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Great place to work and grow
Anonymous (Current Employee) –  Plymouth Meeting, PANovember 26, 2018
I have worked at ECRI just over a year and have had a great experience and plan to stay as long as they will continue to allow me to grow. The new CEO is making positive changes and helping our organization to grow. Since it’s a smaller non profit there’s significant potential to make an impact on our work culture and in the community. Work groups are helpful and collaborative instead of cut throat like most corporate American environments. Highly recommend.
Pros
Great people. Great mission. Good work life balance
Cons
Couldn’t we all use more money?
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This is an excellent health care services organization.
Senior Technology Specialist (Former Employee) –  Plymouth Meeting, PANovember 22, 2018
This is an excellent health care services organization. This position allows the employee to work closely with multiple stake holders in the healthcare sector.
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Culture environment is different
Data Coordinator II (Current Employee) –  Plymouth Meeting, PAAugust 5, 2018
Job is located in an isolated location and most people have worked there for over 30 years and are stuck in their ways. There is also no cafeteria just a lunch counter lady with okay food.
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Work/life balance
Cons
Salary
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Solid Company
Team Member (Current Employee) –  Plymouth Meeting, PAJuly 10, 2018
ECRI's strength is innovation, quality, and excellence in service. Its weaknesses are diversity in leadership and professional development. You can develop a career here, but you'll have to wait your turn. Everyone doesn't have that kind of time.
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Organization driven by mission and passion for safe patient care.
Communications Specialist (Current Employee) –  Plymouth Meeting, PAJune 18, 2018
It doesn't get much better than ECRI. Great work/life balance, challenging work environment, and a management team that genuinely wants to see you succeed.
Pros
Challenging work environment
Cons
No clear path to professional development or promotion.
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3.0
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Getting better
Editor (Current Employee) –  Plymouth Meeting, PAApril 21, 2018
Since the new CEO started in January 2018, ECRI has been slowly improving. They supply adequate time off, health benefits, and a 403b plan, but there is still something left to be desired.
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Information Technolgy at ECRI
Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  Plymouth Meeting, PAMarch 23, 2018
Software development life cycle, SDLC, industry standard that most high quality techies know and understand is very absent at ECRI. I was told at the interview that SDLC existed and was formalized but after accepting the job I discovered that SDLC simply didn't exist and was a disappointment. I wasn't able to stay at ECRI because of this. I moved on to other jobs where management understands the importance of quality SDLC and what it means to producing a quality software product.
Pros
pay, benefits, work-life balance
Cons
Middle IT mangers not up to speed on IT industry standard best practices
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Patient Safety Analyst (Former Employee) –  Plymouth Meeting, PAFebruary 19, 2018
The company culture is mostly people 40yrs old and above. Does not seem like a place where people go out and socialize together. It may have been only my department, but that is how it appeared.
Pros
good learning opportunities
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Stimulating work
Senior Manager (Former Employee) –  Plymouth Meeting, PAJanuary 29, 2018
Working to assess new medical technology was a strong draw. We had a real sense that our work product was needed by ECRI's subscribers.I worked on a variety of treatments with a very smart team.
Pros
Excellent librarians
Cons
Endless work
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Heart's in the right place but insists on doing everything bass-ackwards
Medical Writer, Health Devices Alerts (Current Employee) –  Plymouth Meeting, PAJanuary 25, 2018
The company's mission is more than worthwhile--patient safety, independent research, healthcare safety and accountability, etc. But upper management has a track record of approaching a problem with a, "how we can do this the hardest/worst possible way" mentality. Teams that bring in the biggest revenue are under-paid, overworked, and subject to unnecessary, cumbersome methods. Everything is done through internet explorer, which crashes at least 10 times a day (to say nothing of the security risks). Upper management's response to complaints boils down, "you should be lucky you even have a job." The needs of many clients are sacrificed for the whims of a few, and workers are left to clean up after the fact.
Pros
Providing neutral, independent information about medical device recalls and patient safety needs
Cons
low pay, stingy benefits, low morale, lack of communication from the top
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Administrative Project Coordinator - PSRQ-AS (Current Employee) –  Plymouth Meeting, PASeptember 26, 2017
Under my current manager I have been provided with many incentives to motivate me to increase my learning potential and pursue upward mobility in my career.
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Stressful and high turnover in some groups
Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  Plymouth Meeting, PASeptember 3, 2017
Stressful and poor middle managers. No opportunity for reasonable advancement or meaningful salary increases. Staff turnover in some groups with poor management extremely high.
Pros
Flexible time per day
Cons
Stressful work; no play just hard work
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nearly impossible to get thing done
DEV MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Plymouth Meeting, PAJune 18, 2017
Very Old-School and difficult to work. once you start there your IQ drops, and anything you try to say, suggest or do must have outside consultants review. Very condescending approaches of upper management.
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Gives free soda
Medical Writer/Editor (Current Employee) –  Plymouth Meeting, PAApril 6, 2017
You get free soda, coffee, and tea. They have a lunch counter, but you have to pay out of pocket. There is a walking path in front or a walking path around office
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A relaxed work environment at a non-profit company with a mission you can feel good about: protecting patient safety in healthcare.
Editor (Former Employee) –  Plymouth Meeting, PAApril 25, 2016
A relaxed work environment at a non-profit company with a mission you can feel good about: protecting patient safety in healthcare. Unfortunately, the company's relatively small size, limited budget, essentially "flat" management structure, and presence of "entrenched" legacy employees make opportunities for advancement rare. Great place for researchers and people with clinical degrees who are looking to step out of the hospital and into the office. Despite some drawbacks, my overall experience was a positive one--a good company with good employees.
Pros
Free coffee and soda
Cons
No access to public transportation
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2.0
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Odd culture
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PANovember 27, 2015
The company is doing a great service for patients but its culture is very odd. People are not friendly and make no attempts to be friendly. It is easy to feel isolated even in an office of only cubes. Teams and departments are very siloed. Also, the culture seems snobbish in that you must have a graduate degree to be worthy enough to work there. If you are looking to make friends with coworkers, try someplace else.
Pros
Flexible work hours, great benefits
Cons
Poor culture
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Important work being done (former employee)
Order Management Tech II (Former Employee) –  Plymouth Meeting, PAOctober 1, 2015
The mission is to improve health care by impartial analysis of data. Providing informed choices for health care management. Continuing to support the health care community.
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
must be higher educated
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3.0
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Good Mission/Unique Top Management
Senior Customer Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Plymouth Meeting, PASeptember 8, 2014
The mission of the organization and the values of the staff deliver consistent improvement on medical care delivery. Unfortunately, dictator management has a unique point of view on work production, ethics, and employees.
Pros
Nice cafeterias on each floor/Free coffee and soda
Cons
No public transportation drop off close to campus location, inflexibility to personal growth of employees
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3.0
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Good Entry Level Opportunity
Healthcare Technology Analyst (Current Employee) –  Plymouth Meeting, PAJanuary 5, 2014
Good entry level opportunity, but limited growth and becoming less flexible as the company grows.
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Productive Work Environment
Healthcare Technology Analyst (Current Employee) –  Plymouth Meeting, PAAugust 10, 2013
Reviewed capital and service quotations/proposals and recommended potential cost savings based on discount histories from the ECRI Institute in-house database.
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