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athenahealth Software Developer Reviews

Updated 24 May 2018

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  1. Helpful (61)

    "Proceed with caution..."

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A few ago I wrote about how this was the best job I ever had. A lot has changed since then, most of it for the worst. You may be fine here, or you may not. It's definitely not a horrible place to work, but it sure seems like it some days when comparing it to how it used to be just a couple years ago. > The vast majority of the people you work with directly are awesome. > Work/life balance is fantastic....

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    Cons

    Most of the employees right now are not unhappy. The company has been bleeding talent since last October when they laid off 10% of employees to placate a whiny shareholder. If you decide to accept an offer, you should realize that you are likely replacing someone who quit. > Senior leadership is awful in many ways. No matter how far down the ladder you are, they will make decisions that will negatively impact...

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    Advice to Management

    > Send the CTO off to receive professional mental health therapy. The guy is a textbook sociopath and continues to demoralize and depress his entire org. I'm not even kidding. > Stop reshuffling projects and people every few months because you changed your minds about something. The lack of stability hurts morale, hampers career progression, and just genuinely makes people unhappy. There are people that have...

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    athenahealth2018-05-25
  2. 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
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Low Morale and Internal Changes Crippling Mission"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Watertown, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at athenahealth full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great People, Great in-office perks, terrific facilities, noble mission

    Cons

    Office politics, constantly shifting leadership priorities, outdated technology stack.

    Advice to Management

    Culture has to grow on its own. Shaking up the structure of the company every 3 months hurts this, directly.

    athenahealth2018-05-01
  4. "Interesting work and stable employment."

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Watertown, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - interesting problems to solve in healthcare - people are great; great company culture - good benefits — healthcare, etc

    Cons

    - old, outdated stack - new tech is hard to find - in a transition period — can be exciting but also tough

    Advice to Management

    - give employees opportunities to advance in their careers and to learn new skills

    athenahealth2018-01-30
  5. "It was good"

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      Former Employee - Software Developer in Watertown, MA
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at athenahealth full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good work life balance Good culture Good events

      Cons

      Nothing really, no job is perfect. Your mileage may vary.

      athenahealth2017-11-13
    • "Fantastic internship experience"

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      Former Employee - Software Developer in Watertown, MA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at athenahealth (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Great company culture, lots of opportunities to learn from mentors

      Cons

      Working with a relatively outdated technology stack

      athenahealth2017-10-02
    • "Most amazing work experience!"

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      Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Watertown, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at athenahealth

      Pros

      The athena culture is outstanding, day to day operations are smooth and (as an intern) I felt extremely valued by all members of the full-time staff.

      Cons

      There are a lot of re-orgs that can disrupt workflow but everyone I worked with was great at not letting it affect their progress and development.

      athenahealth2017-09-17
    • "Amazing experience"

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      Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Austin, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at athenahealth (Less than a year)

      Pros

      - Some of the friendliest and most helpful people I've ever worked with. - Great company culture; collaboration and team chemistry are placed on equal footing with other performance metrics, plus everyone is always down for happy hour. - Good pay/benefits.

      Cons

      - Some aspects of my project didn't seem fully fleshed out by the time I started.

      athenahealth2017-08-23
    • Helpful (2)

      "Good vision, somewhat hectic management"

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      Current Employee - Software Developer in Watertown, MA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Full of smart, friendly people who are really interested in improving the healthcare world. In recent years, there has been a real push to explore different, more modern technologies and some leeway to actually do so. Most of management seems to truly listen to the feedback from their reports.

      Cons

      Still largely mired in a lot of legacy code, and is (unsurprisingly) caught in between improving the codebase and meeting aggressive delivery goals for new features. While there are efforts to modernize the codebase, there seems to be some uncertainty as to how to approach it, so there are some efforts that seem to be almost completely orthogonal to previous efforts and it's not clear that they will ever converge.

      Advice to Management

      Try to introduce some more stability into planning; it's completely understandable that things can change in any industry, and especially in such a complex one as healthcare, but to not have much confidence that you can know what you'll be working on three months down the line is more than a little disorienting.

      athenahealth2017-07-22

      athenahealth Response

      August 15, 2017Employee Engagement

      This is great feedback. We're doing a LOT of planning right now, and investing in R&D to try to 'up our game' when it comes to codebase (and more). And, you'll likely see a long-term, thoughtful strategy in the coming months, as well. Thanks for sharing your perspective. ...

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    • Helpful (5)

      "Company to settle in later part of career"

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      Former Employee - Software Developer in Chennai
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at athenahealth full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Work life balance Decent pay Occasional US visits Team outings and year end parties

      Cons

      So many incompetent​ middle managers either hired or promoted in recent years. They're even afraid to speak up to the US counterparts and just shake head for everything they say. Visitors from US and local employees are treated differently, but the vice versa is not true. The only company which has been doing so much product development using perl, so it is quite difficult to get a job outside if a person has spent...

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      Advice to Management

      Increase the standards for giving promotion. Don't give promotion just becauae a person has served x yeras in the company. Because of this there're so many middle managers without much experience and competency. To keep the developers engaged bring in cool projects from US and not support and maintenance​.

      athenahealth2017-04-15
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