MEDecision

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Updated Apr 7, 2014

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2.1 49 reviews

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MEDecision President & CEO Deborah M. Gage

Deborah M. Gage

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18% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Typical KookAid - a lot of talk, little relevant action

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Wayne, PA

    ProsPay is great.

    Thankfully still some good people around, though many have left.

    ConsPoor products and poor support for them. Little if anything done to address either. Just keep pushing out the next new incomplete features.

    Not all, but many ... Managers who don't actually manage anything, seem like they don't actually want to manage, but want a managerial title and, if anything, "lead from behind" and try to apply pressure to get what they want. (a quote: "Let me find out who I have to push around to get this done.")

    Upper management that seems to know plenty about sales & marketing, but little about what it takes to have something clients actually want. (a quote: "Sales cures all ills.")

    A lot of talk about work/life balance, but don't try to actually have work/life balance. Can accrue plenty of time off, just don't expect to be able to use it; or if you do, expect to have to work while you're away.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe problem's not with the staff. It's with the lack of necessary leadership, lack of management, dismal product quality and poor, when there is any, support for it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Still hoping !

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Wayne, PA

    ProsThe executive management team talks a great talk. They are happy cheerful people. Hoping this will spread to lower levels of management and employee base. There are great projects in the works.

    ConsToo many bosses and not enough producers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I learned alot!

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Wayne, PA

    ProsGreat individual people, good salary, casual work environment

    ConsThe latest of many changes in leadership resulted in massive layoffs; good people cut loose with little feedback as to why (other than "lead, follow or get out of the way"), more & more executives, and no backfill for the people let go.

    Advice to Senior Managementremember that a company is more that just a management team. Need a good product, and PEOPLE.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Product Development Team Efforts Stifled by Senior Mgmt Decisions

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood people and a sense of collegiality in product development teams.
    Flexible work schedule.
    Casual attire.
    Clean and safe facility.

    ConsThe future is ever uncertain.
    Despite proclaiming candor as a value, Senior Mgmt shows a feigned, pep-rally camaraderie with the workforce, which is dispiriting and destructive over time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe genuine.
    Reward innovation instead of dismissing it.
    Listen to the teams and give them the time and resources to develop solutions that will make the products more robust, maintainable, and scalable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Medecision had good people to work with but too often management was unappreciative of terrific effort.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Wayne, PA

    ProsDecent pay. Good teams to wrk with.

    ConsWork day never ended. "On call" most of the time. Management just didn't care about it's employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward at least according to industry standard. Make sure front line employees know that you are there and will support them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wide and worsening chasm between senior management and everyone else

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Wayne, PA

    ProsThe company's buildings provide adequate shelter from bad weather and are climate-controlled

    ConsLayoffs becoming a huge part of the culture, enormous disconnect between senior management and the 'worker bees', morale plummeting

    Advice to Senior ManagementDiscontinuing the practice of demoralizing people would be a good idea. Implementing performance reviews where a large segment of the company is ranked as "substandard" simply because it meets some sort of arbitrary metric accomplishes nothing other than to make people want to leave. The recent mass layoff ended up taking care of that on its own. Outside of anyone at the VP level, no one has been given any incentive to remain at the company and there have been quite a few departures even among those who weren't laid off. All the while, the messages from the top are of the "moving in a new direction" nature. Easy to chuckle at that after more than 125 layoffs in the last two years from a company that only numbered about 300 before that.

    MEDecision had a solid reputation for over 20 years as a fun place to work with a lot of terrific people. The last two years have basically eradicated that completely and now people are all but dying to leave.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    draining -

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Wayne, PA

    ProsFlexibility is great, relaxed atmosphere, relaxed dress code (flip flops)
    good pay scale

    ConsNO LEADERSHIP - None - zip - nadda
    no one in a position to lead has the capacity to do so.
    Great titles but few fill their roles
    Draining mentoring management to fulfill their roles

    Advice to Senior ManagementD. Gage its way over due - time to clean house
    Dig a bit deeper under all those titles and promos and its all smoke and mirrors
    You dont have anyone in a position to raise the bar...................

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Weak management team

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Wayne, PA

    ProsFlexible working conditions and pay

    ConsManagement is not all on the same page - infighting is common although its usually underground.
    Little change

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to own their own failures and be held accountable.
    Upper management needs to clean middle management row -

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Proceed with Caution

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Wayne, PA

    ProsAs a small company, MEDecision may give you the opportunity to work on a variety of projects and activities. There is a lot of work to do and they are in a good business. MEDecision had a good vision and a good legacy and they have been in business a long time (20+ years). They have a loyal customer base and some very good customers who will be with them for a long time. They are willing to pay their technical staff a good starting salary and they invest in good performance with fair merit increases, for the most part. Their new product has promise, and they need to create a bridge for getting their current clients there. The future, therefore, is positive. Scott Storer, the new President and COO, is promising and appears to be a good leader. It will depend on how much he is permitted to lead -- and how long he stays.

    ConsThere has been too much executive turnover in the last couple of years and no communicated or stable strategic plan. No one at MEDecision seems to own communicating to employees; it is non-existent. The board hired a consultant to recommend improvements to the services organization and no material changes have occurred in the last year despite ousting one executive and bringing in a new one who is unpopular; it's worse than before. Senior Management, despite its platitudes, does not listen to its employees. As a result of the smaller size of the company, there is still favoritism of the long-time employees that have been with the company regardless of performance results. The company is so busy trying to get projects complete that process and infrastructure are not addressed or invested in after all of the years the company has been in business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStandardization and stability in process, and not just the development processes, is necessary for long-term sustainability. MEDecision needs to establish and stabilize one vision and then execute on that while investing in its infrastructure to ensure its long-term viability. It also needs to take a long, hard look still at its executive ranks for anything or anyone that may be toxic.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great pay, lousy work

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Chesterbrook, PA

    ProsMEDecision pays great and lets you work from home or remote whenever you want. They are also good with flexible work schedules. The offices are close to the King of Prussia area so you have access to shopping and restaurants. Also there's a great community park right out back where you can take lovely walks on your lunch hour. When I worked there, they paid for satellite TV service in the lunchroom downstairs so you could watch whatever you wanted during the day. The facility was modern as well and the air seemed pleasant, unlike some of these office buildings that seem to pump out toxic air

    ConsLots of change without communication. Favoritism toward employees who worked there when it was a small privately-owned company. This favoritism plays out in projects and promotions. Very cliquish and unfair.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some managers who know what they are doing and pay attention to ALL of their staff, not just their favorites.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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