Dovetail Health

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Dovetail Health Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
13 Reviews
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13 Reviews
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    support and communication misleading

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Needham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA

    I worked at Dovetail Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    wonderful office, and staff everybody very friendly and seemingly helpful.

    Cons

    Is run by a sorority, they have a snobbish , clannish way about them. You are either a member of the club or you are out way out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify your supervisors their filtering is causing you to lose good people who only need a little more support from the supervisors who don't have the skill to adapt to another training style. They only seem interested in each other and despite their rhetoric, have no patience for someone who can't meet their rigid expectations; Unless you are a member of their sisterhood and social standing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great small company with big aspirations

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Needham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA

    I worked at Dovetail Health part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company mission is inspiring, co-workers are very friendly and work culture is familial. Management is approachable and willing to roll up sleeves to grow as a company. Mission-driven company, so it was a fantastic place to work if you want to feel as if you're helping to make a difference in people's lives.

    Cons

    Not much to say as I really enjoyed my job here. The only thing is you need to be very flexible to work here as the company continues to evolve and roles may change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst place I ever worked

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    Former Employee - IT-Tech  in  Needham, MA
    Former Employee - IT-Tech in Needham, MA

    I worked at Dovetail Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A lot of nice, hard working people

    Cons

    Everyone else said it...this place is for workaholics, and there is no tolerance to teach a new employee what they want accomplished. They just assume you should know. My supervisor was a passive-aggressive slug who threatened everyones job if they did not do as he said.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    started well, ended poorly

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dovetail Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    start up culture which encouraged growth and innovation
    nice perks like lunch brought in and parties for the quarterly reviews
    alot of flash in the beginning and excitement to join a growing company

    Cons

    weak leadership with led to lack of respect for senior management
    confusing and often unproven protocols being sold as time tested and solid while staff knew otherwise
    building up markets before there was business and then having to lay off employees
    poor morale and rampant nepotism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Say what you say you will do and then stick to it.
    Too much confusion over the products being offered.
    Alot of flash but no substance
    To be a leader respect must be earned

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just and Illusion

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    Former Employee - Previous Employee  in  Needham, MA
    Former Employee - Previous Employee in Needham, MA

    I worked at Dovetail Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you are a young college graduate looking to acquire experience in the healthcare industry, then Dovetail Health is for you. The corporate office location conveniently located near Route 128 in Needham, offering free parking. All employees are provided with iPhones.

    Cons

    If you are a seasoned individual seeking a mature professional environment, I would not recommend Dovetail Health as an opportunity. The initial, camouflaged HR interview gives the considered candidate a sense that the company is innovative and doing "big things" for senior care and its employees. You are ready to interview feeling like you could change healthcare for your parents/grandparents. Sorry to be a "Debbie Downer"... Upward mobility is applicable to those who's philosophy is "by any means necessary". They offer minimal benefits (e.g. no maternity leave), no Work Life Balance, and raises are non-existing. They have had a high turn-over rate for 2013-2014 from voluntary resignations, to firing, to lay-offs (app. 1/3 the company of 200 employees). If stagnancy and the ability to tolerate instability and uncertainty are your strong points, then CLICK HERE to apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Words are irrelevant, as the mentality is every man for himself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Can't seem to find solid ground

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dovetail Health full-time

    Pros

    Physical office environment pleasing to eye
    Parking
    Cafeteria in building for convenience
    Friendly staff
    Vacation accrual

    Cons

    Lack of consistent leadership
    Inconsistent company policies and procedures
    Technology lacking-can not meet client requests and needs
    No performance measurements established, no real career path
    Unstable, 2 company layoffs within 12 momths. High turnover in between the layoffs. Average life of employee is less than 2 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think there is not much to say; after 9 years in business with no real stability, not sure what can be done to save company. Company had all the right intentions and feasible concept to reduce healthcare costs while increasing patient care. Was very concerned about providing a balanced work-life for employees which was good but did it at the cost of running the business efficiently. Giving iphones, laptops, weekly happy hour during operation hours, beautiful expensive quarterly meetings, last minute company closings around holidays as perks; all very nice but not business sensible. Company was and still is in need of structure to lead staff professionally and with respect.

