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Updated March 24, 2017
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Veeva Systems Founder and CEO Peter Gassner
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Pros
  • Free lunch for everybody every week (Veeva Tuesdays) (in 17 reviews)

  • Can't complain about work-life-balance (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is non-existent (in 9 reviews)

  • It can be difficult to move around in the company (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "A place for high-achievers"

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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

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

    Pros

    - Company truly lives by its corporate values: customer success, employee success, speed
    - Ability to primarily work from home and commute to one of the local offices as needed
    - Competitive pay, great benefits
    - Amazing colleagues - the smartest, most driven people I have ever worked with - Veeva only hires top talent
    - Modern cloud software company - products are highly desired by customers
    - Company is driven and committed to be best-in-class for every application it delivers and follows through on that goal
    - I truly love what I do and feel a sense of pride for my work

    Cons

    You are always "on the clock". There is an unspoken expectation that you will reply to emails at all hours of the day and all days of the week. Working on the east coast means early morning meetings with Europe/Asia, meetings starting at your lunch hour into the evening with California (where HQ is located), and then sometimes more meetings at night with Asia.

    It's very difficult to stand out as an employee or team as almost everyone is an "A player" and almost all teams are firing on all cylinders. For example, launching a new product, generating a substantial pipeline, beating long-standing competitors in the market, and closing a significant amount of business in a <12 month period is an expectation, not an outstanding accomplishment.

    While there is a decent amount of promotion from within the organization, certain roles have a somewhat unclear long-term career path.

    Advice to Management

    Employee success isn't just about having a flexible PTO policy and solid healthcare options (though these things are definitely appreciated!). Help managers encourage strategies for work/life balance - there are ways to achieve this without compromising on customer success.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Give and take"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, location, benefits, and products

    Cons

    Leadership tends to micro-manage everything from new hires to what we eat for lunch


  3. "great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company, great benefits, great leadership and vision

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities and development


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  5. "Work/Life Balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management team, growth-oriented strategy. When you go on vacation, you can truly "unplug." Very fast-paced environment.

    Cons

    While cost effective, benefits don't cover many doctors where I live.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! An excellent company to work for.


  6. "One of the best companies in south bay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Focused and motivational environment
    - Really smart people
    - Focus on doing the right thing rather than short term patches
    - In house free lunch

    Cons

    - A bit of learning curve to start with


  7. "Just started - great experience"

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

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

    Pros

    - Onboarding process is great
    - Great building, free lunch, nice facilities
    - Friendly people - everyone is willing to help you out

    Cons

    - None so far, another review to come in 6 months

    Advice to Management

    - As part of the onboarding, go over the general org structure and department heads and next levels


  8. "Pretty good company for first job out of college for software engineers"

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

    I have been working at Veeva Systems full-time

    Pros

    The interview process for software engineers is pretty rigorous, making it impossible for mediocre developers to get hired. Reasonable/not very demanding work load for competent developers. Free lunches save money and time. Good upper management people. Industry leader (helps with new products penetration). Stocks constantly increase after earning reports every quarter

    Cons

    On the flip side, other more well-known (consumer-products tech companies) are targeting the same candidates pool. Having difficulty to hire top 1% to 0.1% developers

    Advice to Management

    Increase brand awareness. Compete with other hyped tech companies. Probably bump base salary a little bit more, to reach six-figure, for fresh grads software engineering role


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Veeva Pros and Cons"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Training Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative cloud software focused in the lifesciences industry. Always changing and new products being development. Challenging work environment.

    Cons

    Work life balance is very bad. Management rarely promotes from within. They prefer to bring people from the outside. Tenure is useless.

    Advice to Management

    Live up to the vision of employee success and provide more guidance and opportunity for growth within the company.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Admin"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, people are great, healthy lunch and snack options provided daily.

    Cons

    "Autonomy over alignment" attitude from the CEO makes it extremely difficult to get things done efficiently. Everyone has their own priorities and there is no incentive to work with other departments to better company functionality as a whole. No alignment on application and system wants/needs, every man for himself.

    The Marketing department is a disaster. They lack any concept of "bigger picture", just a constant fire drill. This is the direct result of their Chief Marketing Officer.

    Advice to Management

    Engage your employees more!


  11. "Great Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is on a roll financially.

    The culture is more cooperative than competitive. There's a strong sense that the rising tide lifts all boats.

    The company is pretty good about accommodating employees' family obligations.

    Cons

    It's not unusual for product teams to be on call over the weekend - especially after a release.

    The compensation isn't as high as some other valley companies (although the stock has done well).

    Advice to Management

    Bring average direct compensation up to be more competitive.



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