Allscripts Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Allscripts CEO Paul Black
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Pros
  • Allows for exceptional work/ life balance (in 40 reviews)

  • Certain teams are able to occasionally work from home (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no work-life balance despite the 'program du jur' from HR trying to spin otherwise (in 19 reviews)

  • Senior management changes it's direction every couple of months (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Be Very Careful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Allscripts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, great co-workers, interesting work in a variety of places, lots of travel.

    Cons

    Not a very good work/life balance in this position. Also very little opportunity for advancement and some blatant favoritism on the part of managers. Upper management is deaf and overall reactive instead of proactive. People were laid off unexpectedly with no consideration of performance, leaving behind the less competent.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention! You had good people but in the interest of making your bottom line look good, you got rid of the wheat and kept the chaff.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Lacks Real Leadership

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Depending on your team and your manager being in current political favor, you can have a decent team morale and experience. This is a good place for new college grads needing some experience and those planning on making it their final career stop. Flexibility in schedule if not directly client facing; Some true leaders remain, but are in middle-management so unfortunately things will not be trending positive for Allscripts in the near future.

    Cons

    See middle-management comment above. Also, while cuts were financially necessary it really is a shame that many quality employees were let go while less than stellar employees remain. High school at its finest. Glad to not have to go into the office everyday.

    Advice to Management

    The internal employee survey from a couple years ago was clearly a cruel joke. Also, it is expected new management will bring in former peers, but maybe in the future take the time to educate them on the business sector. It's also helpful to acknowledge their ongoing staff attrition rates - usually signals poor leadership when it becomes a common trend.


  3. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Allscripts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Allscripts treats their employees like family

    Cons

    Very few cons that I have observed


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  5. Talent Acquisition Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Remote, OR

    I worked at Allscripts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Liked flexibility of working remote, like management and client groups supported. Some excellent talent on the team and across the business

    Cons

    Top down management style, too much bureaucracy, individual innovation discouraged and lack of open 360 dialogue at all corporate levels

    Advice to Management

    Change cultural style to be more open and collaborative to reduce amount of voluntary turnover. Be more generous with compensation


  6. Helpful (2)

    implementation consultant

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

    I worked at Allscripts full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    lots of travel and diverse clients

    Cons

    unreasonable management, massive layoffs and bad bonuses

    Advice to Management

    innovate products so we can be a true global player


  7. Executive Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Allscripts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Allscripts is a progressive company working hard to make a positive impact and turn over a few bucks.

    Cons

    In the effort, the people involved in the day-to-day operation appear to be of little interest to the executives who are traveling all over the country (sometimes in private jets) trying to please clients and stir up business. The culture of the operation is one of "us and them."

    Advice to Management

    If you find no value in your employees and make no effort to reward hard work, you'll get little from those in your employ.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Project Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Raleigh, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Previous focus on team building was helpful to develop internal relationships

    Cons

    Very top heavy (management) They do not value their employees. During the recent layoffs, they kept several employees who are lazy and unassuming while forfeiting those who were dedicated to serving their clients.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company!


  9. Helpful (4)

    Management Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allscripts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow Great PTO and benefits Great travel perks Involved in the community

    Cons

    Continuous change of direction Had 16 managers in 7 years Want to break into every market Overlapping of efforts across departments


  10. Helpful (3)

    Very Interesting Place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - North Carolina in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - North Carolina in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Allscripts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay,Really lovely co-workers, If you stumble upon a good manager...try and build a good relation ship with them. They will help you the best they can.

    Cons

    No visible room for growth Job description and actual job are two different things Answer to why anything and everything happening is"upper management" - which is pathetic because that is not a proper or detailed explanation. It is not transparent- it is like a secret society.

    Advice to Management

    Change comes from the top since the workers do what the management says. So, maybe you should start cleaning and changing the "upper management" instead of laying off people that just do what you say. If you are not seeing the change you want, maybe it is because the way you lead is not effective. Think about this for a sec or two.


  11. All In

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Touchworks EHR in South Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Touchworks EHR in South Burlington, VT

    I have been working at Allscripts full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Agile Methodology Commitment to a quality product An appropriate balance between business needs and product improvement

    Cons

    EHRs are a bit of a saturated market and innovating in this market proves difficult for larger clients.



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