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Meditech Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
167 Reviews

3.1
167 Reviews
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Meditech President & CEO Howard Messing
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Annual bonus, working from home opportunities, good work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Benefits are great and so are the bonuses when they come around (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Low starting salary (36-37k for my position) (in 18 reviews)

  • Limited advancement opportunities (even with 100% of non-entry level hiring coming from within company) (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Hard to find a company like this any more

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Programmer  in  Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Development Programmer in Framingham, MA

    Pros

    Job security - they have never laid off an employee, in over 40 years of doing business as a software company. That's a big deal.
    90% paid benefits - Better than most other options out there, they pay 90% of your benefits, so you're not losing a lot in your check for that.
    Management understands what it's like to do your job - even the CEO of the company started out, in the company, as a programmer. Upper management all understands what it's like to be on the front lines of this company, because they've been there. That helps in putting things in perspective.
    Excellent employees get big raises quickly - if you work hard, show aptitude, and succeed, between salary raises and the bonus (see below), you could double your income inside of five years with the company.
    Yearly bonus - An annual bonus based on the performance of the company is given out, based on a percentage of your last five years' salary. This has even happened during the economic crisis.
    Ability to buy well-performing stock in a solid company - after a few years with the company, you get the option to buy stock. This stock has historically performed exceedingly well.
    Great work/life balance - supervisors and managers understand that employees have lives outside of work. This does not mean that you'll never be asked to work overtime - but it is something that they try to avoid unless necessary.

    Cons

    Low starting salary - you get hired entry level, you get paid entry level.
    Takes time for title advancement - some companies will give you a 'senior' title after a couple of years. This takes a longer time, and some actual achievement, to earn at Meditech.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, and maintain focus on remaining competitive in the market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Old fashioned views, not competitive pay but easy to coast through

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

    Pros

    Cheap lunch and 5 cent sodas

    Cons

    Promotions mainly based on tenure

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good starter company

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

    Pros

    Good bennies and friendly people.

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive and therefore there is high turnover in some areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give adequate raises to those who deserve it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not just a starter company.

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

    Pros

    I used the title "not just a started company" to make the point that Meditech is so much more. In an age where job hopping seems to be the only way to advance your career, Meditech is a diamond in the rough. There are very few companies today that have any type of structure that would allow an individual to build a lifelong career with advancement of their choice (management, senior developers, sales, etc.) But that's that not only reason Meditech is a great place to work.....

    1. Great people from entry level to senior management!
    2. Great benefits - I pay under $125 for BCBS Family Health and Dental - unheard of! Awesome yearly bonus. Stock options that continue to pay impressive dividends even during economic crisis.
    3. Amazing work environments - You don't appreciate a large, bright workstation with a chair that supports your back until you don't have it. It's like running water, you always need it but don't always appreciate it.
    4. JOB SECURITY! Let me say it again JOB SECURITY! Meditech has a reputation for not taking resignations well. That's because they would never just up and fire an employee. If someone is not performing to the best of their ability Meditech works with that person to find a position that better meets their skill set. If someone is unhappy with their current position they are encouraged and assisted in searching for other opportunities in the company. Don't fire us and we won't fire you is the motto. So of course it does not feel good to upper management when employees leave with no prior mention of needing more or being unhappy. I have been at the company for 20+ years and in my tenure there has never been a layoff. What company can make that claim?
    5. The company really does care about their employees. Without getting too personal or offering examples from others, I can speak from experience when I say that if you have a family emergency, a health issue or any personal hardship, Meditech will go to the limit to support you. When I tell people of my personal experience in this I always get the same response which is there are very few companies that treat their employees with such support and understanding.

