Meditech Reviews

Updated March 9, 2015
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  1. Great people, but as a company it seems to be struggling to seem relevant.

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    Former Employee - Development Programmer in Canton, MA
    Former Employee - Development Programmer in Canton, MA

    I worked at Meditech full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of really great people, nobody seems to be in thick competition with one another. Some fun benefits, like the annual golf tournament, company picnic (huge event, akin to a town fair with loads of quality free food and drinks) and good intramural sports situation.
    Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs and not enough indians. At some point the company seems to have left its original roots and gone created an excess in middle management positions -- filling them with sometimes ineffective managers.

    The work environment in some buildings is Office Spacey (the newest building in Foxbourough has a very 'start-up' to it however).

    Advice to Management

    Inspire cutting edge tech research. Current salaries won't bring cutting edge programmers into the company, and as a result a lot of shoddy work is done to cover up issues.

  2. Good people in a strong industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor Development in Canton, MA
    Former Employee - Supervisor Development in Canton, MA

    I worked at Meditech

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Medical software is always needed. Despite the size coworkers are like family. There are opportunities for advancement. Financially conservative company.

    Cons

    The company treats employees like commodities.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace Change

  3. Helpful (2)

    This place sucks

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Implementation Specialist in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Implementation Specialist in Canton, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing is good about this company

    Cons

    worst company to ever work for. no vision. no future.

    Advice to Management

    Go to hell

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great environment but pay aimed at life-long employment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Development in Canton, MA
    Former Employee - Programmer Development in Canton, MA

    I worked at Meditech full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful, open workspace in the Canton office with rotating art gallery, greenery indoor and out, and subsidized lunches (not vegan- or health-friendly, unfortunately, but good for most people). As a programmer you'll work on a close-knit team with daily face-to-face interactions with co-programmers, Q&A, and your managers. My team was from diverse backgrounds, all capable, pleasant, and loyal to each other and our software products.

    Cons

    My experience was circa 2003 so this may be outdated.

    Highly conservative software products. If innovations in CS drive you, MEDITECH may not be for you.

    Exceptionally low pay for engineers. My understanding was they hire everyone at entry pay for technical non-programmers, expecting you to do 1-2 years of technical customer assistance before becoming a programmer. When I was hired right into development, I skipped those 2 years of salary growth so I was a developer with literally half the industry average for Boston. Growth is fast but my cube-mate did not hit industry average until his fifth year. I left for salary and don't regret it.

    Advice to Management

    Pay early programmers competitively and they will have incentive to stay. You have a great company to work for.

  6. Great place to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Canton, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meditech provides an excellent work/life balance with fantastic benefits including the ability to telecommute weekly. With an open culture there are also opportunities to really find what motivates and drives you professionally, and having never laid an employee off in their 45 year existence, the stability to allow you to try new things. They also have a great bonus structure that grows each year you stay with the company.

    Cons

    The pay is pretty low and there isn't much opportunity to make it grow rapidly. There is also the attitude that treating everyone fairly means treating everyone the same. This is particularly difficult if you enter mid-career or decide to pursue an advanced degree or certification, don't expect to be compensated fairly based on open-market value.

    Advice to Management

    There are really two pieces of advice that tie together. First, create titles that accurately reflect individuals job functions, and if you are going to ask someone to do something consistently outside of the current title/functionality aggressively look to change their title. It shouldn't take 2+ years of doing the job before someone is granted the title. Second, pay individuals something in line with fair market value based off their title, experience, education and certifications. Meditech is a great company and could certainly keep great people at a discount based on all the Pro's mentioned above, but the wider the gap, the greater the chance you will lose great people and knowledge.

  7. Great Stepping Stone

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Specialist in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Specialist in Canton, MA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity for college graduates to get real world experience for a world class organization. Great benefits and workplace dynamic. Opportunity to polish customer relationship, technical and supervisory/mentorship skills. Great work life balance

    Cons

    Compensation, I would have stayed a long time if I could have afforded to live in the Greater Boston area as the primary breadwinner in the family.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees market value so you can retain them, quality over quantity. Otherwise, keep doing what your doing.

  8. Pretty ok...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Canton, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's like a cult, but in a good way. If you aren't a 'joiner' or don't want to share details of your personal life at work, this isn't the place for you.

    Cons

    It's like a cult...you spend time with these people during the week and often on the weekends. Slow to advancement...

    Advice to Management

    You're doing A-Ok...

  9. Well It's a job and it could be worse

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Canton, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for straight out of college. It will give you a good easy going work environment to get your feet wet. Certain areas of the company allow you to gain experience that will benefit you in the future, such as an application specialist.

    Cons

    The largest issue of the company is the lack of ability to keep up with the time. The pay is very poor for the market value of programmer and developer positions. The programming languages and database system are proprietary and very clunky/inefficient. The company is reluctant to change the software at a rate that is fast enough to keep up with the speed of technology.

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved with what is actually going on, and certainly stop patting yourselves on the back at the annual update meeting, when there are clearly still a lot of issues. You have become jaded to what goes on day to day if you feel confident standing in front of the Product Development Division and say how great the numbers are. GET MORE INVOLVED WITH THE ONES DEALING WITH THE ISSUES!

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place to start your career in the Healthcare Field

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Canton, MA

    I have been working at Meditech full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -The benefits
    -Meditech is willing to teach you from the ground up and the learning atmosphere is very relazed - and catered to teaching you. There is no pressure or tests or anything, just an entire group of people that really wants you to succeed. The overall environment is very relaxed, casual and young. And the management is always willing to help you to achieve your long term career goals, as long as they are at meditech...

    Cons

    The salary - it is not competitive at all with other similar companies.
    The company places a stigma on anyone that tries to advance their career by leaving (and receiving a better company). When quitting, the employee is asked to leave that day (unless they have a customer training the next week). And if they are asked to stay, the staff makes you feel bad for leaving to advance your career. Almost no one has ever been hired back to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to give a modest salary in the initial year after someone is hired. But once someone has proven their loyalty and learned their application, give them an initial raise (after their first year) that makes their salary comparable to other HCIS companies - the turnover would greatly decrease if people felt as though they were getting compensated for their time - especially with 50-75% travel.

  11. Great place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Implementation Specialist in Canton, MA
    Former Employee - Implementation Specialist in Canton, MA

    I worked at Meditech full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and work environment.

    Cons

    Travel can be a burden.

    Advice to Management

    There is a rule that once someone leaves the company they can never return which is ridiculous.

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