Medecision Reviews

Updated 18 October 2014
Updated 18 October 2014
67 Reviews
2.5
67 Reviews
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Medecision President & CEO Deborah M. Gage
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility, work-life balance, compensation, super dedicated & talented people (in 10 reviews)

  • You can setup a schedule where you work from home full time, which is very progressive (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • A lot of talk about work/life balance, but don't try to actually have (in 5 reviews)

  • Senior management brought in hand-picked people that did not know the business or were particularly good at there jobs (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Uncertain

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medecision full-time

    Pros

    Interesting time to be working in health care IT; great opportunity to work on a new project designed to address the current and future needs in the industry; much flexibility for work/life balance.

    Cons

    Inability of senior management to make decision that allow projects to proceed in a timely manner - frustrating starts and stops; leads to being behind others in having a product ready for market - question the viability of the company long-term - not nimble; lag in creating world-class customer service - long history; performance evaluation program is all about structure that rewards high-flyers but does little to provide substantive support for employee development - deadlines are regularly not met by senior staff with no accountability and MJOs are created/revised without discussion halfway through the year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work environment

    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Wayne, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Wayne, PA (US)

    I have been working at Medecision full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, pleasant work environment, spacious campus.

    Cons

    Company tends to have focus in different directions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need clear management direction and focus on product quality.

  3. 7 people found this helpful  

    Depends on whether you're willing to drink the koolaid

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medecision full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    IF you drink the koolaid you will be treated well and maybe even given awards

    IF you lay low you might be able to fly under to radar for a while.. But not for long.

    Cons

    Those who question the direction, policy, thoughts of the regime will expose themselves as targets and find themselves "managed" out regardless of talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no point in advising those who are self delusional to believe that the policy of "if you aren't with us, get out" is a good management tactic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a good place to work until change in management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medecision full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    salary, work from home, benefits

    Cons

    culture, product, management, leadership, upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they do not value their employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Typical KookAid - a lot of talk, little relevant action

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA (US)

    I have been working at Medecision full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is great.

    Thankfully still some good people around, though many have left.

    Cons

    Poor products and poor support for them. Little if anything done to address either. Just keep pushing out the next new incomplete features.

    Not all, but many ... Managers who don't actually manage anything, seem like they don't actually want to manage, but want a managerial title and, if anything, "lead from behind" and try to apply pressure to get what they want. (a quote: "Let me find out who I have to push around to get this done.")

    Upper management that seems to know plenty about sales & marketing, but little about what it takes to have something clients actually want. (a quote: "Sales cures all ills.")

    A lot of talk about work/life balance, but don't try to actually have work/life balance. Can accrue plenty of time off, just don't expect to be able to use it; or if you do, expect to have to work while you're away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The problem's not with the staff. It's with the lack of necessary leadership, lack of management, dismal product quality and poor, when there is any, support for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Something's got to give

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medecision

    Pros

    Great individual contributors
    Flexible work schedule
    Good salary
    Nice location with access to walking trail, and many lunch options

    Cons

    There comes a point when there is no way possible to fix something. MEDecision is heading in that direction. Communication between departments is non-existent. The culture has turned into a "blame" one. There is so much finger pointing that real work cannot get done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the saying that hung on the walls... Assume positive intent... Everyone wants to do their best, not have to protect themselves.

    Moving the company closer to city is not going to attract new employees when reviews from former workers are titled "Run screaming". Look within, take stock of the employees and make them feel valued, not stepped on. Then things might get better.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good until the new CEO arrived. Run away!

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Wayne, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Wayne, PA (US)

    I worked at Medecision full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good group of professionals and friends.

    Cons

    The executive leadership does not care about the product. The strategies to sell the product are not honest; the company lost all the clients except the parent company.
    The products have so much technical/architectural debt that adding/changing one small feature could take a couple of releases and re-design efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with your employees and customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wrong Direction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterbrook, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterbrook, PA (US)

    I worked at Medecision full-time

    Pros

    There were some very good individuals in parts of the organization. Casual environment for a good amount of the time working there and a good location.

    Cons

    Unfortunately those good individuals were surrounded by too many ineffectual managers with no clear direction or plan. Senior management brought in hand-picked people that did not know the business or were particularly good at there jobs. That caused a lot of clash with existing employees when it was clear there was no accountability at higher levels of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Truly self-assess the capabilities of the senior management and what they are contributing to the organization. Realize that just because the perspective is new doesn't mean it is right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    One direction down

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medecision

    Pros

    Four years ago there was great growth potential for this company. It was a casual work environment with potential to deliver a much needed product.

    Cons

    I have never seen a company where middle-management does not hold any kind of team meetings. There is no cohesion between the departments. Absolute lack of direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give clear direction for where the company is headed Treat everyone as though their job adds value to the company's bottom-line. Respect one another.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    I learned alot!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Wayne, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Wayne, PA (US)

    I worked at Medecision full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great individual people, good salary, casual work environment

    Cons

    The latest of many changes in leadership resulted in massive layoffs; good people cut loose with little feedback as to why (other than "lead, follow or get out of the way"), more & more executives, and no backfill for the people let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remember that a company is more that just a management team. Need a good product, and PEOPLE.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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