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Health Net Reviews

Updated January 2, 2015
Updated January 2, 2015
152 Reviews
3.2
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Health Net President, CEO, and Director Jay M. Gellert
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Pros
  • The people are great, work life balance is good (in 15 reviews)

  • Excellent pay and benefits, and in my department, great flexibility around work hours and telecommuting (in 8 reviews)


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

  • Lack of communication between departments and leadership teams (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great company before a change in vision to head towards a train wreck that will be a catastrophic failure!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at Health Net

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly Associate Service Center.

    Cons

    Everyone is probably getting re-badged or laid off. Managers promote incompetence and failure, and do not promote hard work and dedication because the incompetent people have learned to push the hard workers out of their way by spreading false rumors to destroy reputations so they look better themselves. The new outsourcing model to outsource everything to a company that isn't even built out yet is ridicuous. They have no idea what they are doing and there is no real plans for taking over the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    OE should do a review of managers, directors, and above that have been brought in from the outside over the last 14 months. They should review merit increases for favoritism for the good ol boys club.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good while it lasted

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IT Security Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Security Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at Health Net full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Made lifetime friends, the skills that I learned helped me get a better job within the public sector.

    Cons

    Information Technology was racist, misogynist and homophobic. Very few diversity with limited blacks, hispanics and asians. Females have to fight to get promoted and paid fair. Outsourcing model is not it's best and Health Net only cares about making a profit and is no longer there for its customers or employees. Benefits are good but employees have to pay top dollar for them (not quite a benefit but an expense).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop encouraging racist behavior, misogynist attitudes and bring more diversity to your organization. Incorporate a zero nepotism policy to weed out the bad hiring that is occurring with 'white' boys club.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't waste your time being a temp here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Temporary Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Temporary Employee in Woodland Hills, CA

    I have been working at Health Net as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    the people here are friendly

    Cons

    impossible to get hired from temporary position unless you know someone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    They only care about stock value not patients, doctors or their employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Management in Woodland Hills, CA

    I have been working at Health Net full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Wfh and pto are nice benefits if approved

    Cons

    Cutting networks and access to doctors and hospitals and laying off community outreach and wellness department. They don't give a crap about anything but the bottom line. They made a huge profit last year and then no salary increase until August instead of March after everyone busted their butt. What health insurance company cuts their wellness program!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Knowledge of company is lost due to turnover. When someone leaves they close position and "redistribute " their work to their team. They even set up their own employee hsa plan incorrectly and never announced it to date. They cut corners everywhere they can. No wifi. No cell service. No bonus for employees below management.

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

    Horrible Culture; Horrible Leadership!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, Organizational Effectiveness in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Organizational Effectiveness in Woodland Hills, CA

    I worked at Health Net full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved working with my team in Corporate HR even though we were part of a horrible HR department

    Cons

    Associates are not valued; Senior Management is only concerned with their own financial well being; This Company should be taken over by a bigger health care company that knows how to run a business properly and provide excellent products and services to consumers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've created a horrible culture! Shame on you. Mr. Gellar - You are not Mark Zuckerberg! Don't wear a "hoodie" to a Senior Management meeting!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Success is not celebrated, they want employees to be sheep

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Multimedia Designer in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Multimedia Designer in Rancho Cordova, CA

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

    Pros

    Health Net does offer a VERY competitive salary. For the position of multimedia specialist I was paid very well.

    Cons

    The company paid their upper level managers, CEO etc. very well, with enormous bonuses for no reason. I saw a lot of frivolous spending & departments that failed but management always punished the best employees.

    Don't expect common sense from this place, don't have your own ideas or innovative solutions. They want Sheep - employees to shut up and listen!

    Doesn't matter if you are the smartest, most efficient, hardworking or talented employee in your department. If you are better than your manager, you will get canned.

    If you are sexually harassed and have documentation, don't expect HR to do anything about it. In fact, don't tell anyone or you will get canned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some common sense. Give bonuses to the people who deserve it and not just to managers. Listen to your staff. Have staff reviews of managers themselves. Reward people fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    High School Mentality

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Health Net full-time

    Pros

    Lots of places to eat or run to on your lunch. 2-weeks off in around Christmas and New Years in December.

    Cons

    Very immature, HR inappropriate, sexually, verbal and mental harassment in Tucson, Provider Network Management department, management looks the other way and does nothing. Overworked and understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    QUIT slapping mentally ill, lying, stealing, cheating employees on the hand only when they are caught doing so and quit covering up for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    worst company i have ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington Beach, CA

    I have been working at Health Net full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    decent salary, nice building in huntington beach, good severance package, nice door man, not too many car break ins like there use to be in the employee parking lot.

    Cons

    Micromanaged, low company morale, managers and supervisors have little education and are incompetent but are on a high horse, Verbally abused and interrogated constantly, no flexibililty. Not paid for overtime hours. Company likes to downsize by making life very difficult so that you leave on our own. Don't expect any appreciation here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a closer look at the lower level supervisors and managers and what they are doing to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Organizational culture makes collaboration challenging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Individual workers are knowledgeable and committed; facilities are comfortable and well-maintained; staff is genuinely interested in providing quality service.

    Cons

    Organizational culture is very political; systems are unreliable; in-depth understanding of data and system functionality has been outsourced to contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide incentive for internal resources to develop understanding of data and systems, break down silos and incentive for cross-functional collaboration. Develop a meaningful social architecture (a set of values that make sense) - the current HN "brand" is next to meaningless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Reactive, stressful environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Health Net full-time

    Pros

    - fair salaries
    - low overtime
    - one day each year, an In and Out truck comes in and a band is hired to entertain associates.

    Cons

    - Too many irons in the fire, inadequate resources applied to ensure success.
    - Extremely slow to respond to pain points across the enterprise.
    - Focus is on deadlines rather than planning and executing effective strategies.
    - ***** Complete lack of accountability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on stability and low-risk initiatives, then PLAN for them. Understand that deliverable deadlines based solely on need rarely produce quality, coherency or brand awareness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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