Colorado Access Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Care Manager

    Current Employee - Access Advantage Care Manager II in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Access Advantage Care Manager II in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado Access (More than a year)

    Pros

    positive team member and management relationships

    Cons

    unsure what to put here at this time


  2. Living in the past.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health insurance and pay is somewhat competitive.

    Cons

    No true direction or resourses,most operation are done manually. Company wastes a lot of money and talent to feed the egos of the VP'S who lack experience and talent.

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting the money you receive from the tax payers of Colorado improve your processes, learn the rules and be honorable by implementing proper oversight it will improve your employees professional skills. Stop running your company as a popularity contest to feed the ego of your VP's


  3. Helpful (2)

    Half public insurance, half entrepreneur

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colorado Access full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Colorado Access has been a very key partner with the State of Colorado for Medicaid and CHP+ insurance, and they do that well

    Cons

    Efforts to expand from government business into private and entrepreneurial arenas have been plagued by strategic challenges

    Advice to Management

    Trying to do too many new things at once has sunk many a company - even ones with entrepreneurial experience. For a government provider, this is a pretty big leap.


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  5. Good Company

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, growing with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    do not allow telecommuting even though many jobs are telephonic.


  6. Colorado Access

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Local organization, providing benefits for the less fortunate in Colorado. Services include Medicare, Medicaid, CHP+, Regional Care Collaborative, Access Long Term Solutions and more

    Cons

    Limited Resources, tends to operate in silos. Non transparent communication, manual processes. lack organization, poor communication from the top down.


  7. I loved the mission and the people.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits were good, the pay was competitive and most departments had a good work life balance. The mission to server the underserved showed in most employees. They are trying to change the culture.

    Cons

    It was as if the company was stuck in the 1980s with the "this is the way we have always done it" mentality. Many of the tools and processes given the employees were outdated, not properly implemented or maintained. Colorado Access seemed to have a high turnover. New employees would come onboard be excited for about 10 months or so and start looking for work elsewhere. There was an effort to stay compliant with HIPAA for the entry level employees but it was not consistent and ignored by some upper management. It seemed one proper audit from a large fine.

    Advice to Management

    Learn about best practices, implement them or just close up shop, a behavioral health company that won't change it's own behavior isn't healthy


  8. Company has lost it's feeling of family

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colorado Access full-time

    Pros

    Hard working, dedicated people who care about the members they serve.

    Cons

    Outsourcing of the IT department and many of the work previously handled in-house has made the company vulnerable. The business used to be able to move very nimbly. It could resolve issues, launch new lines of business, and turn around new processes very quickly. The reason for this was often due to the subject matter experts they had on-hand. Now that they have lost much of this knowledge base, everything will take exponentially longer. This will result in increased risk, failure to meet go-live dates, frequent misses of due dates and poorer data quality.

    Advice to Management

    Do not try to move so fast now - you won't be able to expand as quickly or take on as many large projects as you used to be able to in the past. Change your expectations to match your current resources.


  9. Company that really cares about the underservered population

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Provider Relations Representative in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Provider Relations Representative in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Leadership and Management staff , company really encourages a life outside of work.

    Cons

    Can be very demanding at times, because of the work load


  10. Helpful (1)

    Loved my job, hated being outsourced

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    Current Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to administer the database as I saw fit. No micromanagement. I really loved my teammates.

    Cons

    All of our team was outsourced except for two people to an Indian based consulting firm. We were allowed to interview for our jobs but none of us were considered qualified for the jobs we had worked for years. This is either a move of desperation or a way to lower wages and send good paying, American jobs to India. I am deeply saddened by this move.

    Advice to Management

    HIPPA compliance is going to be an issue. My advice to management is to find another job before you too are replaced. The director was fired and the CIO went back to his previous job.


  11. Small Company, good mission

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Developer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A relaxed environment, but professional. good mission.

    Cons

    Poor Salary, not much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe get a 2nd opinion on your "Market Salary Survey", you're not really in the market to keep any talent.



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