Mission: Our mission is to connect members with the knowledge, solutions and expertise that accelerate performance.
I have been working at Vizient full-time (More than 3 years)
Vizient is a company led by intelligent, highly competent people who are focused on ethical growth and exceptional service to members. Vizient actually shows evidence of belief in their core values and mission. Company gives back to the community at every opportunity and also incentivizes employee volunteer hours with paid time off as well as matching voluntary charitable donations. Vizient conducts an annual employee engagement survey, and then rapidly TAKES ACTION on the feedback. Of course, they can't please everyone, but they make a sincere effort. The interpersonal culture at Vizient is very warm and friendly, and the facility is beautiful. Base salary and PTO is above average within the healthcare industry and benefits are ok. Except for executive leadership, the workforce at Vizient is diverse and inclusive. CEO is freaking awesome.
Hard to criticize a company I like so much, but here goes. I would love to retire from here, but it is very difficult to get promoted, and my career has stalled here, so I can't linger. Not much transparency in the career development/promotion process right now, however that is changing (as a response to employee feedback), so it may get better soon. Culture is so "nicey-nice" that people avoid having necessary difficult conversations, resulting in people not being held accountable for results and being able to "glide by". Your experience with Vizient is HIGHLY dependent on what department you work in. The culture is not consistent across the Enterprise of companies, nor from department to department. I happen to work in a department where the leadership team is more in line with the corporate culture, so my experience has been positive. HR department is a bit stodgy and inflexible. If you have an issue and contact an HR representative, they sound as if they are reading to you from the employee handbook instead of trying to understand, make a connection and genuinely help you. Try to steer clear of HR as much as possible; they're not bad people, they just seem to lack empathy sometimes by being so "by the book". IMPORTANT: Negotiate your base salary carefully, as merit increases and bonuses are tiny, and Vizient strictly enforces salary caps.
Advice to Management
Promote more from within. Seems like outside candidates are preferred. Make HR more genuine, sincere and helpful.
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Vizient (Dallas, TX) in October 2017.
Quick brief questions to see if you can do the work, quick questions of personality, and quick questions of other interests. I was asked if I can do vlookups and pivot tables in specific during the phone interview.