HealthTap

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2 people found this helpful  

Good potential for product- just wish it was a better place to work.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at HealthTap (more than an year)

Pros

-Had a noble mission about extending human life.
-Very smart co-workers
-A lot seemed to get done with minimal number of workers. They were efficient at squeezing out every last once of effort from the team.

Cons

-Management could be at times very condescending, interrupting people, dismissing ideas out of hand;
-As an intern, expect to get mindless assignments for which you are overqualified. Expect to get complicated/confusing instructions for assignments you spend days on, only to find out it was a useless assignment to begin with and not needed. They do not care about wasting your time. And they will likely not pay you.
-People keep leaving! Employee turnover is high. It's demoralizing.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

HealthTap Response

Apr 28, 2014HealthTap Talent & Happiness

We are pleased to respond with accurate and current facts (rather than misleading assertions) about what it’s like to work at HealthTap, and to invite you to HealthTap to experience our culture and ... More

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    Exciting mission, very poor culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at HealthTap full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Exciting mission to 'measurably prolong the life expectancy of humankind and improve people’s quality of life'
    - Fun people in the office
    - Great office location
    - Catered lunch and dinner
    - Free chocolate

    Cons

    - Culture of fear and intimidation
    - They will give you stock options but won't tell you how many are outstanding so you can't value them
    - Extremely high turnover. Great people leaving all the time
    - Everyone is scared of the CEO. He's often yelling at someone in the back room and doesn't seem to listen to people when they try to speak
    - Messy code base
    - Little to no transparency
    - Exhausting hours. People are in the office from 9AM - 2AM many days and in on Sundays too
    - 'Agile' processes are not followed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop yelling, listen to your team, and be honest with them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    HealthTap Response

    Apr 28, 2014HealthTap Talent & Happiness

    We are pleased to respond with accurate and current facts (rather than misleading assertions) about what it’s like to work at HealthTap, and to invite you to HealthTap to experience our culture and ... More

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    A team on a genuine mission to change the world for the better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Product in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    * Hypersmart people and cross-disciplinary team with top education and professional backgrounds
    * A product that is saving lives and is universally useful to billions of people around the world. (Gives the work a sense of purpose)
    * A mission-drive, change-the-world kind of culture with people who want to build the next huge company
    * A team that has a proven track record of rapid execution

    Cons

    * Scaling comes along with growing pains. The company has an opportunity and need to define processes and infrastructure that will transform it from a startup (that sometimes has to be in firefighting mode) to a well-oiled machine
    * The office could use more private meetings spaces for phone calls and meetings. Probably will have to expand to a new space after the next round of hires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Hire people with the right cultural fit -- self-starters, passionate about the mission, goals and deadline oriented, and those with a tolerance and enthusiasm for intensity in their work. The next batch of hires will be important in helping shape and scale the culture of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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