Thread regarding athenahealth Inc. layoffs

Layoffs are here

We knew athenahealth/Virence Health merger would bring layoffs and here we finally are. The management is saying that less than four percent of corporate employees have been let go, but that seems like a huge understatement compared to what we've been hearing.

If anybody has more details on what's been happening, please share here.

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Still drinking the kool aid...

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I am not sure how many were let go, but I was one of them. I was only at athena a short time but, I realized early on they spent a lot of money in R&D, were driving strategy from too many directions and it wasn’t going to be sustainable. I accepted an offer the day of the acquisition announcement back in Nov. I was hired as a Product Manager, pressured to relocate and then let go yesterday. After I was with the company a month, I realized I was basically creating a product from within “operations” and this organizational structure was spending a lot of money without any ROI. I always wanted to work at Athena. I’m great at what I do. The changes needed to happen. It’s going to take some time and I suspect a lot more “realignment”, but I’m hopeful customers will see more value as a result. Even though I’m heartbroken, I would have eliminated my job as well.

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