Aetna Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Aetna Chairman, President, and CEO Mark T. Bertolini
Mark T. Bertolini
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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. Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Aetna (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Tons of work and some great people to work with.

    Cons

    Horrid upper management does not support Aetna Culture.

    Advice to Management

    Show Respect and be caring in support of Aetna's values.


  2. Not everything that shines is gold!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Management in Alpharetta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    A challenging environment where one can grow and learn from the best and from the worst.

    Cons

    Single-dimensional management. They only want to hear the good news and push-off the bad ones. Some key managers are way above their heads in their roles.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to get it! It is about people!!!


  3. Not a great employer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aetna

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary for new hires. Large benefit package.

    Cons

    Depending on your job position, there are not many opportunities for advancement. Annual review increases tend to be poor. Not enough training for new hires.


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  5. Summer Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly

    I have been working at Aetna

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

    Pros

    Transparency, Inclusion, management, mentorship. The leadership is very transparent and the company is mission driven. Opportunities to get involved.

    Cons

    Insurance is not the most exciting industry, promotion takes a long time, internship is not a natural pipeline.


  6. Fnance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Aetna full-time

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

    Pros

    Job security is great. Many employees have been here more than 5 or even 10 years.

    Cons

    The company evaluates everything based on revenue generating power. If your department function is not directly making revenue. The the department owner would use the most cheapest way to run the department which means no OT salaries, no even free meals provided for OT employees. But when it comes to the annual review, you will be told "you're expected doing well." So trying to work hard to get promoted is almost impossible. The management is constantly changing but nothing really change to the bottom employee. The benefit is great as long as you don't use it except for PTO. It's only benefit from Aetna.

    Advice to Management

    Please take another look at the employees. Not all departments are sales/underwriters, there are so many deparment are also working on the same goal to maximize the revenue.


  7. Definitely Not For Me

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Informatics Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Informatics Analyst in Hartford, CT

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

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

    Pros

    It is a huge company, generally various resources fly in, you got a chance to meet people from IBM, The Hortonworks, CA technologist. Tons of consulting firms try to sell their product, service and whatever to this company, so, definitely broad your scale of business world and you may have a chance to touch almost all the fancy technology, yet on a pretty stable doubt-able platform

    Cons

    1) wage is way below national average for an engineer: every time feel shamed when talking about this with my school peers 2) No technique and therefore it looks bad on your resume for an engineer: it is a world of business, no dedication to technology. people talks and plays about fancy tech words and that is it. 3) Barely transparency on higher level management 4) Sometimes you feel this company is just trying to take every possible advantage of you: as some pretty famous manager in DS department, who humiliates his team on their professional level and asks to work overtime because that is what "California High Tech Companies" do and I am doing this to spur you to a real career summit, so disregard how much they get paid and how much you get paid. Overtime payment, is there such a thing on the world? 5) eventually it is a healthcare company, which exports most of IT work to Infosys, Accenture consulting firms for budget control, the only way here to be successful is to get into management population. You will figure out the huge gap in terms of base salary between management and non-management population. Higher education almost means nothing unless it is a MBA. Cheap labor is always easy to find, outsourcing is the fact already! Descent engineering work is not appreciated but pushing young and inexperienced people to work overtime, such fantastic management skill, is highly welcomed!! It is NO GOOD for perhaps every type of engineer but would be a wonderland for young, ambitious and aggressive business young folks, best luck on my colleagues' probability of success!


  8. Great company just don't get laid off

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service/Provider Helpline Quality Analyst in Pompano Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service/Provider Helpline Quality Analyst in Pompano Beach, FL

    I worked at Aetna full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits that kick in the first day of work. PTO starts as soon as your first day. The overall feel of the company is that they care for you and your family. Great end of year or quarterly bonuses.

    Cons

    Management was never upfront with changes. You get black balled if you get laid off, it seems like you can never work for the company again.


  9. Excellent IT Training Management!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer

    I have been working at Aetna

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent management in the IT Learning and Development group. Management seeks input from group members and allows the members to apply their expertise. In addition, the group VP provides a great working environment.

    Cons

    Senior management tends to over manage the IT Learning and Performance group management. Senior management doesn't understand training and development processes and how they are impacted by number of jobs and time frames.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the ITLP management and trust their expertise The VP know's what she is doing.


  10. Aetna Leadership Review

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Aetna (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with ample room to move around and form an entire career.

    Cons

    Executive leadership has never been more egocentric. Decisions are being made based upon how it will be viewed in one's legacy. What is most business wise has fallen to a distant second in critical decision processes. The Board has also never been more disengaged. The stock run up since 2010 has been nice; the Board has so enjoyed the riches, but abdicated from their fiduciary responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Snap back to the reality that you are responsible to the shareholders of the public company you have been entrusted to lead. Your decisions should be based upon that responsibility and not your individual concerns of personal legacies...


  11. Marketing Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Hartford, CT

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

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

    Pros

    Aetna has a great team with several intelligent hard working people. They are extremely focused on talent development and really try to strike the right balance between what is best for their employees and the company.

    Cons

    Aetna is not a brand focused company. The culture is very corporate America, which sometimes inhibits creativity.



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