Meditech Reviews

Updated March 15, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    I have three years of experience working as an applications specialist in the Client Services division.

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

    I have been working at Meditech

    Pros

    By far the biggest reason people come to Meditech is for the experience and culture. Meditech offers a great benefits package (90% healthcare paid, corporate events, telecommuting, annual bonus) and a solid working environment and it can be a rewarding experience working with like minded, hard working people.

    Cons

    Salary and management practices.

    Salary: Meditech starts you off very low considering the industry standard. Salary increases are not significant and comparable to the work that you put in.

    Management: Meditech has old fashioned practices that puts a cap on people's potential. Hard work is not equivalently rewarded. Salary increases are not fairly given and that leads to high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward people for their work and hire outside talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Great place for recent graduates

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA

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

    Pros

    Cares about employees. Great benefits. Majority of staff very friendly and willing to help other staff members. Reduced cost for food. Family oriented Very stable and reliable product with very large and loyal user base. Company very stable. Upper management very approachable and caring attitude.

    Cons

    Management positions filled only from inside promotions with minimal outside influence. Some managers very difficult to work under, not open to new ideas, and do not know how to manage.. No privacy at workstations. No HR department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to hire some outside professionals into management positions. Create HR department so employees have somewhere to go for help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful

    Not worth the experience

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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

    The health insurance is good

    Cons

    The company uses it own programming language which renders you immediately useless in the job market. the pay is so low that even if you do make it to an interview they will not take you seriously. The people that remain here do so because they are able to skate by and get promoted, there is very little as far as experienced talent goes here and those that are talented get overworked and become disgruntled because it is not appreciated. Looking into the market for similar jobs in the same cities that the buildings are located in it becomes blatantly obvious how low the pay is. As a programmer you will start off around $20,000 less than the lowest paid 10% with the same or similar jobs in the same area. This place is not worth what they try to tell you when you start. Meditech used to be able to say that they offer great benefits that other companies do not, that is not true anymore. Most tech companies offer comparable benefit which renders their claim moot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bump up the salaries of you skilled labor you are no where close to market value, this will help you retain the good workers that you are greatly undervaluing. And clean out the people who are just collecting a paycheck and treating work and meetings like a social club.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Excellent place to work, just TERRIBLE starting pay...

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    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Framingham, MA

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

    Pros

    i was working as a programmer in the interface group (called NMI.. dealing with interfacing with other non-MEDITECH platforms).. and the work was definitely very challenging at times (and i have a masters in electrical engineering)..

    job stability

    pretty relaxed atmosphere

    lots of young people

    Cons

    the starting salary is disgusting, i don't care if you make the raises and bonuses equivalent to a competent salary 5 years down the line.. it doesn't mean anything if you start people off so low that their banks go into negatives every month

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't start people off this low

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. It was fun. Everyone was really nice and seemed to enjoy working there. I never had an issue

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    Former Intern - Product Development in Framingham, MA
    Former Intern - Product Development in Framingham, MA

    I worked at Meditech as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people. Great benefits. The company outing in the summer is awesome. Seems easy to move up and excel.

    Cons

    Have you be your own person. People will not find ways to improve you and do not care about you unless you speak up.

  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Lack of leadership and vision is disappointing but the summer picnic is awesome.

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    Former Employee - Sales in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Sales in Framingham, MA

    I worked at Meditech full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job security is good but also leads to a lot of dead beats hanging on too long. Their buildings and grounds are very nice. Healthcare plan is good.

    Cons

    Lack of project management, accountability are major issues. They are more than happy to let top performers across the organization leave and plug the gap with mediocre talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in some fresh blood into your C level and director positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Great Place

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Framingham, MA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexibility, work/life balance, ability to change roles

    Cons

    salary get better longer you're there along with profit sharing and bonus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    An excellent foundation for a career if you can handle stress

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Specialist in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Specialist in Framingham, MA

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

    Pros

    Meditech hires college graduates with no experience in computers and gives them the foundation to enter the HIS field.

    Raises are generally quite good (first year review I got an extra $2,400 / year, second year I received an additional $4,800 / year).

    Near ironclad job security.

    If you decide you want to change career paths once you've been there awhile, Meditech will oblige and will start training you in something else that you have no experience/education in. They really do offer you the ability to start on just about any career path (that they have a use for).

    Excellent health benefits.

    Cons

    Meditech hires out of college and effectively trains in a trial by fire. It's incredibly stressful, particularly for people who are coming right out of college.

    The starting pay isn't great... however, as I reminded people when I worked there, that starting salary was based on them hiring you to work on computers when all you had was a college degree in a non-technical major... you got what you could negotiate for.

    Ironclad job security means there are a number of employees who did just enough not to get fired for long enough to hit the 'tenure' mark and then their effort dropped.

    No 401k, company will claim that they have profit sharing which is their retirement solution instead of 401k.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beef up the training, a lot of the stress of job stems from having little information on hand about the software but being expected to act the "expert" for customers.

    Formalize documentation of code changes are hold Development to fulfilling that format

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Pay is sub par for the market, job stability is impressive.

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

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

    Pros

    The profit sharing and stock options are impressive if you put 30 years into the company. I've never felt fear of layoffs or termination. Management will listen to your input and try to move you into a position that best suits you.

    Cons

    Pay is very low... Raises are almost nonexistent. Hours are flexible as long as you want to work 9-530. Promotions are also poor, they are promotions of responsibility and often not worth it. Being a "Senior Specialist" offers no more cash or benefits for the title. The positions are made up titles to compensate for zero vertical movement available in the company. All moves for those coming in unless some one dies or quits are horizontal movements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a disconnect between upper management and the troops on the front line. Middle managers are extremely hit or miss and can make or break your experience at the company. Most managers in my 7 year tenure are just above useless. They get in the way more often than not and love creating process/red tape.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Great career starter, no long term growth.

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    Former Employee - Applications Specialist in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Applications Specialist in Framingham, MA

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

    Pros

    Overall good company culture and a great entry level job.

    Meditech teaches new college graduates how to operate in the professional world.

    Good training program and a great way to get introduced to Healthcare IT industry.

    You don't bring work home with you.

    Cons

    Terrible compensation plan.

    No career growth potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should introduce incentive plans for high achievers, this would keep some of the little talent that stays at Meditech.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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