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It has been a great growing experience

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Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

I have been working at Allscripts

Pros

I've created great client relationships

Cons

It is hard to create a balance between work and personal time.

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  1. Nice perks, but toxic for your career

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Allscripts

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    PTO policy is great - 23 days off, incl. sick days (but subject to change upon Eclipsys merger) Decent benefits: 401K, health, etc. Free soda in the Chicago office Most of the people who work there are ok to deal with Good work/life balance - note that this is for working in internal operations, not implementations which carries completely different lifestyle

    Cons

    Decisions are not always made based on who has the best ideas, but by who happens to fall within political favor. The company has at times immensely talented people working for it, but many of them end up leaving for both voluntary and involuntary reasons because management pushes them away. I cannot speak to the company pre-Misys, but from what I hear legacy Allscripts has been stingier on pay than Misys (and of course the legacy Allscripts mentality has prevailed). With the Eclipsys merger commencing, departments have been tied up with senseless infighting of middle managers and a clash of incompatible office cultures. The end result has only further damaged an already bad customer service reputation and prevented many worthy employees of making advancements. The new organizational structure is a bureaucratic labyrinth where the once "can do" entrepreneurial spirit of Allscripts has been lost. To get anything good done, one must muster the support of a long chain of uninformed middle managers. (and good luck with that!) The middle management malaise of the Eclipsys merger has prompted some of the best employees to flee, even without regard to the bad economy. Glen seems most preoccupied with seeing his photograph in print and having his stock options/paycheck flourish rather than growing the company. A politician type fellow, he doesn't mingle with anyone lower than the executive clique. Bill Davis, a long time buddy of Glen, is much of the same. I would add that Bill's management style aligns well with that of the "pointy haired" boss from Dilbert, who doesn't know what's right under his nose. No chance of advancing to the executive level unless you have been long time pals with Glen.

    Advice to Management

    Executives, you can only ride the wave of ARRA for so long. Things are great for the top dogs only because the industry's tide is lifting all boats. If Glen and co were running a company this way in any more of a competitive industry, Allscripts would be in trouble. Middle managers, email is not a system for everything. Good internal IT systems need well thought out planning. The tool is only as good as the people who implement & use it. View your employees as resources to be invested and built up rather expenses to be trimmed. When it comes to human capital you get what you pay for.... most of the time. But most important, you guys need to listen to the people you hire.


  2. Middle Management is inept and complaints about managers to HR result in retaliation to employee

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    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Allscripts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent PTO but no good time to take Some departments have good managers

    Cons

    HR does not support, nor investigate, employees who make complaints against management Company will retaliate against employees who make complaints No communication at all regarding policies or processes No concern for client, support promised but not delivered Company more concerned with making revenue than addressing or servicing client issues Company extremely cliquish Wants experienced professionals but no respect for experience once in position

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with company mantra once employee is hired and in place. Implement tighter HR controls to prevent retaliation against employees who lodge complaints against immediate managers. Stop blackballing employees who leave, dead bodies are mounting and Allscripts is beginning to smell. Glen, pay attention to your managers, it seems you've followed the Peter Principle and elevated the most incompetent, or do they just nod in agreement with you in order to keep their jobs?


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