Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

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Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates is a great place to work

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  • 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 a year)

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

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 Management

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

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  1. Helpful (6)

    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Overall, a Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with smart, thoughtful people. Great benefits, Big company, feels secure

    Cons

    Could be more opportunities to move into new positions, promotions or varied job responsibilities. Easy to get stuck in 'same old' job for a long time. Stifles creativity.

    Advice to Management

    It is clear management cares about staff, but despite their giving the appearance of shared decision making, management is top down, leaving people without a true sense of having control over their career at the organization.

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