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Medidata Solutions Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great flexibility to accommodate work-life Balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Also, there is a work from home opportunity to accommodate people who have long commute by not coming to the office every day (in 15 reviews)

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

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

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  1. Helpful (11)

    "fake reviews"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Facilities, location, technology, parties, perks.

    Cons

    A few months ago the average review score dropped below 3.0, and as expected all of a sudden there was a flood of "greatest place to work" reviews that followed.

    Advice to Management

    Stop submitting fake reviews.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "They will not help you if needed - Rather they will push you out."

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    • 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
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open seating, good coffee, nice location.

    Cons

    Some of the middle management being hired is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Good people come for a reason and stay for a reason.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "There is no business plan expect personal optics development"

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

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

    Pros

    - HQ has a great office location in West Soho
    - Facilities are modern and well maintained
    - This review requires 20 words for "pros"

    Cons

    - Endless chaos
    - High turnover
    - Poor management at every level
    - Reactive environment
    - The incompetent are rewarded, the good ones leave
    - HR posts 5 fake reviews for every negative review posted

    Advice to Management

    Invest in experienced commercial management


  4. Helpful (4)

    "IT Process Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Flexible work hours
    Unlimited PTO
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    None. Company is really amazing


  5. Helpful (12)

    "Warm and supportive"

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    • 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


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Director, Client Services"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Medidata has a great small company culture, everyone is in it together to achieve results

    Cons

    Direction can change on a dime making it difficult sometimes to know what to focus on

    Advice to Management

    The team makes you welcome immediately so need to keep that going. Need to really focus on what step are needed to progress the team within the company instead of just focussing on the end result


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Great Place To Work"

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    • 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.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Senior BI Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior BI Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior BI Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At least it's a job

    Cons

    I have gotten some horrible management
    The bonus is terrible
    The upper management lacks a clear vision and gets credit for work that they didnt do

    The tech teams are working their own stuff, collaboration is rare.
    Tons of work, lack of credit.
    Promotion within the tech is tough

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the bonus to reflect the actual work done.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great company to work for!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and team, meaningful work, increasing dominance in clinical trials solutions space, promising growth prospects given new product areas such as analytics, mobile health and payments

    Cons

    Nothing major for me at this point.


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Poor leadership, chaotic, immature, and very political"

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    • 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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Freedom to work from home.
    - Some of the hires in the past year are seasoned and experienced, with strong business acumen. Unfortunately, they are not enough to overcome some entrenched issues (see below).
    - Standing desks.

    Cons

    Seriously think twice if you are considering accepting a job here. The issues are abundant:
    - Leadership is not aligned. Often they work at cross-purposes.
    - Chaos and fire drills resulting in minimal business impact: you work on one project for a few weeks, then the direction changes, and changes again, with a fairly continuous stream of fire drills. At least a third of the time, the initiative goes nowhere - because there wasn't alignment at a senior leadership level, or the initiative wasn't well thought through, or it never really made sense to begin with. Which makes the crazy fire drills particularly demoralizing.
    - I witnessed several investment decisions that were not based on facts or business cases. If you are used to (and welcome) an environment that emphasizes fact-based decisions, you will not fit in.
    - For a $500 million public company it is surprisingly immature in business process.
    - A weak HR department that doesn't address personnel issues and lacks maturity. Also, regarding HR, note the many suspiciously fake Glassdoor reviews.
    - The company is still led by the founders. Medidata could do better if more seasoned leaders were put into place, IMHO.


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