Allscripts Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
425 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance was good until latest management change (in 38 reviews)

  • Work from home option (required if implementation consultant) (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Maintaining work /life balance caused some employees to seek other job options (in 19 reviews)

  • A big chunk of the senior management lacks in competent interpersonal skills and are very narrow minded (in 17 reviews)

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    QA ANALYST

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, no pressure, no hard deadlines, stable application, good benifits, treats employees very well, latest technologies, profitable company, easy going company

    Cons

    Bonus is very less, growth is not so easy, managing global team and coordinating projects gets difficult some times with time zone issues. salary growth is very less.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Solutions Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, a lot of good collaboration and work associates.

    Cons

    Career path is limited, no promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of good people leave the company because there is no career growth.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Socialist Business Model - No opportunity for promotions - Micromanaging Employees

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Allscripts full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working from home (as needed)

    Cons

    Constant change of managers and business structure
    Too much work is currently drowning employees
    Employees not fully trained on products that they support
    Manager Training Lacking
    Company is very unorganized
    Management micromanages

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company was great several years ago but the new management is horrible. Employees have been turned into work robots without compensation or perks. Managers change constantly. Too many office politics. Upper management micromanages.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some good opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Allscripts full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Casual dress code (if no client interaction), great location, lots of travel (Pro for some). Most colleagues are friendly, helpful people.

    Cons

    Bonus is not guaranteed, and is paid annually. Travel percentage is high and will definitely be higher than what your recruiter tells you. Expect leaving home on Sunday and returning Friday quite frequently. There is no incentive for high travel percentage. Earning hotel/airline points doesn't cut it for an incentive. The company doesn't seem to have a long -term plan for many of its business units, and many of the products have little focus on quality so client-facing individuals better have a thick skin. It seems that product development doesn't listen very closely to many customers and employees in regards to ways to improve the product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bonuses should be paid quarterly regardless of business unit performance and even a small travel bonus for high percentage travelers. It's very demoralizing to work so many long hours and told to leave town on a short notice for no reward.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Allscripts

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allscripts

    Pros

    Good chance to learn a new domain.

    Cons

    Political decisions some of which are not based on data.

  7.  

    Pplicy and process oriented,average mediocre company

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    Current Employee - Expert Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Expert Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Allscripts full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not so happening,good place to work for mediocre performers.Company does lot of investment for software development and infrastructure but should give some more significance to employees effort

    Cons

    Very much policy and process oriented company which is making development lethargic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep reviewing the employees compensation timely and keep in par with the market trends

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Company wide, great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allscripts

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, give back to community. Company updates on a regular basis, promotion from within, ESSP

    Cons

    Continual turn over in upper management. Micromanaging from upper management, eliminating perks such as on-site gym to cut costs.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Upper Management is Clueless

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    Current Employee - Support Consultant in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Support Consultant in Burlington, VT

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, good co-workers, decent benefits

    Cons

    Unreasonable metrics, clueless management, terrible work/life balance, bullying. Managers at VP level and above are so focused on metrics for products they do not understand it is nearly impossible to b excited to go to work. When you know you are working hard, doing your best and working overtime for free but you still have no possible way of meeting your metrics it is depressing and exhausting. I have personally witnessed a VP bullying a manager over metrics going so far as to insinuate the the manager was mentally unstable and unfit for the position. HR does nothing to help employees in cases of management bullying since the HR reps are assigned to the same groups as the VP they are under which makes the impetus to defend the VP and ignore the poor, and often immoral behavior. Absolutely disgusted with the management interactions I've had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pushing good employees to the point where they leave the company to escape the incompetent management practices in support.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    overall a good experience working at Allscripts

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Allscripts full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a challenging fast paced work environment

    Cons

    Seems to be a disconnect between top executives and employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Getting worse all the time!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Allscripts full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Can't think of one. I started with Eclipsys 12 years ago and liked it a lot then and was successful, not so much now.

    Cons

    In my current role no training, no communication between the groups. I haven't a clue what I'm doing about 75% of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved just having easter egg hunts, and free pizza is not working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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