MEDecision

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MEDecision Reviews

Updated 9 September 2014
Updated 9 September 2014
53 Reviews
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MEDecision President & CEO Deborah M. Gage
Deborah M. Gage
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    toxic culture under a leadership team that cares little for employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MEDecision full-time

    Pros

    employees care about their work; a lot of capable people; smart technical people; employees put up with a lot of abuse

    Cons

    execs want commitment but most of them work remotely from different part of the country; messages about people being a valued asset are the height of hypocrisy: criticism and demeaning people is the real experience; morale is non-existent and talent is leaving weekly but execs don't really care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be honest and just tell people it's all about the money and results no matter how you get them; don't preach candor if it really just means you can say anything you want with complete disregard for showing any respect for others

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The only way to succeed in the future is to forget about the past

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MEDecision full-time

    Pros

    - Work/life balance - There are some stressful times, but they are predictable
    - People - Very talented, helpful, and collaborative
    - Casual environment
    - Ability to have a say and feel empowered.

    Cons

    - Too much negativity in remaining employees
    - Separation between the worker bees and the executive leadership team. Feels like two separate worlds
    - Slow response to adopt new technologies or adapt
    - Resistance to change because of fear of risk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Undoubtedly, MEDecision has had a bumpy road over the recent years. But holding onto the past, pointing fingers, and hoping for the good ol' days is not going to help the company progress. There is much more opportunity at MEDecision for employees to influence change than at bigger corporations where everyone is truly a number and pigeon-holed. Encourage everyone to collaborate and "breakthrough" the walls that separate everyone.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Medecision had good people to work with but too often management was unappreciative of terrific effort.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wayne, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA (US)

    I worked at MEDecision full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay. Good teams to wrk with.

    Cons

    Work day never ended. "On call" most of the time. Management just didn't care about it's employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward at least according to industry standard. Make sure front line employees know that you are there and will support them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Went from Awesome to Awful in such a short time

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Chesterbrook, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chesterbrook, PA (US)

    I have been working at MEDecision full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexibility
    People (mostly those that used to work here)
    Free Water

    Cons

    Ridiculous senior leadership
    Poor job stability
    Bad code base
    Little/no attention to technical debt
    Poor developer hardware
    No investment into development, new technologies, software licensing/support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start off by firing Deb. She's driven this company straight into the ground, and it's only getting worse. Then, remember that you are a SOFTWARE company. You don't make/improve software without R&D. It's time to invest in it, or this company is going under.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run away! With this leadership there is no future in this company.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  Wayne, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Wayne, PA (US)

    I have been working at MEDecision full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good group of people. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Leaders do not know what they are doing. Good managers are gone. Most of the current managers need LOTS of training.
    The CEO brought most of her friends as VP's.
    Nothing to learn, it is a 9 to 5 kind of job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying to customers and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    QA Analyst

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst  in  Wayne, PA (US)
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Wayne, PA (US)

    I worked at MEDecision full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance and flexibility

    Cons

    Unclear direction of the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wide and worsening chasm between senior management and everyone else

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wayne, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA (US)

    I worked at MEDecision full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company's buildings provide adequate shelter from bad weather and are climate-controlled

    Cons

    Layoffs becoming a huge part of the culture, enormous disconnect between senior management and the 'worker bees', morale plummeting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discontinuing the practice of demoralizing people would be a good idea. Implementing performance reviews where a large segment of the company is ranked as "substandard" simply because it meets some sort of arbitrary metric accomplishes nothing other than to make people want to leave. The recent mass layoff ended up taking care of that on its own. Outside of anyone at the VP level, no one has been given any incentive to remain at the company and there have been quite a few departures even among those who weren't laid off. All the while, the messages from the top are of the "moving in a new direction" nature. Easy to chuckle at that after more than 125 layoffs in the last two years from a company that only numbered about 300 before that.

    MEDecision had a solid reputation for over 20 years as a fun place to work with a lot of terrific people. The last two years have basically eradicated that completely and now people are all but dying to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Started great and then...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MEDecision full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Talented co-workers
    - Salary
    - Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    - Two layoffs totaling over 100 people in a 12-month period.
    - Continual addition of VP-level personnel, while the remaining workforce is decimated
    - No accountability among the upper management
    - Healthcare benefits were below average at best
    - Disconnect between management and workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Hold yourselves accountable for the company's shortcomings.
    - Now that the re-branding has been completed, how about focusing on actually building the brand?
    - Implement upward feedback so that management can get a sense of their strengths and weaknesses.
    - How about career development plans for the employees?
    - Don't have a holiday party three days after informing 1/3 of your workforce they are being laid off. That was completely classless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    What do you get when you cross Dilbert with the Titanic...

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

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

    Pros

    - flexible schedule
    - competitive salary
    - people doing the work are incredibly talented, experienced and cooperative
    - was employed there for almost 10 years and considered most of the folks I worked with as friends first, coworkers second
    - can count on one hand the worker-bee-level people that I had to deal with that were a pain or difficult to get along with

    Cons

    - almost all those talented and experienced people are gone now
    - layoffs the past two years (mini-purge in 11/2011; massive purge (1/3 of company) in 12/2012-02/2013) have decimated the company
    - folks left behind are stuck on a rudderless ship; and even if the current management could steer, have no confidence that they know what direction to go
    - as others have indicated, there remains a huge disconnect between management and staff, and there appears to be no desire at all to acknowledge this gap, much less to determine a way to bridge it and create a solid company again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    this is a fairly pointless exercise, since the current management has no desire to listen to advice from anyone - and certainly not from a former employee.
    however, I will provide this observation --- stop calling the staff a "low performing organization" when they have accomplished all the objectves set forth by management (hitting release dates with all desired functionality and at targeted quality levels). it is not the fault of the R&D, Operations and Support areas that the company is not making sales and bleeding clients.
    perhaps an honest evaluation of the sales and marketing objectives - and the overall business plan (what number are we up to? i think there have been four "new directions" since Deb Gage took over) - is in order.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Interesting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MEDecision as a contractor

    Pros

    Still learning the environment and meeting people.

    Cons

    Unsure what to say at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    working on it

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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