Medpace Employee Reviews

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Terrible management with a sad culture of fear
Clinical Research Associate II (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHMarch 16, 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.
Pros
Free lunches, on-site gym
Cons
expensive healthcare options, poor management, sad culture of fear
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Wasn't the Right Company for Me
Clinical Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHMarch 10, 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
Pros
free lunches, fellow employees are great
Cons
Management, negative working environment
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Management is only worried about saving a buck and their own hides
Clinical Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHMarch 6, 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.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
higher work load than other companies, micromanaged to death
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Most corrupt and abusive place I have ever worked in my life.
Analytical Chemistry Associate (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHFebruary 19, 2017
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 .
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Healthy Lunch is provided everyday
Manager (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHFebruary 8, 2017
High growth company-experiencing the challenges that companies in growth mode must work through-hiring employees, finding the right employees, keeping up with IT demands, space issues, parking issues
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
high deductible health care
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Horrible Company
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHJanuary 11, 2017
Terrible Management. Immature management. No opportunities fro advancement. The culture is terrible. Do not work here. No training.
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Love it
Senior Data Assistant/Senior Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHAugust 25, 2016
Absolutely loved Medpace!! One of the best companies to work for. Free lunch, good benefits, great people and work environment. Ability to advance your career if you wanted to.
Pros
Free Lunch
Cons
Paid once a month
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Good work place
Statistical Analyst I (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHJuly 20, 2016
It is a very good academic to work at. I did learn a lot of stuff there. All the people are just nice and prefessional.
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Positive and upbeat work environment.
Office Manager (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHJuly 14, 2016
Great place to work. Enjoyed my co-workers and the direction the company is headed. Most enjoyable part of the day was seeing friends. The hardest part was having to say good bye.
Pros
Free Lunch, Gym
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productive and fun place to work
Clinical Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Irving, TXJuly 5, 2016
the training program is really good. they teach from scratch. There is noting you wont like in this company.If you like the travel and clinical research then this is the place for you.
Pros
very good culture, training is excellent
Cons
too much travel
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Medical Devices
CSA (Former Employee) –  Blaine, MNJune 16, 2016
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.
Pros
Great senior management
Cons
Low salaries, old office equipment (not ergonomical at all), no free lunch like HQ
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Awful place to work
Clinical Safety (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHJune 14, 2016
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.
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Work atmosphere, worthless management
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Worst experience ever
Regulatory (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHJanuary 23, 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.
Pros
Nice facility
Cons
Extremely dysfunctional management, no HR support, nepotism
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Great place to work
Clinical Trial Manager (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHSeptember 24, 2015
Would recommend this company. it s a great place to work and lots of room for advancement. The culture is good and the management team is made up of caring people.
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Not a good company to work for.
Data Assistant IV (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHMarch 6, 2015
Great employees, at least when I was there. Upper management out of touch with non-degreed personnel. Not everyone treated equally. They take firing at will to a whole new level.
Pros
Great coworkers
Cons
Lacks effective training techniques.
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Great co-workers horrible front line Managment
Lab Tech (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati OhioFebruary 13, 2015
Work is tedious and repetitive. They make you follow mindless procedures and refuse to explain why you do something just that you have to do it.

It all changed when the company was purchased in the past year. Co-workers are great people, they do their best to make it great, but mgmt. doesn't allow it
Pros
Free Lunches great people
Cons
New frontline managment is terrible.
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Poor Job Security
Clinical Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHDecember 29, 2014
The training program was a very comprehensive program which allows for you to learn about the company and the role as a CRA; however, the management is not devoted to help you learn but to only get the best results with as little interaction as possible. They say they refuse to micro manage, but while there is an employee training there needs to be some level of involvement. They do not take on responsibility for poor management skills but punish employees instead.
Pros
Nice office, good perks, and great fellow employees
Cons
Job instability, poor training techniques, lack of manager involvement
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horrible place to work
lab tech (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OhioOctober 22, 2014
Director brought friends and family to be upper management. They took long lunches and barely worked. When hr was brought in they terminated all employees who said anything bad about the management. One director had many heated arguments with employees and all the employees were let go.
Pros
free lunch on site gym
Cons
hostile working environment, job insecurity, cares more about money than doing things correctly, poor treatment of employees
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Not a good company to work for
Account Analyst (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHOctober 16, 2014
Upper management is cult-like and does not promote internal advancement. You basically do what they tell you. Difficult to advance. All processes and software are internally developed so if/when you leave, you have obtained no skills that are attractive to employers. They do not provide severance and require a 30-day notice when leaving.
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Management does not follow company SOPs, horrible job!
Regulatory (Former Employee) –  CincinnatiAugust 12, 2014
I would never recommend working here- unless you work in HR or IT. Interviews are misleading in that you are told that you will be busy and there are different management styles in the team. What they don't say is that you will work beneath at least five different managers- including your direct supervisor. This would be OK if each at least conformed to the SOPs set forth by the company. People do not socialize unless in the select cliques, which are primarily rooted in nepotism.

Forget filing a formal complaint to HR- unless you want a wrongful termination.

Save yourself the misery and mental health concerns. Go to another CRO.
Pros
Free lunch, pretty building
Cons
Poor management, no advancement, cliques, nepotism, useless HR, hazing of new employees
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