    Company meant well and there was a lot of hope and dreams that could not be sustained. Sad to see an establishment with talented, experienced professionals slowly diminish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    I worked at Dovetail Health

    Pros

    95% of the people are wonderful, kind-hearted, hard working individuals who are the only reason this place is holding together. I have an iPhone - cool, I guess?

    Cons

    I thought I had found the place I could retire at. Then it became less about the patients and more and more about the money. As time goes on, c-level people have been brought in that are abusive of their position and nepotism is rampant (think 3 promotions for a single person within 6 months when the first 2 were not even warrented, especially when others work their butt off and deserve it much more). While I used to love coming to work here, the turnover and low morale cannot be ignored. No raises. No promotions. The people doing all the work make peanuts compared to those sitting around kissing upper management's behind. Low morale, small problems are blown extremely out of proportion. High turnover. There is enough frivolous spending so that every single person in the company has an iPhone but then there's no money for things people have earned, like a raise. Management gets promoted and abandons the team they used to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are seriously toxic people who have been brought into this company. As any business grows from a start-up, there is a way to do it with grace and understanding during growing pains. Stop changing processes on a whim and getting angry when people are confused. Stop firing people and ignoring it. Send an announcement when someone leaves, even if it is brief, so your company is kept in the loop. You cannot just pretend these people did not exist and then let people worry about their own jobs and wonder why morale is down. Stop shaming people for the smallest mistakes while cc'ing the entire company. Stop the nepotism. It's obvious and disheartening. Open the communication lines with the people who are working for you and rooting for this company to succeed and stop all the secret practices behind closed doors. We're not dumb. We know your agenda.

    And stop pushing our "culture". It's been in the toilet for a long time now. This company is a shadow of the amazing powerhouse is used to and had the potential to be. Now it's just another shady place to work.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    NO GROWTH OPPORTUNITY

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA

    I have been working at Dovetail Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some nice people, iphone, parties and helping people

    Cons

    This company has no growth opportunity. No career advancement. People leave almost every week to find better opportunities. If you are expecting a raise you can forget it, because you will never see it unless you get promoted which never happens. In order to get promotion you have to have no moral values, no empathy, no heart or respect for others/yourself. Unfortunately employees have to resort to always seeking other employment because of the insecurities of their employment there. People take credit for other people's hard work and ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to try harder to listen to their employees and create more opportunity for career advancement. Also, they need to figure out how to keep all the talented hard working people that are trying to leave. ALSO YOU NEED TO GIVE RAISES TO HARD WORKING TALENTED PEOPLE. YOU ARE CHEAP!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    You'll like it here if you are workaholic, do not expect salary raise or growth,have no self-thinking & no self-esteem

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Needham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA

    I worked at Dovetail Health for more than a year

    Pros

    iPhone, happy hours and the office location

    Cons

    The terms ‘culture’ and ‘leadership team’ are thrown around frequently but implies nothing meaningful, very high attrition rate, no policy of salary raise or yearly bonus, common man can never grow into the ‘leadership team’, HR department is just a puppet, frequent job firings because of immature planning and hurried opening of business units before client contracts are finalized, hardly any long timers left in the Org, ‘walk the talk’ is a very distant say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company may have been started with all good intentions but the environment is very toxic, has lost many high potential employees, there is so much of mistrust top down & bottom up.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    All of the talk, nothing to back it up

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA

    I have been working at Dovetail Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You'll get a really warm fuzzy feeling at first when you talk at great length about all of the very sick people that you'll be helping. About the "culture" and the "family" and all of the buzz words associated with companies that people LOVE to work at. Everyone will welcome your awesome ideas and input. Encouring you to meet 1 on 1 with everyone in the company... It will almost seem like someone read an instruction manual on "how to create an awesome company" Which, in fact, they did...

    Cons

    The warm fuzzy feelings are unfortunately fleeting.. You'll realize that there is a lot of hot air and not much to back it up. When they decided to follow the book on creating an awesome company, they spend too much time and effort trying to manufacture things that should be organic. (i.e let's create a "culture team"). You'll find more and more that the stories of the "better good" lose their punch. There are no raises, so make sure you fight for your salary when you accept your offer. Expect to be in a LOT of meetings, and not really feel like you're contributing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're not going to give people more money, at least give them an opportunity to grow via learning opportunities, or improved title. Don't expect that people will hang around forever because you tell them they are helping people stay out of the hospital...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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