Meditech Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
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Pros
  • There is a good work/life balance (in 29 reviews)

  • Benefits are great and so are the bonuses when they come around (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Zero room for growth, starting salary is pitiful, raises are almost non-existent (in 20 reviews)

  • Everyone starts out entry level (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Service Application Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meditech full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    To be honest I actually cannot think of any real pros to this company except for the annual company picnic but even that with free lobster doesn't make up for how poor a job this company does at retaining and helping its employees

    Cons

    This company does a very poor a job at retaining and helping its employees and does not care about the talent someone possesses but rather just on the number of years at the company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring from within and stop looking down at employees who utilize the services you provide and decide to continue their education to better themselves and actually progress in life and want to bring new ideas to old company set in its ways


  2. Helpful (3)

    What a joke...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meditech

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Found a better job fast.

    Cons

    Had to work at this comical company for 3 months.

    Advice to Management

    Stop saying things like you foster creativity when you stifle it in reality. This was more like a summer camp for kids than a company,


  3. Helpful (1)

    Applications Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Specialist in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Applications Specialist in Westwood, MA

    I worked at Meditech full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Okay pay & benefits Traveling between buildings do break up your day a bit.

    Cons

    Depending on which Applications you're in, your individual workload can be that of 3-4 persons; and you have no say in whether or not you're the unlucky one. Over-worked, over-stressed and 'gossip' like you've never experienced before is the order of the day here. Vacations and not true vacations because not only do you have to find people to cover all your sites while on vacation, but you also have know that during vacation your work is being stored up until you get back.

    Advice to Management

    Use commonsense in your organization and re-organizations.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Not worth the experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Framingham, MA

    I have been working at Meditech

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The health insurance is good

    Cons

    The company uses it own programming language which renders you immediately useless in the job market. the pay is so low that even if you do make it to an interview they will not take you seriously. The people that remain here do so because they are able to skate by and get promoted, there is very little as far as experienced talent goes here and those that are talented get overworked and become disgruntled because it is not appreciated. Looking into the market for similar jobs in the same cities that the buildings are located in it becomes blatantly obvious how low the pay is. As a programmer you will start off around $20,000 less than the lowest paid 10% with the same or similar jobs in the same area. This place is not worth what they try to tell you when you start. Meditech used to be able to say that they offer great benefits that other companies do not, that is not true anymore. Most tech companies offer comparable benefit which renders their claim moot.

    Advice to Management

    bump up the salaries of you skilled labor you are no where close to market value, this will help you retain the good workers that you are greatly undervaluing. And clean out the people who are just collecting a paycheck and treating work and meetings like a social club.


  6. Helpful (6)

    Stay far away- this is a career trap

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Quality Control Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Meditech full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. You clock in 8 hours and leave on the dot. Management is generally pleasant as long as you keep your head down and drink from the Kool aid, and PTO is generous. It's a comfortable job to stay in the grind if that's what you're looking for.

    Cons

    Where to start? Pay: It's low. And not by department, experience, position, or tenure-- the entire company as a whole lowballs ALL of their employees. They hire everyone from entry level 'to grow their employees from within', which really means 'to start everyone at a low salary and keep them there'. Which brings me to: Promotions: They don't exist. The other reviews here talking about no room for growth are completely accurate. The implications? That hierarchy is completely vertical. You will be working alongside coworkers who've been there 15 years and who have the same position title as you. This is a place where careers go to die, and because of management, they'll stay there. Speaking of which, let's talk about them for a second. Management: Politics, micromanagement, and mismanagement. You will be micromanaged to the very last detail here, from what words you say to what's on your screen. Not for no reason, which we'll address later. But you will have to watch your back 24/7 here because management WILL NOT advocate for you. They consist of catty people who have meetings purely to talk about their direct reports' shortcomings. The office doors are not that soundproof, people. There is also a LOT of under-the-bus-throwing by management-- which fosters no trust and the knowledge that your boss does not advocate for you at all. They love lifers who are content to do mind numbing work and make small talk from day to day, but if you are someone who's ambitious and aware that this is not all there is, they'll find ways to ostracize and impede you at every turn. So much to the point that they will warn new hires away from those people in private meetings. They are threatened by any type of idealism or change, and that person quickly becomes a black sheep. It's no surprise that this leads to a lot of: Turnover: And I mean a lot. The department consists of three types of people: 1. Happy people who aren't going anywhere because it's a comfortable job 2. Unhappy people who have grown complacent and resigned and won't go anywhere 3. Unhappy people who've realized there's no career growth and are actively searching They bank on the first two to populate the department, and also deliberately hire non-top talent people because they're less of a flight risk. About 1/3rd the department is job searching at any given time, and it's not hard to find people to band together for support. The company as a whole: Meditech is proud and vocal about their nepotism. They're also just.......weird. Because the CEO likes old school phones, every desk is equipped with outdated technology. The patterns of the chairs must be alternating by desk (god help you if they're not) and desk changes must go to boston for approval. Biased opinion alert: they are so incredibly anal about these small details when they should be focused on making a better software product. It's very telling that they will actively give you outdated equipment for their own whims rather than to advance the company forward. They also boast of never laying someone off, and firing is rare (but not impossible). What this means: you'll work with a lot of people in the company who proooobably should've been let go. The department: It's emphasized many times that 'what you are doing is important!' because people here need that constant reminder. Also because it's half true. QC does very important work because no one else will do it. It's tedious, repetitive, and has no end. Often times, when other departments are drafted to help because of the high workload, it's not uncommon to hear things like "if I had to do your job every day, I'd kill myself" and "I have so much respect for you guys now". More advanced companies hire employees to develop programs to automate these types of testing-- MT hires more click monkeys. I can't speak for other departments, but I constantly felt looked down upon. The position is not without its frustrations and challenges, but at the end of the day, you read an instruction document, click buttons, and if there's a problem you hand it off to the coders who can actually fix it. Also, it's a numbers game. When testing rolls around, everyone's performance gets rated on the number of plans they finish testing, whether it's a short plan or a long one. Which means if you spend 2 days on a long scenario requiring a lot of knowledge and collaboration, it counts the same as a 15 minute plan. And you'd better believe management will bring it up in a meeting. Personal development: Nonexistent. They'll tell you to gain a specialty to become the 'go to expert', when really this means you get pigeon holed. Weekly meetings with your supervisor consist of talking about non work related things instead of ways to improve or lessons learned. This isn't entirely their fault-- there's simply not much work related stuff to talk about. Did you press the button? You pressed it? Cool. This was much longer than I'd intended it to be, but it serves as a fair warning. For a certain type of person, this role is fine. But if you're career driven and want to do meaningful work, keep moving. If you want a boss that will advocate for you, or a good salary that won't make future employers question your value, keep moving. If fine isn't good enough, you won't be here long.

