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ECRI Institute Reviews

Updated December 11, 2016
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Jeffrey C. Lerner
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Pros
  • Work from home opportunity in bad weather (in 11 reviews)

  • Great benefits and work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Micromanagers, stuck in the 19th century, no room for advancement or new ideas (in 4 reviews)

  • Horrible offices (think underground bunker, one giant ugly beige room with cubes, no windows) (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefit package - medical, dental, STD and LTD with ADD, Life, 403B with current 4% salary match, FSA Accounts, Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Holidays.

    Cons

    Nepotism is a big issue.


  2. "Healthcare Technology Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Healthcare Technology Analyst in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Healthcare Technology Analyst in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great flexibility, approachable and competent management, good benefits, great coworkers

    Cons

    No windows so it's a bit dark and dreary inside


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Caring, hardworking employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent teams and coworkers. Knowing that we're providing a real service to the healthcare industry is extremely satisfying. Flexible WFH arrangements can be a godsend for busy schedules (or even PA's notorious weather!)

    Cons

    Low pay--the company prides itself on underpaying employees which means many can't support themselves or their families on their ECRI salary alone. Dysfunctional management decisions. Failing computer technology hampers employees' productivity and negatively affects the client experience, and therefore contract renewals.

    Advice to Management

    Raise salaries so employees can support themselves and their families. Replace failing computers that were never meant to run Windows 10. Stop deploying software updates without testing them.


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  5. "Healthcare Technology Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Healthcare Technology Analyst in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Healthcare Technology Analyst in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    great work-life balance
    work from home
    standard hours
    flexibility

    Cons

    it seems to be tough to grow quickly with this company


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Millennials Post was spot on below!"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ECRI Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can show up at 10am everyday, then go jog outside the office for a while , then take a shower and hang out like it's a locker room, while the rest of the organization is working.

    Cons

    The organization promotes young inexperienced employees so they can continue the ridiculous culture that has been established there. They won't hire someone from outside the organization in a management position unless they are a VP's, or executives friend from another organization. It's the buddy system at ECRI.

    Advice to Management

    Resign, hire experienced managers with good ideas, stop promoting inexperienced managers that aren't professional and can't answer any questions.


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Healthcare Technology Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Healthcare Technology Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ECRI Institute (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work. Everybody is extremely friendly and the flexibility is great.

    Cons

    No real cons except for salary though it's similar to comparable positions


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Be wary of the Millenials"

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    Current Employee - Data Management in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Data Management in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well, they did have a work from home day, flex hours, quiet office so you can think critically, some people are kinda nerdy and they didn't have that ️corporate bigot attitude. The young people here not so much

    Cons

    Young office especially on the second floor. Young Millenials who will throw you under the bus. The training was sub par. You are judged based on your looks. The "cute girls" seem to get away with more than the average Joe. The one manager has been there for a lifetime and the manager can't relate to new comers. Millenials don't know how to help others.

    Advice to Management

    Who cares anyway


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Toxic Senior Management Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ECRI Institute full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worthy organizational mission
    Dedicated and bright professional staff on the front lines for the most part
    Some good managers
    Decent benefits
    Flex time for many departments

    Cons

    Executive staff have been there too long--for some it's the only place they've ever worked--are inbred, do not mentor up and coming potential stars, do not invest in professional development or tuition reimbursement, and behavior suggests concern only about their respective groups, despite giving lip service to fostering collaboration among groups and viewing the organization as a whole, organic body. CEO is a joke. Lacks vision for the organization and leadership. Some have even said he is "losing it." Sadly, "emperor with no clothes" has been uttered in the halls by more than a few who apparently know his M.O. It's too bad, because the professional staff who actually do the work are highly conscientious and believe in the mission. That said, career opportunities are somewhat limited because they don't invest in people's development. Too bad the Board of Trustees of this nonprofit doesn't get what's going on.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves and let some new energy and new vision move a worthy organization forward.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Worst place I've ever worked"

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    Former Employee - Medical Writer in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Former Employee - Medical Writer in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Negotiated decent pay by refusing to accept lowball offer.

    Cons

    Nightmare supervisor (who has been there forever and is still there). Dead boring work. Horrible offices (think underground bunker, one giant ugly beige room with cubes, no windows).

    Advice to Management

    Move offices because people aren't lab rats. Make sure the managers are decent, nice people.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Solid Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Mission being a non-for-profit. I really enjoyed the people and atmosphere.

    Cons

    Building is dated when I was there. Pay was under the average.

    Advice to Management

    Try and retain your developers with better pay.



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