Health Net
3.2 of 5 105 reviews
www.healthnet.com Woodland Hills, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Nov 13, 2013

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47% Approve of the CEO

Health Net President, CEO, and Director Jay M. Gellert

Jay M. Gellert

(57 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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The employee comes last.

Senior Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Rancho Cordova, CA

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

ProsGood pay and benefits. There's really not much else to say that's good about this company. It was fun keeping track of who was in charge of this sinking ship from week to week.

ConsEverything and I mean everything comes before the employee. We were kept in the dark, decisions were made without input and then changed again and again.

Advice to Senior ManagementMerge with United Health Care and get it done

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Management pays little attention to the worker bees

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Irving, TX

I worked at Health Net

ProsCo-workers are friendly and casual dress code.

ConsManagement is out of touch with support staff. Constant re-invention of the wheel.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou would be nothing without your support staff. Recognize and respect that.

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Great place to skate by, but banish the thought of long term success.

Claims Manager (Former Employee)
Woodland Hills, CA

I worked at Health Net

ProsIncompetent management allows ineffective and lazy workers to survive for a long time. Great 401k match, and lots of PTO.

ConsThe company is going down the toilet and management has no clue what to do. Poor long term job security.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize that you have failed. Reposition the company as a small company and abandon dreams of being acquired by Aetna.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A "good enough" company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Rafael, CA

I have been working at Health Net

ProsSupport for work/life balance. Good benefits and pay is average.

ConsContinually doing more with less. Constant layoffs and restructuring has negative impact on morale and ability to provide good customer service.

Senior management has no apparent concern about how erratic decision-making and lack of communications about company direction and strategy have on the employees. Many upper management executives are viewed as unapproachable and out of touch.

Complete lack of support for real employee development and training. Professional development is not financially supported by the company, except for very narrowly defined benefits for continuing education.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop using layoffs as a method to increase profitability. People have become numb because of all of the changes. Increase communication about what is really happening in the company. The rumor mill is alive and well, and most employees are extremely concerned about ongoing layoffs.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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They pay well because they have too...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Woodland Hills, CA

I have been working at Health Net

ProsGreat pay but if you are a "B' player you might be happy there but if you are a star, driven and deliver not the place for you.

ConsUninsipred organization who is barely hanging on. Senior management needs to be replaced. This is a great place to hang your hat if you don't want to work hard and jsut get by. The place is empty at 5 pm.

Advice to Senior ManagementRemove senior management and start over with a new vision.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Health Net culture

Consultant (Former Employee)
Woodland Hills, CA

I worked at Health Net

ProsA lot of opportunity to provide professional services to many locations.

ConsCEO communication was poor and CEO mostly invisible. Senior management, in general, didn't seem to care about employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet the CEO more involved and more visible to the employees, create more unity in the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Management stabilizing but uncertainty still in the air.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Oakland, CA

I worked at Health Net

ProsGood work life balance and fairly flexible hours.

ConsToo many leadership changes that are not communicated effectively. Do not feel engaged. Lack of career path/development.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to be more competitive.

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What a learning experience

Actuarial Associate I (Current Employee)
Shelton, CT

I have been working at Health Net

ProsThe cafeteria food is great

ConsManagement doesn't provide a challenging environment and reward one for their hard work. Career Development is limited

Advice to Senior ManagementTake sensitivity classes

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Stay away from Health Net !

Health Net of the Northeast (Current Employee)
Shelton, CT

I have been working at Health Net

ProsI got lucky and my own supervisor has been very fair & supportive of me.....

ConsOutdated technologies, poor communication between departments. extremely poor morale due to outsourcing and/or layoffs due to the company-wide reorganization.

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior Mgmt should be outsourced....surely someone from India or the Philipines could do no worse at a fraction of the salary, bonuses, benefits, & golden parachutes that Senior Mgmt. not enjoys.......

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not the best choice in the industry.

Account Manager (Former Employee)
Shelton, CT

I worked at Health Net

ProsThe best reasons to work for Health Net are the salaries, the benefits and the balance of work and life.

ConsThe downside is that the company could use new leadership that is better at planning, communication and providing adequate support for its employees. Also, employees are in constant fear of losing thier jobs to layoffs and reorganization; something the company seems to do about every three to four years.

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior Managment should do a better job of planning and backing up the release of new products. If the internal infastructure is not in place, the product should not be released. Also need to focus on the basiscs; quality customer service and higher level of accuracy in enrollment and claims processing. Healthnet is not an easy company to work with. Policies and procedures are tedious and convoluted - need to simplify. Success comes from being indespensible to the broker community and the clients you serve. In this economy, people will pay more if you are the easiest and best choice in the market. Unfortunately, Healthnet is neither.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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