Mission: To improve the outcomes of patients with cancer
I have been working at Via Oncology full-time (Less than a year)
I have an outstanding manager and it is very evident that our CEO cares tremendously about her employees.
My manager is one of the most exceptional leaders I have worked for in my entire career. She is able to tackle very complicated requests from some of the clinical thought leaders in the world of innovative Cancer Care. She does this by working to terse out the core issue of the ask and deliver an articulated response that either resolves the issue or she requests more key details that no one would ever realize pertain to formulating a comprehensive solution to our customer. She makes each of her coworkers feel important and treats her primary employee in the Customer Experience department with a high degree of respect.
The CEO lives out the ideal of being a supportive and innovative leader. She encourages each employee to better themselves inside and outside of the workplace. She purchases books relevant to our job/field for employees to borrow and she goes out of her way to encourage active exercise among her team.
She arranges for a Yoga Instructor to perform a free lunchtime session once a week and has sponsored an Employee Activities Committee that is well versed in designing upbeat activities for those who choose to participate. Bowling anyone?
The other two items about Via Oncology that strike me - everybody wants to contribute and coworkers genuinely seem to care about one another.
This is not really a con, but we work with cancer care decision support hoping our Via Pathways improve the life of someone stricken with a very serious illness. Just like jobs in other health care support industries, the research and conversation topics can evoke a heavy tone.
Advice to Management
Please keep doing what you are doing; you have really built an exceptional company to work for and I am very proud to hold my position at Via Oncology.
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Via Oncology in January 2017.
Via seems like an exciting place to work with respectable and professional employees, but it has a lengthy and disjointed interview process. I was first screened by phone and then about a month later I was invited to the office for an in-person interview. The first interview lasted 60-90 minutes and was broken into two separate 2 pairs of interviews. The first pair was with the hiring manager and a content coordinator and the second was with two other content coordinators. The interviewers just read from a list of questions they had prepared but there did not seem to be much coordination because many of the questions were repeated between the both groups.
Three weeks later I was invited back via email for a second interview with a similar format, but with the CEO and three other senior members of the staff. The day after I committed to an interview date, the HR contact replied and requested I bring a writing sample with me to the second interview. There was a vague prompt regarding a healthcare topic with no guidance regarding length or format. I was able to complete the writing sample before arriving for the interview but i was unhappy that the writing requirement was not communicated at the time the invite to the second interview was extended.
The second interview covered no real new ground with regard to the types of questions asked and no additional opportunity to meaningfully interact with the hiring manager. In addition, the CEO, it turned out, was double-booked, and was unable to appear at the interview.
Finally, you have to go the the UPMC.careers portal to find out if you are turned down. They don't send you a "thanks but no thanks" email. It definitely left a bit of a negative impression that that professional courtesy was not extended after the extensive interview process
Ready to work at a company making a difference in cancer care? Click below to see the current open positions at Via Oncology. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQnET—30+ days ago
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