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athenahealth Senior Software Developer Reviews

Updated 8 May 2018

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  1. Helpful (12)

    "Was good until Elliott Management came into the picture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Watertown, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. All of my coworkers are encouraging. Everyone believes in a collaborative environment, and people help each other out. There is no such thing as a stupid question. 2. Direct managers provide great advice to succeed. I have had a few managers over the years, and each has offered a unique, encouraging perspective to provide insight into the company as well as advancing my career. They are also trustworthy and will...

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    Cons

    1. Looming pressure from Elliott Management, an activist investor firm, has ruined the company over the past year. The truth is, although there are open positions at the company, I can't recommend working here solely due to the havoc caused by Elliott Management. They put a lot of pressure on athenahealth to cut costs to "deliver shareholder value" which will be detailed below: a. This resulted in several talented...

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    Advice to Management

    1. Reject all takeover bids! I would be very upset to see the company get completely destroyed. 2. Keep the company culture alive. The collaborative, innovative, and open nature has brought it to the success observed today and will continue to drive the company's success in the future.

    athenahealth2018-05-09
  2. Helpful (7)

    "Constant Reorgs, No Sense of Direction"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, hard-working, professional and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    In the constant search for a better way, no one was able to figure out how the current way was supposed to work.

    athenahealth2017-03-24
  3. "Awesome company!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at athenahealth full-time

    Pros

    Great team culture and growth for people in Boston and Austin.

    Cons

    I cant think of any except they are laying off people based on geography.

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain talent.

    athenahealth2016-11-29
  4. Helpful (10)

    "Worst company to join"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - WFH option - nothing else apart from this

    Cons

    - Working environment is so boring you will never want to stay more than 2 hours - very less salary - zero facilities for India office employees - very bad resource and project management -

    Advice to Management

    do not be a cheap company

    athenahealth2016-12-13
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Great job compared to other big-cos in Austin"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at athenahealth full-time

    Pros

    I've never had a "bad" job and never worked at a company as big as athena, so take that for what it's worth. Also, this review is for R&D (Product mgrs, UXers and Developers who create new products); I do not know as much about the other divisions to comment. That being said, the people are great, the work is rewarding, the work-life balance for the teams I've been on is fantastic. You can definitely burn yourself...

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    Cons

    Change is frequent, so if you love your current project, you'll be disappointed soon. It is R&D, but it seems change is a wee bit too frequent. We are in a big transition right now from sub $1b revenue to multiple billions and growth won't come as quickly, so there is definitely a lot of pressure from different sides. Mid to mid-upper developers advance slowly unless you were here 4+ years ago. Project management skills...

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    Advice to Management

    A lot of what you're doing is good, but, jeebus JB, chillax with the "we're gonna keep mixing it up!!!". You'd think we'd eventually find a winning formula and then stick with it.

    athenahealth2016-09-17
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love what athenahealth is all about; trying to fix healthcare in the US by building services to connect and educate physicians, and by taking out a lot of the regulatory or busy work. The people here are very friendly and for the most part treat everyone with universal positive regard.

    Cons

    athenahealth is big on innovation, which can sometimes mean a lot of churn day-to-day. Also, not always the most inclusive place to work for a person of color (though they really are trying to work on their diversity and inclusion efforts).

    athenahealth2016-09-03
  7. Helpful (25)

    "As close to the "perfect career" that I have ever found"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - You won't work with anyone who is neither technically incompetent nor unable to communicate, because they don't get hired in the first place. - Best teamwork I've seen in my career. Engineers work directly with product management and together do great things. - Awesome benefits: a $300 yearly budget for personal items, nearly unlimited free snacks and drinks, regular outings and fun events - The company really values...

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    Cons

    - Continues to use older technologies (Perl, Perforce) with no sign of incoming changes. - Monthly/bi-monthly release cycles means that you can feel frequently pressured with deadlines. - Development practices are too focused on solving short-term solutions. Good practices like refactoring, documentation, and unit testing are often not given any time. Software quality and development time suffers as a result. - Many...

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    athenahealth2015-05-02
  8. Helpful (7)

    "I like it."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Good pay and benefits. Engaging work environment. You learn a lot about the healthcare industry.

    Cons

    Teams are slightly siloed in everyday work, but there is transparency and openness.

    Advice to Management

    Create more of an entrepreneurial feel for the lower ranks and provide resources and support for ideas coming from the lower ranks.

    athenahealth2015-04-10
  9. Helpful (1)

    "It was a wonderful and rewarding experience with Athena. I learned a lot, not just software devleopment."

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

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

    Pros

    1. Freedom (and responsibility) 2. Respect and rewards for the efforts

    Cons

    1. We were not able to attract and hire the best developers available, especially in the recent years.

    athenahealth2014-08-05
  10. "Software Development"

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

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

    Pros

    A very good company to work with. Rich Culture. Good work life balance. Flexible and good facilities.

    Cons

    Learning new technology is less.

    athenahealth2014-07-27
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