Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

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Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates is a great place to work

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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 Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time (less than an year)

Pros

There is a good patient centered service
They provide great employee health benefits
Management can be flexible over working hours
They give good opportunities for professional development

Cons

At busy centers the emphasis is rightly on patient issues but staff concerns tend to take a distant back seat

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior management should be more attentive to issues of lower level staff

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Less than pleasant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Physician
    Former Employee - Physician

    I worked at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great security. Even in bad times, Great benefits. Very convenient, flexible work schedules. Large network with plenty of support for clinicians

    Cons

    Closed minded elitist culture that shuns new ideas. Almost no persons of color in leadership positions. Either in management or amongst clinical leaders If you disagree or don't look like those in charge you will be tossed to side and ignored. They team has a very specific philosophy of how someone should think act and look and if you don't meet their ideal, you will be ostracized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Brings more diversity to your organization. Particularly in leadership. The world is changing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Current employee, disillusioned by top heavy hypocritical management.

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    Current Employee - Professional in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Professional in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Somewhat flexible hours.. Great for average, un-imaginative employees that just want to get by without too much effort.

    Cons

    Kissing the right set of buttocks and cheerleading anything management says required for advancement. Lean (sans Toyota, after all those recalls) , staffed with mediocrities, provides a result-oriented, numbers-driven mindless environment that creates an impression of constant stream of progress and improvement that falls apart when management is not looking. Accounting that declares company fit enough to distribute bonuses to everybody one year and close to bankrupcy the next year... Crisis management seems to be a preferred modus operandi as opposed to proactive thinking. Sub-par pay is starting to out-weigh good benefits. Un-responsive management that takes ANY criticism personally, and retaliates on the same level. Reviews, raises (if any) and promotions depend largely on "peer" based feedback, and are contingent on the moral character of the "peer"....- see the first sentence of this missive. Upper management completely detached from rank and file, except for "hi's" and smiles (required, almost, by the service excellence program. Recent exodus of MD's and other professionals is , probably, indicative of clinicians being resentful of several layers of bureaucrats making decisions for them, decisions affecting most aspects of medical practice, while having NOT a clue as to what constitutes good medical practice. Did I mention understaffed work environment, where the good employees that leave are not, usually, replaced by anybody ?...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time working alongside rank and file instead of glorified walk-thru's. Get rid of managers that have been managers for decades, in the same positions - they are getting kind of stale. Stop trying to convince everyone that impression of a progress constitutes actual progress. Promoting incompetent, lazy employees is also not very productive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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