Commonwealth Care Alliance

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Commonwealth Care Alliance Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
7 Reviews
2.8
7 Reviews
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Robert J. Master, MD
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    Diverse Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Commonwealth Care Alliance

    Pros

    One of the best companies I have worked for. Top management understands the challenges of being in Boston and have instituted a telecommuting policy.

    Cons

    As with any growing company they are having growing pains and a result the chaos.

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    Great Health Care Organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electronic Medical Records Specialist  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Electronic Medical Records Specialist in Boston, MA

    I worked at Commonwealth Care Alliance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, warm and challenging work environment

    Cons

    Commute, Politics, Egos and rapidly expanding without core company values

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate Favoritism

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Mission-oriented company with a big heart.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Commonwealth Care Alliance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Exposure to cutting edge policy development
    Highly mission-oriented and driven to foster workplace values across the company
    Extensive personnel training
    Legitimate work-life balance
    Great benefits + vacation time

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive; negotiation will get you no where
    Constant reorganization
    Many departments lack an understanding of how they fit into the overall organization. There's a lack of operational knowledge throughout many integral areas such as project management, IT, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to focus on workplace values, you should also focus on building an understanding of what the organization is trying to accomplish. Infrastructure oriented departments (HR, IT, PMO) lack a basic understanding of company operations making it very difficult to carry out projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Micromanagement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Commonwealth Care Alliance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice co-workers makes for a pleasant work environment.

    Cons

    Supervisors don't allow you enough time to solve complex issues. It's all about the numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Test your new systems before launching it on care managers and the public.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Messed up place with great mission

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Commonwealth Care Alliance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The mission of taking care of the sickest poorest people! The leadership of the brilliant CEO

    Cons

    Completely understaffed in most areas, overwhelmed by rapid membership growth, finance area is full of the blind leading the blind
    While the CEO is a visionary, growth means it is time for professional managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire experienced execs, get rid of deadwood and crazy people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    This company makes a lot of false promises-big ideas, little action

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nurse  in  Charlestown, MA
    Former Employee - Nurse in Charlestown, MA

    I worked at Commonwealth Care Alliance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This company has good benefits

    Cons

    Constant reorganization. Ineffective executive staff removed from clinical care, yet making decisions about clinical care. Lack of opportunity for growth. Unfair hiring practices-opportunities often not posted. Lack of respect for front line workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO should clean house and get rid of top heavy bureaucracy and incompetent leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chaotic, unstable environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner

    I have been working at Commonwealth Care Alliance full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good philosophy and mission of care

    Cons

    Lack of clear leadership and transparency
    Chaotic, disorganized work setting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus needs to shift to clinical care and staff satisfaction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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