Aetna Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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Aetna Chairman, President, and CEO Mark T. Bertolini
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Pros
  • Fast paced environment; flexibility for work at home; opportunity for advancement (in 118 reviews)

  • so far more paid time off as well as more emphasis on work/life balance (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • Aetna used to be focused on employee satisfaction and work life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • Each year's health insurance costs more with lesser benefits and higher deductibles (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Manager, Project Management Office

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aetna full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to work with a lot of opportunity for advancement and movement within the organization.

    Cons

    A large company so sometimes the processes and procedures seemed overwhelming. However, there were many opportunities for training and for mentoring within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Try to think more like a "small" company and give a more personal touch to employees by increasing visibility to regional sites.

  2. Good company (Information Technology side)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aetna full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    decent benefits, 401K, wellness programs
    work at home available depending upon job functions
    great people

    Cons

    slowly outsourcing many IT functions / jobs

    Advice to Management

    remember that experience at Aetna is important and valuable

  3. application developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aetna

    Pros

    Fortune 50 company with solid growth.

    Cons

    Can not think of any downsides.

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  5. Sr Administrative Assistant Level II

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Aetna

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, they take care of their employee's. They recognize the good work they do

    Cons

    Every year in December they have layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Aetna was a toxic work evironment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Marketing and Sales Intern in New Albany, OH
    Current Intern - Marketing and Sales Intern in New Albany, OH

    I have been working at Aetna as an intern (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay
    Great benefits (401k matching up to 10%)
    Good hours
    Friendly management

    Cons

    Terrible people to work with
    Commute to New Albany was rough

    Advice to Management

    Management was totally blind (or it appeared to be) when it came to how toxic their teams were. They were catty, immature, and acted like middle-schoolers.

  7. Positive -- very supportive.

    Former Employee - Information Consultant in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Information Consultant in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Aetna

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, good support system, great manager.

    Cons

    General very large corporation drawbacks.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Innovative company with a great cause and excellent professional opportunity.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Director in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Finance Director in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Aetna full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture of caring for all employees and doing the right things for the right reasons.

    Cons

    Some leaders are narrow minded and old school and do not have a long term vision.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at the narrow vision micro managers and hold them accountable for lack of leadership.

  9. Customer Service Representative

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aetna

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steady paycheck and that's all

    Cons

    Micromanaged, ghetto coworkers, no room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Gut this place from inside out and start over!

  10. Excellent place to work. Take care of their employees.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aetna

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Above min wage hourly pay

    Cons

    Need to work my way up from where I am. Takes a long time but I am also a pt student.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  11. Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aetna full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-at-home availability. Flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Constant reorganization. Small layoffs. Culture becoming more cut throat, less congenial.

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