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Great culture, people, and a supportive team within my department and among departments that collaborated on projects.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Watertown, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA

I worked at athenahealth full-time

Pros

The employees are passionate about their work, devoted to their jobs, and they genuinely like coming into work every day!

Cons

It can be deadline-driven, and sometimes long hours are required. It's a job. You do what you have to do.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Think about what you want to say as though you'll need to yell it across a parking lot at a group of reporters. Keep it that concise, that impactful.

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Opportunity to gain wealth of experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Watertown, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Watertown, MA

    I have been working at athenahealth

    Pros

    Working at athena provides a rare opportunity to learn, and to contribute to an organization that is growing like mad.
    The company is populated with very smart, very energetic people.
    The culture in Watertown supports a creative, solutions focused mind-set.
    People are generally more than willing to help each other solve problems.
    Great statisfaction from being able to contribute to improvements in application and process.
    Sr. Leadership tries to communicate and reinforce the corporate mission.

    Cons

    The Cons of working at athena are for the most part outcrops of the hyper rate of growth. Creating a work - life balance is very challenging. The demands created by managing the pace of growth and change, simply don't allow for a 9 - 5 work schedule. I wouldn't recommend athena for someone who wants or needs an 8 hour work day.

    Sr. Leadership has distanced itself too far from the reality of the day-to-day experience and challenges of the majority of staff. They rely too heavily on a cadre of Vice-Presidents to provide them with their understanding and insights. The company is not large enough to justify this hierarchical distance. It has created a significant disconnect between staff's day-to-day experience and Sr. Leadership's understanding of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to reconnect directly with Directors, Managers, Supervisors, and staff. Small group informal meetings on a monthly rotation would provide you with a much clearer picture of the challenges folks are encountering.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not everyone "fits" here and drinks the juice....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Watertown, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA

    I have been working at athenahealth

    Pros

    If you start as an associate and work a lot of long hours or even volunteer for extra projects, you can get promoted.

    Cons

    They have a very strange philosophy here about taking care of yourself. There's no tuition reimbursement, because you should do that on your own for your job. The health insurance (ironically) is deplorable, because the feeling is, if you are sick, you should pay more. That's just 2 examples

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to take "care" of your employees. Sincerely promote work/life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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