Health Net Reviews in Rancho Cordova, CA

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
127 Reviews
3.1
127 Reviews
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Health Net President, CEO, and Director Jay M. Gellert
Jay M. Gellert
70 Ratings

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Pros
  • The people are great, work life balance is good (in 14 reviews)

  • Excellent pay and benefits, and in my department, great flexibility around work hours and telecommuting (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Constant political senior management battles and plenty of inept individuals at (in 10 reviews)

  • Many upper management executives are viewed as unapproachable and out of touch (in 6 reviews)

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    Pharmacy Tech

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at Health Net full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pay was the best, they are competitive. I was there for 7 years. They also have weekends and holidays off most of the times.

    Cons

    Play favorites, a lot of brown noses. and its do as I say and not as I do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its sad because they already know who will be Management, just go through the steps of interviewing employees, raising there hopes. Its a joke. How hard they work or put time in, does not matter. And the person already knows there getting the position, so of course its all over the office . Very unprofessional.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Trying to be better, but ITG is a dragging anchor

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I have been working at Health Net

    Pros

    Good work life balance, fair pay

    Cons

    ITG is a big problem, keeping this company from excelling in this tough industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring IT back in house.

    No opinion of CEO
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    They have begun to outsource alot of areas

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    Former Employee - Manager, Payroll Systems  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Manager, Payroll Systems in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at Health Net

    Pros

    pay is very good for area

    Cons

    too much outsourcing has resulted in lack of ownership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    multiple 3rd party outsourcing has created issues and lack of ownership

    No opinion of CEO
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    Difficult place to work right now. Company struggling financially. Lots of layoffs and a loss of company pride.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I have been working at Health Net

    Pros

    People are great -- supportive, friendly. They pay pretty well to get you in the door

    Cons

    They tease you with the promise of managment incentive bonuses, but two out of the last six years have paid nothing. Even though my performance is always rated Excellent, I've never received the % bonus for my level. There's always some excuse -- the plan was underfunded, the money went to another business unit or the company didn't meet its goals. After awhile that rhetoric gets old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    May be time to jettison Gellert as CEO but somehow the board doesn't have the will to do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Company -- Could Use Improvement

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I have been working at Health Net

    Pros

    The benefits are great. The people are nice.

    Cons

    There are some incompetent managers, and poor performance is tolerated. Nobody ever gets fired -- even if they don't come to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are some hard workers at the company. Find a way to reward and recognize them. It seems that there is no difference whether an employee works 20 solid hours a week or 60 solid hours. Also, outsourcing the I.T. shop to save 25% is ridiculous when you can save the quality employees by cutting out 10 to 15% of the lowest performers and renegotiating some of the large contracts. The bottom 10 to 15% aren't providing much value anyway.

    Disapproves of CEO

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