HMSA Reviews in Hawaii

Updated July 16, 2014
Updated July 16, 2014
17 Reviews
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    HMSA has a very complex work environment where the user was provided with the proper tools to be able to learn better. The resources were provided in a timely manner in order to deliver the project on time.

    Cons

    In the beginning of the projects it is a laid back work environment, whereas towards the end the project becomes very chaotic and complex. It lacks group cohesiveness and lack of organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide staff with more resources and proper training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It's all about who you know...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at HMSA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Umm, I guess the benefits and pay were decent for Hawaii.

    Cons

    Management is awful and spoiled. I have never seen so many unprofessional people in supervisor and upper management positions. And if you ever decide to stay out of the drama you will quickly get shut out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck keeping good employees when you have departments with multiple HR complaints keeping the wrong people in charge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful, spoiled management whose core values include lying and cheating

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Analyst in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at HMSA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Steady work in an ailing economy - you can have a full-time job at this company, for now.

    Cons

    Everything else: pay was terrible, supervision was terrible, executive management is greedy beyond evil, to say the very least. They are professional liars who are happy to suck your lifeblood until the day you realize you wasted your life in a cubicle working to make the world a worse off place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so greedy. You are a non-profit company who treats their executive management like royalty, at the expense of Hawaii's poor and desperate. Stop being so quick to overcharge your own people for life-or-death treatments and medications.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Always caring for and focused on their members.

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    Current Employee - Writer  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Writer in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at HMSA full-time

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Great sense of community
    - Promotes sense of being a part of a worthy and big cause
    - Good pay
    - Good employee benefits

    Cons

    - Very corporate
    - Very bureaucratic
    - Many employees/management are set in their ways
    - Departments aren't as unified as they could be

    Recommends
  6.  

    If your employees are happy and satisfied your customers will be happy and satisfied

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at HMSA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Medical benefits aren't bad but it isn't free which is what one would think working for an insurance carrier. They have a free gym. The people I had to work with most were great and some not so much but for the most part the people there were great.

    Cons

    No work life balance. They expect you to do more with less pay. Management is more concerned on their own career progression and image than doing what is right and fighting for their team. Longtime employees or lifers can sometimes be the road block as their ideas are old, stifled, conservative and non progressive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to be a consumer centric company why don't you focus at the core your employees and their growth, happiness and well being. If you paid a little more attention to the work load and the work balance then you wouldn't need to force these changes for consumerism because your workforce wod exude that and would want to do all that they could because they feel appreciated and compensated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    HMSA

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at HMSA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Solid, established, outward facing. Active in the community. Forward thinking always trying to be a better company.

    Cons

    Goes overboard on the security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You could be a little more visible - 3 dimensional visibility.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at HMSA

    Pros

    Great management that cares for people and does not discriminate on age!

    Cons

    Salary is low compared to mainland pay for same job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great going!

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Doing far less than my experience would enable me to.

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    Current Employee - Configuration Analyst  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Configuration Analyst in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at HMSA

    Pros

    Friendly, diverse, casual, welcoming to all cutlures.

    Cons

    Political, silo, difficult to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay.

  10.  

    Decent place to work for Hawaii.

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Analyst in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at HMSA

    Pros

    Large company, diverse experience, learn a lot.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, slow moving, slow to adapt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more fresh blood and healthcare expertise.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee

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    Former Employee - Provider Service Representative  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Provider Service Representative in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at HMSA

    Pros

    Nice Benefits, Great People, Good Environment

    Cons

    If you are commuting to town, there is no parking at the center

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    High turnover is CSR / PS departments.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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