Commonwealth Care Alliance

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Updated January 9, 2015
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  1. Great environment and mission

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Commonwealth Care Alliance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The mission of serving a marginalized population is authentically driven by majority of employees. Fabulous work-life balance and benefits. Room to grow with the company. Most employees stay for the mission lead by the CEO and President who are both wonderful at adding practicality to a seemingly idealist mission. Central in Boston.

    Cons

    The compensation could be higher and some middle-managers should have been let go long ago.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the favoritism with middle managers who do not perform to save time, money and productivity for many.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Shaky company that got in on the gravy train created by another government entitlement program.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, subsidize partial public transportation costs.

    Cons

    Everything. Too political, incompetent mid level and senior managers who are politically connected to the founders. Cannot make decisions in a timely manner. It is a keep your head down environment and filled with backstabbers. Company is infused with taxpayer money in the form of Medicare which is going broke and Medicaid which the State is broke and in debt. Without a care that this money is taxpayer funded, the services and company will be unsustainable as there is only a finite amount of resources.

    Advice to Management

    None, they don't listen. Company is looking at the bottom line for taxpayer funded resources

  3. Helpful (3)

    CCA took on more than it could handle and burned many loyal staff out. Lacking bench-strength at senior management level

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Boston, MA

    I worked at Commonwealth Care Alliance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome mission. Good paid time off, health insurance, flexible work schedules in some areas. There were some really dedicated, smart, loyal staff.

    Cons

    Lots of silos. Multiple teams working on the same project, not knowing about each other. Decisions related to systems conversions made by high level staff without input from SME's. Severe lack of communication from above and cross-functionally. Finger pointing rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Time for serious changes at the executive team level. CCA needs savvy managers, not the old crowd. Listen and act. Change culture of keep your mouth shut and head down or "duck and cover." Accept new ideas and stop saying "we've always done it this way."

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  5. Helpful (4)

    False Promises at Interview...too late now. Stay Away.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

    I have been working at Commonwealth Care Alliance full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers and leadership are pleasant face-to-face. All seems friendly and presented as a cohesive environment, on the way in. Expectations of annual bonus structure and work from home.

    Cons

    Reality hits less than one year after, when promises are denied \ unfulfilled. Then you are stuck, so that your resume is not compromised by a short stay. Culture is extremely passive-aggressive. Smiles are followed by cutting email CC'd to a larger group... is the norm here.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge that you were a small organization before ObamaCare flooded you with tax payer dollars. Hire people that have far more experience than you have in order to actually succeed in this endeavor...business articles will justify that decision if you decide to educate yourselves.

  6. 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.

  7. Mission-oriented company with a big heart.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  8. Helpful (3)

    Messed up place with great mission

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Hire experienced execs, get rid of deadwood and crazy people

  9. Helpful (2)

    Great Health Care Organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, warm and challenging work environment

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate Favoritism

  10. Helpful (3)

    Micromanagement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Commonwealth Care Alliance full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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

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