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Magellan Health Reviews in Columbia, MD

Updated May 16, 2014
Updated May 16, 2014
105 Reviews
3.4
105 Reviews
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Barry Smith
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work from home opportunties are good (in 15 reviews)

  • They encourage work-life balance, caring for each other, and delivering great customer service (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Llack of management skils in middle management leeads to low employee morale in some departments (in 5 reviews)

  • Call center environment, still better then most (in 3 reviews)

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11 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Good experience overall

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health Associate  in  Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Health Associate in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Magellan Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, good people all around, good management

    Cons

    corporate layoffs and not tremendous growth opportunity

  2.  

    Dysfunctional

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Support  in  Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Magellan Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ability to work from home. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management. Leader hired friends who had no professional backgrounds. Passed blame down the line. High turnover. Changing priorities and no sense of direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those who have the experience in the areas that you do not. They actually may have good ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    getting better all the time.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Management Specialist II  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Data Management Specialist II in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Magellan Health full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good benefits, time off, friendly environment, and work at home availability.

    Cons

    very little chance for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lower level employees should be valued more.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Early years great, bankruptcy and restructure resulted in management mess

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Magellan Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Management in the first few years was great; balanced workload, pleasant team members, satisfactory salary, work-life balance great. Never expected to work extra hours without notice - usually a month's notice before large projects were due.

    Cons

    After bankruptcy in 2003, slew of middle management laid off and I was ricocheted around from group to group with no clear direction in my career path or expectations for my position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Ok at times

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    Former Employee - IT Staff  in  Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - IT Staff in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Magellan Health full-time

    Pros

    Work from home, co-workers, good location

    Cons

    constantly shrinking operations budget, more over-paid executives than necessary, and no way to great promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    share the wealth

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    overall it was ok

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Developer  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Lead Software Developer in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Magellan Health

    Pros

    cooperative team environment, technology used to develop product

    Cons

    evaluation process,salary range is very low

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Pay, Salary & Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Magellan Health

    Pros

    Very Top Notch Intelligent Employees

    Cons

    Political Environment - Not a friendly place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify upper management in all areas

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    NOT A GOOD PLACE

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Specialist II  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Claims Specialist II in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Magellan Health

    Pros

    you get all your PTO at the beginning of the year, flexible start time is great also. great team members.

    Cons

    you may not get to use all PTO and it doesn't roll over. No respect for employees. no salary increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote the work/life balance you guys push during the interview process. give raises to employees. dont only point out the wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great benefits/flexibility/work-life balance....

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Magellan Health

    Pros

    But low pay of an insurance company. Mission-driven company is nice (people care about this), but the quality of the professionals is a bit lacking overall (probably because of the stingy pay). My experience is that they don't reward good work with promotions in all departments, despite the CEO saying this is his philosophy. Cons are usually outweighed by the unrivaled Paid Time Off that everyone actually uses.

    Cons

    Oops, I included these above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Magellan Health

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    a lot of turnover in some areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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