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Allscripts Reviews

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

2.8
429 Reviews
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Allscripts CEO Paul Black
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110 Ratings

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. 8 people found this helpful  

    Challenging Work and Some Good People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    -Fast paced work environment
    -Some corporate veterans with lots of experience and able to give sound advice
    -Great location and easy access to parking

    Cons

    -"More-with-less" culture developing
    -Odd politics between some upper management
    -Promotions seem slow
    -Formal reviews are lacking
    -Multitasking is stressed to the point that inefficient/ineffective work flow results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to avoid harming the customers and employees, avoid corporate-political banter, be willing to spread the work load equally (i.e. hire/train more people), and be willing to pay for effective/efficient labor (i.e. "you get what you pay for").

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Database Administrator

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

    Pros

    Allows working from home. Good quality co-workers. Starting pay is very good. My direct manager is the best manager I have ever had. PTO is given in one lump sum upon starting and on Jan 1 of each year and you do not have to wait for accrual to take PTO. Overall very happy with benefits.

    Cons

    Pay raises are not all that great. Medical benefits cost has gone up. Big company but still has weird policies from the smaller company that it started out as.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Starting salary is good, wish you would have better raises for good employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 7 people found this helpful  

    Co-workers awesome, never can stop working, upper management out of touch

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    Pros

    Co-workers: knowledge, helpfulness, teamwork
    Work from home option (required if implementation consultant)
    Benefits through 2012-2013

    Cons

    Management is hypocritical -- sends surveys, doesn't listen or follow-up to realistic suggestions. There is no work-life balance despite the 'program du jur' from HR trying to spin otherwise. Do not expect or anticipate any type of bonus or promotion in the near or far future, regardless of your true performance, knowledge, satisfaction with clients, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put out a survey or program unless you are actually willing to follow up and listen to the employees. Very few are fooled by hypocrisy and true talent will not be retained if anything better comes in the marketplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Allscripts

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits & ok compensation. Great team of professionals to work with. Work life balance was good until latest management change.

    Cons

    Leadership constantly changed while there. Many unnecessary changes due to re-organization.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

    Pros

    Salary good, benefits good, work challenging

    Cons

    short staffed, need to hire more people for our work load

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Steer clear - management here is a mess!

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

    Pros

    Decent salaries, some smart people remain who didn't jump ship with the recent layoffs (spun by the company as an aggregation of "centers of excellence" which is transparent corp-speak for layoff), WFH allowed. Worked alongside some awesome people and made a few life-long friends.

    Cons

    Middle and upper management are more concerned with their titles and cliques than with their reportees and software quality. Numerous recent "reorgs" have spiraled morale and loyalty into the dirt since nobody trusts the company anymore. Incredible amount of offshore outsourcing which may save money but definitely impacts quality. Definitely the worst quality software I've ever worked on -- would actively avoid hospitals running this software for fear of my own personal safety.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing good-ol'-boys club and start paying attention to what's going on with the quality of the software your company makes. Construct a plan to go forward and stick to it! Flush out the rest of the Cisco transplants that are left in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    They never hire developers

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

    Pros

    very good interview experience, practical knowledge required

    Cons

    they never hire, no work, no development

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Allscripts

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    There is significant sales opportunity from within the client base to sell existing and new features.

    Cons

    The company has client satisfaction issues related to implementation and functional issues with its partners due to its varied software client base. Too much politics and internal 'clubs' hindering success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the point of view and advice of your long term employees to drive change given the legacy client base it affects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Allscripts

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

    Pros

    Quality peers for the most part with a good understanding of the product that they support as well as a good knowledge base. Benefits are good and the cost of benefits used to be good. PTO benefits not bad.

    Cons

    Cost of medical benefits has increased substantially in 2014, including deductibles, copays, rx copays. Amount of raise from annual review may cover the increased cost of healthcare, which will make it a wash. Promotions seem limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain open lines of communication.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Allscripts has made smart business decisions. Anyone who survived the dotcom bomb can appreciate it here.

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

    Pros

    Great location and wonderful, interesting projects for a QA person.

    Cons

    A junior QA person would struggle with the complexity and demands. The offshore model needs to be updated as too much work is on the U.S. team at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to keep the seasoned talent from leaving the company - we've lost too many good people. Make bonuses a guarantee for certain positions and grades. Stop allowing people who worked at the original "ECIN" company to come and go like the company is a revolving door.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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