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"A good place to learn the Java-stack and prove yourself..."

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at American Well full-time

Pros

American Well has an excellent and talented team of developers, they are in an interesting sector within the technology field, and they use a common stack of technologies (e.g. Spring, Hibernate, etc.). Generally there are many opportunities to work on new and interesting projects, including iOS and Android mobile platforms.

Cons

The development process is rigid, despite arguments to the contrary there isn't a lot of value placed on addressing problems in infrastructure that have existed for years, often making bad code worse as it is maintained by more and more developers. Most of the value is placed on highly visible features and backend changes and improvements weigh less heavily.

Additional concerns are the lack of regular reviews and substandard benefits for a technology corporation.

Advice to Management

Your developers are this company's lifeblood. Take a look at the market for the greater Boston area and recognize that, unless salaries are more competitive and benefits revisited you run the risk of a crisis wherein developers will leave for better opportunities.

Beyond compensation, development and release life-cycles have grown too long. Focus on more releases with fewer features to get releases out to QA and customers quicker.

Other Employee Reviews for American Well

  1. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Well full-time

    Pros

    Seems like I have good earning potential

    Cons

    I am uncertain of pay and job description as my role is new


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Don't fall for it"

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

    I worked at American Well full-time

    Pros

    If you get on a good team, you are blessed to work with some amazing people. And the product truly is amazing and innovative.

    Cons

    Many higher-ups are toxic, and that affects everything and everyone negatively. They say one thing and try to 'appear' one way, but every action suggests otherwise. There is no concept of creating a universally enjoyable, modern workplace culture. They constantly derail progress at a whim. You run around putting out their fires, and then get in trouble for not working fast enough. Expect to be overworked.

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