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Helpful (3)

A great development team at a cloud-computing company that makes a difference in healthcare.

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Current Employee - Software Developer in Watertown, MA
Current Employee - Software Developer in Watertown, MA

I have been working at athenahealth

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

athenahealth is a fast-growing, well-established, company that is building a successful business that provides a cloud-based "operating system" for the medical office. It's a great place to work -- the work is challenging, and the development team is fun, supportive, smart, and fully engaged in the company's mission of "fixing" healthcare.

Cons

The interview process is grueling, and its a tough place to get hired. New developers get a lot of opportunity to advance and excel, but succeeding at athena takes a lot more than 40 hours a week.

Advice to Management

The company provides a 24x7 service for medical practices, and the effort demanded of each employee can make it hard to maintain a balance between work and life.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA

    I worked at athenahealth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Athena is a great place to work if you are looking for a company that values culture. They strongly believe that culture is the driving force to a great work environment. Leadership is great. Jonathan Bush is a great leader and makes you want to work for him just to see what he'll come up with next. Athena is a fun place to work and they are always coming up with ways for staff to blow off some steam.

    Cons

    If you don't like "culture" type companies, then this place isn't for you. The enterprise is still young so don't be surprise if they don't have all the answers. It's also easy to get lost if you don't apply yourself; no one is going to hold your hand. Some groups are treated better than others, but I think this is slowly started to go away.

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it and learn from your past mistakes.


  2. Helpful (7)

    Great culture, strong mission and smart people, but can be tough place to get things done and a rat race.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mid/Senior Management in Watertown, MA
    Former Employee - Mid/Senior Management in Watertown, MA

    I worked at athenahealth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong mission driven culture, great learning environment with lots of smart people. The strongest business model in healthcare IT. Opportunities abound, good investment in developing people and being a learning organization. Metric driven business with great support from the company to deliver results. The company fails gracefully and is very strong at iterative improvements.

    Cons

    Somewhat unique organizational structure and decision making. Power and control focused on people who've been there since the beginning (can have a family owned business feel). CEO swoops in and disrupts things, sometimes positively and somtimes not. Org structure wastes talent (requires people to work harder than they should because of ambiguity). Does not value experience from the outside - tends to be a self-learning approach, discounting folks who've done it before. Jobs/promotions can be defined around people rather than needs of company or organization - sort of like "making partner" in a prof services firm. CAn be a rat race - competitive, people without good work-life balance win. Upper management is strong and engaging, but the layer just under that is focused on power and control for themselves, not always the best thing for the overall company.

    Advice to Management

    Be better listeners down to the director level - focus on valuing diverse points of view and personality types. Continue to improve the organizational structure to act as a lever of the talent the organization. Improve clarity. Reconcile espoused values to actual behaviors esp in middle management.


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