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eHealth Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
24 Reviews
3.3
24 Reviews
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eHealth Chairman, President, and CEO Gary L. Lauer
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  1.  

    Good Company to Work For

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at eHealth as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Immediate group was very congenial as well as other departments and employees I worked with. Many people had been with the company for years, and they usually extended a lot of their temps and contractors.

    Cons

    In some cases I found it to be somewhat siloed and disconnected which made it uncomfortable for a temp at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good, positive work environment

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

    I have been working at eHealth as a contractor

    Pros

    The company offers good work/life balance. In general, employees are smart and motivated, team oriented. The management is invested in the well being of the employee. The company is large but not huge. It has a start-up feeling, in the sense that employees can make a personal contribution and feel that are making a difference.

    Cons

    Health insurance market has been rocketed by ObamaCare. It's still trying to find its bearing making the overall environment uneven. The ride can be bumpy and the business side will reflect that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    Before you judge this company understand the business model

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

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

    Pros

    Before you apply here, you need to understand the layout of the company structure. There is development , marketing and finance in the Bay area offices. Then there is Medicare engineering in Boston and China. Then there is a huge office in China that can only take orders but can not think on their own. So China office efficiency is about a 1/10th of US counterparts. Leadership is intelligent , as people at the bottom, can not imagine what leaders have to go through managing business based on Congresses mood of the day. Yes Obamacare, No Obamacare, Obmacare good, Obmacare bad, try to find leaders who can operate on daily changing business and regulatory environment. So I have to give that leadership A++.

    Cons

    The company has fiefdoms that operate differently from each other. There is nepotism. People are hired from the companies execs have worked before. If you worked at Yahoo! or eBay or Walmart.com, that will always be a plus. There are VPs who are not qualified to be more than a senior Analyst at best at other medium sized companies. There are VPs under VPs, feels like you are working at a retail bank.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up VP titles so the behavior and demeanor of the post of VP is restored. Clean up platform team as it is being run by bunch of Yahoos. Shrink the China team as majority of the people can not speak (but can write proficiently) english language this makes communicating with Chinese team very very difficult and sometimes impossible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great leadership, cares about employee development.

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

    I have been working at eHealth full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very satisfied with generous benefits, motivating profit-sharing, extremely flexible to allow for work-life balance. Leadership knows the industry, very involved from the politics of healthcare down to business focus and operations.

    Cons

    Middle managers in each department will determine your experience here. Some managers more competent than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing Company!

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

    I have been working at eHealth

    Pros

    Just got hired last week but it's already amazing!! They take great care in hiring, but if you get hired they're great. Great pay, amazingly affordable benefits, great training, and amazing people!

    Cons

    You have to really be on your game and must pass several tests or you may not survive training. If you study hard and pay attention you should be just fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at eHealth

    Pros

    office environment is very good

    Cons

    everything is moving so slowly

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Politics exist in some departments more than others

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at eHealth full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Choice of good snacks, fruits and drinks. Some (very few) senior management members easy to talk to.

    Cons

    Employees have their own groups, if you are not with someone who is close to senior management, you might as well start looking. Big gap between senior management and team members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know you team members and open your eyes to truly see those that have a negative influence or effect on the team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Westford, MA

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

    Pros

    i cant describe the pros

    Cons

    i cant describe the cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    It feels good to work for a company like this.

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good work life balance and ability to work in the South Bay or SOMA office. It feels good to work for a company that is providing an important service. This is also a place for advancement if you're on a career path.

    Cons

    Not as exciting as some of the other companies in the Bay Area, but it doesn't seem to attract the narcissistic types the popular companies seem to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to have faith in your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst job ever

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

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

    Pros

    Nice chairs, ok break room

    Cons

    Management, early and too late shifts, blatant favortism for few employees, no breaks, no team development, poor actual job training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be decent to staff, be more in touch that most of staff is disillusioned, stressed and just plain unhappy. Dont treat people like cogs in a machine. Keep promises made or dont make them until you can deliver.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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