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National Quality Forum Reviews

Updated March 22, 2014
Updated March 22, 2014
4 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Policy Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Quality Forum full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart people, friendly, exciting work

    Cons

    You will have to work overtime a lot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Not for profit with a very specific niche and highly visible in the field

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Quality Forum full-time

    Pros

    Good mission, small organization, small teams, diverse projects and topics, opportunities to develop content knowledge

    Cons

    mostly government contracting, many changes going on in the organization, hard to move within the organization

    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Smart staff, poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at National Quality Forum

    Pros

    Great mission
    Get to work with brilliant people - both co-workers and people in the healthcare industry
    Excellent benefits
    Convenient location downtown

    Cons

    Inexperienced, unaware, overworked management
    Growing pains as it evolves from small nonprofit to larger entity based on HHS contracts
    Inconsistent, top-down communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Echo the prior reviewer - really would be beneficial to have hired people at the VP/SVP level who have experience as managers. Also, think about the effects of the top-down, conservative management style and the environment within the office.

    Lastly, as the COO once said, "NQF is a contract shop." For better or worse, the future of the organization is now tied heavily to federal government contracts and the strings that come with that. But think about it's worth considering what can be done to make the place a little more Google (creative), and a little less Bain (nose to the grindstone consulting firm).

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Good people, good mission, but some growing pains

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    Current Employee - Project Analyst
    Current Employee - Project Analyst

    I have been working at National Quality Forum

    Pros

    I'm surrounding by very smart people, most of whom are very hard working and committed to the work we do (advancing the use of performance measures to improve healthcare quality and safety).

    Cons

    The organization has grown rapidly in the past few years, and management is struggling with some growing pains. There is always too much work that needs to be done, and so people tend to burn out or move on after a year or 2. Also, I've found here and other places that being a doctor (MD) does not mean you are a good manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better project/resource planning so employees don't get burned out. Get more "good managers" at the VP and Senior VP level.

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