Health Net Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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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

    I loved working with this company everyone was very professional.

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    Former Employee - Intake Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intake Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Health Net

    Pros

    The environment was very professional and it was the best company by far that I have worked for.

    Cons

    I worked in the mental health & substance abuse department and at times it was very challenging speaking with people who were going through many difficult times in life but rewarding because I got to help them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To keep a professional relationship with all employees and never bring personal issues to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Its a job...

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    Current Employee - Product Development Coordinator in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Product Development Coordinator in Woodland Hills, CA

    I have been working at Health Net

    Pros

    Paid time off is pretty good.

    Cons

    Benefits completely stink, I hate them!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more to the employees during yearly reviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Great team but need a lot of restructuring and improvement

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    Current Employee - Commissions in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Commissions in Woodland Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    If your lucky to be be surrounded with a good, tight team then your time there will be great.
    The work will be repetitive and boring from time to time depending on what you do

    Cons

    The work will be repetitive and boring from time to time depending on what you do.
    Deadline are never met.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to new ideas.
    Let everyone voices be heard.
    Improve the system with the 21st century and not use outdated software aka Microsoft Access
    Less OT hours, 20 hours a week is insane!!!!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Executive Assistant

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Health Net

    Pros

    - The vision to help the military community for their ultimate sacrifices
    - Health benefits are great
    - Salaries are competitive
    - Great access to transportation and has a parking garage

    Cons

    - Management is deaf to the needs of lower level associates
    - Office morale is extremely low
    - Inadequate computer system
    - Only one in house tech

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Good Company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health Net

    Pros

    Good job with good pay.

    Cons

    Company supervisors very strict for no reason. Employees not allowed to associate except for lunch breaks, no relationship with employers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Truly a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits; great coworkers. There are a few departments that tend to be stressful but overall, its still a great job where you can build a career.

    Cons

    The not-so-great departments can make for a stressful work place but if you bide your time, you can apply in other departments that fit your work style.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the good managers, thanks! To the rest - take some HR courses or find a job that better fits your personality. Not everyone is cut out for management.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Used to be a great company before a change in vision to head towards a train wreck that will be a catastrophic failure!

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

    I worked at Health Net

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly Associate Service Center.

    Cons

    Everyone is probably getting re-badged or laid off. Managers promote incompetence and failure, and do not promote hard work and dedication because the incompetent people have learned to push the hard workers out of their way by spreading false rumors to destroy reputations so they look better themselves. The new outsourcing model to outsource everything to a company that isn't even built out yet is ridicuous. They have no idea what they are doing and there is no real plans for taking over the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    OE should do a review of managers, directors, and above that have been brought in from the outside over the last 14 months. They should review merit increases for favoritism for the good ol boys club.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Strong individ contributors dumped on/not rewarded for it, weak staff ignored but employed, poor info sharing

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    Current Employee - Consumer Product in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Consumer Product in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    At associate level: when you produce you get more interesting assignments; when you make your boss look good you get more face time (but mostly so they can give you more work). It's flattering. but a better use of that extra two hours a week of VP/Director time would involve developing weaker staff (vs.; dumping that work on achieving associates who are already doing the weak associate's work too).

    Cons

    Associates are paid based on role/job title's assigned salary band rather than on the actual work/assignments they effectively produce day in and day out. Any move to a higher salary band is treated as a promotion-- and there is a limit to how many they'll give each year in any department. Right sizing an associate's salary band is NOT a reward-- you are finally paying them (a year or more late) for the work you dumped on them and they did well without any coaching or guidance. When work horses realize that flattery and more work is the only reward they'll get for doing work far above their assigned salary band then they go to a competitor. Afterwards, willfully ignorant senior management insist staff attrition is HR's fault due to uncompetitive salary levels based on associate title. That is not what is wrong. The teams losing more staff than usual are losing individual contributors that are routinely assigned (and successfully complete) managerial and director level work, but are compensated like average staff members doing much lower level work. These people do the work that gets their boss bonus money but they are not in a salary band where bonuses are even given. They quit because you put them in the wrong band (according to the work you entrust them with and they do well) and you won't make it right. They make more with a competitor because competitors assign a fair salary band even if the title at the new company indicates the associate will not have any direct reports. Get a clue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the weak if you don't have enough time to develop them-- and please stop hiring people you know don't have the right skill set and then expect someone else in a subordinate position to develop them; that is your job, If you make a poor hire it is your job to clean it up. Manage them effectively or admit you can't and terminate them. HR needs to investigate the real reason specific departments have turn over levels at 25 percent or more every single year. (These turn over levels are in white color salaried positions but look even worse than in hourly operational roles.) You can't do this forever - but if you don't address this at the vice president and director levels by interviewing departed staff then turn over and attrition will continue. You are in a service based industry and your assets come on the form of skilled and experienced staff. When you lose strong producers to competitors you only dig yourself into a deeper hole. Maybe it's that the company has Wall Street myopia and they truly don't have a business model that will support long term strategic management practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Good work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health Net

    Pros

    Casual dress code, good benefits, decent pay

    Cons

    Persistent System issues, Not much room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees that have been loyal to the company for years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Executive Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Health Net full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful competitive benefits and if you are able to be placed, you should take it

    Cons

    Can not think of any cons, except that I am not still there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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