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StayWell Health Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
StayWell Health – Saint Paul – “Logo on StayWell Office”

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2.7 9 reviews

0% Approve of the CEO

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Paul Terry, Ph.D.

(2 ratings)

14% of employees recommend this company to a friend
9 Employee Reviews
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    Company does not seem to work well with applying vision and values to actual work processes.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompany and upper leadership do try to promote positive organizational values; nice work/life balance and flexibility in work schedule with a lot of opportunity for remote work.

    ConsResistance from upper leadership to stand firm on applying changes, resulting in staff anxiety and more importantly, poor outcomes; pay and medical benefits are below market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would suggest upper management do more to lead the organization on actual applied changes, rather than simply paining a pretty picture of vision and values.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not sure about the future of this company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of talented people with good intentions to do a good job. Flexible scheduling.

    ConsCompany does not seem to know where it is going and will move one way for awhile then shift. This leads to a lot of frustration and a lot of wasted resources.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not allow the company to spend time and money on something until you have truly thought it through.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Employees Don't Matter!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsMost of the employees are hard-working professionals. Due to the nature of the company, they offer an engaging, incentive-based wellness program. Some chances for advancement if you are the right person.

    ConsSadly, the most qualified people are typically NOT the people who get advanced! The hardest working, most qualified people are overlooked because they are also some of the most senior employees who would command the highest pay. Unqualified people are continually promoted into positions that they have no business being in - the clients are the ones who are hurt. Seasoned employees have also been replaced by whoever will accept the lowest pay, and quality has suffered.

    The company stifles creativity and innovation from employees who actually have the desire to contribute. The needs of clients are not what matters to this company; they are driven by profit and revenue growth. They continually make decisions to meet unrealistic numbers. The results are reorganizations and layoffs so the bottom line looks better than it actually is. The writing is on the wall - money is all that matters to this aging company, which is struggling to play keep-up with newer, more innovative companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating your employees like they are interchangeable cogs in a machine. Start communicating with your employees. The amount of VP's and upper management in this company is ridiculous - for your next reorganization, start from the top! Step into the current times for your employees. The most innovative companies allow telecommuting. It seems the only ones who are allowed to telecommute are again, upper management.

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    StayWell used to be great, now new leadership is sinking the ship

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    Prosfocus on health and helping others

    Consnew leadership has changed the organization for the worse

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees want to be involved and know how to advance the organization. Communicate.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very management heavy, constant reorgs, too many incompetent people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Eagan, MN

    ProsIt's an easy drive. Many people are nice to work with. There are some very smart people (generally not in management).

    ConsThere are far, far too many managers at Staywell. Many people have simply been there a long time and have ended up in management.

    Management is very chaotic. It's constantly in react mode often due to bad decisions made in the past.

    Currently, a new management team has taken over (none of which live in MN). They all fly in and out weekly and are simply there to prep the company to be sold (after which they'll be gone).

    Staywell is constantly cutting back (except in mgt travel expenses) and giving more and more work t to the remaining employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake your management title and see if anyone else will hire you and give you the same title. The fact they won't should tell you about why you're in management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    StayWell was exactly what I needed for a long time - positive, encouraging, supportive and welcoming.

    Training Specialist (Former Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsCulture of wellness, fantastic people, ability to make a difference in the lives of others and informal environment.

    ConsStayWell has been undergoing a significant period of transition for the past year and a half, which has resulted in some positive and not-so-positive changes. StayWell does not pay as well as many other organizations and there has been little opportunity for career growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour people are your best asset - never forget that! Otherwise, you've just got a pretty good Health Assessment tool and not much else.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No recognition for being overworked and very underpaid for the industry and years of experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsFlexible time. Free coffee. Holiday party.

    ConsHuge reorgs happening every couple years. Feels like there is little to no direction in career growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWay to top heavy. You don't need a manager or VP for every employee. Get innovative and retain staff by sharing information and treating them well.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with

    ConsProcess change is happening constantly

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    RIF's productive people but keeps the incompetent ones

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice facility that is easy to get to.

    ConsVery unstable and disorganized. Refuses to think forward. Still stuck somewhere in 1980.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow some respect towards your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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