Caradigm

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Caradigm Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
73 Reviews
3.4
73 Reviews
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Michael Simpson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Reasonable work/life balance despite challenging deliverable schedules (in 9 reviews)

  • committed to making a difference in healthcare, well funded (Microsoft and GE), great people (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Engineering team needs improvement - there is a certain clash of cultures between teams inherited from Microsoft and GE (in 8 reviews)

  • When one is delivering on a mission, usually means work-life balance is a challenge (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Caradigm is changing the way healthcare is delivered

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caradigm full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Caradigm is doing something special in healthcare, it is always great to work for a company with strong mission, but what is even more important is Caradigm's people. The sense of team work and helping each other be successful is very rewarding.

    Cons

    When one is delivering on a mission, usually means work-life balance is a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep selling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    complete dysfunction - koolaid never tasted so bad

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Caradigm full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pros - very good compensation/benefits, some nice people

    Cons

    Cons - extremely weak/political leadership (exceptions --Services, Regulatory Affairs, HR), no accountability, no transparency, marginal (at best) products, empty customer promises and company values, overwhelmed engineers (mass exodus), dissatisfied customers, and scary lack of sales. The CEO is too afraid to address problems hence none exist. Executives protect their kind and manage their own careers and images. Company culture hard to pin down --maybe the worst from GE (inflated egos masking ineptitude) and Microsft (supremely nasty & aggressive/hostile behavior). If you want to succeed at this company, better drink up the company koolaid: convince yourself Sales will sell something, products will be delivered, customers will buy and be satisfied, and the CEO will start focusing on things that matter. This company won't be around in another 6-8 months unless things get a whole lot better fast. GE might take the reins and fold it back in. Might be better to just fold it and put everyone associated out of their misery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get your heads out of the sand and look around, tap people in the ranks to solve problems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack strong, decisive leadership.

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Caradigm full-time

    Pros

    Some really strong engineers and people with passion really trying to make a difference.

    Cons

    Lack of clear direction, with unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start living the company values. "Selling futures" isn't in alignment with any value the company has. And, focus with realistic expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great team, great company, great culture. Difficult market in its infancy.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caradigm full-time

    Pros

    Great team! Great employees.

    Cons

    Very difficult market, not much movement at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Caradigm- Amazing Company Making a Real Difference

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caradigm full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - The focus on Population Heath, supported by healthcare analytics and identity & access management makes Caradigm a very unique place to work
    - I would strongly recommend it to former colleagues and friends
    - I have been here since day 1 and was also part of the Microsoft days. Huge improvement as Caradigm from a leadership, product strategy and marketing perspective.
    - Great people- professional, supportive, collaborative
    - Great partnerships forming with big names in the marketplace

    Cons

    - As any new company building its brand and reputation, takes time working through unclear paths and market pressures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The senior leadership team is doing all the right things to build this company and to provide its employees with personal and professional growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Been here since day 1: Love it here - Great work/life balance!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Caradigm full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    We're creating software that makes a difference in health care. The products are interesting and fun to work on. I enjoy my job and the flexible hours is a big plus to balance work & life. The benefits and extra perks are also a definite plus.

    Cons

    It's a big responsibility to work in the healthcare industry. We're saving lives and that feels good. Though we have to deal with being a medical device and with that comes design controls, privacy laws, processes and auditors. But that's probably true for most industries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Never have I done so much for so little appreciation for so little money. Thank you just isn't in their wheelhouse.

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    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Caradigm as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    A nice view out the window.

    Cons

    Contentious management, just trying to win an argument, not really winning hearts and minds.
    Cheap: lousy pay. Always using the excuse of being a startup for not having processes. Like having trashcans at one's desk. "Too expensive." No matter what you accomplished, it was never fast enough, because the estimates were typical Microsoft like shortcuts. Never a "thank you." Contractors were never invited to celebrations of success. They were separate.

    Worst job I ever had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that all of your success was due to contract labor. Let them share in the success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great fast rising health care software company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Caradigm full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Sharp focus on high growth area for population health, high quality engineers, cutting edge products, agile culture, great work environment and benefits.

    Cons

    It can be ambiguous as the company grows, Lots of GE baggage with poor performers who complained about being let go, past GE and Microsoft history that is now fading as customers realize the value from Caradigm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focus on sales growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Vice President in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Caradigm full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture- IT + healthcare, contributions are valued. Bold leadership, great teamwork atmosphere. There is trust up and down thru the organization.

    Cons

    Focused on Population Health IT tools- market is still evolving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep making bold decisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    An exciting place with major investments in an exciting segment of healthcare IT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caradigm full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    * A focus/strategy to deliver products in one of the hottest areas in healthcare today - population health
    * Support of blue-chip parents yet a self-defined culture and autonomy to create processes that work for a new company
    * Partnership with an industry visionary (Geisinger) to help define product offerings
    * Ability to create products that have a real impact in improving care and reducing cost
    * Reasonable work/life balance despite challenging deliverable schedules
    * Great benefits

    Cons

    * Still learning to find best ways to operationalize best practices - but getting better month by month
    * As the organization is still in its early stages, constant change is required for success, some of the workforce not yet accustomed to managing change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to strive for simplicity and delivering value to Caradigm's customers...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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