I worked at EmblemHealth full-time (More than 5 years)
Work-life balance, generous PTO, employee fringe benefits with onsite perks such as flu shots and biometric check ups, onsite employee gym and I happened to have worked with a great team. If senior management listened more, this would be great company to work for. Not all departments are created equal, so choose wisely.
Lack of communication from senior management, some decisions made are not clearly aligned to what we were told to strive for. Nepotism policy with loophole - that creates favoritism. Office politics can sometimes negatively impact the employee morale. Lack of internal mobility - you rarely see promotions to move across the organization. Lack of growth potential. Good for those who wish to get in, do the job, then leave. No retention program whatsoever for those talented employees. Compensation is semi-competitive within non-profits, however it is geared towards external hires. Internal promotions are lacking with low increases.
Advice to Management
Conduct a self assessment of your senior leaders to evaluate true core competencies needed for those leadership role and improve your people operations.
I had a phone interview with HR, then met with them in person twice because person I was really supposed to meet with got sick and they didn't bother to tell me. Finally met with the person I would be reporting to, and then with their boss. You have to go through a lot of hoops even for low level positions. It's so competitive out there so I guess they can do whatever they want.
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