Meditech

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Meditech Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
172 Reviews
3.0
172 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great company to work for as an entry level employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Specialist in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Specialist in Westwood, MA

    I worked at Meditech

    Pros

    Great Benefits, company values, leadership, community

    Cons

    personal growth, salary, appreciation, lots of travel depending on the department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discuss career paths with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Manager

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

    I have been working at Meditech

    Pros

    Flexibility, low expectations, easy to manipulate

    Cons

    Low pay, minimal opportunites, lack of innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire from outside and mix it up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Applications Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Specialist in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Applications Specialist in Westwood, MA

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

    Pros

    Okay pay & benefits
    Traveling between buildings do break up your day a bit.

    Cons

    Depending on which Applications you're in, your individual workload can be that of 3-4 persons; and you have no say in whether or not you're the unlucky one.
    Over-worked, over-stressed and 'gossip' like you've never experienced before is the order of the day here.
    Vacations and not true vacations because not only do you have to find people to cover all your sites while on vacation, but you also have know that during vacation your work is being stored up until you get back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use commonsense in your organization and re-organizations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not worth the experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Good company, mediocre job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist

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

    Pros

    If you've been with the company for over three years, the benefits start to add up. Most groups allow you to telecommute one or maybe even two days a week at that point. You receive three weeks vacation and you are no longer negligibly vested in the company's retirement plan. If you're at a point in your life where you want to stick out a job for the long haul - this company may be a good fit for you.

    Cons

    If you're there for under three years... the pay is poor, there is little flexibility and vacation time is limited. The bulk of employees start out as Applications Specialists. This is fine, if you're able to conduct customer service. Some consider the position to be high stress, many of the customers aren't particularly polite. Many of those who don't leave in the first few years transfer out of this role and either into development, marketing or if lucky, are promoted to analysts; a position with less customer interaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please find a way to compensate the little guy more. Word is company turnover is lower than the industry standard but that appears to be a low bar. Many folks start here right out of college and last a couple years and take off. If starting pay were a little higher, folk may be more motivated to stay until the benefits kick in.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for recent graduates

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Great people- bad pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Fall River, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Fall River, MA

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

    Pros

    The people here are fantastic. Great communication with managers, co-workers, supervisors, etc. If I ever have a problem I don't have to feel "scared" to talk to someone. Always someone to help you out.
    Relaxed culture. Great support for everyone.
    Benefits health package is great
    All holidays off- PTO and Sick time as well

    Cons

    The pay is horrendous. As someone who lives right outside the city and has loans to pay back, I can barely get buy without two other jobs. Didn't compensate for any of my previous experiences.
    Training takes FOR-EV-ER. Was told one thing when I was hired and STILL waiting for it. Not anyone's fault, but really frustrating.
    High turnover because of the low low low salary. Competitive companies offering $20G more? Yup, they're out.
    Updates to the software are slow to come out and take forever.
    Takes years to even be considered for a promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider starting higher for those who have a few years under their belt coming into the company. Allow for the salary to be negotiable.
    Bring in fresh faces in upper management to get out of the old-fashioned mindset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Should have stayed there

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

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

    Pros

    Rock solid company that provides for a long term career. Provides value and stability to its customers in an uncertain marketplace.

    Cons

    Perceived as less "open" than other vendors. Better suited for someone that is comfortable doing things the Meditech way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up and keep opening up to new technologies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great place to gain experience after college.

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing health benefits, great work/life balance. Nice annual bonus.

    Cons

    It's difficult to get development to commit to necessary enhancements. Old fashioned thinking. Low base salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be less reactive and more proactive.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nice work environment but tough to go anywhere up. Perfect to start career, just don't stay too long...

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

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

    Pros

    I worked here for a little over a year. The job itself is fairly easy. Once you get past the first few weeks you should cruise through your job. Everyone gets a nice little bonus at the end of the year, got your standard pto that accumulates, and upper management is very nice to its employees. Also do various events such as a company picnic, which is a lot of fun. Don't expect to work late nights here, you should have a normal outside life with this job. Overall, a good first job out of school to atleast experience the "real world".

    Cons

    The biggest problem with the company are the strict big company policies they have. You are capped on your raises, they are pretty strict with time off (making sure you have the correct time and taking off the exact amounts), and it is difficult to move up in the company without being there for years. While everyone is very nice and may know their particular job well, there is very little knowledge between the different groups. This causes a lot of confusion when you are trying to help customers when problems touch on a few different groups.

    The job itself wasn't very hard if you have any higher education background. All I did was my job, and apparently did it well. I came in with the attitude of taking on anything they offered and my manager and senior specialist really loved it. The problem is that if you excel at your job, you can only get a max salary increase of (I want to say $6k?) which I heard nobody gets. To top it off, I was excelling and getting a much bigger workload, but there was 0 chance of getting a promotion unless I stayed another 3 years.

    To really take advantage of the end of year bonuses here, you have to work here for a number of years. You either come here with the intent to only stay for a year, or you will end up being stuck here for the rest of your life. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but the benefits are just good enough to keep someone from leaving and finding a higher paying job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the managers more freedom to keep their best employees. Many new workers here are content with their job and will grind out years here because they will get a baby raise every year. Those employees have no drive to be any more than an application specialist for the rest of their lives. Show the employees with the most potential some extra love after the first year (bigger salary raise, more pto, ANYTHING) something to keep them. I'd say ALL employees are treated well here, but it is irritating when you work very hard and are clearly excelling at your job and you are treated the same as an employee who puts nothing into the job and gets poor results. With such a low starting salary, some kind of money bonus to better employees would really make a difference in employee retention.

    I'd say most people that come here are fresh out of college and are just using this as a stepping stone job. Not sure if the company is content with their turnover rate, given that most of the new employees are pretty much useless for the first couple months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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