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"An Okay Place to Work"

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great work-life balance
The people are great to work with
Good benefits
Fair management practices
Flexible regarding personal life issues/challenges
People work hard and take pride in their work

Cons

Very consensus-based organization - makes it challenging to get projects approved and accomplished in a timely manner.
Few standard operating procedures and work processes which leads to duplication of effort on behalf of employees in various departments.
Not enough administrative support.
No career paths and no formal career/development planning.

Advice to Management

Take the employee survey seriously -- fix duplication of effort, create more development opportunities for employees, implement career development planning and career paths, and implement formal bonuses at levels below director to increase employee satisfaction, morale and reduce turnover.

Other Employee Reviews for Health Net

  1. "HealthNet - nice for a challenge, not so nice for employee loyality."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Technology challenges, flexible work hours, self-management. The location is good for most home locations in and around Sacramento for the traffic factor. Technology challenges include ramping up to SOA, never ending customer needs an multiple platforms to serve them. Flexible work hours are a great asset to have - outside appointments and such are never a problem, work from home (tele-commute) is allowed for home appointments (deliveries, etc.). Self-management is good because an associate does not have someone breathing down their neck and is responsible for their own methodology and or priority of tasks, all good for a thinking analyst!

    Cons

    Outsourcing, low or no positive performance feedback, no defined promotion path. Outsourcing is a great thing for 1) The company getting the contract. 2) The executive financially benefiting from the bonus received for "saving the company overhead". However, outsourcing is a blow to the associates whom actually do the work the company sells. Outsourcing sends a message indicating, "cost of service is more important than quality or loyalty". Outsourcing also costs our families hardship and drops our sense of security in American life and what Corporate America really is. A pat on the back is more powerful than a $10 Starbucks card a month later to many. Simple one on one "thanks, good job!" goes a long way! Without a defined career path, or how to stay on it means the ambitious Jr associates must do everything possible in a trial by fire method to move up the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Ask your self whom you are serving and think of the families you are hurting through outsourcing OUR jobs to offshore countries!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work if you're not affected by downsizing."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Call Center Supervisor
    Current Employee - Call Center Supervisor
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Health Net has an excellent company paid benefit plan, including a generous time off package and some health plans are paid at 100%. The work can be satisfying, because there are opportunities to help people. There are growth opportunities, although they can be a little random in their availability. Most of the management is relatively pleasant to get along with.

    Cons

    Too many jobs are being moved to lower paying locations. This is very disruptive to career growth. Communication between departments can be fragmented at times, causing duplication of effect. Upper management sometimes withholds important information from employees, making it difficult to plan effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying off the people who built this company. It may seem like a cost saving measure, but it is a brain drain to Health Net which will no doubt benefit the competition.

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