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Aetna, a tough place to work, but worth it overall.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Concurrent Review Nurse in Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Concurrent Review Nurse in Phoenix, AZ

I have been working at Aetna

Pros

Multiple positions across the nation, opportunities to transfer.

Cons

No Balance of Life-Work hours for salaried employees. We work a minimum of 60 hours a week just to keep up (barely) with the demands of our departments. No acknowledgements, thanks ever from Senior Management for working over and above required 40 hours a week, routinely.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get Real. Get out in the field, in the trenches, and see what the "worker bees" actually do with their time.
They are working much harder than Senior Management recognizes. Give Aetna Employees Health Plan benefits that are as good as the Federal Employees Packages they provide; lower premiums and deductibles. Offer Comp Time, or half Comp Time to Exempt Salaried employees.

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriting Analyst in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Underwriting Analyst in Walnut Creek, CA

    I have been working at Aetna

    Pros

    Laid 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.

    Cons

    Methodology 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 ManagementAdvice

    Senior 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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  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Middletown, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Middletown, CT

    I have been working at Aetna

    Pros

    Good solid job if you have it (and are able to keep it... lots of layoffs lately). Work at home is allowed.

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs this year in IT. Large offshore presence in India, which means USA IT jobs are never really safe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that knowledge that's not inhouse is knowledge lost.

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