ClearView Healthcare Partners FAQ

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9 April 2020

Does ClearView Healthcare Partners have any sort of mentoring programme?

Pros

ClearView is full of bright, young, and energetic individuals who combine life sciences expertise with a shrewd business sense. Working at the firm is an excellent opportunity to engage in a broad set of project types with some of the industry's biggest players. While the firm is experiencing incredible growth, there is also a great focus on mentorship here, and leadership is very supportive of individual professional development.

Cons

Work-life balance at ClearView leaves something to be desired. You can expect to work 60+ hour weeks, sometimes for a month or more at a time for a project; plan on keeping social activities to the weekend and being on the call pretty much 24/7 when on such stretches. Additionally, ClearView has a very distinct "style", in terms of the culture, aesthetic, and working philosophy. If you are less than a solid fit, this will likely cause some extra stress in your life.

Advice to Management

Keep doing the good things well - supporting PD for employees, keeping them engaged with exciting projects, and striving to maintain that "tight-knit" feel even as you continue experiencing major growth. Incorporate feedback from around the office to help inform future steps.

While the firm is experiencing incredible growth, there is also a great focus on mentorship here, and leadership is very supportive of individual professional development.

9 April 2020

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23 March 2020

How are promotions handled at ClearView Healthcare Partners?

Pros

Great co-workers who are all relatively like-minded in their intellectual curiosity, team-first mentality, ambition, and work-hard-play-hard approach to the job (including both junior team members all the up to company leadership). Early opportunities to drive projects relatively independently and be client-facing early on in one's tenure. Many interesting and high-impact project types across the biopharma industry. Solid benefits package and competitive salaries, and merit-based promotion policy allows those who are great at the job to rise in the ranks pretty rapidly (with no "up or out" policy for those who take on slower trajectories). Lots of other random perks like end-of-case dinners, quarterly celebrations, near-monthly social events paid for / organized by some arm of the company. Great exit opportunities for those interested in leaving, but great opportunities for internal growth for those interested in being career consultants (i.e., ability to become principal at the company within 5 - 7 years).

Cons

It's hard to agree with several of the recent negative reviews - ClearView has its challenges (mostly in the form of tough work life balance and growing pains from a bolus of new staff), but it's hard to see how there are discrimination issues (if anything, ClearView tries very hard to have a culture of inclusion) and I definitely don't agree that tenured people are not working hard enough / leaving it to the junior team members to do all of the work, etc. (trust me, project leads are working long hours too). I think that the rapid growth and big hiring quotas inevitably mean that we bring in people who are less capable and/or willing to excel, who then harvest resentment when they don't do well at the job, and it's sad to see that several of the reviews are (from my perspective) blatantly inaccurate. Some actual cons from my perspective: - The hours can be long and unpredictable, and a large proportion of managers and leadership don't seem to acknowledge that not everyone wants to live a 24/7 on-call lifestyle - Leadership often appears to put clients and revenues first, rather than prioritizing the team experience, minimizing team burn, and tailoring opportunities to professional development - The rapid growth has led to hiring a subset of candidates that are not very strong and end up not being very capable, even after 6 - 12 months into their tenure - Similarly, the training approach for early onboarding is also insufficient to bring new hires up to speed before throwing them into the lion's den and expecting too much out of them, which causes challenges for more tenured team members in the form of having to redo and/or take on extra work - The promotion policy, while mostly fair, inevitably has some politics around it that can lead to a few being "left behind" - The number of vacation days is way too little considering how long the hours can be

Advice to Management

We know growth is important, but figure out a way to make growth sustainable by hiring the right people and sufficiently training them before expecting them to be functional.

The promotion policy, while mostly fair, inevitably has some politics around it that can lead to a few being "left behind"

23 March 2020

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9 December 2020

What is the feeling of job security at ClearView Healthcare Partners?

Pros

ClearView is a great place to work if you want to accelerate your career and if you’re willing to work hard. Since it’s consulting, the job isn’t perfect, but there are a lot of pros along with the cons. Great people and culture – As all the other reviews say, ClearViewers are great. Almost every single person I worked with in my 3+ years at the firm was smart, motivated, and committed to putting together a great output on each project. Most ClearViewers are great socially as well. I honestly had a great time at company events or even just chit-chatting in the office (pre-COVID), and I made an amazing group of friends at ClearView. Opportunities for advancement – ClearView truly is a meritocracy, and strong performers can get promoted really quickly. To put it bluntly, there are very few places where there's abundant opportunity to make a six-figure salary within a year or two of finishing your undergrad in biology. Yes, advancing quickly requires hard work, but it’s doable for those who want it. Compensation and benefits – The compensation package is pretty strong, especially once you’re a couple years in at the firm. Obviously the salary doesn’t match MBB, but this is a small company with a different business model (no travel, no up or out policy, etc.). The benefits are decent (e.g., good health insurance, moderate 401k match, bonus was essentially guaranteed), and the company provides a lot of perks like free dinners, fun events, etc. The parental leave policy is fairly generous, and there’s flexibility if you ever face a personal or family emergency. Business outlook and job security – The firm is doing great, even now in the midst of COVID, and the business has consistently grown year-over-year. Even after leaving, I have a lot of faith in the company as a whole, the leadership, and ClearView's work. And couple "neutral" things: Manipulated reviews – I’m shocked by some of the claims on here that the positive reviews are fake. I can say with 100% honestly that, in my 3+ years at ClearView, I was never asked to leave a review, let alone a dishonest review. Leadership reaction to feedback – I think ClearView’s leadership actually makes a good faith effort to implement feedback from the staff, but it’s just a very slow process. For example, a year or two ago, people were stressed about not having a break between projects, so the company instituted a policy where As/Cs get at least one day off between each project. People complained about lingering work, so now projects are extended much more frequently and more easily. People complained about salaries, so we had a company-wide salary adjustment in late 2019. People wanted a greater commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, so the firm developed an action plan that spans recruiting, professional development, retention, etc. The organization definitely isn’t perfect here and the large-scale changes are somewhat slow, but there is definitely a commitment to improvement.

