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"Great way to learn various aspects of both insurance and delivery of care"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Group Health full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Shared vision for healthcare. Good people who are committed to the organizational vision. Lot's of opportunity to innovate and learn.

Cons

While the vision is strong there isn't a clear set of goals to get there. Some people are promoted out of convenience not in the best interest of the organization.

Advice to Management

Cross pollination of different leaders so they have a better understanding of the whole business. Make decisions even if they aren't right because people look for that in leadership.

Other Employee Reviews for Group Health

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Great talk about values but little action to turn the values into a great experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Group Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rich benefits, including retirement contributions
    Decent health insurance for the family
    If you don't want to work hard, you don't have to

    Cons

    Serious financial issues that will only get worse
    Extremely political and micro cultures throughout the organization
    Health insurance requires you to use GH. My outside provider constantly complained about all of the mistakes the insurance side of the house makes

    Advice to Management

    Break down the silos as there are best practices in different pockets of the org
    Listen to your patients / customers. While your products were unique when introduced, now a lot of physician groups allow you to email your doctor
    Be a patient. There are serious inconsistencies with the patient experience. Mystery shop GH and then try out some of GH's competitors in the area. The better patient experienceoutside begins with making an appointment and being greeted the front desk and only goes downhill from there. The one bright spot is the GH physicians.
    Look at the results of your VPs and EDs. Some are great at talking politics and that shields the fact that they are mostly playing politics and not doing much work


  2. "Good people, poor management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tukwila, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Group Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people for the most part were great, although many of the technical people were out of their depth or their skills had become stagnant. The pace of work was very sedate, and it was easy to get time off.

    Cons

    Some management was too focused on empire building, other on keeping their heads down and out of the cross hairs. It was a difficult place to effect change, or to grow or sharpen technical skills. The most important work was mostly just interfacing with or customizing vendor products, so not a great place for developers

    Advice to Management

    Less hierarchy, less fragmentation between teams that support each other, trust your leads and senior people more, focus on better recruitment practices, invest in technology that works, not whatever a vendor can sell you

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