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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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A hell for bright programmers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Programmer in Framingham, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Development Programmer in Framingham, MA (US)

    I have been working at Meditech

    Pros

    Meditech is a good place to get entry-level experience (sort of, see caveat in next section). The majority of hires are fresh out of college with no experience whatsoever. If you're on the younger side you'll appreciate the large number of similarly-aged peers.

    Cons

    Pay is grossly below industry averages for your first several years of employment. For developers you're getting experience, but development is done with proprietary languages so you aren't really gaining much value on the open market. The languages used are vastly behind the times--they are significantly less powerful than nearly any modern language. Also, many standard software development practices are practiced poorly, or ignored entirely (source control, automated unit testing). Additionally, all employees are given fifteen inch monitors. Yes, developers too. Programmers beware: if you're into computer science and modern software development you WON'T be happy here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring only entry level folks creates a vacuum of new ideas. By the time someone has the POWER to change something, they've been fully indoctrinated into the Meditech way of doing things. No one with 5 years of experience will join the company, so you don't have anyone who has seen a better way of doing things to kick and scream to point out the crazy parts of our processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
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