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Meditech Reviews

Updated August 10, 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. "Good but Salary and MGT could be a lot better"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Meditech full-time

    Pros

    -Benefits are great.
    -Easy access to buildings right off of the highway.
    -Flexible in schedules and time off.
    -Telecommuting from 1 to 2 days and maybe more if you're in Development.
    -Company Picnic which provides carnival rides, lots of food including seafood, and various other entertainment.

    Cons

    -Salary is below par especially if you are more technical.
    -Coworkers always try anything to pass an issue onto someone else and some are very tough to communicate with. Immaturity at best.
    -A lot of the Supervisors do not understand their role or abuse their power. Some will try to make your life a living hell and write poor reviews and even low ball your raise. Others have also complained about being severely micromanaged especially now that they can track everything you do with statistical software. Complaining about them and writing critical reviews will get you nowhere and nothing will be done by their superiors.
    -5 cent soda machines

    Advice to Management

    -Pay more to keep quality personnel rather than low ball salaries
    -Consolidate similar Groups
    -Be more transparent
    -Outsource or use more Google products to track daily routines and schedules


  2. "An OK first job as long as you leave"

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

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

    Pros

    - Buffalo chicken day
    - Nice to start your career surrounded by people starting their careers
    - A good first step to a career in medical technology, but remember your goal is to grin and bare it for a year and leave

    Cons

    - Middle management didn't hold themselves accountable when they made mistakes (we're all human, there's no shame in human error)
    - Pay was absmal.
    - Managemet was cliquey
    - Technology is outdated

    Advice to Management

    It seems as though nothing has changed since I left. The company is still around, so who am I to tell them that burning through young talent isn't a sound business model when it clearly works.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A Stressful, Unpleasant Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Meditech full-time

    Pros

    Two Stars because:

    - Decent Salary
    - Good Benefits

    Cons

    - The overall environment was generally uncomfortable
    - Heard others consistently talk poorly about other coworkers behind their back
    - Training was subpar at best
    - Upper management was NOT professional


  4. Helpful (6)

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

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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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Software Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Meditech full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Great Benefits
    Easy work/life balance

    Cons

    Culture problem. If you are looking for somewhere to coast under the radar forever, this is for you. Company rewards tenure, not ability or innovation. They always side with the people who have been there the longest. Unfortunately, since they exclusively hire out of college, there is no influx of new ideas. Definitely culture of "we've always done it this way, why change"

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change and existing technology. Not everything has to be created from scratch. Using Java from time to time won't kill the product. Also, reward employees who contribute, and you won't have as much of a brain drain.


  6. "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meditech full-time

    Pros

    MEDITECH provides stable and dependable employment

    Cons

    MEDITECH's salary and management structure does not foster or encourage motivated individuals to stay.


  7. Helpful (4)

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

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    • 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...

  8. "Application Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meditech full-time

    Pros

    Great Coworkers, fun open environment

    Cons

    Not enough pay, no support from upper management


  9. "At least it's a stable job."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Programmer
    Former Employee - Development Programmer
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable job. No lay-offs. CEO seemed to really care about employees.

    Cons

    Which group you work for makes a drastic difference. Unsure how the company will fare in current direction. Heavy emphasis on number based evaluation.

    Advice to Management

    listen to developers more.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "MEDITECH review from former Applications Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Specialist in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Applications Specialist in Westwood, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Being a healthcare IT firm, MEDITECH has benefitted tremendously from government policy. When ARRA passed in 2009, American hospitals received a 25 billion dollar grant to beef up their IT, much of this has been spent converting paper records to EMR. This means that MEDITECH and similar companies benefitted heartily and will likely continue to do so for some years to come. MEDITECH does offer strong job stability.

    2. Some more minor "old school" perks like an annual company picnic and a Christmas gift (ham, turkey, lasagna). The picnic is truly impressive - open bar too.

    3. Most of the other perks are mostly in line with industry standards. IT companies let most employees work from home sometimes, MEDITECH does too. Health insurance is strong and the work life balance is mostly fine.

    Cons

    1. You'll be working for a tech company in the 21st century that does not have a 401k. MEDITECH offers a "profit sharing plan" for retirement, which is held entirely in MEDITECH common stock. So (pessimistically) if something bad were to happen to the company or industry, your job AND retirement savings would be in jeopardy.

    2. Lateral movement within the company is rare and challenging to get. An exception to this are implementation positions and Marketing Solutions Representatives (MSRs), along with select few other travel heavy positions in which turnover is significant. Because of this, linear progression is much more common and generally, only volatile groups are seen promoting staff. Because of this most of the intelligent and ambitious people I knew in service left MEDITECH a few years in to seek higher pay or more responsibility.

    3. MEDITECH's policy of "promote from within" ensures they only hire entry level staff. While I'm sure this has the benefit of management having a strong grasp of MEDITECH as a corporation, it certainly means that nobody in upper management has industry experience outside of the company.

    Advice to Management

    401k, hire outside staff at non-entry level positions and invest more in R & D.


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