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Orion Health Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated Nov 18, 2018

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Orion Health CEO Ian McCrae
Ian McCrae
209 Ratings
Pros
  • "We have some great perks, including free breakfast and there is car parking on a first in, first served basis(in 18 reviews)

  • "Get to work with some very smart people and learn a lot from them(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Time difference in communicating with the NZ office(s)(in 31 reviews)

  • "New Zealand owned/based company with poor leadership(in 24 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyable place to work, allows tons to learn and room to grow your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orion Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, remote work, lots of opportunities. Get to work with some very smart people and learn a lot from them

    Cons

    Orion is Going through some growing pains as the company gets larger and adapts, but over handling them pretty well

    Orion Health2017-09-06
  2. Helpful (18)

    "Terrible Senior Management and Direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Orion Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart people, decent pay, apple equipment

    Cons

    Long hours, unfair treatment, some people can sit around and do nothing and will keep their jobs, others put in 70-80 hours and get let go. Too much NZ influence on NA market. Terrible senior management. No real direction. The company changes up the course every 3 months. They have let go of over 60 people in North America in the last year and a half. Depending on who your manager is, you will either have very little work or enough for 3 people. Company expresses an "open" culture but senior management is always hiding news. The company morale is extremely low. Everyone looks depressed. Nobody shows up on Fridays, certain people are forced to stay in the building while their counterparts can work remote. HR is rude and will lie to your face, do not trust! No accountability. The list can go on.

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    Advice to Management

    Treat people fairly. It's a shame that your culture only applies to certain people. Be considerate when people are going through personal problems. Don't tell one employee one thing and tell another the complete opposite. Don't tell employees to be quiet when they are questioning fairness at work.

    Orion Health2017-09-01
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  4. "Nice company poor senior leadership team."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Orion Health full-time

    Pros

    Good hardware, Smart people to work with.

    Cons

    The senior leadership team is driving the company to an unpredictable further.

    Orion Health2018-11-19
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome development opps and culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orion Health full-time

    Pros

    - Development opportunities and career pathways - Innovative people and products which means you have space to come up with and share your own innovative ideas - Really smart people. Some of the conversations you hear while you walk around the offices are incredible - The opportunity to work on something cutting-edge that is really revolutionizing and personalizing healthcare - Great culture. They organize heaps of really cool things to do with everyone involved, e.g. Diwali celebrations, Halloween, social club, parties, gardening club, Xmas etc. - Values-driven and leadership who live the values - Free breakfast, espresso machines, fresh fruit, car parking and an on-site cafe - Really flexible with hours/working from home etc. Leadership and the People team are understanding and encourage great work/life balance

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    Cons

    - It's hard inside a global company to get everyone on the same page all of the time - A recent tightening of purse strings and budget cuts

    Advice to Management

    Advice to everyone at OH would be to think global all of the time. Try to consider whether what you are saying and how you are saying it is going to land how you intend it cross-culturally.

    Orion Health2017-11-03
  6. Helpful (2)

    "A great experience all round"

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    Former Employee - Executive Management 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Orion Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very deep healthcare interoperability domain understanding. Strong vision towards the way data will drive towards precision medicine. Relevant portfolio for addressing some of the most stubborn healthcare challenges. Some very strong award winning references. Many smart people who believe in the difference technology can make to people's lives in healthcare. Modern tech. Rhapsody and the Clinical Portal/HIE stack are market leading. Nice international culture with nice people.

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    Cons

    The shape of the planet doesn't help, as dev and exec leadership is mainly in NZ - it results in a lot of early/late calls that can be tiring, although balancing out work/life is a cultural norm and company is sensitive to trying to make things fair Multiple products in multiple markets can make decision making very challenging as the markets aren't harmonised

    Advice to Management

    More investment in training and training assurance Ensure that key initiatives that are rolled out actually make it all the way through the org, have a single accountable owner and are tracked with progress published at the QCM Technical leadership exchanges should occur more frequently to discuss on the ground challenges in the presence of developers and product leadership

    Orion Health2017-10-19
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Great company with some big issues."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Orion Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good culture, a lot of smart people around (though this is diminishing due to other issues), fair remuneration and overall reasonable low-level management.