    Advice to Management

    There are much more competent people that work under you that weren't promoted because of bureaucracy.


  7. Helpful (2)

    This place sucks

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Implementation Specialist in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Implementation Specialist in Canton, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing is good about this company

    Cons

    worst company to ever work for. no vision. no future.

    Advice to Management

    Go to hell


  8. Helpful (2)

    Revolving Door with Very Low Pay

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Health & Dental coverage is good, Bonus structure can be decent if you stick around a long time. Job security is very high.

    Cons

    Meditech hires directly from colleges offering jobs to those who don't have any comparison for compensation, which is insultingly low. People come and work for 1 to 2 years and move on meaning most people do not have the best working knowledge because they are new. It is hard to keep people in a company that seems to be so out of touch with going pay rates.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of bringing in new graduates every year who need to be trained from the ground up, offer better pay to your knowledgeable staff and they will be more likely to stay, this will improve customer service and overall customer satisfaction of staff that has insight on the software. People leave for a reason.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Best viewed as a paid internship to people fresh out of college

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meditech full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    A good opportunity for recent graduates. The best way to think of Meditech is as a paid internship, stick around for a year or two, and then find another job. Buffalo chicken week was the highlight of my employment.

    Cons

    The compensation is easily half what you could be making elsewhere in the industry. Since leaving the company I've more than tripled my salary, and look forward to going into work each day. The morale within our division was quiet low, nearly everyone who I became friends with when I first started either left in the months before I did, or soon after I left. That kind of environment wouldn't make anyone want to stay for long.


  10. Mostly nice coworkers, yet unqualified management and outdated values/culture and lack of any future direction.

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Applications Specialist in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Applications Specialist in Westwood, MA

    I worked at Meditech full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Young and vibrant coworkers; free sodas; year end bonus; low health insurance premium; Christmas gift

    Cons

    VERY low salary for this area; inflexibility; mundane nature of the majority of the work; promotions based off of "loyalty" and bureaucracy; no compensation or recognition for advanced schooling or additional knowledge/skills learned during tenure (eg., I earned a Masters degree while working their, and continued to be compensated as much as those with high school diplomas)

    Advice to Management

    While a lot of the perks are nice, they are evenly distributed to all employees, leaving no real incentive to put in extra time or effort, as you will not be rewarded for it. I would pay attention to recruiting and retaining superior employees, and compensating them appropriately early, rather than hoping that they stay around long enough to receive adequate compensation. Turnover here is ridiculous, and I feel like it all starts with providing employees with an appropriate salary from the outset, and allowing greater flexibility. This would likely attract and keep better employees here for the long term.


  11. People are horrible.

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meditech (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No pros at all at this place.

    Cons

    90% of the people who work at Meditech are young, stupid, careless and THIEVES! There is absolutely no way that I would recommend anyone go work there if they have any common sense. The people who are supposed to be setting examples are the worst! No respect for the cafeteria staff, think they can steal what they want and threaten you if you say you are going to report on them. Absolutely despicable people!



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