Molina Healthcare

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Molina Healthcare Reviews

Updated February 9, 2015
Updated February 9, 2015
45 Reviews
2.0
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Molina Healthcare Chairman, President, and CEO; Chairman, Molina Healthcare of California J. Mario Molina
J. Mario Molina
45 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay is decent and benefits aren't bad (in 9 reviews)

  • They have good benefits,nice people to work with and chance for growth (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Promises are made for advancement and not kept by upper management (in 12 reviews)

  • Worst work-life balance I've ever had the displeasure to experience (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clerk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Laredo, TX
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Laredo, TX

    I worked at Molina Healthcare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits including 401K are great plus you get your holidays off!

    Cons

    Greatest challenge was certain co-workers and top management the support was not all there they only care you do your job right. You learn as you go as training is not provided the right way. Plus manager had her favorites it was experts vs rookies type of job ambience. Working with this type of peeps was a joke I lasted 3 years there cause of the pay but that's it thank god I don't work there anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Training and communication with employees. No favoritism be neutral with all employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    If you know what an "Friend of Molina" is you know Molina!

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

    I have been working at Molina Healthcare full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company leaders talk about values and serving the under served.
    Many jobs do not require any education therefore no glass ceilings for people without college degrees.
    New employees love Molina - they are paid fairly, they believe in the Molina lip-service, they haven't been exposed to the incompetent FOM's(friends of Molina). Great place to get some experience then go to a "real" company.

    Cons

    Compensation is not transparent and external candidates are treated better than internal candidates - the disparity between the two continues.
    They are a fortune 500 family run company with many "FOM"s - Friend of Molina. The FOM's are untouchable - generally not qualified to do whatever position they are in and simply another layer of nonsense.
    It is a top heavy company where the Peter Principal is apparent at every turn.
    Advancement opportunities require relocation to Long Beach, CA

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring your unqualified friends into position of influence. Allow autonomy of decision making for leaders outside of the corporate structure. Your idea of centralized functions has created the worst of both worlds, you have teams in one location being supervised by managers in another state, poor performance should be addressed and because you surround yourself with FOM's so you have no awareness that "The Emperor has no clothes". So much waste in your management structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Unappreciated, overworked and underpaid as Data Entry Clerk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Entry in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Data Entry in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at Molina Healthcare (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly Staff, Flexible Scheduling, Small Quiet Office

    Cons

    Low Employee Morale, Not Much Room for Growth, Micromanaging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want a leader who is not knowledgeable, constantly gives inaccurate information, tries to find fault in any action you make or question you have, gossips, micromanages, is a habitual liar, has poor communication and only involves staff on a need-to-know basis (which pertains to almost everything you may need to know), and who will make every effort to get you into trouble if she doesn't like you then this is the job for you. Don't expect upper management or HR to listen to your concerns because they will back up the each other, even when someone is wrong and will somehow blame the employee for it.

    It doesn't matter how hard the employee works, don't expect much appreciation. Management expects you to contribute to a positive environment but they won't make the same contribution. Expect to be paid a lot less than the amount you should get paid, especially considering the amount of work that you do. You may not see the wickedness at first, but give it a few months... eventually the claws will come out. I have no desire to work for the management team or at this location ever again. Perhaps your talent will be more appreciated somewhere else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Time to Step up and Lead

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

    I have been working at Molina Healthcare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is the opportunity to learn, always working with new technology, good benefits, decent pay

