Health Net Reviews in Rancho Cordova, CA

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
135 Reviews
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Health Net President, CEO, and Director Jay M. Gellert
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Pros
  • The people are great, work life balance is good (in 15 reviews)

  • Excellent pay and benefits, and in my department, great flexibility around work hours and telecommuting (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Constant political senior management battles and plenty of inept individuals at (in 10 reviews)

  • Lack of communication between departments and leadership teams (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, happy overall.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I have been working at Health Net full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can set own hours, good work/life balance. good benefits including 401k matching and tuition reimbursement. Cafe & gym onsite.

    Cons

    No alot of room for growth unless you are very familiar with the health care industry. Hiring process can take months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many employees are not productive and accomplish very litte work, management doesnt seem to mind.
    Makes it hard for driven employees to work with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Positive until outsourcing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Associate in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - IT Associate in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I have been working at Health Net full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salaries seem competitive or on the higher range. People stay as employees a long time

    Cons

    They have outsourced IT twice Once in 2009 and all of it this year

  3.  

    Pharmacy Tech

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at Health Net full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay was the best, they are competitive. I was there for 7 years. They also have weekends and holidays off most of the times.

    Cons

    Play favorites, a lot of brown noses. and its do as I say and not as I do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its sad because they already know who will be Management, just go through the steps of interviewing employees, raising there hopes. Its a joke. How hard they work or put time in, does not matter. And the person already knows there getting the position, so of course its all over the office . Very unprofessional.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good while it lasted

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IT Security Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Security Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at Health Net full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Made lifetime friends, the skills that I learned helped me get a better job within the public sector.

    Cons

    Information Technology was racist, misogynist and homophobic. Very few diversity with limited blacks, hispanics and asians. Females have to fight to get promoted and paid fair. Outsourcing model is not it's best and Health Net only cares about making a profit and is no longer there for its customers or employees. Benefits are good but employees have to pay top dollar for them (not quite a benefit but an expense).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop encouraging racist behavior, misogynist attitudes and bring more diversity to your organization. Incorporate a zero nepotism policy to weed out the bad hiring that is occurring with 'white' boys club.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Success is not celebrated, they want employees to be sheep

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Multimedia Designer in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Multimedia Designer in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at Health Net full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Have 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Large company with a variety of positions.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Utilization Management Representative in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Utilization Management Representative in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at Health Net full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, variety of positions

    Cons

    Positions are available, but very competitive. Not to much opportunity for continuous advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage and support advancement of employees within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medicare in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Medicare in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at Health Net full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. The people you work with are great.

    Cons

    A lot of turnover in Management and they need to promote more internally. Once you leave the company they forget your name and achievements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pass out a compliment once in a while. Your paycheck is not a complement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The employee comes last.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at Health Net full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. There's really not much else to say that's good about this company. It was fun keeping track of who was in charge of this sinking ship from week to week.

    Cons

    Everything and I mean everything comes before the employee. We were kept in the dark, decisions were made without input and then changed again and again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Merge with United Health Care and get it done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It is a great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I have been working at Health Net full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Most supervisor's care for their employee.
    Usually flexible
    Opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Alot of computer issues.
    It takes switching departments to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Retains the Best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I have been working at Health Net

    Pros

    - People are very nice and professional
    - Health Net prides themselves in retaining the best employees
    - Pay is within standard market value
    - Good work life balance

    Cons

    - Medical Benefits are expensive to cover dependents and spouses
    - Request for anything are very slow
    - Senior Managers work long hours, sleep 4-5 hours and sometimes expects their lower level associates to do the same
    - Old technology that needs updating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Lower the Medical Benefit premiums so it's affordable to cover the families.
    - Improve technology and software for associates
    - Promote more women in Information Technology

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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