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Veeva Systems Reviews

Updated March 18, 2019
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  • "I've heard that some teams are more process-driven or have less work-life balance" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Employee success appears to be an odd thing these days (it used to be a basic value)" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great dev teams, huge product, always selling"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Veeva Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Free lunch
    - Unlimited PTO
    - Extremely good stock options (changed this year)
    - Competitive pay
    - 2% of your income in education
    - Fitness reimbursement
    - Work/life balance
    - Can switch teams, products, or job titles at any time
    - Huge mix of junior, mid level, and senior engineers.
    - Engineers from atypical backgrounds (passionate / motivated).
    - Week break at the end of the year.
    - CEO / Upper management seem to know their stuff.

    For me personally on my team (might apply to others):

    - Insanely good manager, he purposely wants us to improve our skills for our future.
    - Manager will be the face of problems that you make.
    - Everyone on my team is extremely nice, talented, and fit together well.
    - Occasional events with the team.
    - Relaxed work sechedules ("9-5" but flexible).

    I'm curious if other reviews end up with bad teams.

    Cons

    - Learning all the tech, software, terminology, products is overwhelming initially.
    - The core software which creates nearly all products is an insanely huge code base.
    - Huge code base is annoying to develop in due to size, slowness, and VM that's required.
    - Software growing pains (see last two points). The company has grown very fast and still looks to add thousands of employees in the next few years.
    - Some teams aren't as friendly.
    - Some teams are overwhelmed (dev ops seem to need a lot more people).
    - Lunch is sometimes meh.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting strengths of individuals, hire non-traditional CS backgrounds, it creates a good culture.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible PTO
    Stock-based Compensation
    Supportive and dedicated co-workers
    Young (ish), forward thinking employee base
    Challenging and dynamic work
    Opportunities to travel
    Internal transfers encouraged

    Cons

    Workload can be heavy
    Frequent shuffling among managers/leadership
    Growth paths aren't very clear
    Limited 401k matching

  3. "Good company to grow in"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultante in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Consultante in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Own leadership
    Responsibilities regardless hierarchy
    Autonomy
    Global communication

    Cons

    Team working in different countries
    Different approach on delivery


  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Steward
    Former Employee - Data Steward
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Veeva Systems full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are awesome, fun and upbeat atmosphere if you put the work in, good management, free food on Tuesdays :D

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - N/A
    Former Employee - N/A

    I worked at Veeva Systems full-time

    Pros

    Pto and benefits. Crest culture as well

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Best job I've ever had"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Services in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Professional Services in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Veeva Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've been at Veeva for about 4 months. The people are smart, engaged, and helpful. The team overall is doing great things and there is a lot of excitement about the direction that the company is heading in. Veeva seems to truly care about the engagement and happiness of their employees, and they are also focused on doing the right thing for their customers.

    Cons

    The only negative I can think of is the hiring process. The CEO still reviews every single hire before signing off.... at 2600+ employees and growing, it is difficult to imagine how this is sustainable for the future. I interviewed for months before getting an offer, but I'm so glad I stuck with it!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  7. Helpful (10)

    "Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Free lunch, healthy snack, game room

    Cons

    Unlimited PTO means 15 days. Micromanagement is all over the Vault department. Managers have too much power and can be very rude to developers.

    Totally agree with another review, quote "It’s a very political environment, there’s no work-life-balance at Veeva, expect to work nights and weekends."

  8. Helpful (5)

    "QA management"

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

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

    Pros

    Games, free food, some good people to work with. New technology

    Cons

    Vault QA management is totally political drama.
    Too many politics.
    No appreciation for hardwork done.
    Totally biased management.
    Very unhealthy politics
    Lack of communication between employees and management.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to look into issues with what is going on. Something needs to be changed.


  9. "Remote employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is great and so are the employees. The CEO genuinely cares about growing the company and keeping the culture. Unlimited PTO, can use 2% of your salary for book or classes to develop skills. Fitness reimbursement and stock.

    They like to promote within so there is plenty of opportunity to grow and learn.

    Cons

    If you don't like to work from home or travel this position might not be for you. Or if you're not self motivated.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Veeva is a unique place to work..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Veeva Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Veeva's emphasis on people made it such a great place to work. Whether it's advocating for employees or customers, the people-centric culture is consistent throughout the entire organization. I felt fortunate to work for such a fantastic company that had outstanding benefits as well. I would have never left if compensation had been fair to market value.

    Cons

    Management is disconnected from what is happening and does not have the desire to stay in step with the expected.
    Pay is below what is expected in many roles.

    Advice to Management

    I have worked in a professional capacity for 20+ years and Veeva is still my favorite employer. Keep up the great work. Please keep investing in your people.