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Meditech Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
53 Reviews
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Pros
  • Annual bonus, working from home opportunities, good work life balance (in 29 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Low starting salary (36-37k for my position) (in 20 reviews)

  • Limited advancement opportunities (even with 100% of non-entry level hiring coming from within company) (in 14 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tech

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meditech

    Pros

    Benefits are good but not out of the ordinary for a large company. The experience is worthwhile but advancement is highly competitive due to the completely internalized workforce.

    Cons

    Meditech is well known for low salaries.

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not bad. Not great either.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Control Specialist
    Current Employee - Quality Control Specialist

    I have been working at Meditech

    Pros

    Job security. The company has never had a layoff. It recently dissolved a whole department but found places within the organization for everyone.
    Culture is generally friendly and accommodating.
    Seldom required to work after hours.

    Cons

    Low pay.
    Boastful of benefits package, but it's comparable to, or worse than, most tech jobs.
    Poor training.
    While the culture is friendly and forgiving, it tends to breed mediocrity in staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve training, provide clearer avenues of advancement, pay your employees more, and understand the kinds of cultures and benefits that make up a tech company in the 21st century.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good people in a strong industry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor Development in Canton, MA
    Former Employee - Supervisor Development in Canton, MA

    I worked at Meditech

    Pros

    Medical software is always needed. Despite the size coworkers are like family. There are opportunities for advancement. Financially conservative company.

    Cons

    The company treats employees like commodities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace Change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meditech

    Pros

    Flexibility, low expectations, easy to manipulate

    Cons

    Low pay, minimal opportunites, lack of innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire from outside and mix it up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Good company, mediocre job.

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

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

    Pros

    If you've been with the company for over three years, the benefits start to add up. Most groups allow you to telecommute one or maybe even two days a week at that point. You receive three weeks vacation and you are no longer negligibly vested in the company's retirement plan. If you're at a point in your life where you want to stick out a job for the long haul - this company may be a good fit for you.

    Cons

    If you're there for under three years... the pay is poor, there is little flexibility and vacation time is limited. The bulk of employees start out as Applications Specialists. This is fine, if you're able to conduct customer service. Some consider the position to be high stress, many of the customers aren't particularly polite. Many of those who don't leave in the first few years transfer out of this role and either into development, marketing or if lucky, are promoted to analysts; a position with less customer interaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please find a way to compensate the little guy more. Word is company turnover is lower than the industry standard but that appears to be a low bar. Many folks start here right out of college and last a couple years and take off. If starting pay were a little higher, folk may be more motivated to stay until the benefits kick in.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great people- bad pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Fall River, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Fall River, MA

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

    Pros

    The people here are fantastic. Great communication with managers, co-workers, supervisors, etc. If I ever have a problem I don't have to feel "scared" to talk to someone. Always someone to help you out.
    Relaxed culture. Great support for everyone.
    Benefits health package is great
    All holidays off- PTO and Sick time as well

    Cons

    The pay is horrendous. As someone who lives right outside the city and has loans to pay back, I can barely get buy without two other jobs. Didn't compensate for any of my previous experiences.
    Training takes FOR-EV-ER. Was told one thing when I was hired and STILL waiting for it. Not anyone's fault, but really frustrating.
    High turnover because of the low low low salary. Competitive companies offering $20G more? Yup, they're out.
    Updates to the software are slow to come out and take forever.
    Takes years to even be considered for a promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider starting higher for those who have a few years under their belt coming into the company. Allow for the salary to be negotiable.
    Bring in fresh faces in upper management to get out of the old-fashioned mindset.

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

    Nice work environment but tough to go anywhere up. Perfect to start career, just don't stay too long...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Specialist
    Former Employee - Applications Specialist

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

    Pros

    I worked here for a little over a year. The job itself is fairly easy. Once you get past the first few weeks you should cruise through your job. Everyone gets a nice little bonus at the end of the year, got your standard pto that accumulates, and upper management is very nice to its employees. Also do various events such as a company picnic, which is a lot of fun. Don't expect to work late nights here, you should have a normal outside life with this job. Overall, a good first job out of school to atleast experience the "real world".

