Vitalize Consulting Solutions
4.1 of 5 11 reviews
www.getvitalized.com Reading, MA 500 to 999 Employees

Vitalize Consulting Solutions Reviews

Updated Mar 13, 2014
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4.1 11 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

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Dan Allison

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73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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My experience with VCS

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Kingman, AZ

I worked at Vitalize Consulting Solutions full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat leadership, small but very professional, they took care of their customers, the consultants and the companies we supported.

ConsAcquired by a competitor therefore future is in question.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your customers fairly and you will be successful

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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VCS took great care of their consultants and the leaders shared the profit. Service quality was very good

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Vitalize Consulting Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

ProsTalented Senior consultants; reasonable rates; profitable; empowered management to make decisions; no micro-management except by one Senior VP who was partial to certain people and unfair to others

ConsIt no longer exists since it was purchased by SAIC. They destroyed the culture and eliminated the people

Advice to Senior ManagementNone since they no longer run the company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A good opportunity that never got going

Epic Consultant (Current Employee)

I have been working at Vitalize Consulting Solutions full-time for less than a year

ProsCompetitive compensation, signing bonus and okay benefits. The recruiting process was easy, they did not request an in person interview.

ConsLimited communication from managers, little visibility into the staffing process, virtual company spread out over the country allows for fewer networking opportunities.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow more visibility into the staffing opportunities, empower consultants to be more active in participating in their own staffing.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Place to Work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Vitalize Consulting Solutions full-time for more than a year

ProsPays great, supportive management team, great continuing education resources, great internal knowledge base to rely on when you don't have all the answers on a project. Great travel benefits! Wonderful work environment and place to work!!!

ConsOnly downside is 80-100% as a consultant, but that's why we get paid well.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow consultants to grow into higher level positions within organization. Also, possibly develop a formal mentoring program for those high quality consultants that have experience and exibit leadership qualitites.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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If you're looking for high compensation and not a lot of hassle, Vitalize is for you

EpicCare Ambulatory Analyst (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Vitalize Consulting Solutions full-time for less than a year

ProsOverall, my experience with Vitalize has been a great one. I have the opportunity to work for a high-profile client in one of the greatest cities in the world. I'm more than happy with my compensation and think (for their size)Vitalize does a great job. They don't hassle you or micro-manage and have been responsive when I've had a question. I had a choice when it came to clients to interview with, I can live where I want and fly around the country on the weekends, I can take time off as needed and have more control over the type of work I'm doing. They've eased any concerns I had about leaving a salaried position for an hourly one, and I'm 100% happy with my decision.

ConsLarge company so it's hard to have that "personal connection" that is felt with smaller firms
No bonus for hourly employees
401K match is not great
Travel to client site Sunday evening and home on Thursday

Advice to Senior ManagementI think there should be more help to hourly employees upon starting to navigate benefits and other territories that are probably relatively new (if coming off of a salaried position). This could be accomplished by having a HR resource assigned to new employees and reaching out to see about setting up a phone call to answer any questions that have come-up throughout the process. A more tailored orientation would also be good.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good aspects outweigh the bad...most of the time

Prefer Not to Say (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Vitalize Consulting Solutions

Prosif you prefer a "small company" atmosphere this is the place to be, it seems everything the leadership does strives to maintain that. Most of the managers are more than competent and reasonable and flexible. Managers/Leadership welcome feedback

Consmost managers are work-a-holics and though they try to maintain the attitude of having a work/life balance there is some unspoken expectations of work over most other things.

Advice to Senior Managementbe more open to enabling employees to work flexible hours (ie: 4 day work weeks, 7am-3pm days) right now an employee could do that if they really wanted to but they would get flack.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Vitalize Consulting Solutions full-time for more than a year

ProsI have worked at Vitalize for nearly two years. I've had positive experiences with nearly every department in the company. Just about every person I come in contact with seems willing and able to help. Their yearly conferences are probably my favorite thing! Since the company is mostly virtual, it's great to be able to get together and associate faces with the names you've been working with. The locations are always great, too. Can't wait for the next one!

ConsI wish there were more options and slightly better benefits now that Vitalize is part of a larger corporation, SAIC.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe upper management and leadership team is open and willing to new ideas, even from younger employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent Place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Vitalize Consulting Solutions

ProsHas a small company touch, despite rapid growing. My coworkers are some of the most caring people I have worked with. Management is receptive to personal needs when family issues arise.

ConsHealth benefits could be better for a company this size. No other cons.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Too much growth, have become completely disorganized and uncaring

Consultant (Current Employee)

I have been working at Vitalize Consulting Solutions full-time for more than a year

Pros-Have a large sales force, who for the most part are very knowledgable about healthcare.
-HR department is very responsive
-We get SAIC employee discounts- nice perk

Cons-Management is (best case scenario) overwhelmed and unresponsive.
-Personally i was literally at the end of my contract and found myself a job with a vitalize client, vitalize arrnaged only one interview during my last 6 weeks as my contract was ending, and I never heard back on it
-Have made some effort to collect skillset information over the last few months, but still there are mass emails to the group asking for consultants familiar with content. Why do we update résumés?
-Benefits could be better (somewhat convoluted process for healthcare claims), since being bought out by SAIC would have expected some improvement in this area over the last year but no changes
-Culture has changed so much over the last year, it's not what it used to be. I no longer feel like anyone knows my name.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Vitalize Consulting Solutions

ProsFlexible and people oriented. Yearly company meetings are a lot of fun.

ConsBenefits aren't great, but that's about it.

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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