Sr technical Support (Former Employee) – Germantown, MD – January 12, 2019
Dying company trying to stay afloat in a very competitive market. Too many products too handle with rcopia 4 still not love after 4 years of development. Product management is an internal game of politics.
I was a UX/UI Designer at DrFirst and I loved working there in the beginning. You have a true innovation seeking CEO and a President who has a passion for creating great products. My first boss was very friendly and communicated well. I met a lot of people there and the company culture was friendly towards any new people joining. We have great holiday celebrations and the benefits are awesome. A great HR team, and paint night/game nights. To this day, I recommend all my friends to apply to DrFirst.
I only left when very specific things started to bother me, as in, you'd have to be a designer in my position to have these things affect you. For instance, I was almost forced out of my UX/UI position simply because a couple of people wanted me to be a BTA. When I said no, they because very cruel (the project manager and my boss at the time, the VP of Development). Both had demonstrated a true misunderstanding of Design, yet they still insisted I was the idiot. I sought allies, but my allies didn't like standing up for themselves, let alone for me. Then they kept hiring worse people and promoted the good people I used to work with to other positions. The biggest slap in the face came when they hired a UX Manager out of the blue. I would have been fine with that had the person been more experienced and skilled than I was, but that was not the case. It was clear that due to the personal feelings of these specific people, I would be prevented from advancing in the company. I would never be judged on my skill.
Anyways, I swallowed my pride and kept working. I did my best to promotemore... UX/UI but then all these problems built up, the situation worsened, and no one could/would help me. So, I left, frustrated.
But once again, this was a very specific situation that only applies to people trying to improve UX/UI at the company.less
DrFirst is in a Great position in the Market Place
Network Operation Center Technician (Current Employee) – Rockville, MD – January 9, 2018
There is a lot of team building and company events. The problem is that the Position I work, The NOC, doesn't get a chance to participate in most events due to our schedule. Management just depends on which department you work in. The hardest part is the 24x7 schedule with just a few to cover. The best is they are actually hiring more personal to cover better. Free Fruit, bread peanut butter and jelly.
Technical Project Manager-Integration Engineer (Current Employee) – Mesa, AZ – January 19, 2016
DrFirst is a leading company in ePrescribing software with much advancement in the industry. The company culture is still trying to be ironed out but is coming along with internal social media applications and company activities.
Minimal supervision and work from home option
More communication of product fixes and deployment is needed
I think it depends of the department you work in and the people you work with. I feel like DrFirst can be an excellent place to start your career and gain experience fast. You will be assigned significant responsibility and have plenty of room for growth.
Team Lead, Admin Assistants & Customer Support (Former Employee) – Rockville, MD – August 23, 2013
Data Watch log review Filed Processed mail,distribute, process checks Answer phone, take messages Took meeting notes Gotomeeting management process inventory for our vending machine shopped for the vending machine supplies shopped for the peanut butter and jelly, bread that the company provides the employees Great diversity co-workers Being able to go shopping for the company while during working hours and making the employees happy. Having summer picnics bases on the department cultures
Company has great products, but management practices the opposite of what they preach in the sales team. Company has immense potential but upper management, old thinking and nepotism hinder the advancement. Managers are not held accountable. Micromanagement and a militant approach is counterproductive. No standardization with treatment of employees. HR for employees protection/ benefit is a joke.
micromanagement, unrealistic expectations, bad leadership