I worked at HMSA full-time
It’s a job. It’s a job in a place where it is difficult to find a job. Pay is not competitive at all, but yet it is still a job. Don't think of it as a Career because there is no growth anywhere in the company, it is just a job. They have tons of them, but continue to tell you how lucky you are to have a job.
HMSA owns around 80% of the market share and so their bad business practices and poor treatment of their employees, radical waste of their member’s money, and abuse of their physician community is considered ‘allowable’. This is an incredibly racist group. They confuse culture for racism and take no action when negative activities and abuse are around nearly every corner. This view leads to a negative view of leadership itself as they foster it, or ignore it completely resulting in zero accountability. This is a place where threatening speech are prominent between employees. If feels almost as if you are transported back to high school, and the building security is like Fort Knox. Why would this be if there was not a ton of disgruntled employees and or extremely angry members? They import talent from the mainland and yet the employees hate people from the mainland and treat them poorly, and ultimately chase them away. Training is nonexistent, and when improvements are suggested or attempted by the people they have imported, the level of criticism and harassment is taken to a whole new level. The level of talent turnover is astounding. Producers fall into two categories. The very hardworking, and the people that refuse to work and believe they are so self-entitled, that just showing up to work (always late) should be enough to continue to collect a check.
Advice to Management
Word to the management; if you plan on bringing in talent from faraway places, listen to them and heed their advice. They have been brought in for a purpose. Make policy and cultural changes that make sense for not just the survival of your company, but for your employee’s sanity. Just because you have a large market share doesn’t mean that you should allow poor practices or the abuse of individuals. Not everyone at the company is reflected in this review. There are some kind and hardworking individuals, but they and the minority and are usually burned out beyond recognition. The local recruiters there think your place is a meat grinder and they are right.