MedAssets

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MedAssets Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
61 Reviews
2.0
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MedAssets Chairman, President, and CEO John A. Bardis
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is better than most (even though the company offers bargain benefits) (in 19 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedules, laid-back environment, have the opportunity to participate in many charitable opportunities (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management in technology is not ethical and play lot politics (in 11 reviews)

  • Time will tell if we'll ever get strong senior leadership (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great if you're in the club

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO

    I worked at MedAssets

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, just hard to get them. Flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Great if you are "in the club', but if you are an outsider you get overlooked frequently. Very easy to get pigeonholed into a role you never wanted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MedAssets

    Pros

    Good colleagues with a company that has many opportunities. Fair compensation

    Cons

    Job skills not explained well. Poor training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to your clients

  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    "Clique" -- a small group of people who spend time together and who are not friendly to other people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MedAssets full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Extremely charitable to outside causes.
    The core business philosophy is admirable.

    Cons

    It is not what you know, but definitely who you know in this company. Employees work for managers who are their best friends. In one office, there are three managers who are all related to one another and allowed to act with impunity. Atmosphere is punitive instead of encouraging and all the employee engagement surveys in the world will not change the fact that MedAssets has far more vice presidents than can be justified and that the front line workers are still the working poor. Horrible, horrible raises (if any), bonuses are gone if you're just a peon, they don't even pay for your internet if you work from home. The CEO makes $2,971,382 per year and the front line employees are struggling to cover their health insurance costs, that continue to go up. The disparity between even the lower class managers and workers is sickening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting the cliques, start promoting ETHICS. Pay your people what they're worth -- what they do is not something anyone off the street could do. Stop sending the stupid surveys if you're only going to TALK about them. If you want employees you can count on, it is not necessary to give them a VP title (which is pretty diluted already, if you hadn't noticed) -- simply pay them what they're worth, provide them with decent benefits, and stop treating them like children.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Okay place if you work for Revenue segment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I worked at MedAssets

    Pros

    Some really nice people in the Plano, TX office.

    Cons

    Management top heavy, high deductible health insurance which is difficult for those who make less than 50K a year,
    lots of employees are on PIP. Very to little chance to come out of the performance improvement plans. When there are issues with employees they tend not to discuss those issues with the employee. Instead they put you on a PIP and within 30 days you better hope you find a job outside of the company. Revenue segment is much more laid back than the spend segment. Management keeps an eye on their teams very closely to see who are friends, who goes to lunch, what people are doing, what time everyone gets to work, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Does anyone in management read this area or care?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great if you are in the inner circle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MedAssets full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are in the circle of friends of the CEO, your name is gold and life privileged

    Cons

    If you are not in that rarefied air, you are disposable
    Innovation is stymied, even discouraged
    Rewards are reserved for the top tier only

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovate! Don't buy companies and then tie them down with corporate overhead. Customers deserve quality service and not just a great sell experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 13 people found this helpful  

    Level set your expectations....you are a walking target.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I have been working at MedAssets full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Coffee is fantastic!
    Bagels on Friday
    Frequent HR sponsored employee functions
    Paycheck every two weeks

    Cons

    IT PMO Management operates on the basis of "Tell me what you think I want to hear, not what I need to know." Low initiative and drive as most are afraid to rock the boat for fear of losing their jobs for telling the truth. Most gave up caring about the company when management made it clear their input was not valued and they would leave in a heartbeat if a "better" (meaning more money/benefits) opportunity presented itself. Most of what remains could not find a comparable position elsewhere. Quality people will rarely have staying power at MedAssets due too internal cliques, politics and policies. As soon as you walk through the door as a motivated and intelligent high performer, you have a target placed on your back and everyone is waiting for you to fail... High performance people are not appreciated as the majority view them as a threat and resent their knowledge as opposed to learning. If you go here only expecting a paycheck and no growth, just settle into the mediocrity and MedAssets is the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    That servant leader model stuff is a great idea, but it stopped at the top. Senior leadership nicknames like the Swede and the Intimidator don't sound much like servant leaders. Don't treat people as subordinates, treat them as a partner in your success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Seven years at MedAssets

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Plano, TX

    I have been working at MedAssets full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Training opportunities
    Exposure to diverse clients across the country

    Cons

    Male-centric organization; women are not valued nor promoted here
    Work life balance is non-existent
    The politically savvy get ahead while the workers continue to work to support them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider that half the population is women and that women bring tremendous value to organizations. Provide opportunities to promote women instead of the good-old-boys club mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Changing landscape one week to the next

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at MedAssets full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance but its Getting worse though.

    Cons

    Too many processes without thought or care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement processes based on the strength of the company. Do not blindly follow what the incoming people have implemented in much larger companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 12 people found this helpful  

    Enforced Incompetence, Extreme Micromanagement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at MedAssets as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, almost no expectation of overtime. For someone unqualified for their job a pro would be that they can get by with B.S.ing their way through and being a yes-man (or woman).

    Cons

    Make sure you ask about the non-disparagement agreement during the offer process so it won't be forced down your throat after it's too late.

    About a month after started I was presented a required non-disparagement agreement about a month after starting, just long enough for interviews with other companies to grow cold, but I conveniently "forgot" to sign and no one noticed. That means being contractually prohibited from writing a negative GlassDoor review. Being yes-man (or woman) is rigidly enforced. My manager physically sat behind me watching every single line of code written insisting on copy-and-paste programming, prohibiting proper object-oriented programming.

    The text of the agreement is as follows: "I must not disparage, criticize, malign, or defame MedAssets (or any of its clients or employees) to any of MedAssets’ employees, clients, service providers, suppliers, or contractors during or after my working relationship with MedAssets. Disparagement is any communication, oral or written, which would cause or tend to cause humiliation or embarrassment or to cause a recipient to question the business condition, integrity, product and service, quality, confidence or good character of any of MedAssets, its clients or employees."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop running your company like a dictatorship. You are not fooling anyone with your fake surveys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 9 people found this helpful  

    Great company vision - terrible company management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MedAssets full-time

    Pros

    The CEO has a fantastic vision of how the company can impact healthcare in the US, and he is very motivating. The company focuses on charitable giving, which is also nice. There are some fantastic people here, but unfortunately, not many of the great people are in senior leadership roles.

    Cons

    Extremely poor senior leadership (especially in IT). There is very little oversight of VP and above, and these folks have a unique talent of running off good talent. It is extremely political, and senior leadership looks only to build their own power and influence - They are fantastic at managing up but pathetically poor at managing down. Morale is at an all-time low due to favoritism and unethical behavior of leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house in IT leadership. They are toxic. The talent bleed will continue as these folks fill all the leadership positions with their own drones, and continue to treat their employees as "resources" rather than human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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