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57 English questions out of 57

January 23, 2022

What is paid time off like at Meditech?

Pros

Teams are made up of hard-working, caring people and workload is reasonable Lower management (Direct Supervisors and Managers) are understanding and flexible Healthcare benefits are decent (were better a couple years back)

Cons

Salary is way below what it should be for this kind of work and the area. Additionally, working too long with their proprietary software can hurt career growth, for which there is barely any in the company itself, or seeking employment at another software development job, making you feel trapped working at MEDITECH. Additionally, cost of living near the buildings is higher than the pay, basically forcing you to make long commutes to their buildings. Higher-ups are extremely out of touch with current working environment and constantly go back on their word. Over the past few years they have slashed benefits, have no matching 401k, PTO is low, and they have cut yearly holidays in favor of rolling them into accrued PTO. Additionally, they are against working from home and keep trying to bring people back into buildings during COVID, even when work full-time from home has proven effective. When asked for a reason why they will not let employees work from home, the Upper Management just shouts something about "WORK CULTURE" and "COMMUNITY" vs giving a valid reason. The CEO is also out of touch with the employees and what they want. Again, constantly back tracks on what was said since most company statements are either phrased poorly or come off as condescending and rude, all while pushing the narrative of "we care"/"we are a community". More worried about the image of the CEO/Upper management and the company vs the happiness and health of the employees. There is also no way to voice any concerns over these issues since there is no real HR department, just an Ombudsman.

Advice to Management

Increase pay Increase PTO Try to move away from proprietary software/legacy systems Bring back benefits that were slashed during COVID Allow full-time Work from Home Invest in a real HR department Change CEOs and Upper Management Do exit interviews with employees and not just reading "resignation letters"

Over the past few years they have slashed benefits, have no matching 401k, PTO is low, and they have cut yearly holidays in favor of rolling them into accrued PTO.

January 23, 2022

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April 5, 2022

Does Meditech offer massages?

Pros

- Nice offices - Flexibility - Great coworkers and low level management - Practically impossible to get fired (unless you tell them you plan on leaving, in this case they will terminate you immediately) - Ice cream

Cons

- If you want to be paid market value, AVOID this company. This company pays bottom of the barrel salaries. Salaries are insultingly low, roughly 30k - 60k under market value. They prey on people who are oblivious to their worth. They'll give you scraps for a raise every year to string you along to try to keep you happy all while your buying power is diminished due to inflation. When I finally woke up and realized the true value of my skills, I left the company for over a 50% increase in salary. - If you want a great retirement plan, AVOID this company. The company promotes their profit-sharing plan as the retirement plan. However, the annual profit-sharing amount is lackluster. They will also not pay you your profit-sharing contribution for the year you leave the company. The company in recent years added a 401k plan but does not match it. Employees have to contribute to it on their own using their meager salary. - If you don't want to be micromanaged, AVOID this company. The company uses a homegrown system that they named Insight (formerly Time Machine) to track your time even though they are already using a product from Atlassian that is named Insight. Using two products named Insight; brilliant!! Out of all the names they could have copied, they should have picked a name that truly represents the spirit of the system; something like Subversion. Not only do they want to track time spent on projects, they want to track everything, including time spent reading email, etc. If you're a current employee reading this during your lunch break, don't forget to log your time for this. - If you want to be respected as an employee, AVOID this company. The company’s founder has been quoted as saying "But what we have learned, like any company learns, is to be ultimately successful, you've got to get, shall I say, better than average performance out of average level people because by and large, that's all that's out there, are average level people." The video can easily be found on YouTube. This sentiment still rings true today. It sums up how the company views their employees, as simply average people that are disposable. This becomes extremely evident if you give them a letter of resignation with a two week notice, because more likely than not, they'll terminate you the same day. - If you're a software engineer or CS major and want to gain transferable skills, AVOID this company. The proprietary languages and platforms are crude at best and have poor integration with any non-Meditech tools and languages. - If you want to advance in your career, AVOID this company. There is no room for advancement. Titles have 2 tiers; you're either at your starting title or senior "starting title". If you've been promoted to a "senior", congrats, you've hit the ceiling. There’s one exception to this; If you meet special requirements, getting a ludicrous title of Computer Scientist is possible. - If you don’t want to be embarrassed by having to list this company on your resume, AVOID this company. - If you don’t want to have to waste your time writing a review like this, AVOID this company. - Other miscellaneous cons: no HR, forced stock buyback, eroded benefits, underpowered hardware, and phones that looks like props from the set of Three's Company

Advice to Management

The company is being destroyed from the inside out and it starts at the top. Get a CEO and upper management that know how to run a company.

