Medecision Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
68 Reviews
2.4
68 Reviews
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Medecision President & CEO Deborah M. Gage
Deborah M. Gage
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility, work-life balance, compensation, super dedicated & talented people (in 10 reviews)

  • You can setup a schedule where you work from home full time, which is very progressive (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • A lot of talk about work/life balance, but don't try to actually have (in 6 reviews)

  • Senior management brought in hand-picked people that did not know the business or were particularly good at there jobs (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Medecision - Great work, challenging industry, good people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA

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

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive, New office buildings are fabulous. VIrtual work is an option. New tecnology opportunities abound.

    Cons

    Lots of change with Medecision. Folks that work here need to like a challenging environment where work is ever changing. Leadershhip, Innovation and Candor are expected so be prepared!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    don't drink the kool-aid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    smart people who are hard working

    Cons

    parent company plugged in leaders because they were friends from prior lives not because they were good leaders who care about how people are treated; seems like recent positive reviews are either from those who drank the Kool-Aid or submitted by senior managers to off-set the overwhelming negative feedback about them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it is not all about you, your salaries and bonuses. How about showing commitment by actually living nearby not in another state that requires air travel to and from your home. Parent company, shame on you too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 8 people found this helpful  

    Great company for VPs; so bad for workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. If you are a VP or SVP, the money and perks flow.

    Cons

    The cast system is in full play at Medecision. Upper management lives the high life while anyone working or producing is expected to work like a dog! There is too much work for the number of staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut scope or add staff. Listen to employees. Consider promoting existing employees instead of bringing in new high dollar people that know nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Medecision Response

    Sep 30, 2014Chief People Officer

    Medecision is actively recruiting staff at all levels of the Company. In the last year, we have hired many employees at Director and lower levels, or about 75% of total recruitment. We also have an ... More

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Medecision looking good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    All companies have ups and downs. Medecision is just like the rest. Work life balance is great, people great, company direction awesome! 2015 brings great innovation. Excited to be a part.

    Cons

    Although the momentum is strong and the employee commitment even stronger, putting in extra hours to complete project timeline is still evident. Future holds opportunities. Looking forward to 2015

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation for long hours and commitment to strong work ethics must be recognized not just to those squeaky wheels … but to all. The people keeping the lights on and the coffee hot need to be recognized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Engaged, Inspired, and Empowered

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Operations
    Current Employee - Sales Operations

    I have been working at Medecision full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I work at Medecision because I am inspired by a leader that challenges to me be innovative, to ask why, and empowers me to think for myself, and acts as my bulletproof vest.

    Cons

    I've worked at Medecision for some time and I am still unaware of the companies values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your workforce at all levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 15 people found this helpful  

    Poorly Managed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterbrook, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterbrook, PA

    I have been working at Medecision full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Very flexible work from home policy. You can setup a schedule where you work from home full time, which is very progressive.
    - Brand new facilities opening 9/22 for folks who work in the office
    - The developers and QA engineers who have been here for years are very helpful and knowledgeable.
    - Test automation conscious development and testing
    - Starting to develop with newer, interesting technologies (include mobile applications)
    - Modern marketing department

    Cons

    - The SDO is moving from Agile to a waterfall SDLC. This in itself is not an issue, but there are little to no requirements for projects, so it's very hard to estimate entire waterfall project timelines, understand what to develop, and understand what exit criteria to which QA should test.

    - Project timelines are not readjusted when scope, resources, size, or cost changes. Employees are asked to make broad estimates for development or testing with little knowledge of the project, and are held accountable for any dates given, no matter the level of confidence in the date.

    - Little to no collaboration between management and individual contributors. Managers are told to "get it done at all costs" by senior leadership, and thus the individual contributors must respond to constant resource shifting and overtime to finish a project by the original estimation date.

    - Management does not understand what it takes to build software. There is a mentality that the SDO should just "do it" for each project. They don't listen to suggestions for process improvement.

    - Due to high attrition rates and more work than the SDO can handle, developers and QA engineers are constantly swapped between projects to the biggest fire, sometimes on a weekly basis. Employees are expected to make up for missed time on other projects with overtime.

    - Routine, significant overtime is expected, and this time is not compensated in any way.

    - There is no voice for the employee. The internal surveys that are sent around from HR clearly show a decline in employee morale, productivity, and desire to work here. There has not been significant action to address these issues.

    - Senior and Executive leadership do not directly address the issues presented by the SDO workers. Managers are powerless to effect any change, and thus the individual contributors are left to deal with the mess.

    - Due to changing scope and lack of requirements, development cannot always deliver to testing on time. As a result, the testing cycles are shorter than needed, and the quality of the products suffer. The defects that are not caught in testing due to condensed cycles are instead found by clients.

    - 0 defect release policy. Instead of a high water mark for defects counts at a release, the decree is that all defects found must be fixed before a release is GA. This makes for extremely stressful stabilization periods with endless defect fixes, testing, and builds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to finish everything so quickly and be the hero to all of your clients. If you scale and plan the work to fit your SDO size, and engage and **LISTEN** to your SDO individual contributors regarding the work you are planning, you will further engage folks into the process. This will create the passion you desire. If you have engaged employees who see that you respect their knowledge and time, they will work harder for you and create better quality.

    Use the tools you've purchased for estimating and tracking project status. Your clients would rather take releases at a later date with higher quality than more quickly with issues. You can't work people to the bone with overtime across multiple projects to meet dates, and also demand perfect quality in each.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Fast paced and demanding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medecision

    Pros

    Smart people, flexible work environment, innovative thinking, fast paced. Medecision is not for everyone...you have to work hard and bring your whole self. I feel supported from many areas in the company and Leadership has been actively working on breaking down barriers. Best of all, we are on the forefront of changing healthcare for the better.

    Cons

    Light on resources and high expectations makes work demanding. Managers don't only manage, they have to get in there with employees and work. If you don't want to do get your hands dirty then this is not the right place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance staff vs. management. Senior leadership needs to be more visible to staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work with a lot of momentum going on .

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Wayne, PA

    I have been working at Medecision full-time

    Pros

    Company is growing. The leadership team is strong, listens to the employees, and is client focus. More importantly, they are approachable. The company is moving to state of the art facilities, which plenty of opportunities for work life balance. It has an unbelievable mentoring program. We have a lot of momentum going on for us with exciting on-going projects and lot of opportunities in the Pipeline. If you like working hard, like challenges, and not afraid to speak up, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    There is always room for improvement in any organization. The leadership team is putting a lot of effort to improve legacy processes that could block future growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 7 people found this helpful  

    Was a great company at one time...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medecision full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was a great company for many years, not so much now... all chiefs and no Indians

    Cons

    Deb Gage as CEO - running it into the ground... only cares about herself and her friends...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees, care about your customers! Culture and values - you have none!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    been there 3 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pion in Chesterbrook, PA
    Former Employee - Pion in Chesterbrook, PA

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

    Pros

    Nice co workers, very friendly and hard working.

    Cons

    managers suck. 4 vp's just resigned. other workers are leaving on a weekly basis. lot's of outsourcing. management hires there friends who are clueless and bullies. my manager belittles our staff with condescending emails to our entire group, singling out individuals. hi stress levels. CEO is on her own agenda, driving the company into the ground. Management is clueless as to why someone wants to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring friends or former co workers from previous companies. Stop hiring consulting companies who are lazy and do not know what they are doing.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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