Health Net
3.2 of 5 119 reviews
www.healthnet.com Woodland Hills, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 7, 2014

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Health Net President, CEO, and Director Jay M. Gellert

Jay M. Gellert

(66 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Can set own hours, good work/life balance"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Excellent pay and benefits, and in my department, great flexibility around work hours and telecommuting"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Constant political senior management battles and plenty of inept individuals at"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Many upper management executives are viewed as unapproachable and out of touch"
    in 6 reviews
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    Tough environment

    Organizational Effectiveness Department (Former Employee)
    Woodland Hills, CA

    ProsGreat pay, PTO and benefits.

    ConsMost departments do not communicate and worked in an extremely silo'd environment. Made collaboration challenging. Their technology is is lacking. IT was off shored which made it difficult when you had related issues - which occurred frequently - if not daily, on a weekly basis. Their monthly company-wide meetings were lacking and unenthusiastic...Company culture was poor, and supported an entitlement mentality (especially among more employees with seniority within the company).

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany culture and collaboration needs to be improved. Improvement in IT systems. Better recognition of OE and their role in the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    "Learn to value your employees"

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible work schedule within some departments. Good pay and benefits provided.

    ConsThe company does not value employees and training for new job opportunities is not provided.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider building a strategy that values employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    They only care about stock value not patients, doctors or their employees

    Management (Current Employee)
    Woodland Hills, CA

    ProsWfh and pto are nice benefits if approved

    ConsCutting networks and access to doctors and hospitals and laying off community outreach and wellness department. They don't give a crap about anything but the bottom line. They made a huge profit last year and then no salary increase until August instead of March after everyone busted their butt. What health insurance company cuts their wellness program!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKnowledge of company is lost due to turnover. When someone leaves they close position and "redistribute " their work to their team. They even set up their own employee hsa plan incorrectly and never announced it to date. They cut corners everywhere they can. No wifi. No cell service. No bonus for employees below management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible Culture; Horrible Leadership!

    Director, Organizational Effectiveness (Former Employee)
    Woodland Hills, CA

    ProsLoved working with my team in Corporate HR even though we were part of a horrible HR department

    ConsAssociates are not valued; Senior Management is only concerned with their own financial well being; This Company should be taken over by a bigger health care company that knows how to run a business properly and provide excellent products and services to consumers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou've created a horrible culture! Shame on you. Mr. Gellar - You are not Mark Zuckerberg! Don't wear a "hoodie" to a Senior Management meeting!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, good culture.

    Medicare (Former Employee)
    Woodland Hills, CA

    ProsPeople were nice, there was not a lot of competition or the typical corporate culture. Communication was always free flowing. Management was always willing to listen.

    ConsIn certain areas nepotism was very prevalent. Some employee did not do the basic job functions and were never disciplined.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees should be able to anonymously rate their bosses and it be a factor in the boss's review.

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    Success is not celebrated, they want employees to be sheep

    Senior Multimedia Designer (Former Employee)
    Rancho Cordova, CA

    ProsHealth Net does offer a VERY competitive salary. For the position of multimedia specialist I was paid very well.

    ConsThe company paid their upper level managers, CEO etc. very well, with enormous bonuses for no reason. I saw a lot of frivolous spending & departments that failed but management always punished the best employees.

    Don't expect common sense from this place, don't have your own ideas or innovative solutions. They want Sheep - employees to shut up and listen!

    Doesn't matter if you are the smartest, most efficient, hardworking or talented employee in your department. If you are better than your manager, you will get canned.

    If you are sexually harassed and have documentation, don't expect HR to do anything about it. In fact, don't tell anyone or you will get canned.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave some common sense. Give bonuses to the people who deserve it and not just to managers. Listen to your staff. Have staff reviews of managers themselves. Reward people fairly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Limited growth potential.

    Senior IT Auditor (Former Employee)
    Woodland Hills, CA

    ProsSalary is competitive and hours are flexible.

    ConsVery limited growth opportunities. Company is more focused on cutting costs (layoffs, outsourcing) than gaining market share and revenue.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on gaining market share and revenue.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worked for the Northeast Divison formally First Option Health Plan. Sold Hn to UHP in January 10. No Northeast anymore

    Recruiter (Former Employee)
    Old Bridge, NJ

    ProsAwesome people- Easy to get things done

    ConsTo many High salaried executive, they all came into the company demanding change before they knew how they really operated. Cannot believe Jay Geller is still in charge.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBiggest mistake you made selling out the East Coast.

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    Beautiful Place to work, wonderful surrondings

    Administrative Assistant II (Current Employee)
    Woodland Hills, CA

    ProsBenefits and extremely culturally diversified.

    ConsNot too many chances of improving or job growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice they are doing whst they can in light of the economy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent company to work for with plenty of opportunities for advancement.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAbility to learn different aspects about the company and find areas of advancement and growth

    ConsThe latter end of Health Net Northeast operations area had some weak areas in upper management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSelect supervisory positions more carefully

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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