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Turning the Titanic

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Current Employee - IT Product Manager
Current Employee - IT Product Manager

I have been working at Aetna full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Historically Aetna is a financially solid company and generally well respected in the health insurance / payer industry (which, buy it's nature, is viewed by most as a "necessary evil"). Aetna's current leadership, namely Mark Bertolini, understands that we can not rest on our 160 year-old 'laurels". In order to survive in the new world of health care and health insurance we need to evolve. That may mean that the company may look very different in 5-10 years than it does now.

Aetna has become largely a "virtual company" with many people working remotely or from home. This can provide a lot of flexibility and work-life balance.

Cons

There is a good risk that Aetna's sheer mass will prevent it from being agile enough to make the changes necessary to survive. There is also a risk that Aetna may need to get to a point where they need to "jettison" the legacy baggage that is holding it back. That would mean substantial layoffs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The vision is a good one. Don't be afraid to make the difficult decisions. And be wary of leaders within the rank that are afraid of and resistant to change. (They may claim that they are "on-board" but their behavior will demonstrate otherwise.)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Aetna

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Waste of time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aetna full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay and vacation time.

    Cons

    Horrible benefits, bad management, no structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop Playing favorites

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Desktop Support

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aetna

    Pros

    Laid back office environment, nice coworkers

    Cons

    Outsourced all their IT support to overseas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to in-house IT support

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