PokitDok Reviews

Updated Sep 26, 2019

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4.2
71%
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PokitDok CEO/Founder Lisa Maki (no image)
Lisa Maki
12 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team and consistent deploys Ability to keep learning and think outside the box Flexibility Transpaterency and relatively flat structure

    Cons

    Growth pains as company gets larger Sarah concerns as with any start up Must be self-motivated or you will not do well here

    PokitDok2017-02-12
  2. "Some pros some cons"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PokitDok full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Visionary founders, great people, true mission.

    Cons

    Lack of focus was very difficult to deal with day to day.

    PokitDok2019-09-26
  3. Helpful (6)

    "The worst thing you can do is believe your own BS."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PokitDok full-time

    Pros

    The tech is about as interesting as you can get, considering health IT is about 30 years behind the curve. They'll probably get acquired by some nameless conglomerate in a few years, giving you a chance to work somewhere better.

    Cons

    It was exciting originally, but PokitDok grew so rapidly while the C-level grew ever less interested in running a decent business. A flood of salespeople came on who would tell customers anything they wanted to hear make commission and left the mess for support and engineers to clean up. Multiple layers of management fighting for territory make sure you'll always be on somebody's bad side. Problems get ignored or publically shamed. When your "chief people officer" gets a writeup in Forbes, and says her best tip is to provide a safe space for EXECUTIVES to air their concerns, the train is well off the rails.

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    PokitDok2017-06-10
  4. Helpful (7)

    "Ain't what she used to be...Turn over rate is frightening"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PokitDok full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The staff is amazing (not management but the actual staff). They pay well, sometimes? CEO is brilliant (when not fighting with CTO)

    Cons

    TURN OVER IS SUPER HIGH! People who used to be lifers are suddenly gone after the B round closed. No loyalty for time worked or effort put in. Bonuses only go to a few select people. If you're not in the inner circle, good luck. "PeopleOps" is a joke, if you bring anything to them be prepared to either get fired or worse they just make your life miserable. PeopleOps is run by one/two people from Atlanta and have no idea what Valley culture is or what it takes to run a kick butt tech company. CEO and CTO fight constantly in front of staff. No real vision for product and what once was a company based on transparency is wrought with closed door meetings. Unlike most tech companies - they've built walls around management, you know where you stand because there's a door between you and all managers. You'll get promised a raise and then no one actually follows through, when you follow up you're looked at like your crazy. If you're important enough you can get a title change - which will help you at your next job. The healthcare offering for a healthcare tech company is a JOKE! Some of the lowest in the valley. Work/Life balance is a joke. Slack will make you hate life and your partner will learn to despise both Slack and Poitdok for the abuse of working in the evenings.

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    PokitDok2016-10-25
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Supportive Environment and Amazing Co-Workers"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PokitDok full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Every Employee's individual work is in line with the Company's overall mission and is visible to anyone at anytime. Extremely flat structure (the kind you have to see to believe). Great work environment where it feels like everyone really cares about your success and is willing to help you achieve your goals.

    Cons

    It can be intimidating at times working around so many high achievers and amazingly talented people. Expectations are high but it makes all of us and the Company better in the long run.

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    PokitDok2016-02-19
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Totally awesome!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Software Engineering in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PokitDok

    Pros

    It was an excellent environment for growth - lots of stuff is always happening and people are super excited to be doing it. There's a lot of belief in the mission and no time for BS. The engineers are all very talented people who could easily go to Google/Facebook/etc but choose to be here instead. The business people are also very smart and know how to interact with the engineers well. There's lots of room to make choices that would normally be made for you at a larger company.

    Cons

    It can get a little grueling at times - it _is_ a startup and they take agile culture / commitment seriously. Ultimately though it's not a "con" so much as a matter of personal fit; if you're looking for a job where you can take it easy and work from 9 to 5 so that "work stays at work," keep looking.

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    PokitDok2015-07-22
  7. Helpful (5)

    "I picked PokitDok over Apple, IBM, Google and JH - best decision ever!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PokitDok full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    My peers have been very helpful in providing on-boarding assistance, while also giving me projects early on. I feel that I am positioned to make an immediate impact here -- unlike other places where you are "hidden in the trenches" for months/years. I am very glad to be working for Lisa, Ted and the PD family.

    Cons

    You are expected to pick things up quickly and figure things out on your own. However, someone is always willing to help you out if you ask.

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    PokitDok2014-09-04
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PokitDok full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work with extremely smart people and be part of history. Pokitdok is very flexible and offers many opportunities for growth. I like my coworkers & look forward to group gatherings. Great management in place that I trust completely.

    Cons

    Figuring out what to do is not always fun but you do get to set your own process!

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    PokitDok2014-09-10
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer - Charleston, SC"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a really dynamic environment interested in getting things done - and enjoying the ride! As an engineer its great to be somewhere where engineers are a highly valued part of the team. Actually its great to be part of a company where everyone is highly valued, contribution is rewarded, and making mistakes in the name of doing/progress/learning is OK. There are so many innovative areas in the company to build products using the latest technologies, its an engineers dream. The bi-coastal breadth and depth of experience in the company is amazing. There are so many people willing to mentor and help you grow your career.

    Cons

    It can be hard to keep up with all the extremely talented people, so you've got to keep your head up. Well, its a start-up, so there's that.

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    PokitDok2014-09-09
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work with really smart employees, working on a mission that is changing the face of healthcare."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PokitDok full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great product. Smart co-workers. Flexible and diverse. Ultimately if you want to change the healthcare system through innovation, data and technology, this is the place for you. You'll have all the benefit of working on a mission that you might otherwise only get through non-profit work, but be paid Silicon Valley wages with huge upside growth and equity potential.

    Cons

    Pace is fast and environment somewhat unstructured, as with most earlier stage start-ups. Currently understaffed, but they are working on growing as quickly as possible!

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    PokitDok2014-09-03
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