Novation Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
26 Reviews
3.8
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work but you will be worked!

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Executive  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Portfolio Executive in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Novation full-time for 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
  2.  

    Outstanding integrity and values

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I worked at Novation full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding integrity and values. The leader in the GPO industry.

    Cons

    Constrained by alignment (lack of) between their respective owners, VHA and UHC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resolve the confusing branding of analytic products.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company for Irving, TX

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Smart ambitious co-workers, decent work culture

    Cons

    Lack of meritocracy for internal advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try having equal expectations for all employees when it comes to internal advancement rather than personal favortism

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  5.  

    Excellent training and development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Finance in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    It's a great place to foster relationships and network with others. The open environment allows you to interact with others in positions that you may not normally encounter at other places.

    Cons

    The open environment could also be a con. If you're not used to the noise level it can be distracting. Otherwise it's not bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish that Novation would be a market leader in Family/Work life benefits. I learned recently from another co-worker that Novation does not offer paid maternity leave. Also, paternity leave is only one week and unpaid as well. I have worked for companies that paid at least six weeks of maternity leave at 100% and anytime after that, up to 12 weeks at 80%. Also, places I have worked have given two to four weeks of paid paternity leave. This included adoption as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Growth company with growing pains.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Intelligent employee base. Opportunity for advancement. Growing organization. #1 in its space. Pay and benefits are very competitive. Great location in DFW.

    Cons

    High employee turnover. Limited training for new employees. Employee burnout. Little empowerment. Too few employees to handle the growth of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review turnover and subsequent training. High turnover with little training of new employees is bad mix. Employees will not make decisions for fear of reprisal. The simplest of decisions cannot be made at the line level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Growing organization in space with growing needs for its services.

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    Current Employee - Staff Analyst  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Analyst in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    It's a growing, innovative organization meeting a painful need for the healthcare industry looking to cut costs in supply chain. Light years ahead of their competition.

    Cons

    Fast paced, high pressure on the sourcing side of the house. Some high turnover for contract managers. Depending on the area you work in, work life balance can be an issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Ok company, terrible bonuses.

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good direction, amazing investment in analytics

    Cons

    Terrible pay, hard to advance from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company but very political

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company has a good mission and good benefits including PTO from day one. Family is also important to the company

    Cons

    The company is extremely political. It is all about who you know not performance that drives opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think smaller. The company moves very slow at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company values, great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Novation full-time

    Pros

    Hospitals really need to save money. This company does a tremendous job helping hospital supply chain members achieve great savings, so it has realized great growth

    Cons

    Hierarchal - not a flat organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As you grow make sure that you don't get any few bad apples that will spoil the tremendous positive culture. Also figure out how to put each person to their best use while making sure that senior leaders still can make sure that no big mistakes are made.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Revenue Analyst

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    Former Employee - Revenue Analyst  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Revenue Analyst in Irving, TX

    I worked at Novation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stability, Benefits, Culture, and Management

    Cons

    The company does not offer flex time or the option to work from home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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