Meditech
3.1 of 5 151 reviews
www.meditech.com Westwood, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Meditech Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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Meditech President & CEO Howard Messing

Howard Messing

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64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    It is a decent place to work

    Applications Specialist (Current Employee)
    Norwood, MA

    Proswork-life balance, bonus, benefits, work from home, cheap cafeteria

    Conscompensation, office atmosphere, hours, customer service

    Advice to Senior Managementincrease application specialist salaries

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place

    Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Framingham, MA

    ProsGreat benefits, flexibility, work/life balance, ability to change roles

    Conssalary get better longer you're there along with profit sharing and bonus

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company for first job

    Applications Specialist (Current Employee)
    Minnetonka, MN

    ProsGreat atmosphere. Easy to learn a lot about the healthcare industry.

    ConsSometimes the work can become a little grating.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An excellent foundation for a career if you can handle stress

    Senior Applications Specialist (Former Employee)
    Framingham, MA

    ProsMeditech hires college graduates with no experience in computers and gives them the foundation to enter the HIS field.

    Raises are generally quite good (first year review I got an extra $2,400 / year, second year I received an additional $4,800 / year).

    Near ironclad job security.

    If you decide you want to change career paths once you've been there awhile, Meditech will oblige and will start training you in something else that you have no experience/education in. They really do offer you the ability to start on just about any career path (that they have a use for).

    Excellent health benefits.

    ConsMeditech hires out of college and effectively trains in a trial by fire. It's incredibly stressful, particularly for people who are coming right out of college.

    The starting pay isn't great... however, as I reminded people when I worked there, that starting salary was based on them hiring you to work on computers when all you had was a college degree in a non-technical major... you got what you could negotiate for.

    Ironclad job security means there are a number of employees who did just enough not to get fired for long enough to hit the 'tenure' mark and then their effort dropped.

    No 401k, company will claim that they have profit sharing which is their retirement solution instead of 401k.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBeef up the training, a lot of the stress of job stems from having little information on hand about the software but being expected to act the "expert" for customers.

    Formalize documentation of code changes are hold Development to fulfilling that format

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great first job/stepping stone for next job

    Development Specialist (Former Employee)
    Westwood, MA

    ProsStable, secure, excellent benefits, great working environment, annual bonuses.

    ConsThe company does not value their employees as much as they should. Everyone is expendable. During my time there, I saw numerous people leave because management refused to give them more pay or let them transfer to a more desirable position within the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the good people and treat them right. Give them what they deserve. By losing all of these great workers, the quality of your product is going to decline, and this will be detrimental to not only you, but also all of your healthcare clients.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working with very talented people in a relaxed environment.

    Development Programmer (Current Employee)

    ProsThe workplace is an open environment. The annual bonuses are nothing to sneeze at and the bonuses only grow dramatically every additional year you stay with the company. The people in management actually care about the quality of our product.

    ConsThe proprietary language is a little difficult to work with at times. Initial pay is not competitive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good career starter & for long term employees.

    Programmer/Analyst (Current Employee)
    Westwood, MA

    Pros- Good benefits for the most part.
    90% of health/dental insurance is paid by the company. Two weeks of sick time/two weeks of vacation for the first two years of employment, which then gets bumped up to 3 weeks. The cafeteria is subsidized by Meditech, so lunches are pretty cheap. You can get a burger/fries/drink for about $4. The food tends to be pretty good overall. After two years you're allowed one 'work from home' day a week.

    - Work/Life balance
    You don't take work home with you. I've worked at Meditech for three years and haven't worked more than 50 hours in a week since I started. Meditech offers 24/7 customer support, so any ongoing issues can easily be handed off to the 2nd/3rd shift employees.

    - Job Security
    Meditech tends to not fire employees for whatever reason. After three years I've known 2-3 employees that have been fired. You need to be a serious screwup to get fired. On the one hand it's great to know you don't need to be looking over your shoulder for the hammer to drop, on the other hand this leads to a good amount of apathy/complacency since you know you won't be fired as long as you're barely competent.

    Cons- Compensation
    As mentioned in every other review, the compensation at Meditech is pathetic in comparison to the industry average. I was hired as a programmer around 38k and after 3 years I'm making roughly 45k, still well below starting salary at most companies, especially in the Greater Boston area. The compensation model is geared toward longer tenured employees. Since the starting salary is so low, they expect employees to invest in company stock. The yearly bonus is tied to how much you've made in the last 5 years, so again geared towards longer tenured employees. I hear that the compensation does catch up eventually with dividend payments + the bonus. Lots of good employees tend to stick around for a year or two, then find a much higher paying job at another health care organization/hospital. Pay increases are only done on a yearly basis and can only be in $1200 increments. For what reason, I don't know.

    - Management
    You're Meditech experience can made/broken depending on your supervisor. Some allow autonomy and tend to leave you alone, some micromanage and will be constantly breathing down your neck. Some will hound you over internet usage, some won't. Some will go to bat for you, etc... Your mileage can vary wildly depending on your supervisor.

    -Transferable skills
    There basically are none as a programmer. Saying you can code in MAT/Magic to any other company other than Meditech is like saying you can speak Klingon. Meditech uses proprietary software at every level, so none of that experience is transferable to any other company except those hospitals that also use that software.

    - Promotions
    The way Meditech handles promotions is a little ridiculous. Promotions don't guarantee a pay bump, it just raises the 'pay ceiling' for whatever you make. So for instance an employee can have their yearly review in April, get promoted in May, then will work at their current salary for 11 months before their next yearly review in April. Even then, the promotion only raises your pay ceiling, so you might not get a bump then either, however you probably would.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to revisit your compensation model. It may have been a good model back when Meditech was rapidly growing as a company, but now that it's a more stable company with slower long term growth, the model is outdated. You need to offer more competitive salaries in order to incentivize employees to stay. I'm not sure if management is aware of the growing student loans/debt issue with recent graduates, but I've seen numerous employees leave the company due to needing a higher salaried position to pay for their loans.

    Hire programmers with programming experience. While I understand that Meditech hires employees with any degree, the fact that the company hires programmers with Math degrees and have never written a "Hello World" program in their life is frankly ridiculous. If I'm talking with a fellow programmer and mention 'regular expressions', their reaction shouldn't be to look at me like I have seven heads. It's embarrassing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Application Specialist

    Applications Specialist (Current Employee)
    Minnetonka, MN

    ProsThis is a great entry level position for a new grade out of college. Able to find employment very easy after job. Really enjoyed the work great company to work for.

    ConsSalary is very low and turn over at the company is high due to better paying jobs. Still a great company to work for.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great career starter, no long term growth.

    Applications Specialist (Former Employee)
    Framingham, MA

    ProsOverall good company culture and a great entry level job.

    Meditech teaches new college graduates how to operate in the professional world.

    Good training program and a great way to get introduced to Healthcare IT industry.

    You don't bring work home with you.

    ConsTerrible compensation plan.

    No career growth potential.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould introduce incentive plans for high achievers, this would keep some of the little talent that stays at Meditech.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture

    Supervisor (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent benefits, family oriented, saw the country in my travels!

    ConsStarting Salary can be low

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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