Health Net Reviews in Woodland Hills, CA

Updated July 16, 2014
Updated July 16, 2014
125 Reviews

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125 Reviews
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Health Net President, CEO, and Director Jay M. Gellert
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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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  1.  

    Competitive Organization within its industry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management  in  Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Woodland Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Overall great company to work for.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there is not consistency as far as advancement opportunities within the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All employees should be given equal advancement opportunity, especially if they seek to advance within the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Exellent company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Woodland Hills, CA

    I worked at Health Net for more than a year

    Pros

    Highly collaborative group of people. Will make you feel welcome

    Cons

    Leadership changes frequently and can be confusing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Happy Employee

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

    I have been working at Health Net full-time

    Pros

    Great place to develop your career and grow professionally

    Cons

    Very reactive culture, not proactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to change the culture from being reactive to proactive, you can make a huge difference!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 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
  6.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Tough environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    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 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Culture; Horrible Leadership!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Limited growth potential.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for 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

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