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Health Net Reviews in Rancho Cordova, CA

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
148 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.  

    Good while it lasted

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    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Success is not celebrated, they want employees to be sheep

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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I won't miss it.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I have been working at Health Net full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    My coworkers are wonderful people.

    Cons

    The systems never work, management doesn't know much about the products, too much favoritism and unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your employees than your bonus and they might hate it less.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The employee comes last.

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    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Time for new new management

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    Current Employee - ITG Associate in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - ITG Associate in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I have been working at Health Net

    Pros

    Good benefits, before recent management decisions there was good team work.

    Cons

    Lacking senior management, poor ITG planning. Failed projects.
    Our HN One project was a MAJOR fiasco costing the company millions with NO net plus to the company and abandoned before completion. Our infrastructure is running on outdated systems and outdated thinking regarding the systems. We have a CEO with no vision or understanding that senior management bonuses for axing employees is not really good for the morale of the company and stock holders.
    The lack of vision and proper management has lead to the outsourcing and loss of valuable ITG associates leading to a loss of a knowledge base that will take a long time to recover from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit, find knowledgeable people and let them do their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive until outsourcing

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    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

  8.  

    Pharmacy Tech

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    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Trying to be better, but ITG is a dragging anchor

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    Current Employee - Manager in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I have been working at Health Net

    Pros

    Good work life balance, fair pay

    Cons

    ITG is a big problem, keeping this company from excelling in this tough industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring IT back in house.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    They have begun to outsource alot of areas

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    Former Employee - Manager, Payroll Systems in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Manager, Payroll Systems in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at Health Net

    Pros

    pay is very good for area

    Cons

    too much outsourcing has resulted in lack of ownership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    multiple 3rd party outsourcing has created issues and lack of ownership

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Difficult place to work right now. Company struggling financially. Lots of layoffs and a loss of company pride.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I have been working at Health Net

    Pros

    People are great -- supportive, friendly. They pay pretty well to get you in the door

    Cons

    They tease you with the promise of managment incentive bonuses, but two out of the last six years have paid nothing. Even though my performance is always rated Excellent, I've never received the % bonus for my level. There's always some excuse -- the plan was underfunded, the money went to another business unit or the company didn't meet its goals. After awhile that rhetoric gets old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    May be time to jettison Gellert as CEO but somehow the board doesn't have the will to do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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