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NaviNet Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
56 Reviews
4.5
56 Reviews
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Frank Ingari
34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work / life balance, compensation, location, team-oriented environment, benefits (in 10 reviews)

  • Lots of flexibility to work from home if necessary- everyone gets a laptop (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • They are changing their business model which means some people may be stuck supporting dead end legacy code until it is finally retired (in 4 reviews)

  • The middle management needs some help and refocus on how to talk to each other (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    work here! get the net - net below.

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

    I have been working at NaviNet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    walk from the T, or park your car, plop right down in a comfy chair and attend a town hall meeting in the laid back lounge setting, and submit a question (or two), nominate a coworker, have an idea? there is open door management, pizza Friday after a long week, summer outings, training sessions, webinars, benefits to keep your teeth aligned, massages, (ping pong, too, people!), corporate recess, heck no, don't trek through the snow, work from home, and pick from a pile of vacation days!

    Cons

    I cannot think of a single reason why you wouldn't want to set your alarm, rise and shine, and go to work at NaviNet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ping pong tournament

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best Places to Work

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

    I have been working at NaviNet

    Pros

    The culture at NaviNet is very collaborative and open from the top down. It is the first place I have worked in fifteen years in my career where it is likely to run into the CEO getting coffee in the kitchen (or refilling the coffee cups in the kitchen!). Frank Ingari sets a tone that the rest of the leadership here follows which includes loving what you do, being valued where you work and balancing that work passion with your life outside of the office. We have monthly Town Halls where we learn about what is happening on a corporate level a well as individual departments...questions are welcome and joking encouraged. It truly sets a tone of being in this together and given all of the developments and changes-it makes for an exciting time to work at NaviNet.

    Cons

    People stay at NaviNet for a long time-which is a pro, but it can be tough for newer hires to learn the ropes. I think it is something that is continuously improving as we grow though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to value the talent that is here and make sure the successes of individuals and teams are celebrated and acknowledged.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Mover and Shaker in the Healthcare IT Industry!

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

    I have been working at NaviNet full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The culture and atmosphere at NaviNet is truly unique; from pizza & beer Fridays, to the casual dress and Town Hall monthly meetings with EVERYONE in the office. However, NaviNet reaches beyond this to truly embrace an inclusive community. Different departments are encouraged to collaborate; both informally, and formally through the NaviNet sponsored Off the Grid competition every year. The office is an open format and you can feel a positive buzz as people communicate in groups and work toward their projects. Coming from a large top-tier corporate law firm, this organization has the right mix of focus, energy, collaboration, encouragement, and positive dynamics.

    Cons

    According to NaviNet's history, we are still overcoming some "old culture" mentality and embracing the new direction that is coming from top management. Therefore, many reviews from years past do not accurately reflect the current state of the organization. This is an active environment; it is extremely dynamic and ever-changing as it grows to be an industry leader. This can naturally produce pressure and fatigue over the long stretch. However, I do think that NaviNet leaders try to address this with other incentive programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The current management at NaviNet is extremely relevant and in touch with the organization. There is a direct line from the top/down, and all of the management and executive team are extremely approachable and open to feedback. NaviNet invests an incredible amount of energy in their employees, and this translates to a sense of inclusion and being part of the team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    NaviNet Response

    May 8, 2014Talent Acquisition & Retention Specialist

    Thanks for addressing some of the past, less positive remarks on our culture. I appreciate the acknowledgment of our efforts to improve the health of our culture by engaging and appreciating our ... More

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  5.  

    Best team and outstanding technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at NaviNet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    What I like most about NaviNet is the outstanding technology that we use here. We have a highly collaborative environment where there are designated individuals for every aspect of the software development process. We use lean method and I mean seriously the real thing, and we have collective ownership to the code/process/documentation. The team is very friendly and highly technical. Can it get better than that?

    Cons

    Large team and not everyone adhering to the proper standards and practices

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Navinet in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director, Navinet in Boston, MA

    I have been working at NaviNet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working within incredibly bright highly motivated colleagues on the future of healthcare collaboration that lowers costs and improves patient outcomes. Quality, innovation, and continuous improvement are part of the cultural fabric at NaviNet.

    Hiring standards are very high and every candidate must pass the NaviNet Audition which involves defining a solution based on a set of requirements with several NaviNet Staff. The audition is customized to the type of position (e.g. Software Engineering, User Experience or Product Development). This rigorous interview process insures only best candidates are hired.

