Health Net Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
137 Reviews
3.1
137 Reviews
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Health Net President, CEO, and Director Jay M. Gellert
Jay M. Gellert
73 Ratings

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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  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Management in Woodland Hills, CA

    I have been working at Health Net full-time (more than an 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Culture; Horrible Leadership!

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

    I worked at Health Net full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved working with my team in Corporate HR even though we were part of a horrible HR department

    Cons

    Associates are not valued; Senior Management is only concerned with their own financial well being; This Company should be taken over by a bigger health care company that knows how to run a business properly and provide excellent products and services to consumers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've created a horrible culture! Shame on you. Mr. Gellar - You are not Mark Zuckerberg! Don't wear a "hoodie" to a Senior Management meeting!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    "Learn to value your employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule within some departments. Good pay and benefits provided.

    Cons

    The company does not value employees and training for new job opportunities is not provided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider building a strategy that values employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Limited growth potential.

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Auditor in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Auditor in Woodland Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Salary is competitive and hours are flexible.

    Cons

    Very limited growth opportunities. Company is more focused on cutting costs (layoffs, outsourcing) than gaining market share and revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on gaining market share and revenue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company, good culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medicare in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Medicare in Woodland Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    People were nice, there was not a lot of competition or the typical corporate culture. Communication was always free flowing. Management was always willing to listen.

    Cons

    In certain areas nepotism was very prevalent. Some employee did not do the basic job functions and were never disciplined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees should be able to anonymously rate their bosses and it be a factor in the boss's review.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Worked for the Northeast Divison formally First Option Health Plan. Sold Hn to UHP in January 10. No Northeast anymore

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Old Bridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Old Bridge, NJ

    I worked at Health Net full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome people- Easy to get things done

    Cons

    To many High salaried executive, they all came into the company demanding change before they knew how they really operated. Cannot believe Jay Geller is still in charge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Biggest mistake you made selling out the East Coast.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    High School Mentality

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Health Net full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company to work for with plenty of opportunities for advancement.

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

    I worked at Health Net full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ability to learn different aspects about the company and find areas of advancement and growth

    Cons

    The latter end of Health Net Northeast operations area had some weak areas in upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Select supervisory positions more carefully

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company, but definitely has some pain points

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health Net full-time

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, and in my department, great flexibility around work hours and telecommuting. Great people to work with in almost every single area around the company - most employees really do care about the work they do and how it affects Health Net members and partners. Most leaders try to do the right thing by their employees to the extent they can within the power of their positions.

    Cons

    Work loads in my department went from heavy, but somewhat reasonable to overwhelming and intolerable, with no end in sight - unfortunately, it is not unique to my department. Horrible technology and lack of accountability in fixing issues and in putting together a long-term technology strategy. WAY TOO MANY lay offs - no one ever feels completely secure in their position. Extremely top heavy company - the number of directors, managers and even VPs with no one reporting to them is ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit expecting employees to handle more and more work and to continue 50-60 hour work weeks for months on end - perhaps if senior management would fix the top heavy nature of the organization and require that anyone in a manager, director or VP role have direct reports and are competent to lead people, Health Net could hire more FTEs to do the actual work. Stop band-aiding the technology issues and please stop providing "fluff" communications on how well the company is addressing IT issues - it is very apparent that Health Net is not any further ahead than they were 2 years ago - most would argue technology at Health Net is worse off now than 5 years ago. And last, do a better of job of long-term planning so that there is not the constant layoffs - its hard for current employees to feel secure and it wastes a lot of money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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