Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

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Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Excellent Employer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    40 min physicals, 20 min office visits
    great benefits
    each doctor gets their own dedicated medical assistant

    Cons

    corporate feeling
    low salary compared to nearby practices
    spend a lot on outside consultants

    Advice to Management

    Spend less on consultants and give the power back to the physicians.

  2. lab associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

    Pros

    Great environment to meet and interact with new people every day

    Cons

    It would be nice for some departments to recognized the effort and work of their employees, to meet the guidelines to motivate them to keep working effortlessly and enjoy their labor.

  3. Don't come here to work

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    Current Employee - Medical Assistant II in Concord, MA
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant II in Concord, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits that's about it. Good coworkers for the most part . Nice decor in the new building. Friendly patients too

    Cons

    Favoritism and no accountability at all. Managers don't listen to the people who actually do the work. Catty girls who love to gossip. Too many people on Fmla that abuse it

    Advice to Management

    Be a manger and not a friend . Actually have some clinical experience. Don't just hire people for bodies

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  5. manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, NH

    I worked at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

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

    Pros

    401k match is good overall

    Cons

    Constant management turn over low employee morale. Use consultants rather then employees. Not interested in real change prefer to admire problems then change to solve them no work life balance 60 plus hours a week is common and not enough from leadership

    Advice to Management

    Hire a CEO that is not a doctor

  6. One of the best companies I have worked for

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    Former Employee - Medical Assistant II in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant II in Chelmsford, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Pay excellent, family unit, always room for advancement for motivated employees. Managers were great in Chelmsford location

    Cons

    More role clarification for senior medical assistants

    Advice to Management

    Advise your medical assistants to recognize the Senior Medical assistant role and follow direction. Without animosity

  7. Helpful (1)

    Good learning experience

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    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, several opportunities to learn additional skills, annual promotions, great pay and benefits. Extensive training offered, I felt very prepared going into my first weeks of work. Close knit community, holidays and birthdays celebrated making the environment feel friendly and familial.

    Cons

    Micro managing was a huge deterrent in this job. Sometimes I felt that the patient was the last concern in the long list of entities we had to focus on. Constantly changing procedures so at times hard to keep track of what was what.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to be patient when introducing new processes! Your employees have a million other things to keep track of in addition to policy and procedure adjustments so let them figure out the pace in which they introduce them into routine. Listen listen listen to your people! They will know when something isn't working.

  8. Great Pay horrible management

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    Current Employee - Medical Secretary in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Medical Secretary in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    the pay is good and the benefits are great!

    Cons

    no flexibility for working moms, and managers need more training to work with employees.

    Advice to Management

    need to be more involved in managers and employees, also need to be more flexible with working parents. Very strict company policies for working women.

  9. 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.

  10. Good mission statement, bad upper management.

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    Former Employee - Supervisory
    Former Employee - Supervisory

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Micromanaged, money driven

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    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay and good benefits

    Cons

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

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