ClearView Healthcare Partners Reviews

Updated 12 May 2021

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12 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and interesting work(in 7 reviews)

  • "Want to grow quickly from a professional development standpoint(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "work life balance is challenging(in 13 reviews)

  • "trust me, project leads are working long hours too)(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Rapidly Growing, Best-in-class Life Sciences Consulting

      18 Jan 2021 - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
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      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.

      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not recommended at all...

      31 Mar 2021 - Consultant in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      Clearview provides relatively suitable training for its employees at various stages of their career. However, its coaching system is relatively poor and ineffective. Clearview has also established a very firm standards for every aspect of consulting projects. When you get used it, you may find in very useful and efficient

      Cons

      Clearview’s culture is toxic from different aspects. This culture deeply impacts international employees. I am aware of several cases where the leadership team didn’t let international consultants to conduct PMR and present their work to clients (perhaps due to having accent as I have heard). The other problem is that its partners / leadership team are not transparent and employees became aware of important decisions through rumors. Lack of transparency is also obvious about promotion. Employees don’t receive honest and actionable feedback during projects from their managers and become negative surprised when they receive their semi annual reviews. Work life balance is awful because projects are usually understaffed. In addition, compensation package is not competitive at all and employees feel they are underpaid compared to other boutique consulting firms

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      7 people found this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Work hard, play...wait here's another work email

      28 Mar 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
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      Pros

      - The people at ClearView are intelligent, interesting, and fun. I have developed great friendships from working at ClearView (in part because of the shared trauma) and appreciated the many social activities held pre-COVID. - You get a unique insight into the healthcare industry and learn a lot of skills and knowledge that can't be gained easily otherwise.

      Cons

      - Utter lack of work-life boundaries. Long work hours can be expected in consulting, but the 24/7 on-call culture really drives up stress and anxiety. It's typical to receive work requests during federal/company holidays, vacations, and medical appointments/sick time off. Most of these requests are for small tasks, but this creates an awful culture where employees are expected to be glued to their email and computers at all times. - Prioritization of $$$ over the wellbeing of employees.

      4 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Overall, a great place to work

      4 Sep 2020 - Engagement Manager 
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      Pros

      I worked at ClearView for several years and generally loved the experience. I grew a lot as a young professional, generally enjoyed the work, and learned a lot from some incredible people. To be honest, the job isn't really for everyone, and that's ok. Here's what I will say--ClearView is a great place to work if you: - Want to work with extremely intelligent, diligent, and personable colleagues - Want to get up to speed on the biopharmaceutical industry very quickly - Want to specialize in solving problems specific to the biopharmaceutical industry - Want to grow quickly from a professional development standpoint - Are comfortable with receiving constructive feedback on a regular basis to promote your growth - Like the challenge of solving tough problems, sometimes in really tight time frames - Are comfortable with working late nights to get things done - Would prefer to avoid traveling to be at a client site Monday-Thursday, which is possible with the vast majority of projects the firm sells

      Cons

      While there are cons to working at ClearView, I would not say these are ClearView-specific--they feel much more like challenges that exist across all consultancies. Some of the top ones that come to mind: - Work-life balance can be tough, especially when you're new to consulting (e.g., 1 year or less) - Projects aren't always scoped properly (or scope can evolve quite quickly in the middle of a project), which can make the project experience challenging - You don't always get to see the decision that your clients have made downstream of your projects, which can feel unsatisfying

      5 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good career opportunities, but hard WLB and not enough pay

      16 Apr 2021 - Engagement Manager in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      There is opportunity for fast promotions

      Cons

      Work life balance is terrible, comp not great at manager level

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Interesting work , long hours

      12 May 2021 - Analyst 
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      Pros

      Overall very interesting projects and ability to learn very quickly

      Cons

      Minimal efforts towards project scope protection and long hours with minimal WLB

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to start/accelerate your career

      9 Dec 2020 - Project Lead 
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      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.

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      12 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Exciting place to work!

      17 Mar 2021 - Analyst in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      Excellent colleagues, interesting projects, and fast-paced environment

      Cons

      High burn job, high turnover

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      SHAME: No work life balance and uncompetitive salary; go elsewhere with your talent

      2 Sep 2020 - Senior Consultant in Newton, MA
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      Pros

      Amazing talented people You will learn a lot about the healthcare industry

      Cons

      Partners are only concerned about money. They don’t even show up at training week. There is a big suck up culture in the Boston office. Partners take a huge cut while underpaying and overworking there employees — shameful - People at the analyst to consultant level are are paid half of what their time is worth - You will be working until 1am - Toxic culture of no personal life - White/Asian male nerds run this place with the mentality of not having any personal life - all the negative reviews are true and clearview is faking reviews! Glassdoor needs to moderate this because the true side of ClearView is showing - PAY US MORE AND GIVE US SOME TIME TO BREATHE - employee morale is going down rapidly, there is a lack of managers, and a huge gap between partner expectations and analysts - much much worse than any other prestigious consulting firm you will ever have the option to work at, so don’t be fooled by all the crap they tell you

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      22 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Intense but stimulating environment

      20 Jan 2021 - Analyst in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      Working at ClearView provides great opportunities to rapidly learn industry content and professional skills. The people are smart and motivated and most genuinely care about making a positive impact on the healthcare industry.

      Cons

      Work-life balance is not really respected, with weekend work often expected without gratitude or apologies. Many projects are not properly scoped or staffed, leading to burnout. Lower-level employees have limited say in staffing decisions, which can lead to being staffed on projects with no content background rather than being staffed according to strengths/prior expertise.

      1 person found this review helpful
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