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

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Updated Feb 21, 2014

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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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Good company, good culture.

Medicare (Former Employee)
Woodland Hills, CA

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

ProsPeople were nice, there was not a lot of competition or the typical corporate culture. Communication was always free flowing. Management was always willing to listen.

ConsIn certain areas nepotism was very prevalent. Some employee did not do the basic job functions and were never disciplined.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees should be able to anonymously rate their bosses and it be a factor in the boss's review.

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Worked for the Northeast Divison formally First Option Health Plan. Sold Hn to UHP in January 10. No Northeast anymore

Recruiter (Former Employee)
Old Bridge, NJ

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

ProsAwesome people- Easy to get things done

ConsTo many High salaried executive, they all came into the company demanding change before they knew how they really operated. Cannot believe Jay Geller is still in charge.

Advice to Senior ManagementBiggest mistake you made selling out the East Coast.

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Beautiful Place to work, wonderful surrondings

Administrative Assistant II (Current Employee)
Woodland Hills, CA

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

ProsBenefits and extremely culturally diversified.

ConsNot too many chances of improving or job growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice they are doing whst they can in light of the economy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company, but definitely has some pain points

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Health Net full-time

ProsExcellent pay and benefits, and in my department, great flexibility around work hours and telecommuting. Great people to work with in almost every single area around the company - most employees really do care about the work they do and how it affects Health Net members and partners. Most leaders try to do the right thing by their employees to the extent they can within the power of their positions.

ConsWork loads in my department went from heavy, but somewhat reasonable to overwhelming and intolerable, with no end in sight - unfortunately, it is not unique to my department. Horrible technology and lack of accountability in fixing issues and in putting together a long-term technology strategy. WAY TOO MANY lay offs - no one ever feels completely secure in their position. Extremely top heavy company - the number of directors, managers and even VPs with no one reporting to them is ridiculous.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit expecting employees to handle more and more work and to continue 50-60 hour work weeks for months on end - perhaps if senior management would fix the top heavy nature of the organization and require that anyone in a manager, director or VP role have direct reports and are competent to lead people, Health Net could hire more FTEs to do the actual work. Stop band-aiding the technology issues and please stop providing "fluff" communications on how well the company is addressing IT issues - it is very apparent that Health Net is not any further ahead than they were 2 years ago - most would argue technology at Health Net is worse off now than 5 years ago. And last, do a better of job of long-term planning so that there is not the constant layoffs - its hard for current employees to feel secure and it wastes a lot of money.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Large company with a variety of positions.

Utilization Management Representative (Former Employee)
Rancho Cordova, CA

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

ProsGreat benefits, variety of positions

ConsPositions are available, but very competitive. Not to much opportunity for continuous advancement.

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage and support advancement of employees within the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Riverside, CA

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

ProsSold Medicare product to Senior

Conswas paid 45 day, after writing the sell

Advice to Senior Managementvery good company to work for

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Great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsSalary and benefits are outstanding, flexible work hours, most of time staffing and equipment needs required to perform job duties met timely

ConsThe outsourcing of entire departments.

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Excellent employer of minorities

Senior Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Shelton, CT

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

ProsGood benefits, champions diversity at the workplace, salaries are very competitive. Allows employees to telecommute where necessary, and has good employee training programs.

ConsLack of aggressive marketing and product differentiation in certain markets.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat employees, helpful and supportive.

ConsSenior management disconnected with workforce. Direction of Health Net not clear.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication needs to be better by Senior Mgmt. .

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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5 years in the company multiple departments

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat benefits
Most management are knowledgeable
Helpful coworkers most of the time
Always room for growth though some positions are harder to get into than others

ConsOutdated technology
No written process for most departments

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't just have 1 person know the process and have it stored only in their head.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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