    Cons

    The culture is really disjointed. A lot of nepatism in promoting and the lack of accountability is atrocious. EIS was reorganized for the better, however the ones that lead this failed in everyway to deliver, they failed to define the group roles and responsibilities, individual roles and responsibilities and one director in charge of new technology and refining current processes has completely abandoned the company altogether. Hasn't produced anything in two years and got promoted to boot!! They actually read a book to try and manage their way out of the very issue they created. Managers all promoted themsleves, meanwhile leaving the rest without titles for two years. Mgmt did a real job selling the reorganization, now it is up to them to step up and lead which is NOT what they do so there really is no hope in success. The only success will be to let them all go and hire in talented experienced leaders who can lead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take all the VPs, AVPs and directors of each group, sit them down and tell them they all need to work together, define what each group owns and is accountable for, make them accountable to run their teams better. Make them lead, make them actually perform as managers which is a foreign concept. Get a better handle on project mgmt and cost mgmt. Task each leader with efficiency matrix to make their groups more efficient. It should not take 35 people to respond to a sev 1 incident and take more than two weeks to resolve. No work life balance. with no real maintenance structure in place, changes will be made every night and weekend. In addition, sonce the new Operations team cannot staff properly and inept non-technical manages leading, they always have to call skilled engineers to bail them out. No rest or time off. The hipocracy will drive one insane.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place for Career Starting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Intern - Intern in Oak Brook, IL

    I worked at Molina Healthcare as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    No life work balance. Too much work load

    Cons

    Learning process for someone who is starting a career in healthcare

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    high turnover rate

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

    I have been working at Molina Healthcare

    Pros

    growth, good culture depending the department

    Cons

    poor leadership, hostile work environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    They lie to get people in the door

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Molina Healthcare

    Pros

    Flexible to a point when it comes to attendance but that's about it..

    Cons

    You gotta kiss the leadership's butts to get anywhere, during your interview they give you one job description but when you get in you do something totally different, to many people in charge without leadership experience, you gotta be part of their click or you don't stand a chance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure it out and stop playing favoritism ...what about the MBR's? It shouldn't be about the numbers ..remember what field we work in and the kind of members we have ....

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mismanaged

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

    I have been working at Molina Healthcare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, except pay and raises, are decent.

    Cons

    Once in, staff is treated like children and raises are non-existent or disconnected to employee value. That's one reason talent is leaving. Every day is a crisis; management blames that on the industry. Profits are up - at the expense of the workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turn on your hearing aids. Open your eyes. People have told you but ignore it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very political.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Trenton, NJ

    I have been working at Molina Healthcare full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Not many. They have a company picnic occasionally. That's about it.

    Cons

    People in the software division don't even use Source Control, because things are very political and hide their projects in the software department. Also database administrators often sabotage data.

    Very political. They have two teams in the software position. One is new because the other team could not meet a deadline with a product. The other is just pointing fingers at our team, and trying to screw our team out of a job. Unfortunately the managers are very biased and political in their assigning of issues. My hiring manager and director were fired before I came on board.

    They fire people constantly here. And they don't assign work to our team.

    They also don't give people the technical resources to do software jobs (computers, which don't have terminal licenses, are far in between). They don't go for Microsoft Gold Certificates (getting people certified for free software).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People need resources to do their job. The evaluations are handed down from the CFO, which is the CEO's brother. I think John Molina is a good person, he's a doctor in charge of the Medical Department.

    I think if their heart is in the right place. However, the evaluations are not. If there is no money for software,. machines, bonuses, etc, than don't make people responsible for adding financial value without giving them tools to do their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    RUN!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HCS Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - HCS Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Molina Healthcare full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are decent, great if you want to work 60-80 hour weeks, nothing else I can really put in this section

    Cons

    Old boys/girls network- promotions dependent on who you know, not on your work product- do not fool yourself! Texas should adopt the corporate values about work-life balance, HR is so employee friendly they are actually anti-management, which means management has to try to get staff to meet productivity and quality goals with hands tied behind their backs. Upper management agrees with you until they get flack about something and the next thing you know, you are the fall person. Watch out for directors and VPs who take credit for your work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the entire upper management team. Move corporate office to Houston where you can actually find people who will do their jobs. Rebuild Molina corporate culture in the Texas business segment, recognize people for their contributions instead of hiring your buddies, there is no such thing as work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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