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Medidata Solutions Reviews

Updated January 12, 2018
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Pros
  • Great flexibility to accommodate work-life Balance (in 22 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 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance can get hectic occasionally (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Exciting fast paced culture in a company that is making a difference"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medidata is a key part of the process of getting new drugs and medical devices to market. Everyone at the company takes responsibility seriously and it shows in their work. Medidata is growing fast and is ready to do what it takes to take care of employees and to make sure that the teams have what they need to make the systems great.

    Cons

    None! I love this company.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the startup culture even as the company grows.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer"

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

    I worked at Medidata Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities to work on different applications. Good food.

    Cons

    A bit high pressure causes a lot of turnover

    Advice to Management

    sushi on Fridays woudl be great :)

  3. Helpful (6)

    "A Great Company that is Growing Rapidly"

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

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

    Pros

    The company puts a strong emphasis its culture. There are many opportunities to learn and socialize with your coworkers. Teams are allowed to tweak their individual agile processes to work efficiently and comfortably.

    You will be provided with top notch computers and tools to perform your tasks. Laptops with 1TB SSD and 32GB of ram for engineers and non-technical staff. Tools include Jira, GitHub, Jenkins, ReSharper, Slack, G Suite, and more.

    Excellent peer review process for software engineers

    Flex time

    Work from home Fridays

    Bagels the first Monday of the month

    Medical insurance premium paid 100% by the company if you choose the HSA plan option.

    Quarterly town hall where all staff can speak directly to the founder and ask any questions

    Internal social network website that allows all staff to see announcement from the company, status of projects, and interact on any topic

    Excellent transparency overall

    Two company parties a year

    Cons

    No cons about the company or its policies. The only negative is the location of the office. The area is not very lively but that would only matter if you want to walk to a bar after work.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, concerned about the future"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medidata Solutions full-time

    Pros

    The work environment is fast and high pressure, but as the saying goes, work hard play hard. I found my colleagues to be very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    There does not seem to be a lot of internal opportunities for advancement. Some of the products have issued that R&D is not addressing, which can cause problems down the road.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the backlog of software issue before developing your next product


  5. Helpful (14)

    "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

    The culture is really great.
    - Parties are great, Halloween, Cinco De Mayo, Summer, Winter, Tech gift exchanges
    - Company activities for employees
    - Casual environment, no dress code
    - Balcony area
    - Game room
    - Free coffee, tea
    - Prime location
    - Unlimited PTO

    Cons

    - The 401k Match is 3%, could be better

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees for their good work


  6. Helpful (13)

    "Growing fast. Tremendous opportunity and experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director 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 work environment
    Flexible
    Good benefits
    Fun place to be
    Opportunities to learn

    Cons

    If you love change and working hard, great place to be. If lazy and looking for an easy job, might want to look elsewhere. Some communication challenges between levels.

    Advice to Management

    Get into the trenches and talk to those doing the work to understand issues and opportunities.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Human Resources"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, inventiveness, great culture, growing and always looking at how to continue to improve, truly care about employees and mission and values of the Company

    Cons

    No, cons from my perspective.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do what you are doing and showing how much you care about your employees and value the work they are all doing

  8. Helpful (16)

    "fake reviews"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Incredible Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Growing, Innovative Company
    Smart, Passionate People
    Entrepreneurial Spirit

    Cons

    Still working on scaling for growth

    Advice to Management

    Medidata is the best kept secret...


  10. Helpful (9)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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
    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.


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