Humana

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Pros and Cons for Humana

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

I have been working at Humana

Pros

Compared to other companies in Louisville, Humana has very good benefits and other perks (i.e. subsidized fitness center, subsidized parking/public transportation, employee dining facilities, perks for healthy lifestyle and behavior, etc.). Since Humana is growing, job security seems very good. According to Humana's management, the company promotes internal career opportunities. And Humana seems to have a good reputation as a company and employer.

Cons

Salaries of long-time non-management employees (with a track record!) are not in step with current market conditions. Consequently, salary compression can be significant after 5+ years in the same position. It can be disheartening to see new hires with less experience and same or less education come in and make more money than a tenured, experienced and successful employee.
Middle management is not doing such a great job at grooming and advancing low-level non-management employees. There seems to be a reluctance to promote employees into a management position. This could be due in part to Humana's organizational structure which has more levels of management than non-management. Non-management consists of only three levels (not counting interns): specialists (hourly), analysts (salaried) and consultants (salaried). Management has the following levels: front-line leader, project manager, manager (1st level), manager (2nd level), director (1st level), director (2nd level), segment VP, VP, Senior VP.
Humana's performance review process is inadequate! Employees must first review themselves before managers prepare their appraisals. Around performance time, managers have to fight hard to get a good slice of the 'salary-increase-pie'. If your manager doesn't know how to fight, you loose!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide better training to middle management so they can be better managers to their direct reports.
Change the performance review process for non-management employees. Direct reports and managers should prepare their performance reviews concurrently, not one after the other. This would force managers to actually think about the contributions and performance of their direct reports.
Restructure Humana from a silo to a matrix organization. A matrix organization fosters learning and cross-training. And most importantly, it allows an organization to LIVE change, not just talk about it.

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    Make sure you know exactly what you're getting into...

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

    I have been working at Humana

    Pros

    Humana is generally staffed by intelligent, well-educated, ambitious people.

    Cons

    Since there are so few other options for employment in Louisville, Humana tends to under-deliver on the benefit and development fronts. In fact, human resources issues and insults to the workforce abound under a dictatorial HR chief. Also, it is widely known within that to get a decent raise one needs to move around the company a lot - good way to develop political skills, but a poor way of developing functional skills, I'd say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The political infighting among senior management is on display for the whole company to see, at times affecting the credibility and image of the players. This can be disruptive and disconcerting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Thinking of working at Humana? read on...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Advisor- Claims Review in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Clinical Advisor- Claims Review in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Humana

    Pros

    the bebefits are really great: 3 weeks paid vacation, excellent medical/dental insurance- a 6% match on your 401K- that's about it...

    Cons

    The management * (not the CEO)- but immediate mgmt. tends to be biased, unfair and unwulling to work with their staff. ( you're just a number- and they know they can fill your job tomorrow- and they treat you like it.) I have been there for over 5 years and nothing has changed despite over 1/2 dozen managers/supervisors....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to treat people with respect so that they might actually like to work there. Nurses are professiobals and treating us like 5 years olds will not win friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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