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Senior Director, Account Management

Healthways Chandler, AZ

. Contract Expansion/Up-sell: Aggressively identify and pursue opportunities for contract expansion. Use consultative selling practices to uncover… Ivy Exec

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Marketing Director

Healthways Chandler, AZ

Message Development Leverage consumer insight and other data to guide message development Utilize testing methodologies to assess impact Oversee… Ivy Exec

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    The Perfect Place to Coast By Using Smoke and Mirrors

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    Former Employee - Senior Leader in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Leader in Chandler, AZ

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


    - The Chandler office (Senior Solutions Division) has very "nice" people. (Make sure you read the con side to this.)
    - Lots of concentration on employee well-being and employee satisfaction.
    - Facilities are nice, but not as nice as headquarters in Franklin.
    - I adored the current Market President, but her decisions are only as good as the information given to her, which is sometimes very, very wrong.


    - Strange Culture. On the surface everyone is nice and friendly....kind of "Stepford Wives-like", but there is substantial politics and backstabbing - just with a smile.
    - Leaders promote employee comfort and happiness over actual progress and results. That's not the message to the shareholders but it's the culture of the organization. If you are a leader who demands accountability and results (aka: earn your paycheck), even in a professional way, you're seen as a culture problem. If you are a change agent or require accountability and constant progress from your team, you'll be disposed of in quick fashion and seen as "mean" - even if you have made millions of dollars for the organization.
    - Anyone who has been there more than 4 years has been trained to think that their happiness is much more important than doing their job. They are mentally fat and happy. If that comfort-zone is threatened or they're called out for not performing, they lash out and retaliate.
    - The same rules don't apply to everyone - from Sr. Leadership on down. If you kiss the right butt, you'll be fine - the "rules" won't apply to you as much as the guy with his head down doing his job.
    - There are Sr. Leaders, mid-level management and colleagues there that others constantly ask "what value do they actually bring to the organization?" and nobody seems to ever know - or ask. Some have been there over a dozen years and don't actually individually contribute anything - just glom on to their team's success or someone else's success.
    - Health benefits are horrific. They promote HSA contributions for healthy behavior, but you have to spend your day jumping through hoops to even cover a third of the $3600 deductible. I'm pretty sure that my insurance NEVER paid a cent towards my family's healthcare over my career there because of the ridiculous deductible.

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    No advice, because my advice would be too intimidating to Healthways because it involves making actual progress and asking the tough questions. So, I'll end with an appropriate quote:
    "My job is to not be easy on people. My job is to make them better." - Steve Jobs

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