Allscripts Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
418 Reviews
2.8
418 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance was good until latest management change (in 37 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 18 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Some good opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Allscripts full-time for 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    Pplicy and process oriented,average mediocre company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Expert Software Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Expert Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Allscripts full-time for 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
  6.  

    overall a good experience working at Allscripts

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Allscripts full-time for 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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    The more things change, the more they stay the same

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Raleigh, NC

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

    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
  8.  

    Good work experience. People-oriented culture.

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    Former Employee - Senior Implementation Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Implementation Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Allscripts as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Strong focus on back-office process simplification and enterprise systems consolidation. Good cross-functional collaboration. Willingness to let experts help with business transformation and strategic program execution.

    Cons

    Need more focus on customer service, product support & product defect resolution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the greater good of the company before personal agendas. Aggressively address the primary root causes of customer dissatisfaction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Insight Global contractor job placement at Allscripts - Burlington, VT

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Upgrade Support Technician  in  South Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Upgrade Support Technician in South Burlington, VT

    I worked at Allscripts full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Treated well by Allscripts employees and management despite contractor status. Allscripts often hires contractors for permanent positions. Lots of training material available.

    Cons

    While a contractor status, Allscripts can not provided extra hardware equipment such as headsets, 2nd monitor, etc. But as soon as one becomes permanent the extra hardware flows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink policy of not providing extra monitors to contractors - the extra screen makes one much more efficient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Stable company in a competitive market

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Atlanta, GA

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

    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
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    Run Away...Fast

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allscripts

    Pros

    No pros, not after my experience

    Cons

    LAYOFFS EVERYWHERE. DONT EVEN WASTE YOUR TIME! I was laid off with a week's notice. Go apply for a job that treats their employees right and actually has a good product! This company is circling the drain. DONT WORK HERE.

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