Health Net Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
127 Reviews
3.1
127 Reviews
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Health Net President, CEO, and Director Jay M. Gellert
Jay M. Gellert
70 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The people are great, work life balance is good (in 14 reviews)

  • Excellent pay and benefits, and in my department, great flexibility around work hours and telecommuting (in 7 reviews)


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

  • Many upper management executives are viewed as unapproachable and out of touch (in 6 reviews)

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Employee 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 for 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  

    Don't waste your time being a temp here

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

    I have been working at Health Net as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    the people here are friendly

    Cons

    impossible to get hired from temporary position unless you know someone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Health Net

    Pros

    Fair compensation. Good training.

    Cons

    Lots of outsourcing of work that threatens stability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider keeping more services in house.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Senior leadership has no vision. They change course repeatedly and consistantly waste, time, money and resources.

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

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

    Pros

    At the individual team level coworkers are great. Good location and surrounding area. Short ride from freeway to office. Facilities are comfortable and well maintained.

    Cons

    No long term vision at the senior executive level. Very reactive no long term planning. waste lots of money on projects that never get implemeted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run the company like you want to keep it forever, not like you want to run it into the ground for short term profits. Treat employees like they are valued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Business Analyst

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Woodland Hills, CA

    I worked at Health Net as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    long term employment, some of the employees have worked there for 10 + years

    Cons

    Crazy work timing starting at 5.30 am.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    was good while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Shelton, CT

    I worked at Health Net full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good hours. nice people. management keeps the employees happy. theres always some type of event going on.

    Cons

    company got bought out unfortunately.

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

    Not a place for enhancing your skills, good place if you don't care about that

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health Net full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    Top down, with people in wrong position

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Tough environment

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    Former Employee - Organizational Effectiveness Department  in  Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Organizational Effectiveness Department in Woodland Hills, CA

    I worked at Health Net full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, PTO and benefits.

    Cons

    Most departments do not communicate and worked in an extremely silo'd environment. Made collaboration challenging. Their technology is is lacking. IT was off shored which made it difficult when you had related issues - which occurred frequently - if not daily, on a weekly basis. Their monthly company-wide meetings were lacking and unenthusiastic...Company culture was poor, and supported an entitlement mentality (especially among more employees with seniority within the company).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company culture and collaboration needs to be improved. Improvement in IT systems. Better recognition of OE and their role in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, happy overall.

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    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 for 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    They only care about stock value not patients, doctors or their employees

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

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

    Pros

    Wfh and pto are nice benefits if approved

    Cons

    Cutting networks and access to doctors and hospitals and laying off community outreach and wellness department. They don't give a crap about anything but the bottom line. They made a huge profit last year and then no salary increase until August instead of March after everyone busted their butt. What health insurance company cuts their wellness program!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Knowledge of company is lost due to turnover. When someone leaves they close position and "redistribute " their work to their team. They even set up their own employee hsa plan incorrectly and never announced it to date. They cut corners everywhere they can. No wifi. No cell service. No bonus for employees below management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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