Meditech Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Annual bonus, working from home opportunities, good work life balance (in 29 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Low starting salary (36-37k for my position) (in 20 reviews)

  • Limited advancement opportunities (even with 100% of non-entry level hiring coming from within company) (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Room for Improvement

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    Former Employee - Implementation Specialist in Norwood, MA
    Former Employee - Implementation Specialist in Norwood, MA

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

    Pros

    Fun and exciting company to work for, with ample travel opportunity if desired. Great coworkers and direct supervisors and managers. Although smaller, raises are fairly consistent and performance based. Bonus structure, profit sharing and benefits are also a real positive. Great place to get started in medical technology industry.

    Cons

    Starting salaries are WELL below industry standard and don't jump up too quickly. Upper management seems to be a bit arrogant in how they handle employees and turnover. Travel department always books cheapest option for trips which can be quite stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider making starting salary point significantly higher to promote less turn over of employees. Allow traveling staff to have more say in travel arrangements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. great if you want to grow your career in the medical field.

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    Former Employee - Interface Analyst in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Interface Analyst in Westwood, MA

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

    Pros

    if you want to grow your career in healthcare/Interface programming, this is a good place to start.
    Good training program.

    Cons

    Meditech has its own applications, its own email system, its own word, its own programming language...etc...its own everything. whatever you learn can not be used in other jobs unless if the job is related to Meditech programming.
    Salary is very low compared to what other companies offer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No one on one with your manager, no team meetings.
    My nabber was friendly, but this was not the case for the employees I met there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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
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  5. It's ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meditech

    Pros

    Good work and good people to work with.

    Cons

    Very low salaries and it's clear you can be easily replaced.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. It could a great company for right type of person.

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    Current Employee - Development Specialist in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Development Specialist in Minnetonka, MN

    I have been working at Meditech

    Pros

    At least in development, fairly flexible work environment. Work-life balance has gotten worse in the last year or two due to a high number of resignations with very few hires to replace outbound staff. That being said, the company really seems to have a culture of flexibility. If there are family emergencies, or work-load has gotten crazy, or you need to work from home to meet the plumber, the minnesota management mindset seems to be to let their employees make decisions on how to accomplish their work while keeping up with life.

    For the staff who are able to make it through the difficult first few years, the compensation becomes more reasonable.
    Though I would consider the company's far too conservative, it is nice knowing that they have never had a lay-off. It is pretty difficult to get fired.
    If you're not a person who requires a lot of excitement, or you want a job that doesn't require a lot of ambition, this is a good company for a long-term career. After the 10 year mark, you're going to be in a good spot.

    Cons

    Very low starting pay, compared to industry norms, with fairly low raises in recent years
    A slow in hiring, with a fairly substantial number of staff leaving the company, has resulted in some very stressful workloads for some staff and groups
    Not a very stimulating work environment. In recent years, the company has made a big push to add more education, health/fitness initiatives, events, gymps, cafeterias, etc. to make things a bit more fun. Unfortunately, basically none of these things actually happen in Minnesota. Meditech frequently boasts about benefits that MN staff does not receive, and they have dodged questions for years without any mention of a plan to incorporate these things.
    Aside from service/implementation, it's a very stuffy atmosphere. Very midwestern, PC, quiet, political, not much room for a sense of humor.
    Outdated software, processes, and mindsets provide employees with limited skills that could be transferred to another company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be honest, lower-level management in Minnesota is really amazing. The frustration that most people have with the company is from executive-level management. Pay is too low to keep most staff for more than a couple of years. They don't care, and they dance around ever admitting that pay is low or that the MN facilities are sub-par. They struggle in the EHR market because of their outdated, proprietary code, high turnover, and an extremely reactive strategy. They hire for products after they have already become a success, which causes quality to suffer and staffing numbers to always be a step behind. If you know your staff is stretched entirely too thin during a time that some of the most important products in the company's history are being developed, why wouldn't you make sure that you had the resources to do the best possible job?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. OK

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at Meditech

    Pros

    Good and bright people surround you, bonus is 3 to 5% of your last 5 years wages. If you are not in service working hours are very flexible, food is pretty good and lunch is about $4.50. They tend not to fire anyone after a couple of years.

    Cons

    Starting salaries are low and the go up very slow.
    No outside management hiring, so you sometimes get stuck with a worthless micromanager.
    Ideas do not evolve quickly, and do not go against the flow or else!!!
    Cubicles afford 0 privacy!! they have no walls
    They move you at their will, I have been there 5 years and moved 7 times in 3 different buildings!!
    They give you the BS t line Employees First. but you really not an employee since you are salaried. they tell you to stay late and finish your work, but never ask you to leave early!!
    Turn over is Huge!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. A very supportive clinical software company for entry level positions, and experienced job seekers.

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    Current Employee - Specialist
    Current Employee - Specialist

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

    Pros

    -Large knowledge base and very approachable staff.
    -Team oriented, with multiple areas for advancement.
    -Fast paced environment, but can be slow for professional growth.
    -Many different options for work from technical software analysis, interpersonal client management, facilities management, or programming.(what do you want to do?)
    -Long term benefits are great (full health, increasing bonuses with tenure, 3 weeks vacation after 2 years, maternity leave, paternity leave, great people to work with)
    -Important clinical solutions for hospitals
    -Dynamic nature to the software with new releases often, new opportunities to learn
    -Great summer party, and holiday days off.

    Cons

    -Slow professional and monetary growth
    -Demanding or abusive customers are not common, but are normal
    -Not a well organized knowledge base system, but can be learned and added to
    -High workload for regular shift hours
    -High turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management teams, especially supervisors, need to be more connected with their workforce to help promote sincere conversation. Hard work can go unrecognized, and compensatory benefits are not based performance, but tenure. As the culture is geared to long term employment, the goal to maintain a happy work force should include greater interaction between supervisory and management levels, with sound strategy to address staff complaints. The turn over rate during my first two years there have been 19 hired, and 12 lost. Over 50% turn over describes the difficulty of the job, as well as the quality of hire. I do not believe it is possible for management to stop all instances, but it is difficult to see the incentives to stay within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Good place to work, but need to stay competitive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meditech

    Pros

    Bonus, profit sharing, flex days, buildings

    Cons

    Pay, Profit Sharing (diminishing percentage), all eggs in one basket concept (which is starting to be recognized with lower raises, profit sharing, stock value.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remain more competitive with others. The technologies upcoming look promising, but it is already what other major competitors are exploring and in many cases already starting to do. New products need to be out already and proven. Identify more growth potential in positions, which is nearly flat. Provide more consistency with promotions as many divisions folks continue to get title promotions, but in other divisions promotions are very difficult to come by,. Be more aggressive with new 6.1 as this needs to be proven and out there in marketplace now, its somewhat concerning that we're banking on this working and has yet to go LIVE with beta sites.

  11. Good overall experience

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

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

    Pros

    good benefits, great work environment, family oriented, flexible

    Cons

    discourage innovation, too much politics to be successful in mgmt, salaries are not competitive, limited opportunity for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't promote people to keep them around, promote based on performance - not tenure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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