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Health Net Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
145 Reviews
3.1
145 Reviews
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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  

    Great place to work... if you don't mind getting rebadged

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

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

    Pros

    It's easy to get promoted here as long as you're smart and know what you're doing. It's also easy to take time off during the "slow" months and PTO hours accrue very quickly. The benefits are also great.

    Cons

    There is an everchanging work environment, most likely due to ACA. It can be hard to keep up with all the changes if you're not good at adapting to it. Certain functions of Health Net will be "rebadged" under Cognizant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging Your Mind

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

    I have been working at Health Net full-time

    Pros

    They are supportive of employees

    Cons

    System Issues are always a problem

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Employee satisfaction

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

    I have been working at Health Net full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good place to work if you don't mine the corporate politics

    Cons

    Too many executives making poor decisions and not considering the employees satisfaction. poor merit increase

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to staff and make real change for the staff not for the company.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company before it was outsourced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA

    I worked at Health Net full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, flexible schedule, good co-workers, room for growth prior to the outsourcing.

    Cons

    Future remains unclear, uncertain whether some associates will be laid off or rebadged, overall outsourcing no job security.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Individual heroics are the name of the game

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Health Care Analyst in Woodland Hills, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Health Care Analyst in Woodland Hills, UT

    I have been working at Health Net full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Solid pay, very generous benefits. 401k, tuition assistance, generous PTO accrual once you've been there for a while.

    Cons

    Poor technology. Poor collaboration. Lots of individual heroics necessary. Bad relationship between IT and business areas leads many business areas to hire shadow IT staff under business titles. Not good for company or long term career prospects of these tech employees. Company is in a constant state of reaction. Everybody is a "firefighter"

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unprofessional Supervisors

    Current Employee - Capitation Department Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Capitation Department Employee in Woodland Hills, CA

    I have been working at Health Net full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Gain experience
    Better than no job at all

    Cons

    Unprofessional supervisors
    Departmental favortisim
    Un-qualified trainers
    Dishonest supervisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before advancing employees to supervisory positions, instruct them on leadership ettiquite. Department Managers, supervisors, etc, should NOT gossip about lower level employees...to other lower level employees. Instead of evaulating employees on hearsay and gossip..evaulate them on what YOU actually witness!!! Stop playing OBVIOUS favorites, at least pretend to be subtle with favortisim.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice people, going through transition now as many departments being sold to Cognizant

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

    I have been working at Health Net full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are nice. Salaries competitive. Education reimbursement. Option to work from home a couple days a week.

    Cons

    Right now there is a lot of uncertainty as many departments are being in process of being sold to Cognizant. Layoffs expected in the coming months for some, others will be offered to rebadge and work for Cognizant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much process to follow. Job becomes more about following overabundance of process rather than getting job done.

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

    Updates needed for systems and management.

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    The Benefits, PTO, Work Life Balance are great. Company works to make employees feel like they are part of a team.

    Cons

    Systems needs to be updated.
    Management needs to figure out what they want before the projects are handed down.
    No bonuses for anyone under management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    OK Company, no real complaints.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grievance & Appeals Coordinator in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Grievance & Appeals Coordinator in Woodland Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, leadership was okay. Good benefit package. Appeared to be opportunity for advancement depending on the department you are in.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments, felt siloed. Focus needs to be placed on improving the lines of communication between management and staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Interesting position meeting great community people

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to network, grow professionally and personally.

    Cons

    If you are not based in Woodland Hills or Rancho Cordova, it feels like you are cut off from the main interaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more humble with State Health Program activity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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