Health Net Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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Health Net President, CEO, and Director Jay M. Gellert
Jay M. Gellert
95 Ratings

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. Outsourcing may save some money, but at what cost?

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Woodland Hills, CA

    I have been working at Health Net

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At this point, none. Used to be the people and the feeling that you were contributing to something that ultimately helps people.

    Cons

    Massive Outsourcing taking place, upper management only concerned with the bottom line and more than willing to blow off dedicated people with years of experience and critical company knowledge in favor of outsourcing jobs just to save a buck.

    Advice to Management

    Don't sacrifice what adds value to the company, outsourcing dedicated people who've been with the company for years, decades, and losing the valuable knowledge and skills they posesse is casting off the very thing that made Health Net stand out from other companies.


  2. Laziness is encouraged. Longevity and incompetence is rewarded

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA

    I have been working at Health Net

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent compensation, benefits package. Very generous work from home opportunities. If you're looking for an easy paycheck, have a hectic home life w kids maybe, little accountability, HN is a great place for you.

    Cons

    Don't expect recognition for doing a good job. Mediocrity is encouraged and is so pervasive in the company. "Good enough" is good enough at Health Net.

    Advice to Management

    No one without a bachelors degree (minimum) should ever be in a leadership position. Vice presidents at a minimum should know how to write standard English without obvious grammatical mistakes in formal communications. No one with just a high school degree should ever be promoted to a leadership position. Continuously communicate corporate strategy, goals, and vision often. HN is a company with no clear vision or direction.


  3. Helpful (1)

    My experience was very bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA

    I have been working at Health Net

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The vacation time was great.

    Cons

    Employees did not treat new employees well or even accepted.

    Advice to Management

    Review your current staff you have otherwise future employees will not last long


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  5. Helpful (1)

    I would look some place else

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Woodland Hills, CA

    I have been working at Health Net

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some good HR technology tools for both HR and the employees.

    Cons

    Weak HR practices, constant rounds of lay-offs, disconnected HR team. Lack of solidarity and teamwork. Poor direction and cohesive leadership

    Advice to Management

    Work on the culture and the profits will follow - happy employees who are in fear of losing their job on a daily basis will create a production work culture. Raise the bar on performance stop hiring the bottom rung.


  6. Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Woodland Hills, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation package, great people

    Cons

    Constant political senior management battles and plenty of inept individuals at senior management level leading to very low moral at rank and file..

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together and stop nepotism..it will catch up with sooner or later..


  7. Backward, Technology 10 Years Behind, Resistant To Innovation, Poor Executive Decisions

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health Net full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some good honest folk work there, victims of fallout from major IT outsourcing (executive decision).

    Cons

    Nearly all the cons of working at Health Net (IT) are related to one thing: the company they choose to outsource with and the partners of that company.

    Advice to Management

    Switch to another outsource company or switch back to insourcing.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Reactive, stressful environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Health Net full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - fair salaries - low overtime - one day each year, an In and Out truck comes in and a band is hired to entertain associates.

    Cons

    - Too many irons in the fire, inadequate resources applied to ensure success. - Extremely slow to respond to pain points across the enterprise. - Focus is on deadlines rather than planning and executing effective strategies. - ***** Complete lack of accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on stability and low-risk initiatives, then PLAN for them. Understand that deliverable deadlines based solely on need rarely produce quality, coherency or brand awareness.


  9. Organizational culture makes collaboration challenging

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Individual workers are knowledgeable and committed; facilities are comfortable and well-maintained; staff is genuinely interested in providing quality service.

    Cons

    Organizational culture is very political; systems are unreliable; in-depth understanding of data and system functionality has been outsourced to contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Provide incentive for internal resources to develop understanding of data and systems, break down silos and incentive for cross-functional collaboration. Develop a meaningful social architecture (a set of values that make sense) - the current HN "brand" is next to meaningless.


  10. worst company i have ever worked for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington Beach, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    decent salary, nice building in huntington beach, good severance package, nice door man, not too many car break ins like there use to be in the employee parking lot.

    Cons

    Micromanaged, low company morale, managers and supervisors have little education and are incompetent but are on a high horse, Verbally abused and interrogated constantly, no flexibililty. Not paid for overtime hours. Company likes to downsize by making life very difficult so that you leave on our own. Don't expect any appreciation here.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at the lower level supervisors and managers and what they are doing to employees.


  11. High School Mentality

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Health Net full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of places to eat or run to on your lunch. 2-weeks off in around Christmas and New Years in December.

    Cons

    Very immature, HR inappropriate, sexually, verbal and mental harassment in Tucson, Provider Network Management department, management looks the other way and does nothing. Overworked and understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    QUIT slapping mentally ill, lying, stealing, cheating employees on the hand only when they are caught doing so and quit covering up for them.



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