HMSA Reviews

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HMSA President and CEO Michael Gold
Michael Gold
7 Ratings
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    A Company Full of Jobs, Not Careers

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

    I have been working at HMSA (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO


    Good health care benefits Company is well-intentioned in trying to improve everything at once


    Compensation is well under market average No attention to career growth or skill development Too focused on operational practices to adopt an innovative mindset Company doesn't empower anyone below an AVP position to make a decision Company cannot prioritize its initiatives, resulting in too many efforts being worked on simultaneously by resources that are stretched thin, resulting in none of them being completed with a high level of quality Disconnect between executives and everyone else

    Advice to Management

    Learn to prioritize initiatives Empower non-executives to make decisions

HMSA Interviews

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at HMSA.


    It was a very boring behavioral interview. The HR representative who gave the interview was very unprofessional and seemed like he didn't want to be there. The interview lasted about an hour and it seemed to go on and on and on. "Tell me about a time when..." Midway through the interview, I found out that the company did not even have a set hiring date for the position which just meant that they were just interviewing for the sake of interviewing. You should take it as a red flag when the HR department is not very good, it just shows the poor company culture. After about 6 months they finally sent me a rejection email. Obviously I have a better job now, but I was never intended to accept the job offer anyway if they had offered it.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you dealt with conflict.   1 Answer

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Headquarters Honolulu, HI
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1938
Type Company - Private
Industry Insurance
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Aetna, UnitedHealth Group

Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) is Hawaii's largest health insurance company. The not-for-profit company serves more than 700,000 members and is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Hawaii Medical Service Association's insurance plans include preferred provider plans (PPOs), Health Plan Hawaii (HMO), and traditional indemnity. The company serves both employer groups and individual members. In addition to medical coverage, the company covers dental and vision services and prescription drugs. It also provides Medicare ... More

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