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 Senior Management – Better project/resource planning so employees don't get burned out. Get more "good managers" at the VP and Senior VP level.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2011-07-27 12:42 PDT
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
2014-01-13 11:12 PST
I worked at National Quality Forum
Pros – Great mission
Get to work with brilliant people - both co-workers and people in the healthcare industry
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 Senior Management – 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).
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2012-01-23 13:56 PST
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