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Medpace Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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Medpace President and CEO August Troendle
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Pros
  • Free Lunch is provided everyday (in 52 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, good work/life balance and a positive atmosphere (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management does not value newer employees or those lower on the totem pole (in 13 reviews)

  • Cannot work from home, healthcare benefits poor (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "CRA"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CRA in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - CRA in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medpace (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible! Everyone is kind and really helpful

    Cons

    No con for me, just wish more opportunities to grow

    Advice to Management

    none

    Medpace Response

    Oct 3, 2017 – Associate Director, Recruitment

    Thank you for your review! At Medpace we strive to provide a collaborative team environment with opportunities for growth and advancement. We have established career paths within our functional... More


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Clincial Study Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medpace full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people.
    Flexible hours
    40 hours sick hours to use
    a few floating holidays
    great place to gain experience right out of college if you want to pursue a career in clinical research

    Cons

    Boss is usually hard to get in contact with. Usually out of the office for a couple hours.
    Low pay!
    If you leave, you end up paying for PTO.!!!
    Make too many promises and don't follow through.
    I did not give 30 day notice. I gave the regular 2 weeks. I had to call HR asking where my last check was. They said I didn't get paid anything because I didn't give my 30 day notice and had to pay for my PTO. I asked them an amount and I didn't get a response. They informed me they took the amount out of my 401K contributions! HR informed me that my supervisor and exit interview rep should have told me the amount I owed the company . Neither person informed me! This company screwed me and many other people over. The turnaround is very very very high. not many people stay more than 1 year. They pay their employees very low and will not increase wages. At each town hall meeting, the salary always comes up and they continue to tell everyone they can't do anything about it. Instead, they'd rather waste their money on getting the building renovated. Getting cool office supplies and planning paint nights in the office and getting a large variety of drinks and snacks. We don't need all that crap, and the company wastes their money on things.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "False Pretenses"

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    Former Employee - CRA
    Former Employee - CRA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medpace (More than a year)

    Pros

    Talented, smart workforce - easy to make new friends
    Nice equipment
    New building

    Cons

    This company fails to value its employees, in particular the CRA group. It only values the bottom dollar line and it is vividly expressed through the compensation provided, the treatment of its employees, and the policy changes. For instance, the compensation is well below the industry standard, but they will tell you during recruitment that if you're patient you will reap the benefits of a higher salary in due time after training (this is untrue). For instance, the culture of the company is to instill fear and paranoia by micromanaging all staff and threatening jobs over minor mistakes (e.g. you submitted an incorrect expense report or were seen on your phone). For instance, policy changes are continually being made to benefit the company and not the employee (e.g. required to take budget airline flights, increased the number of visits per year to make bonus, restructured promotions, scrutinized every detail of an expense report). In reflection of these policies and others, the turnover rate continues to remain high and management does nothing to make processes transparent. It has lost a lot of good talent and experience in recent years, including upper management. Overall, this employer does not have your best intentions in mind. DO NOT RECOMMEND.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, communicate changes in a transparent way, and stop recruiting under false pretenses.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Management will play favorites"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medpace full-time

    Pros

    If you have a relative in management who works there you have excellent job security.

    Cons

    If you make it high enough to be invited to management parties then you're good, but if you're trying to start a career stay away. If you're not a favorite you'll be overloaded with work and will eventually be fired when you've done as much work as they can throw on you before your training period is even complete.

    Miami University and University of Cincinnati recent grads should avoid this company at all costs. You're better off with a contract position or hospital job.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Bad decision-review ratings"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medpace full-time

    Pros

    Courteous co-workers, Workout facility,
    Free lunch

    Cons

    Senior management lacks direction-no communication to employees
    Depressing work environment
    No work/life balance-micro managed daily
    Decision making process too long

    Advice to Management

    Work environments have evolved, the way people work has changed, look around and you can see why so many people leave


  6. "Statistical Analyst II"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Statistical Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Statistical Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay and raises, flexible work schedule, great co-workers

    Cons

    Cannot work from home, healthcare benefits poor

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to work from home at least part time

    Medpace Response

    Oct 3, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your review! Medpace takes pride in creating an environment that helps teams thrive and do their best work. Our clients value our team-based environment and the cohesion with which we... More


  7. "Grow your Career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Operations Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Clinical Operations Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Medpace provides entry level opportunities and helps facilitate career growth.

    Cons

    Limited work from home opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    You hire good quality individuals, it is time to trust them and empower them to make decisions on their own.

    Medpace Response

    Oct 3, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your review! Much of our success is credited to our highly collaborative team environment which allows us to better serve our clients. Our in-house approach enables us to deliver our... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good working environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medpace full-time

    Pros

    People are very nice and we had good time together

    Cons

    Stubborn company policy and too many layers of management


  9. "CPU"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medpace part-time

    Pros

    They had nice flexibility in work hours

    Cons

    Their pay is alright, management can use some work


  10. Helpful (3)

    "They judge you on a mock exam score without even seeing monitoring"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Medpace (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free soda, gym, and salad for lunch. Most of the people are actually super friendly

    Cons

    Manger oversight, low salary, difficult and lack of access to help during training, backlog for training trips.

    Advice to Management

    Put some effort into your CRAs before you decide they are worthless


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