    NaviNet holds an Off The Grid (OTG) event once a year where work is stopped and the staff forms small teams to work on innovative ideas for two days (hence off the grid). These projects are presented to the company on the third day, judged, and prizes are awarded. Many of these ideas make their way back into the Product Development Life-cycle.

    The salary and benefits are competitive and it is hard to beat the location, three blocks from South Station - Boston, MA. In fact, most of the staff at the organization uses public transportation with quite a few cycling in from the surrounding areas. The casual dress and Beer Friday's are icing on the cake.

    Cons

    There is quite a bit of technical debt that has been accumulated over the years but with the transition from a service organization to a product organization that debt should be easier to refactor. replace or retire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Place to Be...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at NaviNet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment, they hire the "right" people
    Not political
    Good benefits, vacation time, work-life balance, etc.

    Cons

    Company still seems to be ramping up, transitioning to productized platform
    Feels like an entrepreneurial company still, which may not be the perfect fit for everyone (I like it)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Engage your employees with the vision of the company and the mission to improve healthcare

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    NaviNet Response

    May 8, 2014Talent Acquisition & Retention Specialist

    You bring up a valuable point regarding our ramp up efforts. We think and feel like a start up with an "all hands on deck" mentality and therefore, there's a lot of ambiguity. Like you, I enjoy this ... More

  8.  

    Excellent culture, really smart people, a great CEO, a learning and challenging environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at NaviNet full-time

    Pros

    Most roles are flexible, the leadership gives you autonomy, there are many opportunities available. There is a lot to learn, many challenges to be had, and we are always improving.
    The vision / mission of the company is sound and people seem to care.
    I like feeling like I can go out for a beer with most people I work with
    Pizza and Beer Fridays, Lunches, Sporting activities, and great work functions
    I've had training every year I've worked at the company to help myself grow
    I've had a lot of opportunities to try new things and learn where my strengths are

    Cons

    Being operationally efficient is something that NaviNet still has a lot to improve on.
    We are transitioning I think very effectively from a Professional Services company only to a Product Company and Professional Services company. We still have a lot of people that are project focused, (i.e., there is a short term project with an end date...) without the mindset to be operationally focused for the long term. (i.e., this thing is going to live on for a long time and we have to support its success. There are some folks that are learning how to operate differently and others that will probably need to find something else to do for us to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest a lot of time in the market listening and prioritizing with our customers their problems.
    Set a longer term vision
    Set challenging goals
    Ensure there is accountability and follow up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at NaviNet full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work / life balance, compensation, location, team-oriented environment, benefits

    Cons

    Not for a person who does not embrace a fast-paced environment and does not have the ability or desire to juggle competing priorities. Also, in this competitive market, it's difficult to hire enough engineers.

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

    Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at NaviNet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    All of the added perks raise employee moral. The company promotes creativity. It is a really fun place to work. I feel valued as an employee. The company sponcers many activites outside of the work place where employees and their families can spend time together and have fun. The atmosphere and culture at this company is great. Most people are friendly and willing to help you succeed. While it is a fun place to work, really important and market changing business takes place here. This company is definitely heading in the right direction.

    Cons

    At this time, I do not have anything negative to share about NaviNet.

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

    NaviNet is in an interesting healthcare niche, but needs improvement in some departments.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Provider Operations in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Provider Operations in Boston, MA

    I have been working at NaviNet full-time

    Pros

    NaviNet has created a unique network of providers and health plans to enhance healthcare communication.

    Senior management is dedicated to expanding the company and providing growth opportunities to employees.

    Benefits and employee events are above average. Two parties including families are held annually and ongoing lunches and social hours reward hard working employees.

    Interesting projects are available for software developers.

    Long-term system issues are finally being addressed by senior management.

    Employee turnover is very low for a software company.

    Cons

    Without a software background, career advancement is limited in non-engineering departments.

    Lower and middle management positions are often filled with friends of managers and rarely offered to internal candidates, who often have years of NaviNet and industry experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue demanding constant process improvements for all departments.

    Seek feedback from individual contributors and team leaders in all departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    NaviNet Response

    May 8, 2014Talent Acquisition & Retention Specialist

    Thanks for contributing this feedback; it's highly valued. Please don't hesitate to reach out to any of your colleagues in HR for support and suggestions on career advancement!

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