Medecision

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What do you get when you cross Dilbert with the Titanic...

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Former Employee - Business Analyst
Former Employee - Business Analyst

I worked at Medecision full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

- flexible schedule
- competitive salary
- people doing the work are incredibly talented, experienced and cooperative
- was employed there for almost 10 years and considered most of the folks I worked with as friends first, coworkers second
- can count on one hand the worker-bee-level people that I had to deal with that were a pain or difficult to get along with

Cons

- almost all those talented and experienced people are gone now
- layoffs the past two years (mini-purge in 11/2011; massive purge (1/3 of company) in 12/2012-02/2013) have decimated the company
- folks left behind are stuck on a rudderless ship; and even if the current management could steer, have no confidence that they know what direction to go
- as others have indicated, there remains a huge disconnect between management and staff, and there appears to be no desire at all to acknowledge this gap, much less to determine a way to bridge it and create a solid company again

Advice to ManagementAdvice

this is a fairly pointless exercise, since the current management has no desire to listen to advice from anyone - and certainly not from a former employee.
however, I will provide this observation --- stop calling the staff a "low performing organization" when they have accomplished all the objectves set forth by management (hitting release dates with all desired functionality and at targeted quality levels). it is not the fault of the R&D, Operations and Support areas that the company is not making sales and bleeding clients.
perhaps an honest evaluation of the sales and marketing objectives - and the overall business plan (what number are we up to? i think there have been four "new directions" since Deb Gage took over) - is in order.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wide and worsening chasm between senior management and everyone else

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA

    I worked at Medecision full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company's buildings provide adequate shelter from bad weather and are climate-controlled

    Cons

    Layoffs becoming a huge part of the culture, enormous disconnect between senior management and the 'worker bees', morale plummeting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discontinuing the practice of demoralizing people would be a good idea. Implementing performance reviews where a large segment of the company is ranked as "substandard" simply because it meets some sort of arbitrary metric accomplishes nothing other than to make people want to leave. The recent mass layoff ended up taking care of that on its own. Outside of anyone at the VP level, no one has been given any incentive to remain at the company and there have been quite a few departures even among those who weren't laid off. All the while, the messages from the top are of the "moving in a new direction" nature. Easy to chuckle at that after more than 125 layoffs in the last two years from a company that only numbered about 300 before that.

    MEDecision had a solid reputation for over 20 years as a fun place to work with a lot of terrific people. The last two years have basically eradicated that completely and now people are all but dying to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Its been real

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    Current Employee - Developer in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Developer in Wayne, NJ

    I have been working at Medecision full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and lots of flex within scheduling.

    Cons

    All I can say is Medecision inherited a WEAK CEO!( Deb Gage) She has hired many VPs or better yet , "Yes People". The people that spoke out are now working elsewhere. A quot from the CEO, " HCSC has deep pockets." Sure lets paint the product and and force clients to upgrade. Lets redo the lobby? Wait, something wrong here? Maybe we can buy out another company and get their clients., but first lets get rid of 1/3 of the company so that we can pay for this. Pity the fool!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for another gig before the ship sinks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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