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Allscripts Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
429 Reviews

2.8
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance was good until latest management change (in 32 reviews)

  • Work from home option (required if implementation consultant) (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Maintaining work /life balance caused some employees to seek other job options (in 14 reviews)

  • Senior management changes it's direction every couple of months (in 16 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    The more things change, the more they stay the same

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    The employees are great for the most part. They hang out after work and really are like a family.

    Cons

    Management changes every six months...Management will put some new initiative into place and 6 months later it's something else. They won't fix the software. People aren't the problem. The software is. If you fix the software...guess what...people don't call in to complain....SHOCKING!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those NOT in management. They have been there longer than you and can actually save you a ton of money and energy if you just listen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Stable company in a competitive market

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Salaries are competitive.
    Work/life balance is good.
    Benefits are fair.

    Cons

    Over the last few years they have been tightening the budget.. some salaries have been affected and some company perks are no longer.
    Health benefits get worse every year.. we pay more for less and less coverage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to find a way to grow the business. We are feeding off a client base that is slowly moving to competitors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sense of direction and purpose is lacking.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT

    Pros

    Overall this is a nice office to work in. It is a very easy going crowd of people and management is not completely distanced from the workers they manage.

    1. Good Benefits for individuals and families.
    2. Relaxed working environment with casual business attire.
    3. Options to work remotely are available.
    4. Yearly salary increases for good work.

    Cons

    While in the Burlington office things are fairly easy going direction from upper management from the main offices conflict with career growth, job focus and just over all work/life balance. Over the past few years there is a decreasing pool of talent and lack of bodies to replace them. This has increased workloads and decreased resolution times on projects.

    1. Increases in moving jobs outside of the country.
    2. Non-existent guidance from HR for career growth.
    3. Work Life Balance has changed to encourage/require more overtime for little to no compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Need to increase/balance workforce for critical projects.
    2. Need clear achievable career paths for those that wish to move up.
    3. More available education to further skills and help with career advancement made available to ALL.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Best place I have ever work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Systems Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Clinical Systems Analyst in New York, NY

    Pros

    Good Life/work balance, professional environment, learning opportunities, benefits, and great management. I worked for Eclipsys back in 2008 and 2009, got laid off them and back again almost two years ago. I cannot ask for anything better than being back again. I missed these guys so much!

    Cons

    I cannot find anything to say here, at this moment. When there are some negative comments about the management team, I can say I am a very lucky guy. My Manager is awesome and I will work for him at anytime, anywhere. Dennis McIntyre, you rock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience, lacks leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Support Consultant in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    There is a lot to learn in a short period of time. But, there is a lot of personal growth, opportunity to travel, and learn a lot about healthcare and technology. It is an extremely diverse company. No micro-management.

    Health benefits are very good, PTO is decent, no sick time offered, only a limited PTO bank. Business causal dress code.

    Cons

    There is a sever lack in leadership. My bosses are very nice people, but they do not believe in discipline. On a team of six the group will often times leave the vast majority of work to one person, and management often ignores the pleas of that lone person.

    The only development that happens is the development the individual seeks out himself or herself, as there is very little development from a management, or developmental direction provided from management.

    Employees do not know how to function as a team, and often time feel entitled. The office works in clicks, which often times leads to resentment. Employees often times display unprofessional behavior and management stands by because they are afraid of drawing a complaint from HR. Some employees are toxic to necessary team building.

    No bonus structure, very small pay raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer better compensation packages, do a better job at developing employees, and work to eliminate the negative employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Project Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Work life balance, great culture, benefits are great

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted, Senior Management is not visible

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people at Allscripts are great. They are passionate and fun to work with.

    Cons

    I don't think the company has ever really recovered from all the mergers over the past 6-7 years. There are too many cultures battling it out, and the senior leadership does not really seem keen to get that resolved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on your employees and your customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    RUN AWAY .. It might help you win a full marathon!!

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

    Pros

    I joined this company with great expectations and now that I have joined, there is nothing significant to praise it. Some people are smart, some are overwhelmingly obnoxious which kind of balances out each other. Benefits is the only thing I could think worth putting it here.

    Cons

    An honest piece of advice to people who have been offered a position at Allscripts. Join here only if you are absolutely sure you want to ruin your career and waste your time. Their salary is not competitive at all. You are worth more than they offer, please consider other job offers.

    I was assigned to a Manager who had so many people working under him that I was totally lost.

    No sense of direction whatsoever!!

    Training is non existent and what ever training they offer is absolutely worthless.

    Their software is an absolute mess. I am pretty sure a bunch of college graduates can write much better and efficient code than what they have right now. For those who have doubts, please check the reviews here and at their Facebook page.

    They have just survived because of mergers and acquisitions.

    Promotions and raise???? This is an outright joke here.

    You have been warned! Steer away.

    Again this is an honest critical review of Allscripts as of now. Nothing has been made up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do the same and good honest employees will leave. The exodus has begun.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Expect Big Company Treatment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Analyst  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Support Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    Good benefits and competitive salary. Employees are friendly and there is a team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Work life balance is seriously skewed, especially for support staff. Management has high expectations for 24 hour access to employees. Expect to be punished if you gain expertise in any of the products -- you'll have to carry the load for the rest of the team. The executive level is out of touch with the reality of how the products work and the effects of their decisions on the clients and employees. Processes are set up to avoid clients ever talking to the executive level. The company goal is only to drive high profits to get the stock price up. Product quality is not a priority. Front line management has no power to change even the most ridiculous policies. Expect to be cannon fodder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executives: Learn the products that you sell and spend some time in the trenches with the employees who actually do the work. Listen to the front line managers. If you provide quality products and services then the stock price will rise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great Benefits, No Work-Life Balance, No Advancement

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, working remote is good and bad as it means never having time off

    Cons

    no opportunity to advance even if that was what you were hired to do the first year and after 2 1/2 years and 3 managers it still has not happened.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The HR and Management structure doesn't lend to true growth within the company. You need to have better structure in place and path that leads to advancement, because there currently seems to be one that is clear and defined.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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