Aetna
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www.aetna.com Hartford, CT 5000+ Employees

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Great place to start off career with new skills, learn negotiating with clients, and develop time management skills.

Underwriting Analyst (Current Employee)
Walnut Creek, CA

I have been working at Aetna

ProsLaid back atmosphere with friendly people. Always have enough time to complete your work and know deadlines in advance. Get to learn Excel programming on independent projects and how to use various systems. Learn how to organize, prioritize, and effectively use limited resources to meet client's needs. Learn how to negotiate with tough salespoeple and develop communication skills. Great training programs both online and internal company trainings with constant new systems, products, and processes to learn. Get 3 weeks of PTO plus the usual holidays. Have lots of mini team events like luncheons, birthday lunchs, appreciation days, and holiday parties year around with great food.

ConsMethodology in using systems and processes is not unified amongst different teams and regions. Deadlines from salespeople with their requests fluctuates widely and sometimes there are very intense days where you don't have enough time to finish your tasks. Sales people are not as educated on systems and processes that underwriting uses. Some days there is nothing to do. Work type becomes extremely repetitive and boring after a while. Alot of filing involved and lots of complex systems to learn and remember. Initial learning curve is very steep and have to constantly ask mentor questions since on the job training doesn't teach you alot of things that come up in the job. Easy to get overwhelmed and confused in the many small little tasks. Pay is pretty low as initial job requirements don't require skill in any particular field. Company advancement opportunities are limited beyond current position to managing. Once you figure out the workflow there is very little variation. If looking for a business/analyst type job with creativity this is not the ideal job.

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior Management varies with some managers being super strict and anal about everything, while other managers are more laxed and allow you to do things at your own pace as long as you get your work done.

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If you can find a better place, go for it!

Senior Software Developer (Current Employee)
Middletown, CT

I have been working at Aetna


Pros: Good solid job if you have it (and are able to… Cons: Lots of layoffs this year in IT. Large offshore presence… Advice to Senior Management: Realize that knowledge that's not inhouse is knowledge lost. More

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good if you can get attention

Underwriter (Current Employee)
Walnut Creek, CA

I have been working at Aetna


Pros: flexibility with work load, friendly people, good training, good opportunities when communicated. can turn into a career if one is focused on… Cons: terrible medical benefits, work politics come into play more often than expected, no flexibility nor considerations for promotions. … Advice to Senior Management: give promotions and bonuses based on merit and make it an… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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