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Current Employee - Programmer Development in Framingham, MA
Current Employee - Programmer Development in Framingham, MA

I have been working at Meditech

Pros

If you're lucky enough to get into a good group, the job is really enjoyable. If you don't make a good fit for a group, they will try to find a group that you fit into.

Cons

Starting Salaries were low compared to other offers. Benefits made up for it, but starting almost 15k lower was a big hit initially. I make enough to make loan payments, rent, and other necessary monthly spending, but savings aren't really going up a whole lot.

Locations play a big factor into how much you get out here. If you live in Boston and have to drive to the Canton building... good luck

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Stay on the same track you are taking now.

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    A hell for bright programmers.

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    Current Employee - Development Programmer in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Development Programmer in Framingham, MA

    I have been working at Meditech

    Pros

    Meditech is a good place to get entry-level experience (sort of, see caveat in next section). The majority of hires are fresh out of college with no experience whatsoever. If you're on the younger side you'll appreciate the large number of similarly-aged peers.

    Cons

    Pay is grossly below industry averages for your first several years of employment. For developers you're getting experience, but development is done with proprietary languages so you aren't really gaining much value on the open market. The languages used are vastly behind the times--they are significantly less powerful than nearly any modern language. Also, many standard software development practices are practiced poorly, or ignored entirely (source control, automated unit testing). Additionally, all employees are given fifteen inch monitors. Yes, developers too. Programmers beware: if you're into computer science and modern software development you WON'T be happy here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring only entry level folks creates a vacuum of new ideas. By the time someone has the POWER to change something, they've been fully indoctrinated into the Meditech way of doing things. No one with 5 years of experience will join the company, so you don't have anyone who has seen a better way of doing things to kick and scream to point out the crazy parts of our processes.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good for those fresh out of college looking for a launching pad.

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    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Framingham, MA

    I have been working at Meditech

    Pros

    Very easy to get a job with them out of college. Five cent soda vending machines. Cafe lunch is cheap usually between $2-5. Easy going and relaxed atmosphere. Most people are very friendly. Good health care benefits.

    Cons

    There are three main divisions at MEDITECH: development, implementation, and client services with each division broken up into separate groups by the application they support. As a programmer try to get into development with one of the clinical applications if you want any respect.

    Be warned: Turnover is very high. The pay is low by industry standards.

    The MAGIC technology is antiquated. Even the latest Client/Server 5.6 tech is the same limited Visual Basic 4.0-like language just with a new blue GUI. So make sure you keep your tools sharpened: object-orientated programming, SQL databases, IDE's aren't used here. After a few years you'll be stuck working here if you don't...

    Everything from pay raises, cafeteria menus, and product design decisions are approved at a Vice President level. Why?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Number one priority must be to improve software usability and design. From a feature standpoint, MT is about five years behind the rest of the industry and I don't see any effort company wide to try to catch up. The execs seem to be very happy with the status quo and focus on maintaining and servicing our current customers. The industry seems ripe for the picking while MT is just standing idly by...

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