Compare Oscar Health vs Flatiron Health BETASee how Flatiron Health vs. Oscar Health compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
What Employees Say
I have been working at Oscar Health full-time for less than a year
There are tons of things that make working at Oscar great as a Software Engineer, but I'll try to give my main points. - Everyone is so nice and easy to work with. It must just be because the... company is so small, but I've only had pleasant interactions with other people on my and other teams. People are so quick to help that it just startles me compared to other places I've worked. This extends to social issues too - everyone I've talked to is very liberal, especially on LGBT issues (and obviously healthcare). This makes it really easy to "be yourself at work," which a lot of companies claim is what happens, but I really believe it's actualized here. - Everyone seems more or less excited about the product we're building. It's legitimately cool that Oscar is working on refactoring healthcare, and everyone I talk to is legitimately impressed by our app, and the fact that we process claims in-house. And besides the tech behind it, the idea of a low cost health insurance plan has great social implications to making sure that Americans can afford healthcare - and people at the company seem very driven by this mission. Not to say that it's culty like the stereotype of other startups - people are extremely quick to ask the hard questions to upper management, and have pretty reasonable expectations of what Oscar is. - The tech stack is very clean - people care very much about code quality, and making sure everything in the infrastructure is solid and clean as well. All the internal and external apps are held to high standards, both in terms of code quality and design standards. There's also a big culture of writing out internal posts to share tech information to better the whole company. - Management is especially extremely easy to work with. I've had some not-great managers, but the ones I've worked with at Oscar are amazing. They will listen to you, trust your judgement, not over-work you, and generally make you feel good about what you do. They'll work with you to make sure you're working on good things for you, and in my experience have made working here easy (as well as keeping my blood pressure down). I feel like I've always been put on the most important projects and issues, and only things that will help my career growth. It helps that managers are expected to be technical, and contribute to the codebase as well as perform people management. There's probably more I'm not thinking of, but I hope this paints a good picture.
One (minor) issue that comes to mind is the fact that the tech stack is still on Python 2, which is set to die in 2020. It's understandable that moving over is a lot of work, but it has to be... prioritized.
Advice to Management
Keep up the high standard for managers. I know it's hard finding good people, but a bad manager can seriously turn a work life sour, and cause people to resent working at the company.
I have been working at Flatiron Health full-time for more than a year
Mission-driven organization, dedication to moving oncology forward. Very supportive work environment. Innovative work.
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