Vinfen Corporation

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Vinfen Corporation Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
23 Reviews
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23 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a good company with some flaws in the management and "promotion system"

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    Former Employee - CNA  in  Jamaica Plain, MA
    Former Employee - CNA in Jamaica Plain, MA

    I worked at Vinfen Corporation part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company overall with good benefits and fairly good schedules.

    Cons

    Hard to transfer to a full time position when you are part-time, and the promotions are even harder if not impossible from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the talented individuals within your company and promote base on capabilities and not because of the person who referred them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Residential counselor

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    Current Employee - Residential Counselor  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Residential Counselor in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Vinfen Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The benefit package is really good. The coworkers are great.

    Cons

    The pay is too little. Management don't care for rmployees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat us with respect please

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

    Company that cares

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Management, and the vast majority of the staff, truly care about the individuals we serve. Great fun working with the individuals. Lots of opportunities for advancement for staff in direct care. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Culture change needed, redundant paperwork, high turnover. Technology is difficult to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should lead by example and make quality of life and clinical support as emphasized as proper documentation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Working environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vinfen Corporation

    Pros

    the working environment is relaxed

    Cons

    there are no pay raises

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stressful, unsupportive management in pysch rehab division

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Boston, MA

    I worked at Vinfen Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are not enough licensed staff at the agency to do the work. Even worse they hire management that are not trained clinicians!!!! These people have little knowledge of mental health care, have little education, no internships, and zero clinical supervision. Its the blind leading the blind. How do you have a mental health company with no mental health educated professionals in management. The managers can't even write a basic psychosocial and are unaware that they know very little. Vinfen hates staff that question authority and try to collaborate with management. The staff on the teams are mostly really great hard working caring people. This agency is strong from the bottom up, the higher you go, the less competent, caring, supportive, or skilled the staff seem to be. DMH should turn the company over to the direct care staff and the company would improve greatly and save money to pay staff better. The CEO makes over $400,000 and staff that work their butts off make between $24,000- $36,000, even as a program director. This model is hurting clients, no consistent good workers, and creating huge safety issues for both staff and clients. Vinfen no longer serves the same population they did 20 years ago and cannot keep the same model, please change it. This is no good for the people we serve.

    Cons

    Everything. Please see the above and below.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the management staff that have been there forever and only moved up by being a "yes", person. Teach everyone proper management styles, get rid of those who can't comply and are outright mean. Look at trends of who is quitting and provide clinical supervision to all staff by a qualified person to provide. A TOTAL culture change is needed!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vinfen Corporation

    Pros

    Work is interesting, staff are very supportive. Atmosphere can be greta depending on position. Always found the support and resources that I needed at this company.

    Cons

    Many projects, hectic schedule, can be stressful

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    Corporation

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    Former Employee - Residential Counselor  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Residential Counselor in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Vinfen Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Clients were great to work with

    Cons

    Human Services ran as a corporaton

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    PACT Recovery Specialist/Primary Case Manager

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    Former Employee - PACT Recovery Specialist/Primary Case Manager  in  Lawrence, MA
    Former Employee - PACT Recovery Specialist/Primary Case Manager in Lawrence, MA

    I worked at Vinfen Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    ongoing Trainings, weekly supervision, literally a "Team" when working together.

    Cons

    I have no negative comments regarding the PACT Team in Lawrence, MA

  10.  

    Challenging work, low pay, but rewarding where it counts.

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    Former Employee - Residential Counselor II
    Former Employee - Residential Counselor II

    I worked at Vinfen Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were good for the field. High degree of independence, very rewarding work.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits of the field are very low, mainly due to the type of funding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a job that can fit very well for the right type of part time student.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was lied to upon my hiring.

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    Former Employee - Program Director  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Program Director in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Vinfen Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I can think of nothing positive to say.

    Cons

    The management of this company is very dishonest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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