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Meditech Reviews

Updated 6 August 2014
Updated 6 August 2014
167 Reviews

3.1
167 Reviews
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Meditech President & CEO Howard Messing
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Annual bonus, working from home opportunities, good work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Benefits are great and so are the bonuses when they come around (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Low starting salary (36-37k for my position) (in 18 reviews)

  • Limited advancement opportunities (even with 100% of non-entry level hiring coming from within company) (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great to get a head start

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    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst  in  Westwood, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Westwood, MA (US)

    Pros

    Employees and managers alike are amazing people, and some of the best I've ever worked with. Work is consistent and keeps coming, while not ever being too stressful.

    Cons

    Work is very easy if you have any background at all in your field. Pay is very, VERY low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing, you're great! Perhaps raise wages to keep some more talented employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company; migrating towards cloud-based applications

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Applications Specialist  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Clinical Applications Specialist in Boston, MA (US)

    Pros

    Training was very good; a general application-wide training, as well as your own group's training was provided. They ensure that you are well qualified to implement the software prior to going out on your own.

    Cons

    Salary is below industry standards, roughly by -$20,000; but the work culture is ideal, very laid back (jean Fridays for instance), and you are allowed quite a bit of independence and self-management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to push towards the Cloud, where the future of EHR IT is going, and also consider paying those who stay in the company higher compensation sooner, than the "longer you stay here, the more you will make" theory. This is old-school thought.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It is a decent place to work

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    Current Employee - Applications Specialist  in  Norwood, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Norwood, MA (US)

    Pros

    work-life balance, bonus, benefits, work from home, cheap cafeteria

    Cons

    compensation, office atmosphere, hours, customer service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase application specialist salaries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Framingham, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Framingham, MA (US)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexibility, work/life balance, ability to change roles

    Cons

    salary get better longer you're there along with profit sharing and bonus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company for first job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist  in  Minnetonka, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Minnetonka, MN (US)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Easy to learn a lot about the healthcare industry.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work can become a little grating.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of leadership and vision is disappointing but the summer picnic is awesome.

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Framingham, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Framingham, MA (US)

    Pros

    Job security is good but also leads to a lot of dead beats hanging on too long. Their buildings and grounds are very nice. Healthcare plan is good.

    Cons

    Lack of project management, accountability are major issues. They are more than happy to let top performers across the organization leave and plug the gap with mediocre talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in some fresh blood into your C level and director positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    An excellent foundation for a career if you can handle stress

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Specialist  in  Framingham, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Specialist in Framingham, MA (US)

    Pros

    Meditech hires college graduates with no experience in computers and gives them the foundation to enter the HIS field.

    Raises are generally quite good (first year review I got an extra $2,400 / year, second year I received an additional $4,800 / year).

    Near ironclad job security.

    If you decide you want to change career paths once you've been there awhile, Meditech will oblige and will start training you in something else that you have no experience/education in. They really do offer you the ability to start on just about any career path (that they have a use for).

    Excellent health benefits.

    Cons

    Meditech hires out of college and effectively trains in a trial by fire. It's incredibly stressful, particularly for people who are coming right out of college.

    The starting pay isn't great... however, as I reminded people when I worked there, that starting salary was based on them hiring you to work on computers when all you had was a college degree in a non-technical major... you got what you could negotiate for.

    Ironclad job security means there are a number of employees who did just enough not to get fired for long enough to hit the 'tenure' mark and then their effort dropped.

    No 401k, company will claim that they have profit sharing which is their retirement solution instead of 401k.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beef up the training, a lot of the stress of job stems from having little information on hand about the software but being expected to act the "expert" for customers.

    Formalize documentation of code changes are hold Development to fulfilling that format

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great first job/stepping stone for next job

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    Former Employee - Development Specialist  in  Westwood, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Development Specialist in Westwood, MA (US)

    Pros

    Stable, secure, excellent benefits, great working environment, annual bonuses.

    Cons

    The company does not value their employees as much as they should. Everyone is expendable. During my time there, I saw numerous people leave because management refused to give them more pay or let them transfer to a more desirable position within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good people and treat them right. Give them what they deserve. By losing all of these great workers, the quality of your product is going to decline, and this will be detrimental to not only you, but also all of your healthcare clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The work life balance is great.

    Cons

    The starting pay is a little low.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too Much Leadership, Not Enough Action

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great coworkers and open communication from specialist to specialist. You are able to create a relationship with your coworkers and sites, bringing a unique social responsibility to your work.

    Cons

    Management can be focused on numbers and not aware of a situation. Hard to receive support until the flames are licking at the "right" person's feet, even if you've been in them above your head for awhile.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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