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entry level job that's right for some but not all.

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Current Employee - Applications Specialist  in  Norwood, MA
Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Norwood, MA

I have been working at Meditech

Pros

job security, laid back atmosphere in some buildings, free golf passes at start of golf season

Cons

starting salary is low which is understandable for an entry level position, but raises must be given on a $1200 scale and must stay within managements budget for raises for a particular quarter. if you happen to be up for a raise at a time when a lot of other people are or when the company might not be having a great quarter then you will not get a sufficient raise regardless of job performance.

there's no 401k, although there is a profit sharing plan so as long as the company is doing well then it is ok, but if the company takes a financial slide then we are in trouble.

there's not much equality between some of the groups when it comes to general rules like taking time off, dress code, etc.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

stand up for your group. when there are 8 groups under one director who could be chosen to do a particular project and one group gets chosen be straightforward with the reason. when asked "why is our group responsible for this when we have this and that to do while that other group doesn't seem to have any responsibilities?" the correct answer isn't "i don't know, we just have to do it..." it should be "i agree but i feel like this group can handle the work and it will get done right" or "you're right, next time i'll take that into consideration before volunteering for something." no passing the buck - be straightforward.

do a better job equalizing the workload, or pay the ones who work harder more.

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  1. 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...

    Disapproves of CEO
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    It all depends on the group

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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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on the same track you are taking now.

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