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"Good for those fresh out of college looking for a launching pad."

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Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Framingham, MA
Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Framingham, MA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Very easy to get a job with them out of college. Five cent soda vending machines. Cafe lunch is cheap usually between $2-5. Easy going and relaxed atmosphere. Most people are very friendly. Good health care benefits.

Cons

There are three main divisions at MEDITECH: development, implementation, and client services with each division broken up into separate groups by the application they support. As a programmer try to get into development with one of the clinical applications if you want any respect.

Be warned: Turnover is very high. The pay is low by industry standards.

The MAGIC technology is antiquated. Even the latest Client/Server 5.6 tech is the same limited Visual Basic 4.0-like language just with a new blue GUI. So make sure you keep your tools sharpened: object-orientated programming, SQL databases, IDE's aren't used here. After a few years you'll be stuck working here if you don't...

Everything from pay raises, cafeteria menus, and product design decisions are approved at a Vice President level. Why?

Advice to Management

Number one priority must be to improve software usability and design. From a feature standpoint, MT is about five years behind the rest of the industry and I don't see any effort company wide to try to catch up. The execs seem to be very happy with the status quo and focus on maintaining and servicing our current customers. The industry seems ripe for the picking while MT is just standing idly by...

Other Employee Reviews for Meditech

  1. "It all depends on the group"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Development in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Programmer Development in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you're lucky enough to get into a good group, the job is really enjoyable. If you don't make a good fit for a group, they will try to find a group that you fit into.

    Cons

    Starting Salaries were low compared to other offers. Benefits made up for it, but starting almost 15k lower was a big hit initially. I make enough to make loan payments, rent, and other necessary monthly spending, but savings aren't really going up a whole lot.

    Locations play a big factor into how much you get out here. If you live in Boston and have to drive to the Canton building... good luck

    Advice to Management

    Stay on the same track you are taking now.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A great place to build debt!"

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    Former Employee - Applications Specialist in Norwood, MA
    Former Employee - Applications Specialist in Norwood, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding work/life balance, and absolutely NO stress!

    Cons

    Awful, awful, awful salary & benefits. Everyone talks about how you make a lot if you stay long term, but this is an empty promise. The only thing you'll make more of is debt. Everyone gets the same tiny raises, no matter if they are the worst or the best performers.

    Advice to Management

    Pay competitive salaries, and stop allowing incompetent & lazy people stick around with no penalty.

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