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StayWell Health Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
10 Reviews
2.6
10 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company does not seem to work well with applying vision and values to actual work processes.

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

    I worked at StayWell Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company 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.

    Cons

    Resistance 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Struggling organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    Dedicated people who are strong supporters of product and wellness programs.

    Cons

    -- lack of adequate resources from parent company (MediMedia) and investors to deliver products that can compete in the market place with low barriers to entry and multiple competitors
    -- constant top management changes get in way of achieving longer term goals
    -- living in 19th century technology (see 1st bullet)
    -- non-competitive employment proposition for employes -- poor benefits in comparison to similar sized organizations ... And continually chipping away and offering less and less; stopped 401k match

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -- invest or divest this organization ... Otherwise, it will die on vine without ability to compete or deliver products/services

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

    Not sure about the future of this company

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

    I worked at StayWell Health full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Company 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Employees Don't Matter!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    Most 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.

    Cons

    Sadly, 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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.

  6.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at StayWell Health

    Pros

    focus on health and helping others

    Cons

    new leadership has changed the organization for the worse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees want to be involved and know how to advance the organization. Communicate.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very management heavy, constant reorgs, too many incompetent people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at StayWell Health

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training Specialist  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Training Specialist in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at StayWell Health

    Pros

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

    Cons

    StayWell 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  9.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at StayWell Health

    Pros

    Flexible time. Free coffee. Holiday party.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Way 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at StayWell Health

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Process change is happening constantly

  11.  

    RIF's productive people but keeps the incompetent ones

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at StayWell Health

    Pros

    Nice facility that is easy to get to.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some respect towards your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend

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