53% would recommend to a friend
(1053 total reviews)
51% approve of CEO
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- "Good people to work with" (in 53 reviews)
- "Great training program for employees that are new to clinical research." (in 36 reviews)
- "Manager and colleagues are great!" (in 32 reviews)
- "My coworkers and department were all great and nice to work with." (in 29 reviews)
- "Flexible hours are great for planning ahead." (in 20 reviews)
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- 5.0Oct 5, 2023CRA ICurrent Employee, more than 1 yearCincinnati, OH
Friendly staff Great training program
I do not have any complaintsMedpace Response4w
Thank you for the positive review! We are happy to hear that you have had a positive experience with your colleagues and our training process. We appreciate your feedback!
- 3.0Nov 27, 2023TMF AdministratorCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearCincinnati, OH
• Cincinnati office is nice to work at, it looks professional and clean, and is good to walk around to get steps in/clear your head to think. • Individual people and departments can be wonderful. • Good PTO—Start out at 120 hours vacation, 48 hours sick, and 2 roaming holidays. Vacation increases at 3, 5, and then 8 years.
• Underpaid: Pay is below industry average, after two years my pay is still below what some people start out at and is still below industry average. • Upper-management does not realize how understaffed many departments are and how bad retention is. Not enough hiring to replace experienced people and experienced people will bear larger burden as new people train and you hope other people don’t leave, but you understand why they do. • CEO micromanages which causes cumbersome and obtuse decision movement. This works for a smaller company but if Medpace hopes to grow further, this mom-and-pop thinking should go. I do understand wanting to continue making decisions in a company you founded but you need to let smaller decisions be delegated.1
- 1.0Sep 16, 2023Clinical Trial Project ManagerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearCincinnati, OH
Nothing is positive besides the salary
This company will try to wring you out for everything you are worth. The benefits are trash. The work culture is insanely toxic. People come into work sick all the time (likely against their will). You get 5 sick days for a whole year. They couldn’t care less if something happens to you or your family — just when you’re gonna be able to get back to work (and it better be right away according to them!). I even got a text on the day a close family member died (which they had been informed about previously), asking me if I had my laptop so I could do work that day. Even if you’re an employee who has bent over backwards and put your all in, and delivered time and time again, they have no interest in doing anything to keep you around. All of the project managers I got hired with (now including myself), have quit within ~a year of hire. WFH in some functional areas is a lie and gets denied within your allowance often. This place is insanely adverse to the idea of innovation too. They have no interest in hearing any ideas you may have for improvement.11Medpace Response3mo
We are saddened by your view of Medpace and taken aback by your comments. We strive to ensure our employees have a comfortable, collaborative work environment. Our associates are the heartbeat of this company, and we strive to make them feel heard and valued. We promote a culture focused on positivity, collaboration, and flexibility. In regard to benefits, we offer various plans based on employee needs, and we consistently review our benefits each year to be sure we are meeting associate expectations and remaining aligned with the market. Medpace does not tolerate any behavior that creates a toxic work environment. As we encourage all employees to escalate any of these very serious concerns to a manager and Human Resources for immediate investigation and resolution, we invite you to contact our Cincinnati Human Resources Department to discuss your concerns further.
- 3.0Nov 20, 2023Contracts AssociateCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsCincinnati, OH
A lot of the people here are great to work with and want for you to succeed
The thing that is holding back most people at Medpace is the corporate structure of Medpace. The lack of WFH capabilities for employees who have “proved” themselves to be trustworthy is a huge black spot. There doesn’t seem to be a rhyme or reason to who is salaried vs hourly (which determines whether or not you can work from home) the way the corporate structure is makes it impossible to advocate for yourself and colleagues to advance forward.1
- 3.0Oct 9, 2023Project CoordinatorCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearDallas, TX
Medpace is a great CRO to start out in if you're fresh out of college or entering the field. You will get a minimum of 3 weeks PTO each year which can be accumulated over time. There are plenty of opportunities for internal growth. Some positions can work remotely on a hybridized schedule. Most roles don't have a lot of extremely close supervision. The company is doing really well financially.
The managers are dishonest in regards to expected promotions or raises. They will tell you to expect a promotion at a certain time, but then when the time comes more often than not you will not be promoter. The company does not make you feel welcome and is quick to fire people with little cause. They may push back against ADA requests. Internally, functional areas face frequent communication issues which may lead to dysfunction in projects. High turnover means a lot of transitions within projects, leading to disorganized systems.3Medpace Response4w
Thank you for the review. We pride ourselves in offering opportunities to individuals early in their career giving them proper training to grow within the industry and in their career. Medpace values the growth of each employee, which is why we have multiple levels structured within each position for continual advancement opportunities. All promotions are based upon minimum eligibility requirements as well as performance standards. We encourage all employees to review these standards with their manager, as they are a valuable resource concerning any questions associates have about their compensation. Regarding ADA requests, we engage in the interactive process with all of our employees. We encourage you to escalate any of these concerns to your Human Resources representative. We appreciate your feedback.
- 4.0Nov 3, 2023Data Standard AnalystFormer Employee, more than 1 yearCincinnati, OH
Very supportive departmental team Great employee benefits Challenging work
HR has unilateral ability to terminate employees for trivial things without supervisor input
- 2.0Nov 20, 2023Statistical AnalystCurrent EmployeeCincinnati, OH
Indeed a fast-paced environment and multitasking
be prepared for working overtime to meet various deadlines Poor benefits/health insurance career paths can be restrictively predefined based on the major and degree for non-senior positions in its biometric sector,1
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Medpace has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 1,155 reviews left anonymously by employees. 53% of employees would recommend working at Medpace to a friend and 56% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.
53% of Medpace employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Medpace 3.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.