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athenahealth Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 13 Jun 2019

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  1. "Great environment in Austin declined after office lead left"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone who worked at athena knew what they were doing and generally worked well together. When someone who was was rude and bad to work with was hired, he was later fired because of that.

    Cons

    After Jack (VP of Engineering and head of the Austin office) left, the culture took a bit of a nose dive and then a round of layoffs removed most of the oldest employees and those who made sure that there was a fun culture, then large numbers of other employees also left. I'm not sure how it is now. Also, lots of the work is in Perl.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that employees feel that you're on their side and that things aren't getting worse for power plays.

    athenahealth2019-05-31
  2. "Getting Worst day by day"

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    Current Employee - SMTS Software Engineer in Pune
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This review is actually not for athenahealth pune but is for praxify, because athenahealth is actually a great place to work in but unfortunately in pune it's nothing like bangalore or chennai. Although benefits and salaries are equally good but athenahealth pune is basically a brand name over praxify - which is a start-up they acquired in 2017. Praxify was also known as xtremum solutions before and anyone can look...

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    Cons

    1. management is least interested or serious about task in hand, more than half of the day senior folks is no where in picture and sometimes the site head appears and just blasts people on how awful the product has been, managers and directors just shift blames rather than owning up things. 2. when you are getting paid 4 to 5 times (lakhs) of your experience, you are more over locked and stuck. 3. manipulative...

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    Advice to Management

    1. if you would have paid enough attention we wouldn't have been in place where we are in. 2. please do not spoil people's career by bloating their CTC unnecessary when even they dont want it. 3. please come up with better people management strategies, work on your emotional intelligence. 4. try to delegate if not everything at least few to next level if its too much for you. 5. nothing really, cut down...

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    athenahealth2019-06-13
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Bored to tears"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Watertown, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at athenahealth full-time

    Pros

    Very nice office, very open and sunny and pleasant. Many very talented engineers.

    Cons

    1. Although they base their interviews around complex algorithmic questions, the actual work largely pertains to copy/pasting prewritten legacy code from a monolithic Perl codebase. There's a 15,000 line JavaScript file which nobody touches anymore that's included in all pages whether it's needed or not, a file which has grown like a tumor over 15 years. Nobody has the willpower or time to refactor it. That sort of sums...

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    Advice to Management

    Start over.

    athenahealth2019-02-11
  4. Helpful (12)

    "engineers, stay away"

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

    I worked at athenahealth full-time

    Pros

    still profitable company, parking, dog friendly office

    Cons

    poor technology vision, incompetent architecture and technical leadership, manipulative and dishonest senior and middle management, politics infighting, toxicity

    Advice to Management

    resign

    athenahealth2018-08-28
  5. "Unclear direction, not very motivating"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at athenahealth full-time

    Pros

    food, friends, supportive team mates

    Cons

    not clear organization, not great utilization of the talent at hand. Odd money management.

    athenahealth2018-07-31
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chennai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cab facility Free Snacks Work From Home

    Cons

    Too much politics in Team Outdated technologies Not Easy to change the team No Work life balance Mostly maintenance work, but named as RND Micro Management

    Advice to Management

    Change the Chennai Management

    athenahealth2018-07-15
  7. "Company in Transition"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Office culture and perks a plus - Can be a place to grow - Trying hard to be better

    Cons

    - Pace of change may be daunting to some as company "grows up" - Requires some degree of proactiveness to get the most out of being here - Morale recovering from recent layoff

    Advice to Management

    follow through faster on promises

    athenahealth2018-05-16
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Crappy job and more crappier pay"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chennai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance Decent Work Stations

    Cons

    Amazing developers under the supervision of mediocre managers, led by hopeless leadership team. Old school tech : Perl. So, no scope for career improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure HR team do their job unbiased. Treat your employees fairly

    athenahealth2018-01-18
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Good work life balance. 2. Can choose and work on new technologies.

    Cons

    Product roadmaps are not clear.

    athenahealth2017-11-24
  10. "Software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start career

    Cons

    No new technology till 2017 in chennai.

    athenahealth2017-10-25
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