DecisionHealth

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DecisionHealth Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
13 Reviews
3.0
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Company Has Issues; May be Able to Turn Around

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at DecisionHealth full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Young, casual atmosphere with good people; Lot of responsibility and credit for good work

    Cons

    Quality of managers varies; some are not very good. The publishing industry continues to change and DecisionHealth is always playing catch up. They are struggling to remain relevant in an online publishing environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More management training to ensure consistency; focus on work-life balance; seek outside advice on growing business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    No Direction

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Department  in  Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - IT Department in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at DecisionHealth full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company as a whole is good to their employees. They offer okay benefits and additional perks, such as summer and themed parties.

    Cons

    The company does not know which direction it is headed. Leadership is very challenged and is not concerned about the well-being of their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what your employees say; they can make or break you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A company being reinvented can have swings. Overall a fun group of people and great work-life balance.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at DecisionHealth full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The atmosphere is casual both in attire and attitudes. There is a sense of team and a while the company is going through a lot of change it feels very positive and optimistic. Open leave policy with vacation and most managers treat you like adults, if you get your work done and they aren't standing over top of you about attendance or other things. Investment from the owners seems to exist with the acquiring of a competitor.
    Fruit cart, bright nice office space, local restaurants, and company outings (Nationals games)

    Cons

    A lot of structural changes, hopefully that will calm down. Communication and planning can be weak sometimes but is improving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused and not worrying about what other teams are doing. Think and act big picture and share.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Failed to meet expectations.

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

    I have been working at DecisionHealth

    Pros

    Overall UCG culture of employee appreciation (ie, free fruit, free breakfast, cheap sodas, casual dress), Open office environment, company-wide quarterly meetings/activities, nice people

    Cons

    A lot of inconsistencies throughout the company, mostly stemming from certain members of the senior team. Very high employee turnover for a 25 year old company--it feels like at least one employee per month has left in the time I have worked here. Not a lot of accountability, and a bad habit of higher members of the staff passing the buck when a problem arises. Not a lot of room to move up in the company unless you want to change departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Collaborate. It is very hard to successfully execute a project when different members of the senior team are contradicting with each other, or trying to overshadow each other's projects. Lack of coordination also creates extra and unnecessary work for lower level staff members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Great, but not close to me

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

    I worked at DecisionHealth full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people. I made a lot of friends that I plan to stay in touch with. The company is growing so there's a lot of opportunity. It can be busy, but I felt like I had control of my workload and could work with others to priority my stuff appropriately.

    Cons

    I live about an hour from the office and the commute was killing me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think you guys are on the right track.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at DecisionHealth full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Growing and adding staff. Fun and energizing evironment.

    Cons

    Benefits could be a bit better, but the open leave program is awesome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Miserable place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DecisionHealth Employee  in  Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - DecisionHealth Employee in Gaithersburg, MD

    I worked at DecisionHealth full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Casual dress code and open leave, which is grossly abused most by people who don't deserve it. Unlimited coffee and aspirin, which you will need if you decide to work here.

    Cons

    You will feel overworked, underpaid and unappreciated. Upper management spends all of their time coming up with new product initiatives that will lead to you putting in hours and hours of work, only for them to realize later that their idea was horrible. This means all of your work was for nothing, and now you are behind on the rest of your workload.

    In my four years there, there was a constant turnaround of employees. Chances are, if you left and returned six months later, you would barely recognize anyone. This is because so many employees leave before they become completely demoralized.

    There is also constant reorganization of departments, which leads to confusion throughout the company and gaps in responsibilities. After someone is "promoted" (more responsibilities, very rarely a pay raise), no one seems to know whose job it is to fulfill the duties of the position left behind. This usually results in those responsibilities being dumped on some poor employee who did NOT receive a "promotion", but still received extra responsibilities and no pay raise.

    The morale was horrible. On a typical day, you will see employees moping around looking stressed, exhausted and defeated. If you enjoy your job here, it is because you are upper management and enjoy the fact that other people are killing themselves to make you look good or you are working off commission that actually works in your favor (which is rare).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I will not waste my time. Management is not interested in the ideas or opinions of anyone lower than themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Up and Coming

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

    I have been working at DecisionHealth full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company recently completed acquisitions of two companies which has added talent, products, and customers. DecisionHealth is on the upswing; UCG, its parent company, is investing in the business again and I am optimistic about its future, as well as my own here. There is a renewed sense of purpose and everyone appears energized. It's a great place to work.

    Cons

    If you like bureaucracy, big offices and dressing in suits, then this is not the place for you. There isn't an office in the building. The owners even sit in cubes. It's a laid back evironment and most people wear jeans and t-shirts everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to share here.

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

    Not a healthy work atmosphere

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

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

    Pros

    free fruit, quality coffee (starbucks & flavia), flex hours, casual dress code -- note these are benefits provided by UCG, not DecisionHealth

    Cons

    high turnaround, overworked employees, low salaries, no accountability from senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some sensitivity and accountability training, stop throwing your employees under the bus and stop blaming them for your failed products. Realize that there is a problem when your employees consistently have to work 10-12 hour days to meet unrealistic deadlines. Stop expecting employees to work such long days when they aren't being properly compensated. Just in general... learn to be compassionate and get in touch with your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    The most toxic work environment I've ever experienced

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

    I have been working at DecisionHealth full-time

    Pros

    United Communications Group, the company that owns DecisionHealth, is pretty awesome. Free fruit, casual environment and open leave.

    Cons

    DecisionHealth however, sucks.
    The company has even on the decline for more than a few years and as a result, everyone is overworked, stressed and unappreciated.

    The senior team, it seems, exists only to make employees feel inadequate and inferior. Individuals are targeted, scrutinized and micro managed only to be fired after a few months.
    The scrutiny is a result of inadequate leaders grasping at straws, i.e. no one knows how to save the company, so everyone blames everyone, while making unrealistic and overly critical demands that do nothing but bring down the morale.

    The company is severely understaffed, which means that just about everyone does the work of two people. And that's at a minimum.

    Most people are paid under market value, don't work here unless you want to feel inadequate and/or get fired within a year. The lucky ones just find new jobs.

    Oh, they have enacted a fun committee, presumably to boost morale, but I've had more fun at a
    funeral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek to uplift instead of destroy, it might yield better results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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