L. A. Care Health Plan

  www.lacare.org
  www.lacare.org

L. A. Care Health Plan Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
19 Reviews
3.2
19 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Howard A. Kahn
13 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    This is a great place to work and to grow in the public health industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at L. A. Care Health Plan full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people. Constant learning environment

    Cons

    Organization Structure and processees needs improvement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    LA Care - The Good and the Bad

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

    I worked at L. A. Care Health Plan full-time

    Pros

    The company's mission is fantastic!!! They believe in providing quality healthcare to those that need it. Healthcare is a right - not a privilege!!!

    Cons

    The interview process and favoritism that happens is not great. Poor management with too much power in key roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's evolving rapidly, and it's an exciting time to work here

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

    I have been working at L. A. Care Health Plan full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you want an interesting and rewarding work experience knowing that what you do will really help others then this is the place for you. There's lots of diversity and recently leadership rolled out an employee fitness program that makes it fun to move more. And there is a different restaurant that comes in every day so you can buy lunch on premises. As far as benefits we have good ones, the pay is fine for most jobs, we get PTO instead of sick or vacation days which lets you use it without pinpointing what you did on your time off. The retirement plan and match is pretty good. We're going through huge changes because of Obamacare and its an exciting time to be at L.A. Care. It's evolving rapidly into a new and different organization. Kinda of like a bud blossoming.

    Cons

    Not managing changes well. Right now there is a lot of hiring going on which is good, but because we've run out of space it means people are having to move and sometimes into smaller spaces. So there's a bit of upheaval. The CEO is leaving and we just got a new HR head who's trying to prove himself so there's some adjustment to make. He was hot on not wearing open toed shoes recently. Once all the dust settles next year we should be stronger than ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show up at all staff meetings so we know who you are. There have been so many people hired in management that we don't know who is who any more. Let staff know more about what plans are for the future and what direction we are headed. Seems like sometimes there is no captain or crew steering the ship.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Lots of oppurtunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Intelligence Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Intelligence Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at L. A. Care Health Plan full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Salary, Perks , Good location, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Politics, Being a Health Care plan , company depends heavily on consultants, Technology is moving at a slow pace, can do better if the management adopts new technologies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    LA Care review

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

    I worked at L. A. Care Health Plan full-time

    Pros

    The people here are very nice and willing to help out. The mission is for a good cause to provide much needed health insurance.

    Cons

    The salaries are very low and not competitive to the outside market. Many people have to take large pay cuts to work here. There is a lot of turn over in many of the departments. Managers seem to drop of the race in working there, but HR seems to have a great turn over rate as well. To many policy and procedures much more than needed to get the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training for management and develop and work life balance for the hard working employees. Perhaps letting employees work from home once a week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great opportunity

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at L. A. Care Health Plan

    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
  8.  

    Watch out for the Medical Payment Systems and Services group

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at L. A. Care Health Plan as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    good business end-users to work with

    Cons

    Everybody seems to be afraid of the director. From day one I knew she was a non-technical manager and as a technical person that's always a challenge. Access was not granted to SQL Server, MS Access shares and the manager was blaming me. There was also no teamwork from the existing female developers there. It was a very distrusting and back-stabbing environment. Absolutely the worst job I ever had. If you like MS Access they'll be doing it for a very very long time because the director there has no concept of enterprise software. Eventually it will blow up in their face.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop micromanaging, be more open to technology, create more of a team-building environment, hire a technical manager.

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

    Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at L. A. Care Health Plan full-time (less than an year)

    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
  10.  

    A troubled company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at L. A. Care Health Plan full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  11.  

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

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

    I have been working at L. A. Care Health Plan as a contractor (less than an year)

    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

L. A. Care Health Plan Photos

Los Angeles Headquarters
Los Angeles Headquarters

+ Add Photo

Work at L. A. Care Health Plan? Share Your Experiences

L. A. Care Health Plan

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.