Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

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Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
30 Reviews
3.2
30 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

    Pros

    Outstanding healthcare company in Boston area.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment. Complex dynamic local Medical environment.

  2.  

    Good mission statement, bad upper management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisory
    Former Employee - Supervisory

    I worked at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were good. Pay was ok and the time off was acceptable as well. All the major holidays were paid days off.

    Cons

    Upper management and administrators. HVMA uses promotion from within as a big selling point but doesn't make good on the promise. I was an employee for well over a decade, denied a promotion I was more than qualified for, and my manager could not give me a good reason why. From talking to other employees this is typical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the revolving door of upper management. No one working on the front lines knows who upper management is or what any of you actually do. It always felt like there were too many of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Micromanaged, money driven

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerville, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerville, MA

    I have been working at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Poor management. Company is all about making money and less about patient care

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place To Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent employee benefits. High staff satisfaction, with many employees 10+ years. Patient experience is top priority. Dedicated to keeping up with challenging US healthcare changes and staying competitive.

    Cons

    IT Systems could use some upgrades. Follow through with identified department areas in need of improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    No Redeeming Qualities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Professional in Boston, MA

    I worked at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A nurturing environment for the mediocre and puerile.

    Cons

    Feckless senior management, lickspittle middle management and a venomous HR department deliver an utterly toxic work environment. Petty turf battles, back stabbing and hypocrisy rule the day, every day. I'd rather clean septic tanks than work at HVMA again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why would I bother? They are so divorced from reality that, If it penetrated their fog of conceit, they wouldn't care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent patient care

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent teamwork and management, devotion to improving patient health and education

    Cons

    Sometimes involves long hours which is to be expected in healthcare

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Intensely horrible environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Match on the 401K. Nothing else good about working at HVMA.

    Cons

    Dishonest place to work for, hired for one position, forced into another Given no training for new position. Given tasks that had no hope of accomplishing because they wouldn't train me for the tasks. Then reprimanded because I couldn't complete tasks. Ranks as the most miserable place I have ever worked at in my life. I wouldn't recommend my worst enemy to work at HVMA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not going to waste my time giving them advice. They would never take it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor Management, Poor Leadership

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates as a contractor

    Pros

    Salary, time off for vacations. earned time

    Cons

    working with alcoholics that have been arrested for drunk driving while employed and HR does nothing. working with medical staff who are on heavy prescription drugs and management knows it and does nothing. management in most areas just looking out for number one and HR turns their back instead of getting rid of dead wood. Run....don't walk away from this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wouldn't matter...they don't care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent experience for per diem employee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates part-time

    Pros

    good atmosphere between cohorts, great supervisors

    Cons

    as is the case everywhere, the productivity squeeze is everpresent, and undermines quality of care. PTs are hardest hit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be care you don't push your therapists to the point of not being able to provide quality care.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very enriching experience from a professional development view and supportive colleagues.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Behavioral Health APRN in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Behavioral Health APRN in Chelmsford, MA

    I have been working at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    diversity of patient population, supportive staff, state of the EMR

    Cons

    busy practice with long wait lists for patients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to seek the advice of staff in the trenches

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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