Health Net Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Health Net President, CEO, and Director Jay M. Gellert
Jay M. Gellert
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Pros
  • Good Benefits and work-life balance (in 15 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Senior management disconnected with workforce (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Medicare Appeals and Grievance Supervisor in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Medicare Appeals and Grievance Supervisor in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Health Net (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work and all of my knowledge of Medicare was gained while working at Health Net.

    Cons

    Only con would be the distance that I traveled to work.


  2. Project Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Woodland Hills, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Health Net full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and co-workers!

    Cons

    Working in the Membership Department is difficult. Management and Sales expects so much when all the systems that are currently being used are very outdated and difficult to create reports from. There is so much manual work, not enough automation.


  3. Need to invest in IT solutions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance; able to work from home when needed. They pay well and have a great severance package which they have been careful to ensure covers their associates even after the sale to Centene (and before that, the Cognizant outsourcing).

    Cons

    Not enough IT support so constantly performing tasks manually that could be easily automated. Efficiency is not a value. Upper management is paternalistic and makes decisions that should be distributed to lower management.

    Advice to Management

    Automate & implement efficiencies


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  5. disappointed

    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative I in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative I in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Health Net (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have lots of pot lucks

    Cons

    The are not organized or helpful.


  6. Being sold

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Health Net full-time

    Pros

    Might be more opportunities once sold

    Cons

    Has not ever had a decent raise


  7. Helpful (4)

    Lacking Tech

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company just purchased might be what is needed to recover from years of tech mistakes and lacking/inadequate funding.

    Cons

    1/2 sr leadership comes from staff that only know Federal Services Exp. Limits outside knowledge brought to the table.

    Advice to Management

    When determining who will be in the retained org make sure the decisions are based on who has been able to deliver results and good people are not lost because insignificant things are elevated in an effort to make them look bad instead on how they have truly contributed toward the company meeting goals and achieving results


  8. Overall Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Health Net full-time

    Pros

    I enjoy working at health net, the pay is great and competitive. Also, you get good benefits, opportunities for growth, a great learning experience and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Some stuff are unorganized, expectations are too high sometimes considering the work and circumstances. They were sold recently, so you won't know how that will affect your future with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Put yourself in the shoes of your employee, you've been there before. It's important to act like a superior but it is also important to set a good example and want your employees to feel comfortable with you.


  9. Helpful (1)

    EASIEST MONEY EVER

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Health Net full-time

    Pros

    Best job EVER to sit around watching movies, listening to music, and shopping online all day. The laziest of them all can earn very easy money to do absolutely nothing but trying to find ways to keep yourself occupied while other people do the work.

    Cons

    Wake up and stop wasting money on unnecessary employees. HN can be profitable for everybody if you just clean house and pay attention on who is performing and who is getting away with doing nothing at all. Sick and tired of having a great work ethic when others are being paid doing nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and clean house. Some departments do not need worthless bodies earning a salary doing absolutely nothing. Let's make HN respected and profitable. Keep the employees who have a great work ethic and want to see HN succeed and get rid of the ones who are using HN and who laughs and brags on how they earn their paycheck.


  10. Sr. Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Lakewood, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Lakewood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary. good opportunities. Used to give 7500 tuition. Able to take days off without a problem. Managers are very easy going.

    Cons

    with the current situation, company is unstable. not sure what will happen within the next year. very behind with current technology.

    Advice to Management

    most of the managers we have at healthnet does not have a proper educational background. it is important to know the business, but when when it comes to managing people and project, managers should have proper training.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Good intentions, often poor execution

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    Current Employee - Supervisor Reporting and Data Analysis in Centreville, VA
    Current Employee - Supervisor Reporting and Data Analysis in Centreville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Health Net (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I truly believe Health Net is a company led by people who want to offer something positive to their customers, shareholders, and Employees. Some of the benefits at Health Net are very generous and there is a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    IT at Health Net is a mess. It is crippled by a tendency to choose the lowest bid for IT solutions and subcontractors. As well as massive amounts of process, paperwork, and bureaucracy. Pay is also inconsistent, it is particularly low to those in business side position but performing shadow IT rolls because it takes to long for IT to do anything.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more upfront particularly on IT. For years I have watched the company cheapskate on IT solutions only to spend many times the cost on people to compensate for bad IT systems.



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