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Veeva Systems Reviews

Updated 13 January 2019
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Pros
  • "Free lunch every day and awesome people to work with" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Good work life balance/ability to work from home" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "I've heard that some teams are more process-driven or have less work-life balance" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Employee success appears to be an odd thing these days (it used to be a basic value)" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to Work and Learn"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Supportive Managers
    - Great Work
    - Learning Fast paced
    - Senior Management is very reachable

    Cons

    - Not many team building activities
    - Very Lean team model


  2. "Exciting, challenging, dynamic work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Veeva Systems full-time

    Pros

    Balance, employee benefits and professional development, fun work environment for young career-minded professionals in development, sales, marketing and professional services.

    Cons

    Change is constant. Need to be flexible and stay focused on objectives.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reinforce company vision and values as company scales.

  3. "Great People - Shifting Leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Radnor, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Radnor, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Veeva Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Flexible work environment (most roles)
    - Flexible PTO time
    - Great opportunity to learn new products and new industry practices
    - Company stock growth has been on a steady upswing since going product

    Cons

    - Leadership... plays favorites and that is not hidden; lead by fear
    - Opportunities - fewer and farther between
    - Secrecy is becoming more prevalent. Seems there are more secrets today than 5 years ago
    - Base comp isn't great. Annual increases have gone down (even though the company is swimming in cash).

    Advice to Management

    Lead with the employees who've helped grow the company. Have a TRUE "Employee First policy", and live by it. There is a lot of good in the company, try to spread the wealth of employee ownership. Me fair and equitable.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work in eastbay"

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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 Veeva Systems full-time

    Pros

    Convenient location if you are in Eastbay

    Cons

    Managers are biased. Growth opportunities for few people only. low salaries. No Work life balance


  5. "Associate Consultant Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Veeva Systems full-time

    Pros

    CDP Program, amazing perks of working from home, travel frequent and paid for, unlimited days off

    Cons

    there are no cons right now


  6. "Great Growth!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Veeva Systems full-time

    Pros

    Veeva is growing very fast and very quickly. Free lunch every day and awesome people to work with.

    Cons

    Flexible PTO, sounds great but people end up taking less than the average about of PTO other companies give.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Automation Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Automation Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Veeva Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The product is promising.
    Things move fairly fast.
    Benefits are good.
    People are nice.

    Cons

    Starting to show "big company problem" - things are slowing down a little bit

  8. Helpful (5)

    "A life sciences enterprise software company with stellar growth and great potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - CEO is a hands-on technical visionary, humble, down to earth and very smart. You can search for Veeva on youtube to find some videos where the CEO talks about the company and the amazing growth. Once you see these videos for yourself, you will realize that some of the negative comments from other reviewers here are either fake or posted by incompetent former employees.
    - The company is very profitable and has achieved stellar growth in the last few years.
    - Company has great vision and values. Employees are encouraged to freely move around between roles and teams based on their interests.
    - Veeva HQ in Pleasanton has a very modern and vibrant office building, free lunch and free snacks everyday, free fitness classes and conveniently located near to the Bart station.
     - The company culture is focused on getting things done fast - everything is very efficient. IT and facilities are very fast and responsive unlike many other larger companies in the bay area. The software development processes and release timelines are very efficiently structured and predictable.
    - Excellent opportunities to work in a variety of software roles including cloud services, devops, mobile application development, automated testing and product management
    - Most of the product managers are really talented and come up with new features that add value and help win more customers.
    - Flexible PTO policy in addition to the year end break.
    - Decent RSU package

    Cons

    - Salary and benefits are slightly lower compared to other cloud software companies. 401K match is very low. No bonus or profit sharing.
    - Too much importance given to the UX team and product managers while opinions of experienced developers and QA engineers are ignored. Even if the UX or product manager has very less practical working experience, they dominate meetings and make final decisions. The typical technical discussion ends with - "Just do as you are told". This results in customer facing defects that could have been avoided by focusing on proper design and "doing it right the first time" instead of "doing it in less time".
    - Even though the lunch is free, sometimes the food is terrible because the chefs like to put their salty sauce in everything. A typical entree involves a lot of tomato sauce with a lot of salt. Even fruit salads are not spared from the attack of the salty sauce.
    - The December holiday/shutdown has fixed dates making it difficult for employees who have family or relatives in Asia and need a longer break and flexibility with air travel.
    - Lack of inclusiveness - Some teams have people from certain races who speak their native language at their cubicles and also at lunch and exclude others. This can be seen with asian and russian native language speakers who have loud technical discussions with each other in their native dialect and thus excluding other team members from contributing to the discussion. However, this issue is not unique to Veeva and is typical of many bay area companies.

    Advice to Management

    Advice for CEO: The work skills that most engineers gain at Veeva are very valuable to other cloud and internet software companies and they are willing to pay top dollar for good talent. This trend can be seen with many Veeva employees who work for while, learn valuable skills and then leave to join companies like workday, google, salesforce and facebook. Consider providing better compensation and benefits to the hard working engineers so that they stay longer and help Veeva achieve greater success and profitability. Encourage a work culture of collaboration and consensus instead of "do as you are told". Consider changing the company vision of "Do the right thing" to "Do the right thing the first time even if it takes more time".

    Advice for middle management:
    Leaders who refuse to listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing significant to say.


  9. Helpful (12)

    "Such great potential, but poor work life balance."

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

    I worked at Veeva Systems full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work remote is great. The employees themselves are phenomenal and willing to help when they can. Good salary. Great benefits.

    Cons

    If you’re interviewing, ask how many hours are expected/worked by other members of the team especially for the services teams.
    Current mode is not scalable or sustainable. The company is not set up for the massive growth they expect. The hiring, training, and on-boarding process has not been scaled up to support the large business Veeva has become.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people. Support your current people. Ask the employees for ideas for ways to make things better. Employee performance is much more than just the hours they bill. More communication between product and services. Put the core values into practice. Realize that people have lives outside of work. You hire loyal, hardworking people. Stop taking advantage of them and realize that more people are needed to make the company successful without killing your employees.


  10. "Great company with some growing pains"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Veeva Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company vision
    Product is strong
    Flexible working
    Lots of room to grow

    Cons

    Individuals are not empowered
    Blame culture
    Employee appreciation is low