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"Growing, profitable company in good businesses. Good work-life balance."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Healthline Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

- Company has two divisions, both of which are growing.
- The media business (website) produces great content for consumers. Much better referenced and easier-to-read than other competitors.
- The licensing business has a world-class health taxonomy -- they've won lots of big companies as clients: GE, United Healthcare, Microsoft, Aetna, Yahoo!, etc.

Cons

Being a small company that is competing in 2 different markets (licensing to big companies and ad-supported consumer health media) does put a strain on resources. As the company has grown and become more successful (and operates the divisions more separately), the product and engineering tradeoffs have lessened, though.

Advice to Management

I think the companies progress in two different businesses is great...but really hard for most employees to keep up with. Recently there has been better communication on what's going on in each business -- keep that up!

Other Employee Reviews for Healthline Networks

  1. Helpful (8)

    "No Company is Perfect!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Management in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Management in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Healthline Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dog friendly, healthy food, very nice, smart people for the most part, great part of town (SOMA), good eats all around, casual environment. I've worked here over 3 years now and have seen it all. In the past 6 months, there have been many positive and seemingly genuine improvements in office management. They are really trying and it shows. Still not sure where senior management is headed as we are on the hunt for a new CEO.

    Cons

    Upper management still seems a bit disconnected and old school. They have a lot of meetings together yet it's not clear what's being accomplished or if they all want the same things. Too many cooks in the kitchen perhaps?

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make positive changes. Listen to your people. Make them feel that they can speak up an not get fired if they do. Look hard at who's really efficient, who is not pulling their weight, who should be promoted or given a higher salary. Promote from within. Don't hire people for the sake of hiring people.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Healthline Lacks a Moral Core and Tends to Reward Incompetence"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Healthline Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - There are some great people working here in the lower and mid management levels
    - Pretty fun work environment - decent office, great location, they try to make it fun with food and parties, etc.
    - Pay is acceptable for the most part

    Cons

    - Nobody is really committed to the cause. It's almost all profit motive, and you can tell.
    - Even so, they treat their employees terribly, by playing favorites and rewarding ineptitude as long as the inept ones are toeing the company line
    - Anyone who speaks up is either "laid off" to supposedly cut costs or ostracized to the point where they leave on their own
    - Senior management never fully commits to anything, and then blames those underneath when their half-baked plans don't work out
    - Many unkept promises

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to cultivate talent and not ineptitude. Don't make promises you can't keep and don't start projects/plans without being willing and able to follow through.

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