Meditech Reviews

Updated August 2, 2015
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Meditech President & CEO Howard Messing
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Pros
  • There is a good work/life balance (in 29 reviews)

  • Benefits are great and so are the bonuses when they come around (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Zero room for growth, starting salary is pitiful, raises are almost non-existent (in 20 reviews)

  • Everyone starts out entry level (in 14 reviews)

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  1. good company

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

    I worked at Meditech

    Pros

    college benefits great, also a nice benefits package

    Cons

    low pay, long hours no raises, little room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    reward your workers with better pay


  2. Good place to start out: seek true growth elsewhere

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Westwood, MA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Meditech is a great place to start out for those new to the workforce, as they only hire entry level. They also do a good job of providing the training and foundation necessary to acquire new professional skills. The work spaces are generally attractive and there are 8 buildings scattered within the 495 corridor. In most of the buildings there is a Meditech subsidized cafeteria with very affordable, good food. There is a family-friendly annual picnic in the summer. The company supplies a holiday gift to all employees every year. MT has an annual bonus that escalates the longer you stay with the company. Excellent health benefits. You are allowed to telecommute one day a week after two years and dependent on group, two days after 3. Able to switch groups after two years. Meditech has never had a layoff so the job security is ironclad, for now.

    Cons

    The salary is laughable for the healthcare IT standard, and while improving slightly over the past few years, it truly does lag behind. It is no secret that good employees with 2-5 years experience can leave and realistically make anywhere from 50-80% more salary immediately. There is little room for true growth, and whatever growth you can achieve is extremely linear (specialist->senior specialist->supervisor->senior supervisor, etc.). You can get a nice title change relatively quickly but it is an empty title with no additional salary adjustment. There is no HR department, which for a company as big as Meditech is a big issue. This creates an environment where company policy is interpreted differently by different groups, thus your level of job enjoyment is heavily dependent on how your management team interprets the rules. The company only hires entry level, so upper management are all Meditech lifers. This is a big con because there are very little fresh ideas from the top and the company is becoming dangerously stagnant. Oftentimes management are those that have stayed the longest and not the most deserving or talented, because those people have already left the company. The workspaces are open with low cubes to promote collaboration, but really it promotes a loud, gossipy environment. Once you put in a few years and prove that you're not just a warm body, it is impossible to lose your job, no matter how bad you are at it. There are always the go-getters but a disconcertingly large percentage of employees are just collecting a check. You only get paid once a month, which while very strange I have to say that it does force you to be better at budgeting.

    Advice to Management

    Retain your star employees by paying them more! It's the big elephant in the room that nobody in upper management wants to do anything about. The old song and dance about the "other benefits" still does not outweigh the poor pay. Stop being so conservative and think outside the box more; the company is getting lapped by the competition by coming out with products that competitors have had in the market for many years.


  3. Implementation

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meditech full-time

    Pros

    Flexible and great coworkers, overall good atmosphere

    Cons

    The salary is low for the position.


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  5. A good starting position

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meditech full-time

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

    Pros

    They have a great company picnic and sticking around will pay off with promotions. They also have a very extensive training program.

    Cons

    Very low pay compared to the industry standard. Because of this, the turnover rate is very high, and people will leave after a year or even less.

    Advice to Management

    The level of turnover is very demoralizing to the people who stick around. Find ways to retain the high performers and reward their performance.


  6. Technical Support Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meditech full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere Promote from within Good benefits package Telecommuting

    Cons

    Workload in constantly increasing Tenured people leave and their spots are not always replaced Little to no room for career growth Low salary


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    Application Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meditech full-time

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

    Pros

    Young work environment, good benefits, flexible.

    Cons

    No room for growth and salary is lower than most would like. They also say that you have the ability to make more money after committing to the company over time. However with the annual raises, though that may have been true in the past, it is practically impossible now. This is company wide.

    Advice to Management

    Management always gets frustrated with the turnover, but it's pretty simple that paying people more would make them stay.


  8. Good benefits

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Specialist in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Specialist in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Meditech (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work schedule, enjoyable atmosphere.

    Cons

    Salary is on the low end for the industry.


  9. Helpful (1)

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The atmosphere is very friendly

    Cons

    The starting salary is tough to take...


  10. Good perks, low salary

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    MEDITECH offers a lot of perks to its employees, including excellent healthcare coverage, telecommuting options, subsidized cafeterias, and flexibility for families.

    Cons

    You start with a low salary, and it creeps up slowly. In order to make decent money at MEDITECH you need to have worked here for years, or you need to take your experience elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Change the salary structure and try harder to retain employees. The "we offer many benefits besides salary" is falling on deaf ears, and you're losing valuable talent. It takes significantly more time, resources, and money to train a new employee vs. retaining an already trained and knowledgeable one. In order for a technology company to be truly competitive, it must attract the top minds. Right now, we're attracting people who can't find work elsewhere.


  11. Good Company, Low Pay

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Analyst in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Applications Analyst in Westwood, MA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience in healthcare IT. Training is solid and responsibility is given to you very early on. Work from home one day a week once you have been there two years. Bonus goes up every year, creates incentive to stay longer. Really accommodating to people with kids, really solid work/life balance.

    Cons

    Pay. It's improving, but still well below industry average (by about 30%). Most stay 2-3 years and leave for a hospital, a competitor (athenahealth recently has been hiring many unhappy MTers), or consulting service. Offices are always going to outside Boston and never in the city (Waltham is as close as they'll get) to save on cost. I commuted from Boston and it definitely wore on me. I was promoted twice in three years (which is a PRO), but did not get a promotion raise (HUGE CON). This baffled me. I worked hard, did the extra work, took on extra responsibility, and was rewarded with a flashy title and nothing else. So compensation is one giant con.

    Advice to Management

    Start scaling your pay with ranges for different positions. Allow Senior Specialists to get an actual raise, same for Supervisor/Analyst/Project Managers.



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