L. A. Care Health Plan

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L. A. Care Health Plan Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
13 Reviews

3.2
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great opportunity

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    The Mission is what drives the work and production. benefits package us decent lots of learning opportunities as well college reimbursement.

    Cons

    No direction,lack diversity, morale slowly decreasing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the people that work they are the ones that have to implement the flawed ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Firm is in a unique position within the medical/health insurance industry. Quasi government. Defined benefit pension plan. Work/Life balance.

    Cons

    Growth due to Obamacare has caused structural and operational confusion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tread carefully. No mistakes please. Especially on tech investments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A troubled company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Work/life balance, good benefits and PTO

    Cons

    Rumors persist of outsourcing and the possibility that the LA Care contract might not be renewed with LA County. Management has forced employees to use the new core IT system since last year despite many serious bugs and its inability to process claims, causing major employee dissatisfaction. Current CEO has announced his departure and has mentally left the building

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with the employees--why have the last three all-hands meeting been cancelled with no explanation? What are of these consultants doing and why do you feel that employees are not deserving of any explanation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good learning opportunity, however, there is currently a level of disarray as the company is rapidly expanding

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Opportunity to wear multiple hats, autonomy, great place to learn

    Cons

    Somewhat disorganized and inefficient, lacking well structured procedures, over delegates to external vendors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor communication between management and staff

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

    Pros

    Benefits and supportive coworkers. Possibility of moving between departments.

    Cons

    Lack of processes and documented procedures. Little to no communication from managers.

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

    Good learning site but managers lack skills

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Specialist  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Good benefits, workload is average, and the industry is secure.

    Cons

    Management has a "Clique" of brown-nosers and you must befriend them to get ahead. Many managers are promoted because they are all talk and made friends with the clique. But few have ever taken formal supervisor or management training. People on other floors treat you like a stranger and can be rude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train the managers and make them share information with front line staff. Give new employees training on courtesy and team building. Fast growth is resulting in an impersonal, cold workplace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    senior recruiter

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Staff was friendly but found management after first day a little cool

    Cons

    no offices for recruiter, can conduct phone interviews with out everyone hearing you or disturbing others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be a little more friendly and caring of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Have no complaints; I needed a job in a down economy and they hired me, which gives me a great deal of loyalty.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    The benefits are quite good. They have a reputation for not paying as well as other companies but the benefits help balance it out. Plus you work to help people who need help, and that's a good feeling.

    Cons

    Sometimes we don't always know where we are going because of external forces, but I feel we will be just fine after Obamacare is all implemented and the dust settles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk among and talk with employees on all floors at least once a week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Medical Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN Case Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Medical management positions can telecommute

    Cons

    Can't think of any. I'm very happy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at LA Care in General

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director/In Operations  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director/In Operations in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    The mission, vision and values I believe in. We serve underserved and vulnerable populations in a managed care business model. We are now serving Medi-Medi members and disabled members and with the passing of the Affordable Care Act we will serve lots more members in the coming years.

    Cons

    -There is very little room for career growth in most departments
    -The management team is stifled by the executive team in general, communication between the two sets is poor
    -Fiefdom hood is the way the organization is run
    -We say we are ethical, and we are trained every year on ethics and doing the right thing, but upper management rarely does what they say management and employees should do
    -You really aren't allowed to express new and creative and smart ways of doing things and accomplishing one's goals or department objectives, it's a dictatorship mentality, so as long as one understands that, they can be happy under those rules. You are taught to have employees fear you.
    -The pay and benefits are low compared to our competitors. Executives make a lot but not management or employees, yet it's all public dollars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The executives need to look at the management and employee base of the organization and make real changes, otherwise people will continue to be unhappy, continue to leave, or remain and be unhappy and underappreciated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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