e-MDs Reviews

Updated June 30, 2014
Updated June 30, 2014
25 Reviews

2.6
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Dr. David Winn
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management can't make decisions.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at e-MDs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great products, great reputation. I'm proud of the work we are doing. EMDS has better medical software than any company I've seen and I've seen a lot, but they can't seem to get anything finished.

    Cons

    Communication is better than before, but still not good. Some of the upper management is awful, yet they persist. There has been a lot of turnover in both management and employees, some of it good, some not. We have lost too many good people and still have too many losers. Morale is better today, but still needs work. Most people are there to get a paycheck and that's it. Too much finger pointing, not enough personal responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay needs to be much better to keep good talent given the management problems. Dr Winn is probably a fine doctor and has proven himself as a visionary and product designer, but he sucks as a businessman. EMDs should be the top EMR in the industry and it is not even close. Winn has surrounded himself with a bunch of yes men who can't make decisions and try to hide problems from him. He should fire all or most of his senior management and start over.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Most people are underpaid, some are overworked the rest do very little because there is no reward for hard work.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good place to start your career or start in healthcare industry. Good place to work if you do not have a family, or kids have grown up. I suspect people come here to retire instead of doing nothing at home. A lot of divorced people in this company also so I guess that also helps if you want to work here. You will also learn what not to do in the future (products, business, technology) and may get to experiment and try new things as long as they do not cost money.

    Cons

    The health insurance is ridiculously expensive for family coverage. This is in addition to getting paid below market. Bonuses and salary increases are rare, plus there is usually some business reason why, yet again, you will not get the bonus/promotion/salary you were promised. Stick around and next year you will get something you will be told. Every year. Even the office equipment, break room machines, computers, and software is old and ugly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This needs to come from Dr. Winn since this is his company. If you invest in your employees, compensate them properly, have a decent office, give people the tools they need to do their job (newer hardware and software), etc, then the good employees will not leave and then management can deal with the lazy or incompetent ones. Happy employees are good employees who improve the quality of the product and make the company profitable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fast paced environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at e-MDs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people. Most are passionate about what they do.
    There is always something new to work on, or a process you can help fix
    Flexibility and work/life balance. There are times that deadlines call for extra hours, but that time is always compensated.
    Annual bonus program / regular merit increases.

    Cons

    The industry demands ever changing priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Facilitate greater alignment of priorities between departments. At times it can feel like different departments work for different companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Poor oversight and no direction

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    Former Employee - Software Trainer
    Former Employee - Software Trainer

    I worked at e-MDs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not much supervision and plenty of downtime. Good compensation for travel days.

    Cons

    Low salary compared to other EMR companies, Even the highest paid trainers were underpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider ways to improve your "train the trainer" process. Find better senior trainers that care about the success of new employees and are not threatened by bright and hard working coworkers. Employees are not fully equipped to train the software because their coworkers do not care to share advice and guidance. Truly evaluate which employees are valuable and not base decisions off of personal preference.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Frustrating

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at e-MDs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people and the product are the best part of this company.

    Cons

    Poor communication, weak executive team that can't make decisions, lower than market salaries, no raises, promises that aren't delivered and slackers somehow stay on forever, while people who work hard and perform over and above are let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your customers, listen to your employees, keep your promises, get appropriate resources in place, update your equipment, evaluate all processes, learn from your mistakes, be pro-active instead of reactive, reward hardworking employees with commensurate salaries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I had never been so stressed and overworked in my life.

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at e-MDs full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary was acceptable. They moved forward with paperwork very quickly after I accepted their offer.

    Cons

    Very low morale. Expectations to work nights and weekends were common. Very low salary for the amount of hours put in. Healthcare provided was very expensive. For a company in the healthcare industry, I felt like my health was not really of much consideration. Poor training for QA. Not many learning opportunities that will apply to other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The QA staff needs much more emphasis on training. It's very difficult to ensure a quality product is produced if experience with a module is minimal and no training has been provided previously. The development team needs to perform better testing before rolling out new builds. There were countless times in which a problem either was not fixed, or something was very obviously broken when the build was available as a result of the new/modified code.

    The development team also needs stricter deadlines. It is incredibly unfair to expect QA to work nights and weekends in order to meet the project's deadline because the development team did not adhere to their deadlines during the earlier part of the week.

    Don't lock down testing environments to the point that they are almost unusable. There were ridiculous amounts of hoops to jump through in order to get access to some environments for testing. It should not have required 3 different teams to perform different administrative tasks in order for me to complete some of the tasks I was assigned. Every time I had to rely on another team to do something simple in order to move forward, it really halted productivity.

    The attempts to improve morale could definitely be stepped up. An off-site party for the engineering team in which they are expected to go back to work for an hour is just silly. Offer healthier options at the monthly breakfasts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overworked, but enjoyed the work, until a group formed that pushes out those who actually want to get things done.

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at e-MDs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great industry to be in right now. Great customers. Great "Alpha site" for experimenting with new features.

    Cons

    Little to no recognition for good work. If you do get recognized for your work rather than your playing of politics, then you will be blackballed by a group that will eventually find a way to push you out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the politics. Reward those who get things done, not those who suck up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you are early in your career or have low expectations then this is the place to be.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at e-MDs as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    learn a growing industry, great location.

    Cons

    upper management will always have the last word on any project. Very tough to advance your career at e-MDs. You can be let go at anytime if they do not like your work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not so bad if you have low expectation

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at e-MDs full-time

    Pros

    Nice and friendly people. Flexible time and clothing.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are low. Health care is very expensive for employees. People gets fired quickly, so job security is little concern (there are people who lasted in this company for more than 10 years and they got fired too). Team moral remains low because of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep people on board. Read the concern in "cons" section. Everyone knows that no one can give 100% job security. However, one can not keep moral high with constant fear of loosing job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to cut your teeth on

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity at the company to try different things - especially if you're young. Find out what you want to do with the rest of your life.
    Potential for this company to skyrocket is there.

    Cons

    Poor leadership
    Poor Communication
    Nepotism
    Poor Benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a business minded CEO, remove executives whom get in the way of actually doing business. Hire competent middle management and employees who actually do work instead of passing the blame on other departments. Dr. Winn is great with ideas; his strong suit is not running the business. This isn't meant as an attack towards him cause he's a good guy, just the truth. A Business minded CEO can take this company to great places.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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