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Medivation Reviews

Updated January 9, 2019
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Medivation Founder, President & CEO David T. Hung, MD
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Pros
  • "Excellent science, great location, nice work environment, good pay/benies" (in 5 reviews)

  • "steady revenue; good benefits; good pools of talents" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "We've lost that small-company feel - Everyone is new, so no one knows how to get things done or who can resolve issues" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Weak infrastructure, upper management, computer systems are not ideal" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Fast-paced, exciting work place"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Counsel in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Counsel in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    collegial and friendly work environment, super smart colleagues

    Cons

    lots of fire drills and preventable emergencies due to lack of planning


  2. "Maintenance Technician"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Conroe, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Conroe, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits and some room for advancement

    Cons

    "me too" movement type culture. accusation no evidence can get you fired

    Advice to Management

    not good

  3. "Best Company I've Worked For"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medivation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Medivation had a great vision and treated its employees superbly. There were many opportunities for advancement and to move into other areas of interest.

    Cons

    Some managers were big on micro-management. Early research initiatives were often very secretive.

    Advice to Management

    Discourage cliques and take a mature management approach that does not put on too much pressure or stress the details.


  4. "Culture and Work"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, closeness, and respect. Work is fast paced and very enjoyable.

    Cons

    Work is demanding for all.


  5. "Awesome Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice culture, cool projects, lovely colleagues. Really enjoyed my time there!

    Cons

    There isn't really anything to complain about my experience at Medivation.


  6. "Great Vision, Good Company, Growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great vision, good product and portfolio, Saving patient lives, fairly competitive salary, good benefits, good location, free drinks- coffee- fruits- snack-food

    Cons

    Small company mentality. Original employees combative of changes. refuse to grow and change their business practices for the better. Lots of clans and gossiping. Poor and non-existent processes. Promotion/ advancement is on the favoritism basis instead of merit. Incompetent senior leadership. Inefficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Good job selling the company to Pfizer.


  7. "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medivation full-time

    Pros

    Influence across the organization, exciting environment, great co-workers, excellent location.

    Cons

    Weak infrastructure, upper management, computer systems are not ideal

  8. "Just like a family!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Was at Medivation for less than a year and now it's Pfizer, but what a wonderful and talented staff. Loved the smarts blended with a wonderful sense of fun, camaraderie and kindness.

    Cons

    When a big company buys a small one, so of the team and family-oriented culture is lost.


  9. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work,

    Cons

    Management only cares about them as far bonus goes


  10. "Clinical Trial Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medivation full-time

    Pros

    office location is very good, colleagues are very smart and great to work with

    Cons

    recent acquisition creating a lot of uncertainty