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Feinstein Kean Healthcare Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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  1. "Keeps getting better and better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Feinstein Kean Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    FKH is a great place to work. The clients are some of the best in the industry, the growth/outlook of the company is promising, and the people are bright and fun. Leadership has listened employee feedback and become more transparent and collaborative, allowing for people to work on what get's them excited. And the new office space is great, too!

    Cons

    Sometimes feels too hierarchical, but that varies from team to team. Its to be expected in an agency setting.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and listen to your employees


  2. "Was great and special"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Feinstein Kean Healthcare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Talented and highly intelligent people; amazing clients; doing very important work at the cusp of innovation

    Cons

    Less autonomy from parent is problematic in terms of culture and compensation.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed bag"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues, nice new office space, big agency perks with a small agency vibe.

    Cons

    Company structure makes no sense. Feels top-heavy. Parent company politics. If you're not in the right clique, don't expect a promotion. Often expected to work evenings and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Consider account talent for what it is - your most valuable resource. Less emphasis on support functions, more on developing your people and providing a path forwards.


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  5. "What a unique company with talented and supportive staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Feinstein Kean Healthcare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The clients
    The work
    The culture
    The career opportunities
    Enlightened HR folks who are unbelievably supportive of team members needs from hiring and benefits to staffing projects
    A creative and supportive finance group
    A CEO who is bright, engaged, caring and talented

    Cons

    It can be very busy and you need to be sure to reach out for help if you need it.
    Working with the corporate parent can be challenging and, although doesn't happen frequently, can present challenges in supporting client projects.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you are doing to support employees...


  6. "Great place to start, but fewer opportunities as you rise in rank"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Multiple in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Multiple in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Feinstein Kean Healthcare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fascinating assignments: you'll work with innovators who spend their time tackling huge problems with world-changing implications (e.g., cancer, next gen sequencing, combating the obesity epidemic). Lots of camaraderie, particularly among the junior staff as you build your skills and face some turbulence (see Cons below). Multi-disciplinary workforce of veterans means there's always someone to learn from. Ogilvy cred means working here can be a great springboard.

    Cons

    It can be a very provincial organization: staff flourish under certain managers and flounder under others, and it's no great secret which is which. The culture from the top down can be overly corporate and stifling, particularly in the case of HR, which had a myopic focus on process. And because the firm is owned by a corporate parent, the usual growing pains crop up from time to time, especially salary freezes and "promotions" that come with greater responsibility, yet no change in pay.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better, listen to junior staff more, and don't sacrifice talent for process.


  7. "Great place to grow and do important work with very talented people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Feinstein Kean Healthcare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people dedicated to the work
    Fast paced
    Great clients
    Flexible work environment
    Team oriented
    Open to new ideas
    On the job training is great

    Cons

    Parent company policies can get in the way
    Work balance is always a challenge but if you speak up you will get additional support

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and continue to communicate frequently.
    continue to train managers on how to manage their direct reports as well as their teams.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Feinstein Kean a pass"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Feinstein Kean Healthcare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong commitment to health sciences, some smart people, impressive CEO

    Cons

    Shady employee practices, not colleagial, no celebration of team successes/new biz wins, decentralized teams

    Advice to Management

    Take stock of your dedicated and loyal staff and keep an open dialogue with them, they really care and you should listen. Take a close look at your HR they don't service managers, and dont take staffing needs seriously.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "FKH is an impressively well-run organization that offers an amazing work environment and wonderful colleagues."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, professional, passionate colleagues
    Team orientation
    Collaborative
    Flexible work environment
    Professional/personal growth opportunities

    Cons

    As a consulting firm, it can be a very demanding work environment


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not bad, but not good either"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Convenient office location for commuting
    Flexible work hours
    Training and growth opportunities
    Team building activities and company events
    Some middle-managers were competent

    Cons

    Long hours (being flexible about long hours is a joke)
    Office layout is horrible
    Low pay
    Very cliquey
    Misplaced accolades/blame
    Some middle-managers were incompetent

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate conflicting work priorities.
    Understand that timely responses to problems mitigate the need for urgent actions.
    Promoting people who are good at what they do but are not so good at managing others will alienate future talent and result in high turnover.


  11. "Smart people, terrific clients and great culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Feinstein Kean Healthcare (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are wonderful...very smart, collaborative and supportive. Learning environment that has high expectations. The clients are doing very interesting things and FKH seems to have a strategic role with them as well as executing to the strategies. The HR team is really supportive and plays a real role in helping employees in both normal areas for HR (benefits etc) as well as helping with developing careers and actually helping staff members to get on interesting projects.

    Cons

    WPP company which at times limits the ability to reward people as they should be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the open communications and be willing to change course if things are not as you thouhgt they would be. Try to find additional ways to stay on top of the compensation issues that develop when Ogilvy and WPP limit our ability to reward employees.


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