Meditech
3.1 of 5 131 reviews
www.meditech.com Westwood, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Meditech Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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Meditech President & CEO Howard Messing

Howard Messing

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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good company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Meditech

Proshard to get fired or laid off. young company. great industry. if you have a great supervisor or manager, the experience is even better.

ConsI think of this as a con. I felt like there is a air of complacency there. If you are not the most driven person, this place is great for so many reasons. If you are driven, there is room for opportunity to stand out, but still hard to climb over seniority. if you have a bad supervisor or manager, it can suck.

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Great place to start a career

Applications Specialist (Current Employee)
Canton, MA

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

ProsMeditech provides an excellent work/life balance with fantastic benefits including the ability to telecommute weekly. With an open culture there are also opportunities to really find what motivates and drives you professionally, and having never laid an employee off in their 45 year existence, the stability to allow you to try new things. They also have a great bonus structure that grows each year you stay with the company.

ConsThe pay is pretty low and there isn't much opportunity to make it grow rapidly. There is also the attitude that treating everyone fairly means treating everyone the same. This is particularly difficult if you enter mid-career or decide to pursue an advanced degree or certification, don't expect to be compensated fairly based on open-market value.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere are really two pieces of advice that tie together. First, create titles that accurately reflect individuals job functions, and if you are going to ask someone to do something consistently outside of the current title/functionality aggressively look to change their title. It shouldn't take 2+ years of doing the job before someone is granted the title. Second, pay individuals something in line with fair market value based off their title, experience, education and certifications. Meditech is a great company and could certainly keep great people at a discount based on all the Pro's mentioned above, but the wider the gap, the greater the chance you will lose great people and knowledge.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great environment but pay aimed at life-long employment

Programmer Development (Former Employee)
Canton, MA

I worked at Meditech full-time for more than a year

ProsBeautiful, open workspace in the Canton office with rotating art gallery, greenery indoor and out, and subsidized lunches (not vegan- or health-friendly, unfortunately, but good for most people). As a programmer you'll work on a close-knit team with daily face-to-face interactions with co-programmers, Q&A, and your managers. My team was from diverse backgrounds, all capable, pleasant, and loyal to each other and our software products.

ConsMy experience was circa 2003 so this may be outdated.

Highly conservative software products. If innovations in CS drive you, MEDITECH may not be for you.

Exceptionally low pay for engineers. My understanding was they hire everyone at entry pay for technical non-programmers, expecting you to do 1-2 years of technical customer assistance before becoming a programmer. When I was hired right into development, I skipped those 2 years of salary growth so I was a developer with literally half the industry average for Boston. Growth is fast but my cube-mate did not hit industry average until his fifth year. I left for salary and don't regret it.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay early programmers competitively and they will have incentive to stay. You have a great company to work for.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Nice place to start career

Technical Support Specialist (Current Employee)
Westwood, MA

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

ProsFriendly, good health care benefits.

ConsLow pay, management is a little stale.

Advice to Senior ManagementWe are a technical company - LOSE the 1940s phones

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Applications Specialist (Current Employee)
Westwood, MA

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

ProsYou will be doing work way above your pay grade which is great experience and invaluable. Great way to travel the country if you're in a travel position.

ConsIf you have any student/car/home loans you will live paycheck to paycheck the first several years. Also, depending on what group you end up working in you can either be bored or super overworked.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire a consulting company to teach you how to retain staff and for peets sake get rid of the 60's phones without hold/speaker/mute functions.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Implementation Specialist (Current Employee)
Norwood, MA

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

ProsGreat atmosphere, no micromanaging, great travel opportunity, good balance of individual and teamwork, great bonus structure and benefits and fun challenging environment

ConsSalary not very competitive for field, salary increases non negotiable, do not work hard enough to keep hard working employees happy

Advice to Senior ManagementWork harder on making good employees happy and retaining these employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Flexible but the pay could be better

Applications Specialist (Current Employee)
Westwood, MA

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

Prosflexible workplace mainly depends on our management team, the longer you stay at Meditech the more benefits you will receive.

Conshard to advance and sometimes feel ignored by upper management, the reorg has diminished employee moral and value as well as stagnant raises.

Advice to Senior Managementshare more information about company plans and increase base pay

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great place to work, but they do a lousy job with developing and appreciating staff.

Senior Development Programmer (Current Employee)
Westwood, MA

I have been working at Meditech full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe coworkers make it great - most staff truly are a lot of fun to work with.
Work/life balance is great, and telecommuting (1 or 2 days a week, depending) is a great perk.
The work is challenging, interesting, and you feel like you're really helping the world.

ConsManagement does a poor job managing talent. Too often you have to be in the right place at the right time - they never go out of their way to help you grow in your career. While it's true that a good employee should not worry about titles, it's also true that you do appreciate being given further responsibilities and opportunities to grow. Often the person who happens to be in a group is the one promoted, even if they're a poor choice.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a continuing theme on glassdoor, and among those I speak with at MEDITECH, that there needs to be 1) better training for supervisors and managers and 2) an HR department to help develop staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good benefits, good work life balance (depending on group), but mediocre pay. Beware of some terrible managers.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Westwood, MA

I worked at Meditech full-time for more than 5 years

ProsMEDITECH was a great place to work coming out of college. They provide training for their entry level application support roles, and for the most part, colleagues and management are supportive of your growth.

ConsLots of office politics here. There are some absolutely abysmal managers in this company. The type of managers that make Bill Lumbergh look like a genius. I worked for one manager in particular that not only destroyed the group's morale with his constant micromanagement, blame, and unrealistic expectations, but also instilled this paranoid, neurotic sense of leadership in his underlings. It got so bad that I left the company and many of my colleagues are looking or have looked elsewhere. Now that being said, my prior manager was the exact opposite. Consummate professional, approachable, friendly, and knew how to lead and motivate a team of people. Bottom line: be careful who you work for.

Advice to Senior ManagementPLEASE put your managers through some rigorous screening/training process! It's clear that while a lot of managers at MEDITECH are very good, others are downright terrible. The thing is, some of the higher-ups KNOW this, and nothing substantial seems to be done about it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Meditech provided me with an exceptional entry level job

Applications Specialist (Current Employee)
Westwood, MA

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

ProsWork Life Balance- You will work 9-530 and working late does not happen often
Benefits- Having unlimited sick time, and vacation time is a huge asset of Meditech
Annual Bonus
Job Security

ConsPay
Training- need to learn alot on your own

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide a more rigorous training (4-6 months non stop) to help learn all different types of scenarios.

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