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Making a difference in the community..

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orange, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA

I worked at CalOptima as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

programs support the underserved in healthcare, good culture, great benefit options like 9/80 and tele-commuting

Cons

Can have many layers of approval and move slowly

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    CalOptima is a non-profit and values based manged care organization that makes a difference in peoples lives everyday.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA

    I have been working at CalOptima

    Pros

    Great work-life blance options (flex-hours, 9/80 work schedule)
    Exceptional benefits
    Connecting low income, seniors and working families with quality healthcare
    Making a difference in the communities that we live in
    Small enough to know people throughout the organization
    Balances hard work with fun and recogniton
    Recognized as a benchmark program and very efficent

    Cons

    Some limitations on tools and resources to get the job done
    On ocasion there are many levels of approvals which can slow things down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You do a great job of making important decisons and communicating that with the rest of the organization

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    Good stepping stone but it is not the end all...

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Orange, CA

    I worked at CalOptima

    Pros

    Good resume builder, you get the opportunity to work on lots of different projects, since the organization is small, you get visibility and expsoure to upper management. The benefits are awesome and very affordable. Some very smart people work here.

    Cons

    Somewhat of a government company means that there is a lot of red tape that needs to be addressed before actually getting something done (advisory committee vetting, board approval, etc). Some of the Exec team members are ruthless and have very poor management styles. Problem is everyone knows it and no one is brave enough to do anything about it. Overall, not a super friendly group. Lots of politics. Be careful who you trust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs to be the advocate for the employees. Stop pretending that you are. You just want to fool us into thinking we are supported when all you really are doing is gathering feedback and holding it against the person who was brave enough (or naive enough) to provide it.

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