Aetna Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Aetna Chairman, President, and CEO Mark T. Bertolini
Mark T. Bertolini
379 Ratings

Pros
  • Lots of positions offer work at home opportunities (in 118 reviews)

  • Generally good work/life balance (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance is always a challenge (in 26 reviews)

  • This can be seen in everything from the dismal health insurance to they think strategically about long term investments (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Lots of opportunity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Leader/PMO Manager in Fountain Hills, AZ
    Former Employee - Technology Leader/PMO Manager in Fountain Hills, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aetna (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A large company that promotes employee development and prefers to promote from within.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get hired due to preference for internal candidates.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes a new perspective from the outside can be helpful.


  2. Decent place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aetna full-time

    Pros

    Leadership seems to have a vision.

    Cons

    Benefits not great for a healthcare company of that size


  3. Claims benefit specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Benefit Specialist in Dallas, GA
    Former Employee - Claims Benefit Specialist in Dallas, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aetna (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule great atmosphere ,encouraging management

    Cons

    Health coverage no cons real about this company great place to work

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Decent salary for entry level

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Proposal Writer in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Strategic Proposal Writer in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aetna full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible telecommuting Variable workload throughout year Easygoing company culture Nice facilities with tons of amenities

    Cons

    Enormous company size prevents intimate relationships outside of department Massively overpaid upper management makes income disparity with lower-level employees disturbing Shady company methods of hiring temporary workers to avoid paying decent, livable wages

    Advice to Management

    Don't collect millions of dollars in bonuses and then install a pay freeze


  6. Career Minded

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aetna full-time

    Pros

    Senior Leadership and vision for sustainability

    Cons

    Career path for tenured employees


  7. Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Aetna full-time

    Pros

    * High focus on training. * High focus on development. * High focus on culture. * Good pay (i don't think high will ever be an answer for any job, never high enough!) * Good future outlook. * Good priced fitness center and personal training.

    Cons

    No real cons. The cafeteria is expensive and poor uninspired.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  8. Awesome!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Aetna full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Aetna cares about its people. Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Resources assign to projects often have zero experience in a given area.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your people!


  9. Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Clinical Programs in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Director Clinical Programs in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aetna (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and location Good pay Strong company values A place for those who like stability Independence is valued, very few micro managers

    Cons

    Takes forever to get things done Meetings about meetings Best way to advance salary more than 2% is to leave

    Advice to Management

    Current CEO is great but his salary is outrageous


  10. Helpful (1)

    Operations Supervisor

    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Hartford, CT
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aetna (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good perks with outside vendors

    Cons

    Very little management training, no work/life balance


  11. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aetna full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Health Benefits, training, wonderful coworkers and a great work environment overall.

    Cons

    Immediate supervisors were slow to respond to issues and complaints from employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and be proactive when it comes to potential issues.



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