Harvard Pilgrim Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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Eric H. Schultz
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  1. Associate Actuarial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harvard Pilgrim full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and work/life balance. Opportunities to grow in your career path. Great leadership and atmosphere in actuarial department. Regular communication about company visions between higher leadership and general employees.

    Cons

    Lack collaboration among different departments. Projects turn over time can sometimes be slow. Salaries could be relatively lower compared to similar companies due to its non-profit nature.

    Advice to Management

    Keep holding the frequent town hall meetings. Gradually improve the structure of the company such that there are effective communications and no duplicate work among departments


  2. This review is for the Institute, not the insurance side

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Harvard Pilgrim full-time

    Pros

    The people here are smart and hard working. The work is interesting and meaningful. Good benefits package - generous vacation, sick time, and 401K match. Good emphasis on work-life balance.

    Cons

    Grant funded work can be unpredictable and makes it difficult to purchase things or get training for anything that's not directly related to a specific grant. The career path can be difficult to figure out. Somewhat high turnover because from overwork or because the work was not what the person expected when joining. Pay could be higher.

    Advice to Management

    Monitor employee's workloads to ensure that they're not overburdened and that they are doing the work that was described to them.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Just do it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harvard Pilgrim full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, very competent CEO unlike the HMO's CEO that he came from. Has the tools and the connections, he just needs to be bold and use them.

    Cons

    Too many leadership folks who are "secretly" against Eric. Clean house and build the best organization you can. Don't be afraid. It starts with the right people.

    Advice to Management

    If you're not on board with Eric, get out and make room for someone who is. You are a coward to support him to his face, but undermine him behind his back given any possible opportunity.


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  5. Great company with open culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harvard Pilgrim (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of women at the top tier positions

    Cons

    Need for more flexibility company-wide. Each business unit determines the need for flexibility.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the people in the lower level positions in mind when positions become available.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Lacks direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harvard Pilgrim (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People Benefits Excellent retirement plan free parking telecommuting flexible work hours Nice physical work environment

    Cons

    "Us vs Them" between Wellesley and other sites Confusing growth strategy Turnover at the top - unsettling

    Advice to Management

    More change management education


  7. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Company, great to work for great environment

    Cons

    No career advancement, not enough bonus or raise


  8. Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and good benefits.

    Cons

    Company politics. The quiet hard working employee doesn't get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the employees that produce.


  9. HPHC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care has a Great Environment, values it's people highly!

    Cons

    No cons at Harvard Pilgrim at this time

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the IT architecture,


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work with plenty of opportunities for growth.

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    Current Employee - Business Data Analyst II in Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Business Data Analyst II in Wellesley, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harvard Pilgrim full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large well run company with many opportunities for advancement for those who want them. Employees treated with respect. Decent benefits. HQ building is very nice.

    Cons

    Lot of different departments, some times it can feel like you are working a in silo and you certainly won't know everybody in the building.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the constant improvements in the always changing health care environment, take nothing for granted, not even you employees.


  11. Leaving as soon as I can

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harvard Pilgrim full-time

    Pros

    LMA shuttle when you can catch it.

    Cons

    Gossipy office environment. Snobby doctors and academia types. High school like clicques.

    Advice to Management

    Management is an extension of all the nonsense that goes on in the office.



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