Health Catalyst has been mission-focused from day 1. Its mission is to enable massive improvement in healthcare outcomes by unleashing data. There is a deep, multifaceted commitment to this mission that manifests itself throughout the company.
One manifestation of this commitment comes in our bonus plan--just one bonus plan that every team member participates in. Three objectives, with the first being measurable outcomes improvements at our health system clients. No sales commissions. Team-orientation and cooperation. Major focus on team member engagement and satisfaction (the third bullet in our mission statement is "be the best place to work" and the company has been awarded over 40 best-place-to-work awards).
Every six months Health Catalyst uses Gallup to survey the entire team member base, and leadership shares the detailed results of Gallup's engagement and satisfaction. In the most recent survey, the company placed in the 99th percentile for engagement, and the 98th percentile for overall satisfaction. I believe one of the central reasons why team members are so engaged and satisfied is the commitment to the mission.
The second primary reason this is a great place to work, I believe, is the focus on principles, not bureaucratic rules or policies. There is a deep focus on getting the principles right, then trusting team members to apply the right principles to a given situation, without micro-managing those team members.
The company isn't perfect. I agree with the other reviews--the company is experiencing growing pains, there is room for improvement in the way we communicate, particularly in the middle-management layers of the company, and due to rapid growth, we definitely have a number of first-time managers, and we have undergone several organizational changes (including a large reorg just a few months ago) to try to respond to market demands. But I appreciate the humility embedded in the company--leaders, front-line team members, focused on being good learners and good listeners. This humility and ability to learn gives me great hope for the future, and I fundamentally believe that Health Catalyst will be deeply successful long-term.
The company is built to last, and is built to be a great, long-term, large company. Every day we have to work hard to realize that potential, but I'm excited to be a part of this journey.