    Cons

    The biggest problem with the company are the strict big company policies they have. You are capped on your raises, they are pretty strict with time off (making sure you have the correct time and taking off the exact amounts), and it is difficult to move up in the company without being there for years. While everyone is very nice and may know their particular job well, there is very little knowledge between the different groups. This causes a lot of confusion when you are trying to help customers when problems touch on a few different groups.

    The job itself wasn't very hard if you have any higher education background. All I did was my job, and apparently did it well. I came in with the attitude of taking on anything they offered and my manager and senior specialist really loved it. The problem is that if you excel at your job, you can only get a max salary increase of (I want to say $6k?) which I heard nobody gets. To top it off, I was excelling and getting a much bigger workload, but there was 0 chance of getting a promotion unless I stayed another 3 years.

    To really take advantage of the end of year bonuses here, you have to work here for a number of years. You either come here with the intent to only stay for a year, or you will end up being stuck here for the rest of your life. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but the benefits are just good enough to keep someone from leaving and finding a higher paying job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the managers more freedom to keep their best employees. Many new workers here are content with their job and will grind out years here because they will get a baby raise every year. Those employees have no drive to be any more than an application specialist for the rest of their lives. Show the employees with the most potential some extra love after the first year (bigger salary raise, more pto, ANYTHING) something to keep them. I'd say ALL employees are treated well here, but it is irritating when you work very hard and are clearly excelling at your job and you are treated the same as an employee who puts nothing into the job and gets poor results. With such a low starting salary, some kind of money bonus to better employees would really make a difference in employee retention.

    I'd say most people that come here are fresh out of college and are just using this as a stepping stone job. Not sure if the company is content with their turnover rate, given that most of the new employees are pretty much useless for the first couple months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to gain experience after college.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Meditech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing health benefits, great work/life balance. Nice annual bonus.

    Cons

    It's difficult to get development to commit to necessary enhancements. Old fashioned thinking. Low base salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be less reactive and more proactive.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Gain Experience, Tough Place to Make $

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Westwood, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Westwood, MA

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

    Pros

    Great people, solid training, company has been in healthcare IT for 45 years, good benefits, good bonus. My experience with management was positive, I thought my managers and supervisors had a good understanding of their roles and how to motivate those below them. I learned the industry, I learned the clinical side of a hospital's software functions, overall I would say it was a very positive experience. The hours are really easy, no one expects you to stay late or come in early. The subsidized lunch prices were excellent, you'll spend no more than $20 a week on lunch. Annual picnic is a phenomenal family-friendly event. Every Xmas you get a 22 lb turkey or 13 lb ham for free.

    Cons

    It's really simple. If you work at Meditech (excluding Sales) you will make less money than you should, at pretty much every position. I was promoted twice in three years. I did not receive a pay raise for either promotion. I simply had my salary review moved up 8 months so I could receive my annual raise faster. 3 years in, I was making the same amount of money that most college grads get at their entry level, and my position at three years is definitely not entry level. Managers are strapped because they don't have enough say to have a true meritocracy in terms of who they dole raises to. They're given a lump sum that they have to distribute to their entire staff, so unless they want to give some employees a $0 raise, everyone pretty much gets a similar raise.

    Also, the end of the year bonus, while it's good, will be explained to be much greater than it actually is during orientation. With taxes, it's usually about half of what it ends up being.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a way to hold onto your talent. If you want to keep costs down by keeping salaries low for entry level, that's fine, and I actually approve. But when you find talented people out of these entry level people, and they get promoted, reward those compensations with legitimate pay increases. Figure out a way to compensate middle managment better. Your competitors recruit your talented Supervisors, Analysts, and Senior Specialists away by explaining to them how much lower the pay is at Meditech than at competitors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent place to work, just TERRIBLE starting pay...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Framingham, MA

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

    Pros

    i was working as a programmer in the interface group (called NMI.. dealing with interfacing with other non-MEDITECH platforms).. and the work was definitely very challenging at times (and i have a masters in electrical engineering)..

    job stability

    pretty relaxed atmosphere

    lots of young people

    Cons

    the starting salary is disgusting, i don't care if you make the raises and bonuses equivalent to a competent salary 5 years down the line.. it doesn't mean anything if you start people off so low that their banks go into negatives every month

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't start people off this low

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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