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3.2
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55%
Recommend to a Friend
37%
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Steven Strongwater, MD,
50 Ratings
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  • "Current upper management does not care about employees and their stress(in 8 reviews)

  • "HVMA (Kenmore) is horrible at taking care of their employees(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Physician Assistant"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Well run, raises are automatic

      Cons

      Can be bureaucratic at times

      Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates2018-07-28
    • "review"

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      Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Boston, MA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      organized and committed to continual improvement

      Cons

      strong benefits for MDs, average benefits for APCs.

      Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates2019-03-30
    • "Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates"

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      Current Employee - Team Lead 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Great health benefits and opportunity to grow

      Cons

      poor communication from direct managers

      Advice to Management

      Share important information

      Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates2019-02-23
    • "Everything is a trade-off"

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      Former Employee - Physician 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Wonderful coworkers and support staff, lots of employee benefits, connections to great hospitals

      Cons

      Not enough autonomy, “command and control” style of leadership, not much career development and support

      Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates2019-02-21
    • "Medical secretary"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

        Pros

        Great benefits and generous time off.

        Cons

        Lack of reasonable pay increases.

        Advice to Management

        Excellence should be recognized with pay raise.

        Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates2018-12-08
      • Helpful (3)

        "Teetering on the brink of bankruptcy..."

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        None any more. Hopefully decent severance packages.

        Cons

        Cost cutting their way into either being bought or selling off assets, like in Kenmore. Lay offs by the end of the year don't portend well. Low morale. Soul-less new managers with 'my way or the highway' ethos. Amazing how thoroughly they've managed to trash the company...

        Advice to Management

        Never listened to advice before. Not likely to start now.

        Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates2018-11-06
      • "Love it so far."

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        Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Boston, MA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        The location is great and it's right off of the train station. It's a small practice so you really get to know the staff.

        Cons

        It's becoming more like CVS. The way you get scored has become the exact way CVS does it. There aren't many cons.

        Advice to Management

        Don't become CVS.

        Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates2018-02-19
      • Helpful (1)

        "Nurse practitioner"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Great collaborative atmosphere and supportive staff.

        Cons

        the Volume of work to be done in primary care is not realistic or humane

        Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates2018-01-04
      • "medical assistant"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

          Pros

          good start pay, and pharmacy price

          Cons

          no bonus or good review merit

          Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates2018-01-01
        • Helpful (1)

          "long term employee, looking else where..."

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

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

          Pros

          They pay. They waste money on

          Cons

          No ladder to climb, no support from director. Company is going through a restructure. Lots of un- knowns.

          Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates2017-11-26
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