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Updated 22 June 2017
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athenahealth Chairman, President, and CEO Jonathan S. Bush
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  1. "Programmer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer in Chennai
    Current Employee - Programmer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at athenahealth full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work Culture, Work Life Balance, Beautiful Office

    Cons

    Old technology Stack (Perl), Bad Cafeteria

    Advice to Management

    Should focus more on salary


  2. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chennai
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chennai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wfh option available and cab

    Cons

    Work life balance depends on the managers


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Programmer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at athenahealth full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Bug fixing in less time(in development teams).
    - Agile Methodology(Leading to layoff for testing people).
    - There is some skilled developer, can learn a lot from them.
    - Year-end parties, even its duration is reduced now

    Cons

    - Management plays politics!!! Not respecting the employees work.Doing good for the people who they like
    - As Athena grows, it has forgotten about its positives such as work-life balance. Yeah!! No Work Life balance at present.
    - No hikes anymore.
    - Promotions.. for fresher... Great question?
    - Micromanagement is the worst thing here.
    - Development work given (especially in India) is not great.
    - Everyone in India is forced to work on support oriented roles.
    - Most of the managers have been brought in from service oriented companies and they try to adversely impact the culture of the company
    - Perl is the main technology used here, which doesn't have any scope to learn new things, hard to seek a job after getting experience in Athena.

    Advice to Management

    - Give respect to people's work


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  5. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at athenahealth full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. And there is a lot of freedom to explore.

    Cons

    Not much of development work is happening in India.


  6. "Company to settle in later part of career"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Chennai
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Chennai
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at athenahealth full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Decent pay
    Occasional US visits
    Team outings and year end parties

    Cons

    So many incompetent​ middle managers either hired or promoted in recent years. They're even afraid to speak up to the US counterparts and just shake head for everything they say.

    Visitors from US and local employees are treated differently, but the vice versa is not true.

    The only company which has been doing so much product development using perl, so it is quite difficult to get a job outside if a person has spent more than 2 years here.

    US office sees Chennai office as a place where it can dump work which it doesn't want its developers to work on, so most of the teams either do bug fixing or work on adhoc requests.

    Depending on the relationship with the manager either a person gets promoted too soon or growth gets stagnated. I've seen people with 5-6 years experience promoted to manger who couldn't get a job outside because of this.

    To summarise, if all you want is work life balance and don't care much about technical growth or a manager who wants to have stress free job, this is the place for you. If you want to have a good technical career growth, this is not a place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the standards for giving promotion. Don't give promotion just becauae a person has served x yeras in the company. Because of this there're so many middle managers without much experience and competency.
    To keep the developers engaged bring in cool projects from US and not support and maintenance​.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Work-Life Balance. Decent pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chennai
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at athenahealth full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. This organization has an awesome work-life balance. You will feel cared.
    2. athenahealth doesn't pay too high salary but it would be above market standards. If you are a workaholic and ready to compromise work-life balance then you may feel underpaid.
    3. It started with an unmatched culture. But now, it is getting diluted because of wrong leadership. Gradually adopting service based culture. But still, it is way better than 80% companies out there. Work culture here is addicting. I am sure people who left this company must be missing athena for its culture.
    4.Free cab facility, food coupons, lots of parties, disco, free food, and drinks.No dress code as such and reimburses gym membership fees up to 10K.
    5.Flexible timings.

    Cons

    1. The cafeteria is pathetic. Serves boring meals. Nobody looks into this matter
    2. Leadership is changing and culture is also getting diluted. Not an American culture totally.
    3. Annual hikes are poor.

    Advice to Management

    Please do something for retaining employees.Management tries to retain them after they put their papers, which is useless. Give hikes, promotions, awards and recognitions to make them stay. A company is made by its employees so please retain them. Attrition rate is very high nowadays.


  8. "A nice Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bengaluru
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at athenahealth full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Work Culture and Lot of Holidays

    Cons

    Technical Challenge . Though its imrpoving


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Athena health India comprises predominantly bug fixing teams in all products who have little scope for development"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Chennai
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Chennai
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Learning the art of bug fixing in less time and patching up.
    - Learning from people from cross functional backgrounds and different skill sets.
    - Some people demonstrated excellent developer mindset and can learn a lot from them.

    Cons

    - Mostly bug fixing work, less respect from US fellow employees and unrealistic expectations. Expect mails about top to bottom changes in architecture without any notice or discussions.

    - Outright obsolete technology ( Perl & Webservices) and extremely difficult to find a job outside with the same skill set. Many switched companies just for this one reason.

    - Frequent calls during the evenings and nights which will DESTROY your work-life balance.

    - The MICRO- Managers are workaholics and expect employees to stretch on par which leaves the employees stressed
    out.

    - Managers not the company have the SUPREME authority to take decisions over any employee. HR team is spineless.

    Advice to Management

    - Please learn how process are adhered strictly from CMMI Level -5 companies. People are not fools anymore to follow your oppressive policies.

    - Please work on creating work related policies and standardize them by keeping up to date with the process followed in CMMI Level -5 companies.

    - Please don't be biased and take highly subjective decisions instead of establishing rules and norms.


  10. "GOOD work life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chennai
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work life balance, cab facility,

    Cons

    no cons i found as of now


  11. Helpful (1)

    "2 Years in athena India"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at athenahealth full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Superb work culture with good work-life balance.
    2. Appreciations and promotions.

    Cons

    1. Not so challenging work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


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