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RelayHealth Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
63 Reviews
2.4
63 Reviews
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John H. Hammergren
25 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Semi work life balance, snacks and some of the smartest and nicest people to work with (in 8 reviews)

  • The benefits are top notch since McKesson is the parent company (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Most upper and middle management at this business unit is hence filled with same kind of people (in 4 reviews)

  • Unhappy employees due poor management (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Magic 8 ball says 'Ask again later'

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at RelayHealth full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Recent reorganization, aka operation scorched earth, made some long overdue changes, but caused unexpected collateral damage.
     While the long range outlook is unclear, now is a good time to get in while a power vacuum exists and directors fight it out amongst themselves.

    In software development, vision and talent vary team by team depending on the architect. It could turn out to be the best place you've worked or the worst. If your seeking a job here ensure the arch is as good a fit for you as you are for him.

    Cons

    noisy work environment makes writing code a challenge.
    Building climate control is awful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company great politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III  in  Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at RelayHealth full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Latest technology in .net
    Large scale SAAS (software as service oriented company)

    Cons

    Good politics in the company at the software engineering level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management and workers(software engineers and QA) are not connected

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Pharmacy division is by far the WORST company anyone could work for, CAUTION, STAY AWAY!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RelayHealth full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The ONLY pro to this company is the flexibility and health benefits.

    Cons

    Where shall I start, there are SO many. This is a good ole boy network, employee moral stays low, only if you are a part of the "team" do you advance ahead. They continually promote bad behavior and who they like while others who contribute, are never rewarded and/or promoted. There is no sponsorship from management. Many of management have been there for 20+ years so its an organization with a large name, but small minds managing it. Fairness does not exist in this organization. You cannot trust anyone in management including human resources. It's a really bad organization with a great deal of turn-over!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove all of the management in the pharmacy division. Clean house.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Management..!

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

    I worked at RelayHealth

    Pros

    Employees are very friendly which keeps you going.

    Cons

    Low employee morale. Not good with pay hikes and bonus. Lack of communication between Higher management and employee.

  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Corruption and Destruction...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at RelayHealth full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are very friendly and warm (especially the recruiter).

    Cons

    There is so much corruption, immoral and unethical practices taking place that if the government were to investigate, there would be no DOD contract. How do you RIF employees and turn around and post their positions or benefit from terminating employees with big bonuses?

    You claim you care about employees, morale, engagement, etc., but really it's an organization of elitism and bullying. Where's the real HR that cares about people/employees? Where are the honest and true leaders that see beyond the BS and care about the product and the people? I guess they're working from home, behind closed doors or secluded on elitist row acting as if they're too good to speak, answer questions, promoting an agenda and stuffing their pockets with undeserved RIF increases and retention bonuses totaling over $100,000 each; while throwing the true people who care about change under the bus.

    I've witnessed a lot in my professional career, but RH tops the cake when it comes to elitism and corruption. Good old boys/girls club of promoting and rewarding bad behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mckesson needs to clean house. Arrogance and disrespect will be your demise because every dog will have his/her day. Be careful how you treat people, Karma is real!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Exciting place to work, but...

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

    I have been working at RelayHealth full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, flexible, work from home opportunities, an exciting field of business (medical information exchange platform), good work/life balance, an impetus to be technologically innovative and cutting edge. Overall, a good place to work.

    Cons

    Not yet mastered a commitment to excellence. Some fear among employees about blame among departments has led to poor morale at times. Perception exists that organization is creating extra stress due to poor planning and execution, and that concerns about this are dismissed. Management still working out how to achieve stable long-term success. Leadership development is not really an emphasis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to fundamentals. Ask the employees what they think is going wrong. Develop clear standards of success, put them in front of everyone, and get everyone involved. Bring in seasoned leadership if necessary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Negative Trend

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at RelayHealth full-time

    Pros

    Healthy snacks, friendly employees, decent work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Major problems in leadership. Lots of re-organization just seems to shuffle the pieces around and not improve anything. Talented people get laid off while middle-management continues to bloat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to employees in your decision-making, try to follow McKesson's lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Business Model Is A Moving Target

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at RelayHealth full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance, respect for family responsibilities, flexibility with working from home

    Cons

    Lack of consistent vision at the top
    Re-branding every year or two
    Compressed time-to-market for new features stresses teams and leads to adoption of band-aid approach programming solutions
    Lack of necessary follow-through on operations side hobbles new strategies before they're off the ground

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a strategy and stick to it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive Change

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

    I have been working at RelayHealth

    Pros

    Compensation is good, signs of change and ownership, lots of new projects, strong backing from parent company

    Cons

    Still have a ways to go in terms of developing focus and a technology culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are a technology company and need to be faster and drive a higher level of culture than the larger slower more predictable McKesson business units.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, but some very incompetent managers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at RelayHealth full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    My coworkers are easily some of the best, brightest and friendly people I've ever worked with in Healthcare IT. There's very much a family atmosphere in that everyone helps out oneanother and helps new employees to learn and become very effective very quickly. The product used to be very innovative (some components still are) but lately its becoming an "also-ran" in the industry. Still its very popular among clinicians and patients and very easy to sell.

    Cons

    While some management is great, some are absolutely horrible. In a few cases I've seen managers, directors and even VPs force out very good, very qualified people because their reports knew more than they did. Just incredibly juvenile behavior that is very much noticed by key clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your great people, reward them and keep the kindergarten behavior and petty jealousy in-check. Start doing truly anonymous 360 review and you;ll figure out who your under performing and ineffective managers are.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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