Ice cream

April 5, 2022

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March 20, 2020

Does Meditech offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Job security, an excellent benefits package, opportunities to work remotely or part time based on situation and position.

Cons

The hiring and training process often leads to short-staffed divisions. Upward mobility is very limited.

Job security, an excellent benefits package, opportunities to work remotely or part time based on situation and position.

March 20, 2020

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December 3, 2021

Does Meditech offer dental insurance?

Pros

The work-life balance is pretty good. The buildings are in good shape and the scenery is beautiful around most of them. The cafeteria food is cheap and has some variety (closed during COVID). The atmosphere is fairly relaxed and most co-workers are friendly and open. The lower/mid-level management are often promoted from within the group, meaning they can relate and assist with most questions. The healthcare insurance and dental are great. This job has an immense amount of job security. There is some flexibility to move within the company, allowing you to learn new skills. There have been executive discussions to increase raises/compensation moving forward, basing them on personal performance.

Cons

I was drip-fed raises my entire career, ranging from $1200 to $4800 annually. The company nurtured the idea that $4800 was exceedingly rare and anyone should be proud to receive a raise that high. I had many annual reviews where I was told that I had done exceedingly well, but the budget was tight, so what I got was what I got. After 10 years at the company, I was barely making 70K annually. Unless you are being promoted to management, most promotions are the equivalent of an elementary school golden star. You will be expected to do more work, but you will not see any competitive raise to warrant your work. There are some employees that refuse promotions because they are aware it won't amount to much and they'd rather coast along with less responsibility. The bonus, which used to be great for tenured employees, is percentage-based from your past five years salary. It went down almost every year to the point where it is now a joke. The bonus percentage got so bad they added "personal" holidays, where each year you're allotted 2 days of paid time off, separate from your vacation days. Personal days don't carry over each year. A company 401k was only introduced in the past couple of years. The company will not match your contributions and it is entirely self-funded. The company will require most of its employees to be placed on an on-call list until you have been employed for 10 years at the company with some exceptions. This means during weekends or weeknights, you might be called to work on an issue. The issue could take 20 minutes or 5 hours; you'll get compensated the same. You earn about $80 after taxes for a senior staff member. I have been called at 2am before. The technologies used are dated. I worked with five different programming languages (MagicSource, $T, NPR, M-AT, FS), all of which are proprietary languages. There are some customers still on very old versions of the software that occasionally requires support. Only a few employees know how to navigate all of Meditech languages. Some employees have been with the company over 10 years, still only know one language, and drag their feet to learn more. Only in the past five years has development attempted to thoroughly document their code. Many older programs still have no documentation. Development tests are not scaled for large data models, and often inefficient code is pushed into production environments causing many issues for support staff. While the co-workers in your group mostly view each other as a team, you will often see scenarios where different groups spend more time arguing over who is responsible for resolving an issue than actually getting it resolved. Issues are kicked back and forth at the expense of the customer and typically management needs to be involved. The rare few employees that blur the lines between groups and take the initiative to resolve any issue presented to them are often treated as a dumping ground for difficult problems. Working at home has had a shadow cast over it under the new upper management direction. Time logging is required every day. Missing a day will not go unnoticed. Instead of being used for data analysis, such as viewing which customers require more work-hours than others, it is mostly used to check in on employee productivity. There has also been a big push from upper management to have employees return to the office 30% of the time (down from 40%) per pay period.

Advice to Management

Meditech is not small. The codebase is vast and complex. A new hire will take 1-2 years to understand their own assigned field at a basic level. Some employees stop there, complacent with their progress. Others continue to take initiative and learn many more fields, how the system interacts with various endpoints, and even developing tools to assist their fellow peers. These employees often stand out among the rest, are praised by and relied on by upper management. They can keep groups afloat when workload increases or issues are time-sensitive. When those dedicated employees realize there are others in the company doing less and being compensated the same, they lose morale and quit or stop performing. Value your employees, and they will value you.

The healthcare insurance and dental are great.

December 3, 2021

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December 4, 2020

Does Meditech offer family leave?

Pros

Flexible, good maternity level, great for entry level

Cons

Very rigid in their thoughts about company culture and they way things "were always done"

Flexible, good maternity level, great for entry level

December 4, 2020

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