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
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
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 .
Fully understanding and agreeing with most of the reviews for the Cincinatti office, medical devices in MN is very different. Great senior management (we had very little interaction with upper management in HQ), nice co-workers, and feeling like you're cared for as an employee. No free lunches like Cincinnati and the "gym" is a joke, but I'll trade those for good management any day. They claim salaries are competitive, but I left and received almost a 50% increase in salary. Upper management starting to work their way into this office, but seemed minimal.
Great senior management
Low salaries, old office equipment (not ergonomical at all), no free lunch like HQ
Interviews are misleading. They stress the job perks like free lunch and onsite gym. The work is repetitive and boring not exciting and challenging like they claimed.
The schedule isn't flexible in this department. I put in a vacation day request weeks in advance and my manager chose to ignore it despite me asking several time in person and email. I did not get the day off even though no one else was off that day.
Be prepared to work 50% of the day and search the Internet the other part. No matter how much I ask for additional work and responsibilities management doesn't have it to give. Management is passive aggressive. Don't try to bring any new ideas to the table or you will face consequences.
This is NOT the job for you if: If you enjoy going to work and actually having work to do. If you want a flexible schedule and a great management team. If you enjoy being creative and having actual ideas of your own.
This is the job for you if: You want mindless work of copy and pasting text all day with a free midday lunch.
Regulatory (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – 23 January 2016
Upper management only want "yes men" and if you have ideas of your own you are punished or even fired with no explanation whatsoever. HR is completely useless. Nepotism is rampant, especially in upper management. Hostile work environment within Clinical Operations.
Extremely dysfunctional management, no HR support, nepotism
I found it a very interesting experience setting up the new Travel deaprtment within the existing Stirling Office. Getting a better understanding of the Industry and working closely with colleagues solve problems that arose along the way.