Novation

www.novationco.com
Profile Unclaimed

Novation Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
34 Reviews
3.8
34 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Jody Hatcher
26 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Great upwardly mobile working environment. Great work-life balance. Great job training.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Accounts Payable Specialist in Irving, TX
    Former Contractor - Accounts Payable Specialist in Irving, TX

    I worked at Novation as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    This company for the most part has a very personable workforce and environment. This company sits on the cusp of going from a niche market to a huge supply chain powerhouse.

    Cons

    This company is going through serious growing pains but with some hard work and tenacity it will come out on top. It has the potential to be an awesome company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company could go to a $100 million dollar net revenue corporation in two years (three tops) with some minor internal adjustments.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Novation LLC,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Novation

    Pros

    Great company, great culture, friendly co worker

    Cons

    Need better equipment top perform daily tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Innovative Company, Cares about their employees and their customers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Novation

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Easy to communicate with members in many departments. Plenty of opportunities for advancement. You develop your own annual goals, and career development is one of the items you're evaluated on. The break room was top notch! Popcorn machine, soda fountain. Environmentally friendly and socially responsible. Instead of wasting money on a Christmas party, we had a Community Involvement day where we got to choose one of many different non-profit organizations, and volunteer an entire [paid] workday.

    Cons

    Heavily dependent on data from one particular department, which seemed to be understaffed.
    Annual raises did not keep up with inflation, so if you did not advance, you were effectively at a stand-still, economically.
    The company went a little too far to please consistently difficult customers, at the expense of employees and sometimes other customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    It's an OK place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novation

    Pros

    -salary
    -some good colleagues
    -401K plan
    -free soda and coffee

    Cons

    - difficult to move up if not in the in crowd
    - lack of diversity in management

  6.  

    project manager consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Novation as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderfully happy people. No stigma against consultants. Exiting work. Managers are very approachable and helpful. Growing, changing, improving processes and systems. Flexible hours. Rated "Most Ethical Company".

    Cons

    If you don't live in Irving the traffic is very difficult during normal commuting hours. Limited restaurants in the area for lunch, but the food in the corporated headquarters is excellent - nearly the best I have ever had at reasonable prices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are very approachable and helpful. I would not change anything about management. Everybody seems well suited to their jobs and very capable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not in control of it's destiny

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sourcing Ops in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Sourcing Ops in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Novation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, offices are closed during inclement weather, CEO is personable and friendly.

    Cons

    Not sure the direction of the company. Little brother complex to VHA, Novation seems to have little control over it's direction in certain departments. Inequitable treatment among employees, some employees are given favors and special treatment. Policies applied inconsistently. Mid-level management does not seem knowledgeable. Lacks structure and organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in yourselves to become market leaders, invest in employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience.

    Former Intern - Intern in Irving, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Irving, TX

    I worked at Novation as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great investment in learning and development of interns by VHA and Novation. Great culture, excellent opportunity to network with experienced professionals.

    Cons

    Project assigned depends on the manager/department you work with. My project was very rewarding and I gained a lot of attention because of it, but if your manager does not have a challenging project set up for you it may cause your internship to go unnoticed by leadership and management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a little more time in training and development of new employees so that they may more effectively contribute to the company's growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Industry Leader, Performance doesn't matter, Does not promote from within, Does not take advantage of experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Novation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Market Leader in GPO and consulting space. High investment in technology. Allows work from home. SLOWLY updating review of employee performance in the correct manner.

    Cons

    Salaries and raises are low, if you meet expectations, your raise doesn't even account for inflation. Company wide bonus is a joke. Absolutely NO incentives to go above and beyond your job duties. No loyalty to employees, evidenced by extremely rare promotion from within. Limited Advancement and career path opportunities. Promotions through personal relationships, not job performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Major evaluation of current management needs to take place. Sr Dir and above NEED to meet one on one with ALL of the employees under them. You cannot evaluate a managers performance on what THEY report to you. Experienced employees are not being consulted when business decisions are made, and many are beginning to look at nearby competitors who are offering higher salaries to poach Novation experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Top havy

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Novation

    Pros

    Paycheck ..... And ... That's it ..

    Cons

    Inters are more important that folks with MBAs and 15 yrs of experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read and Learn from comment above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work but you will be worked!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Portfolio Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Portfolio Executive in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Novation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are great. Offices are brand new and nice.

    Cons

    Difficult to make people satisfied. Timelines are tight and sometimes unmanageable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher more people to even out workload.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

Work at Novation? Share Your Experiences

Novation

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.