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Magellan Health Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
135 Reviews
3.4
135 Reviews
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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 10 reviews)


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

  • discrimination with some work benefits from upper management (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    MFLCS are forced into full time employment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Military Family LIfe Consultant In ASIA
    Current Employee - Military Family LIfe Consultant In ASIA

    I have been working at Magellan Health full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good company. they try to modernize the company. active in the Market

    Cons

    Poor treatment of MFLCs. Poor Compensation Package . discriminatory practices against MFLCS. MFLCS are not offered same benefits as the rest of the company employees. Forced into full time , cut salary and offered benefits that does not benefit the employee rather than the company. No sick leave not poor paid time off based on hours worked due to the nature of out business rotational we end up with at least one month unpaid leave every 6 months. they only offer 6 days a year of vacation time which you never get because you use for the unpaid holidays you forced to take since you can not work and you are stuck oversees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    equate t all employee working for Magellan and offer the same benefits to all full time employees. stop discrimination against MFLCS in Benefits and Pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Stay away.

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

    I have been working at Magellan Health full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are supportive and friendly.

    Cons

    The CMC is poorly operated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    poor leader at the helm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It's never enough!

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

    I worked at Magellan Health (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits. Nice colleagues. Some flexibility in work schedule.

    Cons

    It's all a numbers game. There is too much rhetoric. Demanding. Management is afraid to speak up to the customer, so they agree to ridiculous promises. Constant fear and threat of losing the contract. Minimal increases if any in salary. Outdated computer systems/programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your staff are hanging on only because they are afraid of the current job market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Dysfunctional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Magellan Health full-time (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
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Unorganized and deceptive make the experience of an MFLC very frustrating.

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Military Family Life Counselor in Killeen, TX
    Former Employee - Military Family Life Counselor in Killeen, TX

    I worked at Magellan Health full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    None- other companies that provide MFLC's to military bases have higher standards, better training, competitive pay (comparable to what the market pays for education and experience of a licensed counselor)

    Cons

    Very, very deceptive toward employees. Magellan will say one thing, after hire and commitment they pull the rug out from under you- with no remorse.
    Magellan doesn't care about the welfare of military families in the least, as evidenced
    by management practices. The people that contract with them will never know due to deception. They are all about money- that goes to the top, a lot like Walmart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice, they just wouldn't get it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst Company to Work for-- Just say no

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - MFLC in Carolina, NC
    Current Contractor - MFLC in Carolina, NC

    I have been working at Magellan Health as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    This company has nothing that is good about it. They lie to their employees, they cut your pay for no reason other than the share holders need more money. Nothing good about this company.

    Cons

    They cut your pay for no reason, they give you no paid time off, you can never get a raise, you have no vacation, no sick days, absolutley no benefits. They call you, tell you have 48 hours to accept all their pay cuts or you will be replaced. The hire you, give you a contract, then break the contract so they can hire someone else that they can pay less money so that their shareholders can get more of the governement contract money they receive from the MFLC program. This company needs to be audited. Has to be one of the worst companies I have ever worked for other than Health Net. They do not care what type of workers they have, it is a horrible horrible company. I would never recommended ANYONE work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try thinking about someone other than yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sometimes pride comes with leaving a company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - MFLC
    Current Contractor - MFLC

    I have been working at Magellan Health as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Able to help families. Travel

    Cons

    MFLCs are unable to discuss with one another or outsiders the gross mismanagement and bullying behavior of supervisors. Company pays contractors (MFLCs) late on a regular basis, lost checks, 2.5 months late. Deceptive practices. No commitment to the welfare of Military families as evidenced by their actions. Poor ethics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-think the goals of the MFLC program- you are contracted to help military families. You can hire any employee to fill a position, but it takes a leader to attract and build a quality team of providers.
    It is obvious, you verbalize to MFLCs the conversations you know could bring a lawsuit. Employees know more than you think. You are bringing down the program- less continuity for military families. Best employees leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    If their lips are moving they're lying!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - MFLC
    Current Contractor - MFLC

    I have been working at Magellan Health as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Will build your frustration tolerance. Good interim job.

    Cons

    Have waited 4 months for a paycheck after many unanswered emails. They lose, delay and deny as an excuse for mismanagement. Treats employees poorly. Employees must keep quiet about massive problems if they want to work. Contracts poorly written.
    Contract employees must fulfill obligations of full time employees with no benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build better policy and systems and hold your middle managers accountable. Quality breeds quality. Leadership training is needed. In the long run people are important and they are the face of your business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Magellan treats their MFLC employees worst than Walmart

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

    I have been working at Magellan Health full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    No pros with Magellan Military Life Counselor.

    Cons

    6 Paid Time off Days that can only be used for holidays and sick days.
    6months assignments or less
    Average Health benefits.
    No vacation.
    Low pay for professional and licensed therapist.
    Forced to participate in their 401K which you are vested with 3 years. You must opt out of the 401k.
    Magellan MFLC employees don't get the same benefits as regular Magellan employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MAgellan MFLCs need vacation and more PTO days to have a an optimum quality of life and be more effective to services members and their family.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Baton Rouge Location is Awful!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Magellan Health full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The only pros are that most of the people are nice, and the PTO is good.

    Cons

    The cons include micromanagement, a pretentious manager, and an unsupportive and untrustworthy manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the department heads who support their employees instead of throwing them under the bus, who think before speaking or acting, who comprehend basic concepts and who do not micromanage. Having previous management experience does not mean one is a good manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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