Office Coordinator (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 30 August 2017
I know work isn't all laughs and fun, but this place is really depressing. Work wise the job is easy to do and can be demanding at times but nothing you can't handle. The other aspect of the office environment is very isolating, people aren't very friendly and you are more less thrown into the deep end. It's a very 'cliquey' type of place to work and being quite a personable individual I did find it hard to 'fit in' and get along. Most of the time I just put my head down and got on with it, but it's not very good for work morale or clock watching the whole day.
Clinical Research Associate II (Current Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – 30 September 2017
They hired a ton of CRAs, telling us that we would be done with training in 6 months and then would be regularly traveling and assigned to studies. I've worked there over a year and none of that was true. Training lasted almost 9 months and I still have not been assigned a study. They use CRAs as interns, giving us small boring tasks that were meant for interns to do. It doesn't help that they fire the CRAs like crazy and for little to no reason.
free lunches, drinks, gym
Bad upper management, deceitful, fear-stricken work place
CRA (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – 27 September 2017
Few in from the east cost to Texas for an interview. The interviewing manger was nasty and rude. She was not very welcoming and even if I was offered and position I would not stay with that company. Very cut throat company.
once given assignments, you are thrown into things without a lot of direction and everything is expected to be done yesterday. Overall the people try to be helpful and everyone is pretty nice. The expectations are really high, which is fine but there needs to be a better training program for the project coordinators. The work load between various positions seems to be very unbalanced. There are people who are sitting around not doing much while other people are working 12 hour days.
free lunch, gym on site, food trucks on site regularly
Great workplace for students who are pursuing a degree.
Intern in the Clinical Pharmacology Unit (Current Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – 9 July 2017
A typical work day consists of many different tasks, I learned how to best manage my time in the CPU. I perform vital signs and feed the volunteers meals during the day. I have learned better ways to interact with people during my time at Medpace. There is a lot of days where we have down time, however some days can be very hectic where we barely get a break. I really enjoy the people I work with and the volunteers who participate in the studies.
Medpace is a great place to work if you are early in your career. They are expanding rapidly and are willing to offer frequent raises and promotions to keep you. But the pay starts off at the very low end of what you might expect, so even with frequent pay increases, it still takes several years to get up into the range of what you are worth. As a result, there tends to be high turnover in some departments as people leave for better paying positions elsewhere. However, the people are nice, and more than willing to teach you and mentor you as you learn and develop new skills. They have some issues with insufficient number of parking spots to keep up with all of the new hires, and we are rearranging cubicles every few months to accommodate the new folks, but they are in the process of constructing a new building with more parking and more office space, so hopefully these are temporary issues. They have an on-site cafeteria with free lunch offered every day and an on-site gym available to anyone who wants to use it. There are also weekly fitness classes (Zumba, yoga, etc) for employees.
Free Lunch, fitness center, friendly people
401k matching doesn't vest until you've been there 3 years, no work-from-home option
The much-touted firewall between the project teams and the bean counters does not insulate the staff from budget concerns, but it does make resource planning nearly non-existent. If you show any ability, you'll find yourself over-assigned - rapidly. Baiting and switching in proposals is rampant. To leave, you'll have to go back to the clinic, because the no-compete is tough.
Don't burn any bridges to come to Medpace.
Free Salad, great gym, nice office, lovely cars in the visitor's spaces
no working from home, entrenched, senior management with no incentive to improve
Clinical Research Associate II (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – 16 March 2017
Medpace has a training program for CRAs. Unfortunately, they will fire you if you do not do well...no second chances or real "training" to improve or learn. Even if you do make it through the training, the management is free to fire you at will for any reason, including just not liking you, no matter how good your performance is. It creates a culture of fear to do anything because you just don't know who will get upset at what next.
Free lunches, on-site gym
expensive healthcare options, poor management, sad culture of fear
Clinical Research Associate (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – 10 March 2017
Medpace has great benefits and opportunity to rise up in the company ranks but the micromanagement and unclear expectations make the office environment negative. I was constantly stressed and felt uncomfortable around management. Th
Management is only worried about saving a buck and their own hides
Clinical Research Associate (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – 6 March 2017
I would not recommend working at this CRO as they have over-hired the CRA role and are now cutting tons of CRAs who have completed training. Now that the company is public they only focus on the bottom line. They micromanage everything and constantly hover over you to ensure you are on topic.
higher work load than other companies, micromanaged to death
The staff of the department I worked in never exceeded 20 people. During the three years I worked there there were eight people fired to cover up criminal activity of the department director. This was done with the knowledge and assistance of the companies owner .