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Medivation Reviews

Updated 16 October 2017
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Medivation Founder, President & CEO David T. Hung, MD
David T. Hung, MD
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Pros
  • Company is growing so you can put your stamp on evolving processes/SOPs (in 4 reviews)

  • steady revenue; good benefits; good pools of talents (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • The company is going through a massive growth so lots of growing pains (in 5 reviews)

  • We've lost that small-company feel - Everyone is new, so no one knows how to get things done or who can resolve issues (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Vision, Good Company, Growing pains"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medivation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great vision, good product and portfolio, Saving patient lives, fairly competitive salary, good benefits, good location, free drinks- coffee- fruits- snack-food

    Cons

    Small company mentality. Original employees combative of changes. refuse to grow and change their business practices for the better. Lots of clans and gossiping. Poor and non-existent processes. Promotion/ advancement is on the favoritism basis instead of merit. Incompetent senior leadership. Inefficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Good job selling the company to Pfizer.


  2. "Associate Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medivation full-time

    Pros

    Influence across the organization, exciting environment, great co-workers, excellent location.

    Cons

    Weak infrastructure, upper management, computer systems are not ideal


  3. "Just like a family!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Was at Medivation for less than a year and now it's Pfizer, but what a wonderful and talented staff. Loved the smarts blended with a wonderful sense of fun, camaraderie and kindness.

    Cons

    When a big company buys a small one, so of the team and family-oriented culture is lost.


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  5. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work,

    Cons

    Management only cares about them as far bonus goes


  6. "Clinical Trial Manager"

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

    I have been working at Medivation full-time

    Pros

    office location is very good, colleagues are very smart and great to work with

    Cons

    recent acquisition creating a lot of uncertainty


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment with lots of room to learn and grow. I also love the culture and how quickly things get done.

    Cons

    Bought by Pfizer and 180 degree change to culture. Also, workload is non existent and is taking more than a year to integrate into the Pfizer system; hence, the worst integration ever.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together when it comes to integration since you guys done it so many times already.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "mgr"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Medivation full-time

    Pros

    People are friendly. Nice drive without getting into metro.

    Cons

    Departments work in silos. Compartmentalized and many look to escape the work.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate roles and responsibilities


  9. "Great company with clear direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medivation full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance was great
    Lots of work but everyone was dedicated

    Cons

    Target for acquisition and lowered morale


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Senior SAS Programmer in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior SAS Programmer in San Jose, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Medivation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Allowed me working 4 days home per week, and one days at office

    Cons

    My supervisor was always delay to sign my time sheet.


  11. "Sr. Project Manager and Business Process Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medivation full-time

    Pros

    Great offices and views, rewarding work.

    Cons

    No longer exists as an independent entity.


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