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A very solid place to work....especially if you don't want work to consume your life completely.

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Current Employee - Not Given  in  Westwood, MA (US)
Current Employee - Not Given in Westwood, MA (US)

I have been working at Meditech

Pros

Very good benefits package that includes health/dental, profit-sharing plan and generous bonus program. You don't feel like management is constantly pushing for you to stay late and work overtime, which allows for a nice regimented work week. Hospital software in general is a stable enterprise, but Meditech's outstanding reputation amongst hospitals throughout the US, Canada and overseas means that your job is secure.

Cons

Disconnect between middle management and lower employees can be frustrating. Not many low level employees can tell you what their manager does on a day-to-day basis due to them being tied up in meetings for the vast majority of time. Currently, there is not enough staff to meet the growing demands of our customer-base.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat lower-level employees as people....not statstics or numbers. Robots aren't doing the work....people are.

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    Meditech will treat you well but educate and pay you poorly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meditech

    Pros

    The benefits are fantastic, there's a whole lot of flexibility when it comes to time off, and they do treat employees to nice events (there's a great company picnic annually as well as a great Christmas party). Also, you eat very well as an employee. Lunches, served by a catering company, are great and pretty reasonably priced.

    Cons

    There's very little direction. You are sort of thrown into the water, and you have to figure out on your own how to stay afloat. This can be very difficult for anyone who is new to the medical software industry. It's not easy software to understand; it's unintuitive even to those with great software skills. Also, and I hate to say this, but brown-nosing is often welcomed and frequently rewarded.

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    Work on internal documentation tools, and make it mandatory for all groups to have detailed documentation for new hires.

    Also, consider better starting salaries; today's economy is very, very demanding on recent college graduates and MEDITECH's pay does not legitimately support young people trying to live in the Boston area. Many, if not most, young employees are forced to get second jobs, meaning they have no days off. There's a great referral bonus program, but unless you are fortunate enough to have several people get hired every year, the incentives don't really help your financial struggle.

    While you do know your salary before you start, you don't realize how little it does in the Boston area until you move there. Boston is a place where a run-down studio apartment will cost you $900 without any utilities. Before you know it, just your basic living expenses take half of your salary...all for a poor living environment. This employee is not suggesting doubling starting salaries, just increasing them by about 20-25%.

    You have well-educated employees; reward them by helping them live a little more comfortably. Your retention rate will skyrocket and the overall work environment would improve drastically as people would finally be able to afford having time to themselves. Currently, people are really struggling.

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    It all depends on the group

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    Current Employee - Programmer Development  in  Framingham, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Programmer Development in Framingham, MA (US)

    I have been working at Meditech

    Pros

    If you're lucky enough to get into a good group, the job is really enjoyable. If you don't make a good fit for a group, they will try to find a group that you fit into.

    Cons

    Starting Salaries were low compared to other offers. Benefits made up for it, but starting almost 15k lower was a big hit initially. I make enough to make loan payments, rent, and other necessary monthly spending, but savings aren't really going up a whole lot.

    Locations play a big factor into how much you get out here. If you live in Boston and have to drive to the Canton building... good luck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on the same track you are taking now.

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