Humana

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Great

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Manager in San Juan, PR
Former Employee - Manager in San Juan, PR

I worked at Humana

Pros

Innovative, listens to associates and opinons. Good pay.

Cons

downsizing did not get rid of correct people, better balance of job and family

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Ok

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Humana

    Pros

    - Depending on the department that you work in, management can be very flexible about your work arrangements (work from home, etc.)
    - Family friendly envirionment
    - Cheap to live in Louisville
    - Suprising, great ethnic restaurants (wide range of food- indian, ethiopian, french, cuban, etc.)
    - Good pay- especially if recruited from out of town
    - For the most part, friendly people

    Cons

    - Difficult to find leadership opportunities since there is not a lot of movement amongst upper management (ex. Directors, VP). As a result, most movements are lateral.

    -Do not always find the most competent people working in roles- placement very heavily dependent on who you know.

    -If you are from out of town, the singles life here is disappointing. People get married and have families pretty young here (early to mid 20s).

    -Small town envirionment which can seem very cliquish if you are from out of town- circles here are very dependent on the neighborhoods you grew up in and the high school (yes high schoool) that you went to, regardless of your age. The cliques spill over into the work envirionment. Hence, you do not always find the most competent people working in the various roles across the company.

    - Unable to retain talent that it recruits from out of state. Those who tend to stay at the company are those who are either from Louisville or its surrounding areas, or have married someone from Louisville. if you are not from here, it can feel like you are living in a bubble.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs to move on and give the chance for new thoughts and ideas to penetrate throughout the company- CEO has been there for 15+ years. the company very much depends on the mindset that its past successes will automatically detemine that of its future- health insurance is an industry that has been historically stagnant and resistant to change. Yet with the onslaught of healthcare reform and the health industry's trend to become more consumer-centric, leadership needs FRESH, CREATIVE ideas...although ideas are being created in the trenches of middle management, it is not permeating upwards. As a result, the company many times is unable to retain the great talent that it recruits from out of state.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Work/Life Balance, Poor Pay/Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Humana

    Pros

    * 23 PTO days to start (29 after 10 years)
    * Some flexibility to work remotely (on my team, at least)
    * Work/life balance is good (regular 9-5 hours, at least on my team)
    * Great 401(k) matching program
    * Emphasis on promotion from within

    Cons

    * Health coverage plan is extremely poor (high-deductible, although there is an HSA matching contribution plan)
    * Raises are extremely rare (i.e. factoring in inflation, the longer you work here, the less you make)
    * Promotions seem few and far between
    * Siloed departments and functional areas (very little integration; sense of separateness even at the same location)
    * Many managers lack competency for their levels (they were promoted from call rep positions during Humana's growth in the past 10 years)
    * Diversity is limited (given lip service but not much more)
    * Gym is NOT free and has very limited hours
    * Cafeteria is expensive and of mediocre quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more clear and concise about strategy. Make high-level, top-down commitments to diversity and integration, particularly integration of data systems (consider fully implementing SAP or a similar ERP system). Create more clarity around career paths and possibilities. GIVE RAISES, at least cost-of-living adjustments; otherwise employees are losing money by staying (and good, intelligent employees will choose not to stay). Make the gym free (most other Fortune 500 companies have free gyms; no excuse for it not being so here, particularly for a health care company). Give employees better health plans, or at least more options.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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