    Cons

    Poor inter-team communication and collaboration, as the company has grown it has developed something akin to multiple personality disorder, with massive difficulties in keeping product development teams working on the same thing at the same time. HR/management seem to be somewhat focussed on image rather than actual quality. This impacts most aspects of life at the company, and has really diminished the "friendly, startup" atmosphere that used to permeate the place. Now it feels corporate, slow-moving and like new ideas are not welcome unless they come from someone with a loud mouth and a massive ego. This used to be different and I think this change is a real shame.

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    Advice to Management

    Try to get back some of the original liveliness that you had in your offices. Get staff together to do stuff out of work hours more. Encourage the quiet and shy developers to express themselves more, and offer them the same opportunities that other people are afforded.

    Orion Health2017-09-02
  8. Helpful (11)

    "Turbulence ahead"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Orion Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, free breakfast, fruit, coffee. Smart people to work with. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    Since the 'right-sizing' the morale has fallen considerably and now the remaining talent has begun to trickle out as an inevitable fall out of layoffs. Given the lack of prudential senior management I would have probably done layoffs in order to meet investor expectations about company growth back to profitability but given the fact that layoffs do not guarantee an increase in profit even after 2 years and we are cash strapped and may not survive another 12-18 months if last FYs cash burn rate continues, it is quite clear why the talent are leaving. Statistically having a layoff means there's more chance there will be more as the company figures out how to make money again.

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    Advice to Management

    We need to decide whether we are a precision medicine company (as the CEO would have us believe) or one that focuses on HIE and interoperability (our bread and butter). After IPO OH has tried to move in all directions leading to a sense of going around in circles and every Line of Business Owner competing with each other in order to be the most successful Line of Business. We have to get rid of this silo-ed approach and align ourselves behind one goal and a leader who can consistently deliver believe in and deliver this message. R & D cannot just try to fill every market gap quickly and sales selling products which are cheaper than established players because we made it in such haste. We need to pick and choose our battles and focus on those products that are superior or break even with the competition and drive this forward. A let's do everything approach is too expensive and without vision or direction.

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    Orion Health2017-07-27
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Smart People"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orion Health

    Pros

    You can work with bunch of smart people around. Great work and life balance.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons right now

    Orion Health2016-08-17
  10. "Fast paced rollercoaster"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orion Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone involved seems genuinely interested in making a difference in healthcare. The tech seems further ahead than the competition, and the company has invested a lot of dollars in keeping it modern and well aligned to important standards such as FHIR. Pay is pretty good actually and there are a lot of smart people. You do get the chance to work on really interesting projects and if you have an interest in healthcare you get to understand the ins and outs across lots of different specialties. The precision medicine focus is interesting and the company is always up to something so never a boring ride.

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    Cons

    Pension contribution is not great compared to other companies and the company seems to struggle at times keeping up with its own expansion. Lots of people have moved on so there is an ongoing brain drain although their replacements tend to be more senior but they then need to play catching up. Things can move quickly and some occasions it is without feeling completely thought through

    Advice to Management

    Training needs improved. Watch out for good people who are tiring.

    Orion Health2016-08-21
  11. "Great, talented people that care about Health IT."

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    Current Employee - Intermediate Software Engineer in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Orion Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - competitive salary - some very smart people in the company - company cares for staff (e.g. breakfast, coffee, social clubs) - flexible working environment (e.g working from home) - good balance of play hard, and work hard culture

    Cons

    - some abuse the play hard culture, and people are too nice to criticize them. - lack of leadership within development... you often question your senior management. - too many shuffling within development teams, without proper reasoning.

    Advice to Management

    Nil.

    Orion Health2016-05-23
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