VNA of Boston

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VNA of Boston Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Boston, MA

    I have been working at VNA of Boston part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent employee resources to assist with job success

    Cons

    Workload can be very demanding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    long time employee of agency

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VNA of Boston full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work is rewarding. Staff were well treated, fairly paid and communicated to on a regular basis.

    Cons

    VNA of Boston was recently acquired by VNA Care Network who are eliminating jobs, moving staff to new locations and slashing benefits. There is little to no communication at any level as well as no notice regarding major changes to people's jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    making well thought out changes over knee jerk decisions would help the two agencies to meld.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dedicated nurses, poor managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Boston, MA

    I worked at VNA of Boston full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nurses and clinical staff are dedicated to patients, patients are appreciative and thankful, office locations are convenient and easy to get to.

    Cons

    Poor management. Managers play favorites, see staff as disposable. Safety in the community is said to be a priority but in reality you are on your own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create and maintain a team environment. Train mangers to lead. Ensure everyone feels safe during visits.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A mission oriented company with a committed staff top to bottom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VNA of Boston

    Pros

    Our mission in the community, our reputation for excellent care for the most complex cases. We have a staff that lives the mission whether in the field or in the office. It's not an easy job to be in health care these days, but from the front desk to the nurse in the field, the patient comes first.

    Cons

    It's not only the VNA of Boston, all of health care these days is going through change and it can be difficult sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be bold, home health care is the future and we should put more resources into transforming our services.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Homecare Provider Willing to stand up for Patient Rights

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VNA of Boston full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The VNA of Boston has been in the Boston market for over a century. In my opinion, while the challenges in this field have presented a lot of changes to the organization they have remained committed to the patients and to the communities they serve.
    The staff at the VNAB are top notch. It has to say something that many employees have been with the company for 20+ years

    Cons

    Lots of changes in the healthcare arena. Not always easy to keep up with all of these changes. Documentation has changed over the years, but I assume that is true everywhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue to support the patients first.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    A great organization, an honor to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VNA of Boston

    Pros

    The Mission statement and commitment to the communities they serve is excellent. The nursing staff are very committed, to the patient population with an emphasis is on the care of the patient and their families. Committed to the overall health and environment of the patient. Responds to crisis's in a patient's health care in an efficient and professional manner.

    All in all a great organization and an honor to work for with great job satisfaction..

    Cons

    Regretably on the downside; the management staff is more likely to hire and maintain employees based on popularity and personality rather than on skill sets , and dedications demonstrated. The ideals and culture expressed in the mission statement to the community they serve are not applied the clerical / administrative staff they hire. The administrative staff are not as committed, as the nursing staff. More emphasis is placed on a younger staff rather than an committed staff. The Visiting Nurse's Association of Boston would better serve their communities if they focused on maintaining / hiring employees who supported the culture and backbone and history of the organization as well as rising to the challenge of the current changes in health care industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When reviewing clerical / administrative staff look for individuals who are dedicated to the mission and culture of the organization and customer service. Look for people who are passionate about their jobs. The health care industry is changing and it is dedication and hard work on the back end of the organization as well as the front end that will be needed to survive the many challenges going forward.

    Doesn't Recommend

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