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Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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Steven Strongwater, MD,
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Pros
  • Great Benefits & Charity Events (in 13 reviews)

  • Good benefits, and comfortable environment (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Felt like I was back in high school with all the cattiness, which was contributed to by upper management (in 7 reviews)

  • Clinicians under more stress and patient care suffers (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "nurse"

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    Current Employee - Nurse
    Current Employee - Nurse
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates part-time

    Pros

    coworkers and environment. pay is okay.

    Cons

    hours are not flexible. no room to grow


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Surgical assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People bpatients and convenient location

    Cons

    New higher ups making wrong decisions

    Advice to Management

    Think of patients and staff

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Network Engineer"

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Needham, MA
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back environment, work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Move at a slow pace, skill set does not increase.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Case manager"

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    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Clear expectation from management

    Cons

    CEO out of touch with lower level employees. Value on doctors but not rest of staff. No room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Place value on everyone


  5. Helpful (1)

    "It's okay I guess"

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    Former Employee - Switchboard Operator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Switchboard Operator in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Comfortable environment. Everyone at work is concerned about health. People are caring.

    Cons

    Lack of mentorship for middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Mentor your middle managers a bit more. Some are not comfortable with their roles and this manifests in an unhealthy attitude toward their employees.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Less than satisfactory"

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    Current Employee - Nurse
    Current Employee - Nurse
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary is competitive, parking is provided for reasonable cost and public transportation is also partially reimbursed in place of parking

    Cons

    Management does not care about the employees. There is a lot of pettiness from management, that is expected from co-workers, not management!!

    Advice to Management

    Get professional! Take care of the people that are actually making the money for you.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "RN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time

    Pros

    was a great organization in past, respected employees, but steady decline in recent years

    Cons

    The professional staff with longevity 30+years , it seems as though they are getting rid of those people or making it unbearable to work there. 31 years and always great reviews, but then visit to HR after revealing rascist actions/different treatment than others of the opposite race. Once complaint issued, down hill from there!

    Advice to Management

    Be fair and just to all. Minorities can be professional also, not just support staff!

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Not Recommended"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are excellent and I did work with some great people.

    Cons

    Like many on here have already said, it's very poorly managed- it's a theme inter-departmentally and throughout the agency. There is a lack of standard work, which creates a lot of confusion and frustration. At the site I worked at, there was also a lot of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be better management and more standard work that is clear and can be understood.


  9. "Amazing People"

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    Former Employee - Medical Secretary in West Roxbury, MA
    Former Employee - Medical Secretary in West Roxbury, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The organization was amazing to work at. The people were fantastic, and you could tell that they were trying to ensure the best care possible.

    Cons

    I did not find any problems except that sometimes doctors went over their time.


  10. "Medical Assistant II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    pay, boss, my doctor, union, opener

    Cons

    parking, lazy co workers, unprofesional doctor


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