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Medidata Solutions Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Great flexibility to accommodate work-life Balance (in 20 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 (3)

    "Former Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medidata Solutions (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Founders are still very passionate about the company
    -Intern program was well managed when it came to social events, exposure to many departments and the opportunity to learn more about them.
    -Fun happy hours and parties and fun company culture.

    Cons

    -While some (now former) HR employees were great at managing their programs, others are not.
    -Employees do not seem passionate about the actual product.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the hiring process for new employees and former interns. HR is not good at selling the company to potential hires.


  2. Helpful (21)

    "Think before you accept a position"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to learn about yourself a lot, as a team member and a leader. You also get to see what reality is at a very fast paced company with a leadership team that is very political.

    Cons

    The downfall of Medidata is the HR leadership. Not truthful and they form alliances with certain people and the rest are screwed. Unless you kiss up to the HR team, you are not really getting anywhere in this company, irrespective of how good you are. Another word to the wise- dont express your opinions. They dont want it despite the politically correct things they say to you.

    Advice to Management

    Please read these reviews. I just read many of them posted and majority of the reviews are more negative than positive. It is heartbreaking to see this of a company that I loved and wished it turned out differently.

    Medidata Solutions Response

    Oct 25, 2016 – Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition

    We are disappointed to hear that you feel this way and have had a difficult experience. Our focus is on creating a workplace where everyone feels engaged and valued and that HR is always here as a... More

  3. Helpful (12)

    "Great Place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care Specialist in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Care Specialist in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Medidata has a great company culture and work environment. The managers and staff are friendly and professional and there are flexible work options including work from home depending upon the position.

    Cons

    For my particular position it was required that I take an hour unpaid lunch each day. The break was nice, but I might have preferred a shorter lunch for a shorter day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Great company, great people. The game room was great but a fitness room might have been nice to balance out the sitting / standing still.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Employee"

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

    Pros

    Great employees. Receive positive and critical feedback when necessary. Great growing experience for those entering the corporate field.

    Cons

    Infrastructure for business processes could improve. Slowly transitioning system processes from that of a startup, to a big corporation.

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Average Experience"

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

    Pros

    Open Environment, easy to communicate, great co workers.

    Cons

    Management wasn't always clear to their direction (particularly my manager)


  6. Helpful (5)

    "The View from Below"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great work life balance
    - Competitive Salaries (there is a caveat though; see Cons)
    - Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    - Although the initial offer for base salary is competitive, the yearly raise is meagre
    - The signing bonus is not great either compared to other tech companies
    - The benefits and perks are mediocre
    - The company is not very open to innovative ideas and a lot of projects are ineffecient

    Advice to Management

    - Hire more younger talent and make the vetting process uniform and stricter.
    - To attract talent start providing more perks and benefits.


  7. Helpful (13)

    "Great culture, exciting work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Medidata is a fast paced, fast growing tech company. There are many opportunities for advancement and change. If you ware willing to self-motivate and tackle hard problems with grace, there is success awaiting you at Medidata. I've been a customer and an employee and I love Medidata from both perspectives.

    Cons

    "Work hard, play hard" - it can be too easy to only work hard and forget to take care of your work/life balance. Medidata fully supports a good balance, but it's easy to individually lose track of that.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, motivate, and continue to be passionate!

  8. Helpful (15)

    "Associate pplications Engineer"

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    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Medidata Solutions full-time

    Pros

    work on different tech stacks:
    choose which project you want to work on
    drive your own creer
    unlimited PTO/WFH

    Cons

    management sucks
    HR will make you cry
    Lack of direction and leadership
    Made to do work you dont want to
    Boring work

    Advice to Management

    do not play office politics and consider the career of an individual contributor more important


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Great Place to Work for the Right Personality"

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    • 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

    Pros

    Fun, entrepreneurial atmosphere; ready access to senior executives; collaborative and team-oriented colleagues; no lack of interesting and challenging projects to work on; invigorating company aiming for a higher purpose: "Powering smarter treatments and healthier people."

    Cons

    You get about one year to prove yourself. (Not a negative on its own.) However, you're not going to get a lot of specific direction on what "excellence" looks like. Meaning, you better be smart and aggressive and move fast on your own.


  10. Helpful (21)

    "Do not trust your career to this company"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - some work-life balance
    - some fun perks
    - technology is mostly up to date
    - founders still are passionate about the company

    Cons

    - poor managers, who are allowed to be bullies
    - no career development
    - politics is the basis of most decisions
    - mediocrity is awarded
    - very much an old boys network

    Advice to Management

    Fun parties can't be a substitute for good management practices. Look at how often employees leave this company after short stints.


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