Health Net of California
3.1 of 5 13 reviews
www.healthnet.com Woodland Hills, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated May 5, 2014

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Jay M. Gellert

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good working environment.

    Marketing Associate (Former Employee)
    Woodland Hills, CA

    ProsGood employee morale. Everyone is happy to do their work.

    ConsConstant change of senior management strategy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is good company to work for

    Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Rancho Cordova, CA

    ProsEmployee benefits: matching 401K, wellness policy, education reimbursement

    Consexecutive management and leadership. you cannot trust your management team

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should appreciate employees more and do not let good talents leaving to competitor companies. Employees are losing trust in the executive management because of contract restructuring.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No guarantees...Your results may vary!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMy experience at Health Net was great as long as the management in my department was good. I worked hard and my manager let me know I was appreciated. I know individuals from other departments that are long term employees an d are very happy and satisfied with the job. The benefits are decent, but they tweak them often, and they seem to be on a downward spiral. Job satisfaction is tied to how efficiently run your department is, and results vary widely.

    ConsMy experience at Health Net was great until a new manager was transferred in that was clueless. Everyone under him suffered greatly, and no one above him seemed to care. Several left, many more are looking.

    Management skill varies greatly between departments. Many of the managers with absolutely abysmal knowledge/skill are in positions of authority doing very poor jobs, working right alongside other managers who are dedicated top acheivers. Both are treated the same by upper management. NO ONE wants to rock the boat, and bad people are rarely removed, which causes good people to look for other employment. After a few years of this, most of the good workers have moved on. The ones that stay are bitter and unhappy.

    No one is sure what the role of the HR department is (Called OE at Health Net). They seem to be defensive of any misconduct by management, and completely unsupportive of the employees. On seeking advice regarding illegal and discriminatory conduct by a manager, one employee was told, "Well you know its an "At Will" state and your manager can fire you for any reason." Yep, that was helpful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive your OE department some power to improve the behavior of your managers. They seem to feel there are no solutions available to them. Health Net is doomed to always trail the competition if we keep losing our best talent and have to get new people up to speed every six months.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    My time at Health Net was a good experience and I enjoyed working there.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Rancho Cordova, CA

    ProsI no longer know because they have outsourced many functions and I believe it is now a very different place than when I worked there.

    ConsOutsourcing has caused problems for the general population.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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    Good company with potential, management seems to have lost focus

    Health Care Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Sacramento, CA

    ProsDecent benefits, good working enviornment

    ConsTypical highly bureaucratic HMO, communication with Sr. management is unidirectional

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cooperative people amidst a changing environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Woodland Hills, CA

    ProsFor most part there is open information sharing within the company. People are cooperative and happy to assist in projects. The management tries to make employees feel valued.

    ConsOpportunities for advancement might be somewhat limited. Management seems to change strategy every 6 months. The company had been going through a series of layoffs. There isn't a feeling of stability within the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to chart a clear course for the company and stick to it. Constant changes make the employees lose faith in the management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Health Net Culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Woodland Hills, CA

    ProsGreat benefits all around. Work / Life balance is good. Great people to work with. Very loose / laid back culture.

    ConsOut of touch leadership. Leadership not seriously in tune with the needs of the business. More talk than action. No aspiration from management to grow, nor compete in the marketplace.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHold all levels of management accountable. Too many leaders are there to pick up a paycheck and have no interest in moving the company forward.

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    Health Net. The Wrong Decision.

    (Former Employee)
    Woodland Hills, CA

    ProsThe salary and benefits are standard for the market. The office buildings are convenient to restaurants, shopping malls, freeways and local transportation.

    ConsLay-offs, budget cuts, and shareholder performance pressure are the norm for Health Net.
    Opportunity for advancement is slim if you are not in Sales or a Sales-related support position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHealth Net underwent 12 re-organizations in the past 4 years. Poor decisions are being made re: leadership, operations, and the strategic direction for the company. Health Net struggles to maintain market share while ineffectually doing little to improve customer service and retention. Every aspect of company operations is problematic, and often poorly planned "band aid" solutions are put into place that only exacerbate the problems and frustrate employees and customers alike (Health Net's typical method of correcting for these misguided efforts is more lay-offs and budget cuts). Perhaps it's time for Health Net to seriously consider acquisition by another health plan.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    a place to work for a life time

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Woodland Hills, CA

    Prosrelaxed work place, good training and nice coworkers

    Consoutdated softwares, lack of documentation

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to do better on documenting things

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Health Net - A Better Decision?

    Senior Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    Woodland Hills, CA

    ProsHealth Insurance is a safe bet in today's economy. Health Net is the last regional insurer left in California adding a competitive edge. Salaries and benefits are decent, including a $5k annual tuition reimbursement. PTO allowance is graduated based on years worked and severance packages are 1 month salary for 1 year worked (up to 12 months). Internal career growth is good if you have ambition to apply for jobs that will challenge your skills.

    ConsHealth Net has gave in to industry pressure to outsource many operational areas including claims and IT. While Health Net is one of the last to do so, it is unfortunate to see jobs going offshore. Like any large company, getting things done can be difficult here. People and negotiating skills are a must.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would say they need to focus on making small yet high impact projects successful before tackling the major multi-year projects that always seem to fail. The company needs to become much more agile and efficient. Smaller projects are often what makes a difference to our goals and profitability yet they seem to given the least resources and the most red tape.

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