Phytel Reviews

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
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    I have been working at Phytel full-time (More than 3 years)


    Phytel just got acquired by IBM to be a part of the recently established Watson Health division. Lots of potential growth and ability to access a vast resource. IBM is aggressively taking Phytel's population health management suite global.


    Leadership is a bit too self-interested in some areas. Aggressive self-starters who make company processes harder to manage. Which has lead to issues with inter-department collaboration at times. This has lead to reorganization within the higher ranks to promote a unified approach to product management and development for the future.

    Advice to Management

    Help the departments to get a solid foundation in place to move forward. Too much over promised features from the past has hindered the groups to unify the technologies efficiently. The company needs to focus on core products as opposed to re-inventing and introducing new ones. Departments should honor the roles of the organizational structures and focus on their core responsibilities.

Phytel Interviews

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Data Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
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    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Phytel in December 2010.


    Initial pre-screening contact from recruiter was very prompt and positive. A multi-step in-person interview with several of their staff was scheduled (8:00 AM, bldg receptionist wasn't even in.) The scheduled interview panel was unavailable, so others (1 manager, 1 team member, and 1 HR manager) took the interview, consisting of a career overview, a SQL and process skills test, and lastly a communications and interpersonal skills review. The recruiter had raised salary expectations at the very beginning, and despite the best polite demurral, persisted and then set the stated range as a possible stumbling block. Subsequent contact deteriorated as the recruiter fumbled the secondary negotiations. The end result was a second set of interviews for what was essentially a very different job, and while my skills were a fit, I wasn't interested in the job-specific requirements (travel.) Overall, a huge sense of disappointment over a good chance gone bad because of inept recruiter who didn't communicate well, and precipitated aspects that should have been left until later.

    Interview Questions

    • Hypothetical database tables: join for specific inquiries.   1 Answer
    • Hypothetical data integration: steps to accomplish.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

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Headquarters Dallas, TX
Size 51 to 200 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Phytel is the leader in population health management. We help doctors and health systems manage more than 30 million patients nationwide to directly improve the health of their populations. Find your opportunity with us today.

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