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"Working at the Alliance"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Alameda Alliance for Health full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

I really like our mission to provide health care. The company is always finding ways to improve care for it's membership. The atmosphere is very diverse and almost family-like.

Cons

There seems to be alot of gossip instead of staff asking the right people the right questions.

Other Employee Reviews for Alameda Alliance for Health

  1. "Good place to work"

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    Current Contractor - Utilization Nurse in Oakland, CA
    Current Contractor - Utilization Nurse in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alameda Alliance for Health as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    coworkers are great, and team is great

    Cons

    too many projects and unclear priorities


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Striving for mediocrity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a small health plan that administers government-funded health insurance programs. The small size of the organization allows you to gain a good overview of health plan operations. Since it is a not-for-profit that provides services to the underserved, it is more meaningful than working for a greedy for-profit health insurance company.

    Cons

    Senior management plays favorites. Double standards exist. This could work for you or against you. You can be the person who works hard, does all the grunt work, and not get noticed/rewarded or you can be the person who blatantly goofs off and gets promoted.
    Performance evaluations are subjective and not 360, as claimed. 360 means having people above and below review you, but managers are not assessed for their management abilities by their subordinates.
    Decisions from the top (both business and personnel-related) are made almost exclusively from "feelings." It is not balanced with evidence/data.
    Senior managers strive for mediocrity and do the bare minimum in all aspects. They will only do something to improve services or help members if forced to by law. If you are someone who strives for excellence or doing more than what the regulations force you to do, you will not fit in this organization.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the skill set needed for a position and assign people their role according to the skill set they have. Your friend may want a certain position, but may be ill-suited for it. Placing a friend in a position in which s/he is destined to fail is NOT being a friend. It is not good for the organization nor for the staff working under this person. No one wins. You may be biased and unable to honestly judge someone's skill set, so seek out the opinion of several people and look for hard evidence/past work to back claims.

    Keep in mind that management is a skill and can only be assessed by those being managed. All those overseeing staff should be assessed.

    Stop the double standards and favoritism in the organization. Don't base your opinions of others simply from the perception of 1 individual, especially when others have a different perception.

    Put members first. Try to keep in mind the daily challenges the population the Alliance serves have, and do what you can to help instead of trying to get away with doing as little as possible. Other community health plans are doing much more.

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