    Cons

    The salaries can start on the low side and it can seem like it takes a while to get up to a competitive paycheck. That being said, hard work is rewarded with big jumps in salary in the early years. Taking into consideration that Meditech hires people with little or no previous related experience this seems like the logical approach. Also people sometimes only look at the paycheck in terms of salary. All factors need to be considered. The low cost healthcare puts more dollars in your pocket each month. Over time bonus and dividends yield significant yearly and quarterly income. If you add it all up in the end you make a very competitive salary at a company that cares about their employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    application specialist in client services

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    benefits, job security, company picnic

    Cons

    politics, salary, belief that anyone wanting to work elsewhere is wrong

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of employees with better day to day salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent, they pick up 90% of medical and dental.
    They are pretty flexible you can star work anywhere from 7 am to 11 am. after 3 years you can work from home 1 day a week, if it snows hard they send you home for your safesty.
    Free parking, free soda, coffee and tea Their Cafeteria is pretty good and lunch is about $4.50.
    The best ever summer picnic with lobster, ribs make your own ice cream, gifts, and dozens of rides for the children. A bonus that is usually around 4% to 5% of your last 5 years of salary. The people are overall pretty nice.

    Cons

    Training is plentiful albeit very mediocre to horrible, the expertise is there the skills are not. It seems like they get the recipe to teach from a manual in a cracker jack box. Many times the training classes they make you take have nothing to do with your "real" job, but they want you to assist i so they can show it off to the regulators and institutions they cater to how studious their workforce is.
    Their software is way to complicated, and yes it does anything you would dream of in the medical setting but the learning curve is huge. It takes an average of 18 month to become comfortable with an application. And the pressure to learn the application is tremendous.
    They always low ball their completion estimates, and hence they are always behind the ball trying to complete the software, which in turn is delivered without being properly tested and validated. Since all employees are "Contractors" there are no OT hours and they are quick to ask you to stay extra hours to finish a given project, and harsh when you need some time off, its the law of the funnel a lot for me a little for you.
    They put emphasis that they have never laid anyone off in 40 years, and although technicality correct they try to make you quit if you do not fit their profile. I have been trying to get in a new group for 3 months and they are telling me that if I do not find a fit I should quit (not with those exact words, but that is what they convey when they speck with you)
    Management is all from within the Co., good if you are always doing the same old, bad if you are trying to think outside the box. Supervisors are a dime a dozen, most have no clue what management really means and end up just micromanaging their employees.
    They say that they are below average in employee turnover, and I do not know if this is true, but to me it seem extremely high especially coming from a Hospital background. My supervisor confessed to me that he has been here 13 years and he tells me that his hiring group was composed of 38 individuals, of which only 1 is left working in the company!
    Cubicles have no walls therefore there is 0 privacy, so making a phone call to your Doctor, insurance company, wife, etc is very uncomfortable, if you are speaking with a client you have to shush the people around you while also bugging anyone trying to concentrate on their work.
    The hardware they provide you with (except the laptops) is wholly inadequate to the task at hand. most of these boxes are running Winxp and Pentium 4 with 2.4 Ghz procesors and 1 gig of memory (if you are lucky), they started upgrading to mini acers with telephone processors (atom). And 15" monitors!!!
    They do not take criticism well, and if you dare question the Meditech "culture" they give you a dressing down and let you know in no uncertain terms that "You either tow the line, or leave"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the cons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get in, learn as much as you can, and get out.

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

    Pros

    Very detailed and thorough training
    Very young young and friendly
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Pay starts low and stays low.
    Too many mangers and vice presidents
    Pay starts low and stays low. (Its worth mentioning twice)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating specialists with many years of experience like they are cogs who move widgets. The job is almost all knowledge and experience.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to start a career.

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

    Pros

    Good experience for recent graduates.
    Good benefits and time off policies.
    Supervisors and management are good about recognizing good work.
    Promote 100% from within company.

    Cons

    Low starting salary.
    Limited advancement opportunities (even with 100% of non-entry level hiring coming from within company).
    If you're not climbing the ladder, there will be little opportunity for professional growth or acquiring new skills after the first year or 2.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunities for younger employees to develop professionally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Underpaid

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

    Pros

    The company offers excellent job security and a fantastic work life balance.

    Cons

    Individuals have very little control over their own careers and as a result, for those with serious ambition and drive, their careers move MUCH slower than they would like. To compound the issue, Meditech does not pay a competitive salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay tenured employees a salary that is competitive with what the rest of the industry would pay. There are too many sacrifices required in terms of lost wages and career opportunities to keep the people you should want to keep.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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