Harvard Pilgrim Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. HPHC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harvard Pilgrim

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    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,

  2. 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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  3. Leaving as soon as I can

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harvard Pilgrim full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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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  5. Company is focused on its employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harvard Pilgrim

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the BBJ's top companies to work for 9 consecutive years.
    Great benefits. Focused on diversity and inclusion. Really cares about employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes too much coddling of employees. Afraid to make hard decisions. HR can be viewed as a roadblock and focuses on why something can't be done rather than how to make it happen.

    Advice to Management

    Eric is well respected and down to earth, but somewhat removed.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Member services

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    Current Employee - Member Services Associate in Quincy, MA
    Current Employee - Member Services Associate in Quincy, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Sometimes they don't burn the pizza in the cafeteria, and the elevators are rarely out of order. So that's a plus.

    Cons

    1. Extremely disrespectful environment, people in management roles who have zero people skills, never smile and shame you for asking a question. 2. Those of who've been here a log time get short end of stick when new people get tons of time off and better more preferable schedules.
    3. Pay is laughable. Our dept has the most member interaction and basically minim wage pay.
    4. Ridiculously costly health insurance premiums...
    5. Can't go to the bathroom when i want.
    6. Cannot have relationships with coworkers because of severe under staffing issues.
    7. It is amazing to me this is a health and human services company. It's kind of hilarious how ironic that is.
    8. Awful location. Traffic all the time.
    9. People smoke all over campus and not on the designated area. No one does anything about this.

    Don't work here. Everyone here is miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people more respectfully. Buy your departments lunch once in a while to recognize how hard people work. Say thank you.

  7. Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Harvard Pilgrim

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, great place to work

    Cons

    None - totally happy with my experience

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Good organization, but at a crossroad

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst III in Wellesley, MA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst III in Wellesley, MA

    I worked at Harvard Pilgrim full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work/family balance (depending on your role and department, ability to work remotely is encouraged). Benefit package is competitive, and the employees are intelligent and committed to producing quality work.

    Cons

    The organization was "flattened" in 2013, leaving fewer opportunities for senior professionals in non-managerial roles to break into supervisory positions. Limited career path.

    Advice to Management

    Company is stretching itself very thin by expanding its focus (going into new markets like CT and putting more emphasis on its Retiree product offerings) -- all this on the heels of a long and expensive IT systems revamping. Refocus on your core competencies and stop trying to be BCBS -- bigger isn't always better.

  9. Great company

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    Current Employee - RN Case Manager
    Current Employee - RN Case Manager

    I have been working at Harvard Pilgrim full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth. Good benefits. Work from home at times.

    Cons

    Out of date technology.

    Advice to Management

    Keep offering employees new challenges!

  10. Growth Opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harvard Pilgrim full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent support of professional education, training, etc.

    Cons

    New executive leadership is very scripted

    Advice to Management

    Continue workplace flexibility agendas to compete with competition

  11. Great Company!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harvard Pilgrim full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, amazing benefits, smart colleagues

    Cons

    low pay, sr management has changed the direction of the organization

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