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    Healthline Lacks a Moral Core and Tends to Reward Incompetence

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Healthline full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - There are some great people working here in the lower and mid management levels
    - Pretty fun work environment - decent office, great location, they try to make it fun with food and parties, etc.
    - Pay is acceptable for the most part

    Cons

    - Nobody is really committed to the cause. It's almost all profit motive, and you can tell.
    - Even so, they treat their employees terribly, by playing favorites and rewarding ineptitude as long as the inept ones are toeing the company line
    - Anyone who speaks up is either "laid off" to supposedly cut costs or ostracized to the point where they leave on their own
    - Senior management never fully commits to anything, and then blames those underneath when their half-baked plans don't work out
    - Many unkept promises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to cultivate talent and not ineptitude. Don't make promises you can't keep and don't start projects/plans without being willing and able to follow through.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    transforming, morphing or clueless?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    the positives are a very strong engineering team.

    Cons

    they don't know how to build, market or sell products...only rehashes and professional services of what has come before. mgmt team is weak and in need of an overhaul.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    since i got here the company has literally changed focus 2-3 times, planned, started work on and then killed several products. good people have left at all levels and current management does not provide leadership. the folks that have stayed remain worried about the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    Lack of leadership and focus.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Healthline

    Pros

    Healthline has a young, fun and energetic staff. The location couldn't be beat and there are some perks (plenty of snacks, on-site workout facility/trainer/RMT, monthly company breakfasts).

    Cons

    Energy and creativity gets stifled by lack of guidance and constant shifts in direction from upper management. The company is very short sited and doesn't invest in the professional growth of its staff. This is dependent on what team you work for, but the general culture of the company plays fast and loose. As with any small company, gossip rules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on the positive contributions of employees. Actually encourage employees to voice opinions instead of stifling them if there isn't consensus. Most of all, give employees the freedom to control their work instead of monitoring them at every step or redoing work without communicating it to team members. Be more forthcoming with long term company goals.

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Remember that boyfriend/girlfriend in college that was meh?

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    Current Employee - within the content team
    Current Employee - within the content team

    I have been working at Healthline full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    decent work-life balance, relatively small so nimble and leaves the opportunity to jump in and make changes without the bureaucracy often found in larger corporations, generally folks are nice to work with though don't get too attached as the turnover rate is crazy, snacks in the kitchen.

    Cons

    senior management is pretty awful when it comes to innovative and forward thinking, often shoot first, aim second. weak management often giving subpar or inadequate direction. most lower level employees see healthline as a starting point or as a paycheck, creates severe complacency. this company is still stuck in the 90's in terms of innovation although they'll tell you otherwise. pretty sad health benefits for a "health" company, and pay is generally on the lower level of scale per position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees, many great ideas out there. do a better job of fostering communication. pay just a little more competitively to keep good talent. offer benefits such as outside workshops, classes, etc. to keep your staff motivated in such a dry field (healthspace).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company if you don't want to be challenged or actually enjoy your job!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Healthline full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Location is easy to get to from most of the bay area
    Nice coworkers. (Developers, Finance, SEO, etc)
    Laid back work environment

    Cons

    People only follow management out of shear curiosity.
    Low salaries.
    Hires LOTS of H1B Visas at a LOW income just to fill up the engineering team. CTO feels that he is successful based on number of underlings, not quality of work.
    VP of engineering is just a coder who manages a few people. Knows VERY little of how to manage people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave! Hire a new management team who know the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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