Staff Software Engineer (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – April 12, 2017
Epocrates has a nice and great working environment. Many supports from the upper managers, colleagues are very friendly and knowledgeable in general. Everyone has a good mind of helping each other in work.
Tough place to work. Young company (founded around 2000) and had 2 offices - in CA and NJ. Company went public in 2011 and simply wasn't ready for it. People worked crazy hours as company scrambled to meet analyst's earnings expectations. C-Suite turnover was very high.
IT Systems Administrator (Current Employee) – Ewing, NJ – December 5, 2013
• Identify and initiate resolution to customer issues and concerns associated with Windows and Mac desktop hardware and software. • Installation and implementation of desktop hardware and software according to department standards and procedures. • Support of critical systems and applications in a Windows and Unix infrastructure. • Handling technology assignments that can be very complex in nature where personal judgment is required for problem resolution. • Establish and maintain good working relationships with our vendors. • Maintain current technical expertise in rapidly changing technology environment. Able to seek out new and innovative solutions to technology issues faced by our customers. • Maintain a positive working relationship with all departments and seeks out ways to improve their productivity.
Software QA Tester (Current Employee) – San Mateo, CA – January 30, 2013
A typical day at work :
• Perform black box testing for medical application, which is used by doctors and non-medical professional users to access database with detailed information on physicians all over the US • Test mobile messaging application developed for medical professionals to allow secure professional communication • Provide testing on Android and iOS handheld devices. Utilize iOS emulator using XCode. • Develop test plan, test cases, test scenarios and user flows for various types of handheld devices covering multiple Android and iOS platforms based on Users Stories and product’s design description for meeting the requirements • Participate in weekly Profile & Directory sprint standup meetings and discuss where to concentrate testing efforts and what should be done on weekly basis • Utilize QMetry to develop test cases and to track their execution • Participate in Agile Testing process utilizing Rally Agile Manager tool • Execute test cases in Agile Sprint environment • Perform functional, acceptance, integration, ad hoc, and regression test for various applications on smart phone and tablet devices • Submit and track problem reports using Jira bug-tracking system • Perform regression testing on fixed issues on mobile devices
Regional Vice President (Current Employee) – San Mateo, CA – January 6, 2013
Epocrates is trying to redefine itself. Morale is down and people dont know whether to hang on or run for the hills. New management is cleaning up house but some of the bad attitudes are hard to get rid of. There are a lot of skeptics but when there is no transparency it's really hard to be a believer. The most frustrating thing is one day they say we are moving left then a few days later we are moving right then abruptly stop going in any direction. Team Leads/ Managers have bad attitudes and are losing quality people and will probably lose more if they dont open their eyes soon.
Compliance Administrator (Current Employee) – San Mateo, CA – December 21, 2012
I provide legislative and regulatory updates to the company. My favorite part of my job is understanding the intersect between legislation, technology, and compliance. I enjoy my coworkers immensely, but am eager to expand on skills and interests.
Sr. Visual Design Manager (Marketing) (Current Employee) – San Mateo, CA – October 8, 2012
Used to be a great place to work until the last CEO brought everyone down the wrong path. More than 1/2 of the original employees left; the ones that stayed had to deal with the pains of a new CEO and top management who do not understand the company, their employees or their customers. Eventually after an agonizing 3 months of saying something was going to change, it did: employees quit, people were fired and one department was relieved of their jobs only to be replaced by an outside agency. Give it a year or two and they might get back on their feet; as of now, I would recommend to stay away.
good healthcare, bagels on friday.
poor upper managment, too many failed projects due to meeting launch dates