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Meditech Boston Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  • relatively low salary, strange retirement plan (profit sharing rather than 401K), no formal HR department (in 50 reviews)

  • Low starting salary, can be small raises depending on the year, proprietary language (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Overall good company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services Specialist in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Client Services Specialist in Canton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Meditech (More than a year)

    Pros

    It has a nice atmosphere where coworkers are willing to help out other coworkers. They have a great training program! Their benefits are unbeatable.

    Cons

    Implementation requires a lot of travel, sometimes a few weeks in a row.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Strong Stable EHR Software Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Supervisor in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Software Development Supervisor in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Meditech full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working on a product you can believe in that can help improve patient safety
    Flexible hours, not much pressure to work over 40 hours
    Good benefits and paid time off
    Stable - no layoffs in its history, been around for decades

    Cons

    Proprietary programming languages and technology
    Pay is not amazing
    Standards are not that high (you might consider this a pro)
    Slow to adopt new technology
    Massive amount of legacy code that can be hard to maintain

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving towards industry standard technology and drop the proprietary languages when you can.

  3. "Senior Applications Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Specialist in Westwood, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Specialist in Westwood, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Meditech (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good employees, good work culture, good learning environment

    Cons

    Low salary, outdated policies, little to no advancement in the company


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start, leave as soon as you can"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health insurance, depending on group a nice worklife balance.

    Cons

    Poor raises, detatched C level management, only promote managers from with in, leads to super star apps specialists or butt kissers getting promoted, most have no idea how to lead and sends morale into the toilet.

    Good employees leave due to the middle management frustration, supervisors with 1 or 2 direct reports? To much bloat in the middle...

    Advice to Management

    Start following through on empty promises, bring in outside leadership to help engage staff.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Fine Out of Undergrad - Don't Stay Too Long"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Westwood, MA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Westwood, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Meditech full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Job is not challenging. Plenty of time for loafing. Cheap lunches.

    Cons

    Zero career growth. Zero challenge. Zero competitive compensation package. Using Meditech's proprietary programming languages (which date from the 80s) will poison you in the job market if you stay there too long. Know any other companies which use MUMPS? Me neither.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people what they're worth.


  6. "A good first time job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meditech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy going work environment. Thorough training. Amiable supervisors.

    Cons

    Reliance on legacy systems for both productivity and code base, though this is slowly changing.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Springboard Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meditech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent experience opportunities for recent college grads. MEDITECH can open a lot of doors that weren't even there before. Company sponsored travel gives the opportunity to see much of the country, including both out of the way and urban areas. Typically, direct coworkers are of the same age group leading to a lot of comradery between peers. Benefits were awesome including health and dental and annual company wide bonuses (which admitted faltered in my later years there)

    Cons

    Industry low salaries. Often expected to work long hours with no extra compensation. Very little room for advancement. Favoritism and tenure based promotions rather than merit. Ver

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, compensate them fairly, and maybe they'll stay more than 2-3 years.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "By far, the worst employment decision I have made"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development QC Specialist in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Development QC Specialist in Westwood, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health care benefits, great cafeteria, work from home, no holidays - you will be asked to work some weekends

    Cons

    Poor pay scale, nepotism, Laptops mean your always available, the Meditech 50 (weight gain), boring work with ridiculous timelines, door knob personalities, North Korean smiles from management

    Advice to Management

    Hire real managers from outside who can actually work with people not MEDITECH robots, be happy being 4th or 5th place because 1st place is just not possible...


  9. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Implementation Specialist in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Implementation Specialist in Canton, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Meditech full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Environment is great, the open concept is awesome

    Cons

    PTO is not up to date with other competitors


  10. Helpful (2)

    "MEDITECH - Great first job, but a challenge to stay over the long term"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Hires entry level
    -Annual bonuses for all staff
    -Family friendly
    -Amazing health insurance
    -Returning to its place as an industry leader

    Cons

    -Stock has not been sold for several years
    -"The Good Get Out"
    -Below industry average pay scales
    -Poor management staff development
    -Compensation is rarely tied clearly to performance

    Advice to Management

    Employees stay and remain productive at companies where their contributions are recognized and rewarded and where they feel that they are part of a larger mission as well as where they feel they have a clear path to advancement. MEDITECH struggles to recognize and reward staff based on their value and contribution to the company.


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