Hawaii Medical Service Association – Hawaii
Responsible for analysis, design, modeling and architecture for application systems and domains. Manages the maintenance and support of assigned… Beyond.com
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I worked at HMSA full-time for less than a yearPros
- "Analyst" term here at the organization is extremely abused and misunderstood; don't be intimidated by any of the job postings as the work is easy.
- Upper management views statistics as magic. Just throw a bunch of graphs and basic statistical terms. Don't talk about anything too advanced or else you'll bruise the leaderships' ego - they like to believe that they're carrying the organization.Cons
- Undergoing huge attrition of staff; huge turnover and forced "retirement"
- Leadership relies little on strategic thinking, and more on arrogance.
- Co-workers boast about self-worth, but are quick to delegate work to others.
- Most of its leadership is newly staffed and posses very little understanding of health care; only concerned about chasing dollars - even if it means taking money back from providers who have delivered actual service.
- Poor compensation as the organization is currently reporting multiple quarterly losses; leadership is concerned about their own raises.
- Organization has ran on a "too big to fail" platform for too long; now it is desperately trying to figure out how to stop hemorrhaging of its dollars, but most of its leadership and employees lack the ability to figure this out.
- Staff morale is extremely low.
- Expect your job to be contracted externally in a couple of years as management continues to slowly realize that most of their staffed workers do not posses the minimum requirements to do their jobs proficiently.
- The "it's a business: we have to work quickly" argument gets thrown out a lot when defending poor quality work. Consequently, physicians and hospitals are starting to learn that they're being scored unfairly or inaccurately. I have witnessed analysts become scapegoats after being responsible for "developing" shabby requirements.Advice to ManagementAdvice
- Please, force retire yourselves.
- Learn to follow your own values of being "transparent". A lot of staff are currently concerned about their own job security because very little comes out of the top.
- Please try not to seem so happy in relishing the multi-million dollar top executive floor after just trying to ask the state to approve rate increases on your members.Doesn't RecommendNegative Outlook