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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DecisionHealth full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company is full of nice people. Everyone really cares about the customers.

    Cons

    Organization is very small, but they use very old fashioned product management tactics that are only run by mega corporations. Slows down development and creates a silo that development hides in.

    Advice to Management

    Change software development leaders. They don't know how to run a small development team.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Toxic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice coworkers. Smart people that you can get along with well. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Company seems to have no direction, and the turnover rate reflects that. Very poor communications from all groups starting from the top. A lot of finger pointing, so when something goes wrong others use it as leverage against you--it was not always like that, you used to be able to trust your colleagues and be able to work things out amicably and constructively.

    Advice to Management

    You can only expect employees to take on responsibilities of more than one person for so long.


  3. Helpful (7)

    "Company Has Issues; May be Able to Turn Around"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DecisionHealth full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Young, casual atmosphere with good people; Lot of responsibility and credit for good work

    Cons

    Quality of managers varies; some are not very good. The publishing industry continues to change and DecisionHealth is always playing catch up. They are struggling to remain relevant in an online publishing environment.

    Advice to Management

    More management training to ensure consistency; focus on work-life balance; seek outside advice on growing business


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "No Direction"

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    Current Employee - IT Department in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - IT Department in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DecisionHealth full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company as a whole is good to their employees. They offer okay benefits and additional perks, such as summer and themed parties.

    Cons

    The company does not know which direction it is headed. Leadership is very challenged and is not concerned about the well-being of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what your employees say; they can make or break you.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "A company being reinvented can have swings. Overall a fun group of people and great work-life balance."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DecisionHealth full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The atmosphere is casual both in attire and attitudes. There is a sense of team and a while the company is going through a lot of change it feels very positive and optimistic. Open leave policy with vacation and most managers treat you like adults, if you get your work done and they aren't standing over top of you about attendance or other things. Investment from the owners seems to exist with the acquiring of a competitor.
    Fruit cart, bright nice office space, local restaurants, and company outings (Nationals games)

    Cons

    A lot of structural changes, hopefully that will calm down. Communication and planning can be weak sometimes but is improving

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused and not worrying about what other teams are doing. Think and act big picture and share.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Miserable place to work."

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    Former Employee - DecisionHealth Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - DecisionHealth Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DecisionHealth full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Casual dress code and open leave, which is grossly abused most by people who don't deserve it. Unlimited coffee and aspirin, which you will need if you decide to work here.

    Cons

    You will feel overworked, underpaid and unappreciated. Upper management spends all of their time coming up with new product initiatives that will lead to you putting in hours and hours of work, only for them to realize later that their idea was horrible. This means all of your work was for nothing, and now you are behind on the rest of your workload.

    In my four years there, there was a constant turnaround of employees. Chances are, if you left and returned six months later, you would barely recognize anyone. This is because so many employees leave before they become completely demoralized.

    There is also constant reorganization of departments, which leads to confusion throughout the company and gaps in responsibilities. After someone is "promoted" (more responsibilities, very rarely a pay raise), no one seems to know whose job it is to fulfill the duties of the position left behind. This usually results in those responsibilities being dumped on some poor employee who did NOT receive a "promotion", but still received extra responsibilities and no pay raise.

    The morale was horrible. On a typical day, you will see employees moping around looking stressed, exhausted and defeated. If you enjoy your job here, it is because you are upper management and enjoy the fact that other people are killing themselves to make you look good or you are working off commission that actually works in your favor (which is rare).

    Advice to Management

    I will not waste my time. Management is not interested in the ideas or opinions of anyone lower than themselves.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not a healthy work atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at DecisionHealth full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    free fruit, quality coffee (starbucks & flavia), flex hours, casual dress code -- note these are benefits provided by UCG, not DecisionHealth

    Cons

    high turnaround, overworked employees, low salaries, no accountability from senior management

    Advice to Management

    Take some sensitivity and accountability training, stop throwing your employees under the bus and stop blaming them for your failed products. Realize that there is a problem when your employees consistently have to work 10-12 hour days to meet unrealistic deadlines. Stop expecting employees to work such long days when they aren't being properly compensated. Just in general... learn to be compassionate and get in touch with your employees.


  9. "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Average health care benefits. Open leave.

    Cons

    The benefits are about as good as any small company


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Would not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DecisionHealth full-time

    Pros

    UCG provides great benefits for staff, open office environment makes other staff members seem accessible, open leave policy for all staff

    Cons

    Low salary, lack of transparency from the senior staff members, over-booked for meetings, lack of guidance from management, competition/jealousy of other UCG publications

    Advice to Management

    Speak openly with staff members about organizational and industry changes--whether or not they come off negatively. Certain members seem very cliquey which makes them seem inaccessible as a whole.


  11. Helpful (8)

    "Not a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at DecisionHealth full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good reputation in the home health industry. Parent organization (UCG) provides perks such as a daily fruit cart to the office, bagels once a week and occasional pancake breakfasts and pizza lunches, baseball games. Work environment is open desks and casual. Open leave means no set limits on vacation and sick time.

    Cons

    Staff is overworked and given much more than can reasonably be handled, then when things go wrong there is finger-pointing and blame. Business systems and procedures are supposedly being upgraded and improved, but there is a lot of chaos and frustration in the process. Senior management says they are concerned about employees but they demand more work and better results with no additional resources.

    Advice to Management

    Trust employees more. Give them authority to do their jobs and then get out of the way. Help and support when necessary but don't second-guess and micro-manage every activity.


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