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Outstanding Opportunities for Advancement

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Current Employee - Analyst  in  Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Analyst in Phoenix, AZ

I have been working at Health Services Advisory Group full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

HSAG does an excellent job of promoting from within. It is not unusual for someone to begin as an administrative assistant, and with time and training, move on to be a Project Specialist, Project Coordinator, Project Manager, and more. It is one of the few places that has a defined career path for each new hire. The company has a very high number of employees that have been with the firm for 10+ years.

Cons

It is a privately held firm, so some of the decisions made by leadership may be viewed as atypical by those from a more conventional corporate background.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to promote talent from within. Continue to provide opportunities for growth to hardworking employees dedicated to the organization.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Sadly, worst work experience thus far

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Health Services Advisory Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ability to make great contacts outside of the organization and leverage for future employment.
    Interesting work through federal contracts with CMS.

    Cons

    Bullying and harassment by management and senior staff is prevalent throughout the organization.
    Limited professional growth opportunities.
    Expensive and subpar health benefits.
    Lack of transparency in decision-making.
    High turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take concerns brought by staff seriously and act upon them.

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

    Heaven for mediocre and docile people, hell for others

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Health Services Advisory Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This company has contracts with the Federal government and some states, though it is strange given the analyses they performed. Things may change someday if more people have access to the analysis plans and have the chance to check the work they did.

    Work is super easy, if you are not a bad SAS programmer. Even a high school graduate can do the work if you can get a SAS certificate, as you are expected to follow the commands, right or wrong.

    Cons

    1. Ignorant and arrogant mid-level management people. They have not even the least respect for the employees and talk down to them the way generals to soldiers in countries with strict hierarchy. When serious mistakes were caught in the analytical plan for a Federal study, the response was not to figure out whether they were right or wrong. The health care scientist's response was that the audience would not be able to find out as they lack the knowledge and insight and that you should not talk to anyone else about this in the company. All he cared was how to cover it, even though it could be easily fixed. They refused to utilize the talents both inside and outside the company.

    It was really hard if one truly values scientific integrity and if one really cares how what he does affects the world, because the results of these analyses will form the basis of decision making by CMS. It is true that these people have experience and knowledge, but they obviously lack the knowledge and expertise to direct every aspect of these analyses. In such situations, they should seek advice from professionals and not rely on the scattered pieces of information they googled and their limited and archaic knowledge.

    I should have long realized this, as the managers were 25 minutes late for the interview. No explanation, no apology, as if the job-seekers were looking up to them for a piece of bread.

    2. Strange culture. When we first got to the company, an employee came to each of us and told us to "behave well" at a meeting the CEO would attend. Without clear clue as to what made good behavior, we had our mouths shut throughout the meeting. In fact, we kept silent in all meetings when there were people in the company and outside the group.

    People were discouraged from discussing their work in the name of "security" concerns, even though they were in the same group and working on similar projects and the discussion was merely methodological and did not involve data,

    3. Efficiency and quality of work are no where assessed or appreciated. Employees visiting Facebook and texting all day are favored if they show 100% loyalty.

    4. Lack of communication between the CEO and the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Growth can hide lots of problems. If there is any concern about the future development of the company, talk to the people who are forced to leave there. Perhaps she does not care either.

    It is necessary for some experts completely independent of the company to check the plans, if not the work, if the company does not want the reputation ruined.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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