Cons

Hours can be long – At all levels, you will semi-regularly work late nights. Even on a “normal” project, there are some late nights throughout the project, and then there are “bad” projects where you end up burning (usually due to poor scoping or especially demanding clients). I’m not going to lie, high-burn projects can really suck. That said, it’s temporary; all projects end. Of note, weekend work was pretty rare in my experience. Need for a quick ramp – The first 6 – 12 months in consulting are hard for everyone. It takes some time to learn how to do this job, and there’s really no getting around that. If you’re thinking about starting a job in consulting, you should EXPECT a steep learning curve before you become competent at your job. For most people, once you’ve been here for 9 – 12 months, things get a lot easier and work-life balance gets better. A small subset of people can’t hack it and never reach the point where it gets easier, but those folks tend to move on to other jobs (which may explain some of the complaints in other reviews). Client service can be annoying – In my experience, >90% of clients are totally reasonable, but there are some clients who are exceptionally awful to work with. Sometimes I wish that ClearView leadership would be a little more selective – i.e., if someone is a truly terrible client, stop selling projects to them.

Advice to Management

Be more selective about which clients you work with Scope projects more generously to allow for sustainable hours Focus on retention to enable growth (rather than hiring huge incoming classes)

Business outlook and job security – The firm is doing great, even now in the midst of COVID, and the business has consistently grown year

9 December 2020

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24 October 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at ClearView Healthcare Partners?

Pros

The people have always been the main asset at ClearView. Also, they do genuinely work on some interesting projects.

Cons

The persistent disregard for employee concerns are finally starting to catch up with ClearView. Attrition is through the roof with nearly half the consultant class from last summer having left already. Former employees are also posting about their experiences on Glassdoor, Fishbowl, and Vault and a clear narrative of poor leadership and toxic work conditions is starting to emerge. Apply at your own risk. Better yet, just take your talent to one of the other LS consulting. There are so many places where you can get the same level of career development for better pay and WAYYYY less stress.

Advice to Management

You've made your priorities clear - I think at this point it is time for the market of incoming talent to take over and respond. Good luck with future recruiting - people are finally starting to see through the smoke and mirrors.

Former employees are also posting about their experiences on Glassdoor, Fishbowl, and Vault and a clear narrative of poor leadership and toxic work conditions is starting to emerge.

24 October 2020

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18 January 2021

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at ClearView Healthcare Partners?

Pros

ClearView provides its employees unparalleled opportunities to build core consulting skills and gain broad expertise in the life sciences industry. New hires, who often come directly from undergrad or PhD programs, are given significant responsibility from Day 1 (for example, new hires often present to clients in their first project). ClearView has a strong focus on mentorship and professional development. Employees also receive frequent, constructive feedback, which is helpful for promoting rapid development (although it is worth noting that high-achieving individuals may find it initially difficult/demoralizing to transition to an environment with frequent constructive feedback). The company is also growing rapidly and is conducting an increasingly wide range of projects (we are expanding beyond our "bread and butter" opportunity assessments and indication prioritization projects into launch planning, corporate strategy, etc.).

Cons

ClearView has experienced rapid growth since over the past few years and the growth trajectory continues to look favorable, despite the coronavirus pandemic. However, rapid growth has caused a number of growing pains, and the company no longer has the same "boutique" feel as it did a few years ago. Work-life balance is also unpredictable, as it is at most consulting companies (though work-life balance is significantly more sustainable at ClearView than at investment banks). ClearView also has a ways to go in terms of recruiting and retaining a more diverse workforce, but the company (including senior leadership) has recently begun to heavily focus on this area by hiring external consultants, creating a diversity and inclusion internal initiative, etc.

The company is also growing rapidly and is conducting an increasingly wide range of projects (we are expanding beyond our "bread and butter" opportunity assessments and indication prioritization projects into launch planning, corporate strategy, etc.).

18 January 2021

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