Passion.

    Bullying, Hostile Work Environment.

    Non-existent Work/Life Balance. 10-15 Hour work days are the norm if you do not have a manager title.

    Pay and compensation are not competitive.

    Pointless Reorganizations that stagnant any team progress.

    Brain-drain. Many of the few remaining talented employees are jumping ship.

    Endless Meetings.

    Falsified and pressured via HR for Mgmt. and New Employees to leave positive Glassdoor reviews.

    Continuously rotating and disconnected executives.

    Archaic, Bug Filled, Legacy Products, which have simply been given a UI face-lift.

    No growth or movement for Internal Employees.

    Very poor treatment of Contractors, particularly Finance Contractors for which I have witnessed myself.

    Culture of Outsourcing -- Massive Team Layoffs.

    Continuous Political In-Fighting across departments.

    The absolute worst IT Department and support. Multiple failing internal services & support.

    Horrendous and spiteful Middle Management, across departments.

    New Executive Flavor-of-the-month that follows with over expectations, which ends at disappointment and employee separations.

    R&D experiences almost semi-yearly complete restructuring due to lack of management, vision, and a
    'Outsource Everything' Culture spurred by the tyrannical COO.

    Extremely High Employee Turnover for past 7 years+. Churn & Burn Mentality. I have never seen the amount of voluntary and non-voluntary employee separations from any other private or public company.

    The most unprofessional, unethical, duplicitous, HR Department, I've ever witnessed. Lack of diversity, clear fabrication of facts, which aided to
    the Company was unable to hire in Japan for over 1.5 years due to the unethical, and destructive HR Management. This is public and available information.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to what this company may have represented an inkling of 10 years ago.....

    Stop the fraudulent and aggressive public lawsuits of former employees and other competitors such as Veeva. Medidata publicly dropped the citation of 5 former employees after it was shown to be a baseless ploy of preventing a fair and open competitive market.........

    Overhaul your whole HR Department. Specifically your unethical HR Business Partners Team & Generalists. There is good reason why over 50% of the negative reviews (which are over half of all the reviews) for both Company and Interview Reviews specifically mention your HR department from the leadership down.

    Attempt to compete ethically & fairly with competition.

    Treat your Employees like actual Human Beings.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Exciting Company & Strategy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Services in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Professional Services in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medidata is an ever-growing company and is always looking for new ways to integrate, operate and grow.

    Cons

    At times the excessive growth and change can be challenging for employees to matriculate to new processes while maintaining high performance.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly define a career growth ladder and performance needed to attain next steps.

  8. Helpful (11)

    "Bad management, shady HR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good location
    - Nice office
    - Good coffee and bagel mondays

    Cons

    - Management is very result driven. I had 3 people reminding me about the same tasks multiple times a day.
    - Meetings turn into knife fights very quickly, everyone is quick to blame everyone else and to fight over the smallest disagreement. Short meetings always turned into hours with tabled conversations for later over small disagreements that were never resolved.
    - Low pay, they pay about 30 percent less than competitors for the same role in the same location.
    - Management should stay out of software. Managers who haven't programmed in 20 years should trust their teams to make the right choices and quit trying to micro manage. This is a company that obsesses over micromanaging and because of this very little gets done, everyone is too busy knife fighting.
    - HR is there to protect the company, don't trust them. They tried to trick me into signing an agreement that would have denied me any compensation package and would have denied me unemployment.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees, treat them like an asset not a liability. Everyone kept asking why the turnover rate was so high. It's because the pay is so low and the management is so annoying. The stress isn't worth it for so little pay.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great mission and growth prospects"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with strong growth prospects. Director/VP/SVPs are all very strong talent and great people working together to expand the company, products, clients, partners and revenue. Dynamic environment and geographic flexibility offered to sales professionals.

    Cons

    Company is only 15 years old so while some processes have been established and are scalable, others are still in process. Lots of change in sales leadership in last two years. Come prepared to work hard!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medidata Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice office and good parties

    Cons

    No work life balance


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