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Meditech Framingham Reviews

Updated October 23, 2017
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Pros
  • The work life balance and benefits were fantastic (in 63 reviews)

  • Work from home available 1 day/week after 1 year of tenure (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • relatively low salary, strange retirement plan (profit sharing rather than 401K), no formal HR department (in 48 reviews)

  • High employee turn over due to low pay (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Strong Stable EHR Software Company"

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    • 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.


  2. "Low Pay Good Benefits"

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    Former Intern - Internship in Framingham, MA
    Former Intern - Internship in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Meditech as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    My father got me an Internship 2 years in a row. Everyone gets great benefits.

    Cons

    High turn over at the lower positions, pay is minimal at best.

  3. Helpful (2)

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

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    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.


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Springboard Company"

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    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.


  6. "Application Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly, great new hire programs, good for new college grads.... new pay increase for entry level is also nice.

    Cons

    Each group within the company seems to have slightly different rules based on what management team you're under, or if you are in a busier, more clinical group. i.e. Longer lunch breaks, working from home before 2 years, etc

    Advice to Management

    Make rules and policies more universal


  7. "Clinical Applications Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Framingham, MA

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

    Pros

    Good place to gain experience. Good work/life balance. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay, high stress work.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Client Services Supervisor in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Client Services Supervisor in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Meditech (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere. Good starting job.

    Cons

    Fiscally conservative, which translates to low pay.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Quirky company, good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Director in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company, no layoffs, great health benefits

    Cons

    Not much career growth, lots of staff who are not motivated, executives are out of touch with what the front line staff struggles with, low pay, too many platforms to support with the current staff

    Advice to Management

    Monetarily recognize those who work hard, not just those who are loyal, make a strong statement about the future of the aging platforms


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Account Manager"

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    • 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 place to start, don't need to worry about being fired unless you really mess up. Sleeping at your desk would be a good example.

    Good health insurance

    Cons

    Management is terrible. If you're good at being a specialist you're promoted. People skills are not needed or wanted. Company is still run like it is only 1000 people not the 6000 over 3 different states.

    Always reactionary with business plans and target small/med size hospitals. It's no longer a wise business strategy.

    Each division and manager runs their tier differently than the one next to it. Its all hit or miss if you'll be in a good group. There is no cohesion or solid company message. Everyone is simply trying to get their cookies and screw the next guy.

    Internal transfers are being delayed for 6+ months while VPs make the CEO clear transfers. What do we have VPs for if the CEO has to say if some specialist can move to be a specialist in another group or division? It's maddening.

    People are leaving in droves due to mismanagement and burn out.

    Advice to Management

    get everyone on the same page... review why tenured staff are leaving and do something to change it instead of just meetings to discuss meetings.

    Wait to move a product out till its ready, don't rush it out and then patch on the fly using your customers to test in their LIVE environments.


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