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Picis Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Light at the end of the tunnel"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Picis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great staff to work with - very motivated and smart. Clear vision by Management for next 12 - 18 months. Investing in new initiatives says to me that there is growth and opportunity at the company. New upward opportunities for growth at Picis and other Harris companies.

    Cons

    Change is always hard, and we've had a lot over the past 5 years. We've been bought by Optum, bought by Harris and then split into two business. I hope that this will be the last of this kind of change for the foreseeable future. Harris doesn't appear to re-sell companies so I am hopeful. Some staff seem resistant to the new leadership style which can make the working environment difficult. If you see a problem, we can...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent to the staff. More focus on sales, there seems to be a disproportionate investment vs results.

    Picis2016-09-23
  2. "Great company to work."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Picis

      Pros

      Privatr Life balance. Good salaries.

      Cons

      There is not tech innovation. Build old apps as the same way as 10 years ago.

      Advice to Management

      Trust more in talented personnel and do not block them.

      Picis2019-04-10
    • Helpful (2)

      "Great Before Sellout"

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      Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Picis full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Was a great place to work with dedicated and motivated colleagues.

      Cons

      Company sold to Harris. Penny pinchers cut veteran workers to save money.

      Advice to Management

      Should have given workers the option of reduced salary and/or attrition rather than pulling the rug.

      Picis2017-12-04

      Picis Response

      December 6, 2017Executive Vice-President

      Since the acquisition of Picis by Harris was over 2 years ago your information is 2 years old. As I’ve stated in other responses Picis was very profitable when Harris acquired it. The tough decision about doing reductions had everything to do with getting the right positions to grow ...

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    • "Focus...at last"

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      Current Employee - Technical Support/Deployment 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Picis full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      After a rather turbulent period with Optum / UHG, Harris has brought a much needed focus to Picis. Good things: -We are still called Picis...good call from Harris as that was about to change -Everyone is given sight of company goals and strategy -Prof. service charges etc. have been increased so the client may feel that, but these are in line with standard practices and are realistic. Should have been done ages ago...this...

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      Cons

      -Still taking a long time to bring existing products up to date, it is happening though. -Some of the staff let go by Harris initially were good people with good skills and sometimes there is a hole when those skills are required.

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the focus and energy. Remember that there is a world outside of the US. Why do people insist on emailing on Sundays!

      Picis2017-06-08
    • "Best Acquisition for ED PulseCheck"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Picis full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Since the acquisition of ED PulseCheck to Harris we are on a roll. Everything about Harris Computer Systems screams " build your business unit to the highest" Take control and watch it grow. Executive Management within Harris is the best I have ever worked with in my time here which is ALOT of years. I have been through every acquisition for Picis and this is the first time in years that I feel content and the ability...

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      Cons

      Cant really think of one yet...... and that's the truth.

      Advice to Management

      Engage your full staff more utilize the minds of those that have been here for eternity. We know the business the clients and can really give way more input then we are being asked of at the moment. Help to mentor those that want to continue growth within the Harris Organization.

      Picis2017-04-03
    • "Things are looking bright for the future"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wakefield, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Picis full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Things are very exciting at Picis. Lots of progress in re-aligning Picis to current market needs. Attention given to many troubled areas under Optum. New products and initiatives are being introduced and many new employees. The new employees are bringing a fresh perspective and when combined with the many long term employees is making for some great ideas.

      Cons

      Time to focus on the future even more. Picis needs to solve the problem with the core products not selling. Perhaps the idea of introducing new products is to make sure their is some options if the core products don't start selling.

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you are doing. Make sure you continue to listen and seek input from the employees.

      Picis2017-03-31
    • Helpful (2)

      "People make the company great"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Picis full-time

      Pros

      The company has gone through many changes in the last 18 months and the future has a positive outlook. The people at the company are what make it awesome. The new space is nice.

      Cons

      The company has gone through many changes over the last 18 months and sometimes it has been difficult to navigate. People have decided to leave so it puts a lot of pressure on those staying until they can be replaced.

      Picis2016-12-15
    • Helpful (3)

      "Great compny goign down very quickly.."

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      Former Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Wakefield, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Picis full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Location right Near Lake so you can walk every day and enjoy surroundings. Very close to 93 and 95 .Medic al applications that was used by many great hospitals.

      Cons

      Not going to complain about low level managers because it is not worth it.. They are doing good for last 8 and half year showing top management how great everything and got rid of talent that were actually talent so they will not be challenged. No innovative product is launched, customers are dropping product and replacing with competitors. This company has been sold to many companies and each company who bought them...

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      Advice to Management

      Check real performance of all Low level Manager. You need to quickly do marker research and understand need of the existing and future client. Replace old tech. like Power Builder and update Architect and that can only be done if you have technically solid leaders. Don't rely too much on people with domain knowledge because that is their strength meaning they will protect their knowledge meaning stay where are they are....

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      Picis2016-12-20

      Picis Response

      March 31, 2017Executive Vice-President

      Picis has been doing very well actually! Our software is installed in over 500 hospitals worldwide, and counting. We are also introducing new products. Streamlined operations over the past 18 months. We are profitable and the business will grow in 2017 for the first time in 7 years. ...

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    • Helpful (2)

      "Great Team but...."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Picis full-time

      Pros

      Lots of great people to work with - most people are helpful and friendly

      Cons

      Company was recently sold and there are a lot of cuts and the environment is now a lot more stressful

      Picis2016-09-20

      Picis Response

      March 31, 2017Executive Vice-President

      Harris acquired Picis from Optum June 2015. Over 15 months before this review was written. Our employee count has surpassed the total number of employees when we acquired Picis and it's growing. Lots of exciting things are happening. New products, updating of existing products ...

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    • Helpful (5)

      "Making strides for the better"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Picis

      Pros

      Since Harris bought Picis a year ago, leadership has been very transparent with regards to company health. In the past year the company has stopped the downward trend we were on and right now we're back to trending upwards. Sales are increasing, we're developing new products and I believe that now is a great time to be a Picis employee because of the growth we're experiencing and the leadership that's making it all come...

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      Cons

      The stock purchase plan is in the Canadian Stock Exchange which I think is a bit of a pain but otherwise great benefits.

      Picis2016-08-25
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