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Great way to learn various aspects of both insurance and delivery of care

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

I worked at Group Health full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Shared vision for healthcare. Good people who are committed to the organizational vision. Lot's of opportunity to innovate and learn.

Cons

While the vision is strong there isn't a clear set of goals to get there. Some people are promoted out of convenience not in the best interest of the organization.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Cross pollination of different leaders so they have a better understanding of the whole business. Make decisions even if they aren't right because people look for that in leadership.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Work place bullying is condoned

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Group Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a Union that keeps you from being fired for whatever reason they decide to manufacture.

    Cons

    Clicks are rout of control. Managers have not been trained on dealing with conflicts in the work place nor have they been trained as to what they can legally do. HR looks the other way or works to cover up what lower management does. Bullying is looked at as personality differences and ignored. There have been sucides and attempted sucides by employes because management does not acknowledge or deal with "personality differences." If they want you fired they will go as far as manufacturing things you have done and put it in your personal file, then ignore all requests to see your personal file.
    Those who have been with the organization for many years are never held accountable for anything they do when at the same time newer hires have their job threatened repeatedly for the very same thing the "veterns" do.
    Lower management plays favorites blatantly. Upper management hires and promotes friends even though there is a policy against nepotism.
    The CEO let 3 years go by without questioning the financial status of the organization then blamed the CFO and let him go, then took the credit for doing something to turn the company around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get training, open your eyes to what is happening within the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great talk about values but little action to turn the values into a great experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Group Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Rich benefits, including retirement contributions
    Decent health insurance for the family
    If you don't want to work hard, you don't have to

    Cons

    Serious financial issues that will only get worse
    Extremely political and micro cultures throughout the organization
    Health insurance requires you to use GH. My outside provider constantly complained about all of the mistakes the insurance side of the house makes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break down the silos as there are best practices in different pockets of the org
    Listen to your patients / customers. While your products were unique when introduced, now a lot of physician groups allow you to email your doctor
    Be a patient. There are serious inconsistencies with the patient experience. Mystery shop GH and then try out some of GH's competitors in the area. The better patient experienceoutside begins with making an appointment and being greeted the front desk and only goes downhill from there. The one bright spot is the GH physicians.
    Look at the results of your VPs and EDs. Some are great at talking politics and that shields the fact that they are mostly playing politics and not doing much work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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