Vinfen Corporation Reviews

Updated July 12, 2015
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  1. CBFS Clinical Program Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Program Director
    Current Employee - Clinical Program Director

    I have been working at Vinfen Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have a wonderful supervisor who is very helpful. Upper management is hands-off if you are meeting your goals and expectations. Overall I enjoy my job!

    Cons

    Alot of paperwork and meetings.


  2. The Importance of Job Mobility

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vinfen Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    This company offers excellent training opportunities, even for the lowest ranked employee. They seem to be very good at ensuring that staff members receive at least the minimum basic training for the task they are doing.

    Cons

    However, they tend not to offer their staff--even if qualified--the opportunities necessary to move up the ladder to more responsible and lucrative positions. In other words, for an average employee, job mobility is rare.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct a careful review looking at the talent and potentials of your current workforce with the intention of promoting internally. This move would not only improve employee moral, but also save time and money trying to recruit externally.


  3. Vinfen Corporation - not as nice as they'd like to seem

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Vinfen Corporation (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The IT department is full of really nice people, so that's a plus.

    Cons

    When you're salaried they'll take advantage of you without time off or compensation. You'll be looked down on if you're in the corporate offices, especially if you're young.


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  5. Rehab coordinator

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

    I have been working at Vinfen Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Get to work with a diverse group of clients and work in a team orientated atmosphere. Working with people to better their lives is very rewarding

    Cons

    Working in social work doesn't pay the big bucks but it pays the bills. You do have to work some weekends and some later days.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to try and provide as much training as possible. I was new to this field when I started and even after the orientation, it took a little while to get the hang of what was expected of me with the paperwork.


  6. Good company, poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vinfen Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great training!!! But not relevant to work

    Cons

    Rules only apply to some employees, management not very supportive.

    Advice to Management

    Rules should apply to everyone equally, regardless of race, gender, or religion


  7. Residential counselor ll

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

    I have been working at Vinfen Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth and tuition assistance. Also offers a lot of good benefits, generous sick time and personal time.

    Cons

    the only downside to working as a residential counselor is the low pay, and the training is long and could require much travel.


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    Clinician

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

    I worked at Vinfen Corporation part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, Flexible schedule, independent position, strong colleagues, great clinical team, great clinical experience, diverse caseload.

    Cons

    The organization is top heavy. There are lots of policies, directives, and mandates that do not translate into practical treatment models for individuals with persistent mental health issues. There is a Corporate environment with a defined corporate structure, but no corporate resources or new ideas to enhance service delivery. Even when a good idea makes it to the higher-ups, the process to implement the idea is so convoluted with executive team meetings, that by the time a decision is made, the original idea is moot because the window closed 6 months ago. This impacts fee for service and contract employees because it limits their ability to market new client openings. It also costs the organization money re: billing. Turnover is high on the direct care side making continuity of care more complicated than it needs to be.

    Advice to Management

    Step away from the board room and come down to the ground level for a minute and see how the constant directives and initiatives impact real human beings in need of basic services. Remember that the non-profit organization's motto is to "transform lives together", not chase state and federal contacts, build your executive team, and create a corporate culture. Rigidity can work well in corporate environments, but here, it works abysmally for the frontline employees and the clients they serve. Rigidity costs money. Adaptation, flexibility, humility, and empathy is what is needed in face to face interactions with those we serve , not more corporate minutiae.


  9. Site Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vinfen Corporation

    Pros

    A visible chance for advancement, Schedule Flexibility

    Cons

    Too much responsibility not enough support

    Advice to Management

    Change the power structure to spread around the work load. Site Managers have way too much to handle for the amount of pay we receive.


  10. Good company in a tough business

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

    I have been working at Vinfen Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vinfen invests a lot of training into their employees. They offer many ways for the front line DSWs to reach managers for support and guidance. Management understands its a tough job while insisting on competence and encouraging excellence.

    Cons

    Care industry is tough, high stress, and detailed- way too much paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    less paperwork for more people-work is a good trade.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work.

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

    I have been working at Vinfen Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee input is considered and valued, routine supervisions allow employees to effectively communicate with supervisors and the benefits package is strong.

    Cons

    Communications between different departments could be improved upon.

    Advice to Management

    The industry as a whole doesn't pay well which causes a lot of burnout and short staffed situations, try to secure more contract dollars for salaries.



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