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"Great mission, great people"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Great people
Dedicated to mission
Mission to help people make better health decisions -- and its really true

Cons

Bad benefits. Benefits designed for the young and healthy.
Not great salaries, but guess its to be expected at a small non-profit.

Advice to Management

Offer clearer paths for promotions (they are published, so people know what to do, but still something magical has to happen for people to actually get a promotion)
Offer options for benefits other than the HDHP.
Consider more competitive salaries, particularly for technical team members.

Other Employee Reviews for Healthwise

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Rough Department, Vague Job Description"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Culture, environment, work-life balance, location, some of the people.

    Cons

    Management cult of personality, layoffs were blindsiding when they were promising all was roses, don't trust their direction

    Advice to Management

    No advice. Don't trust 'em.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Healthwise: Healthwise: A nonprofit company with a good ear for business"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends

    Pros

    Healthwise has a great mission (to help people make better health decisions). It tries very hard to follow through on its corporate culture of respect, teamwork, and doing the right thing. It doesn't always succeed, but the fact that it cares about such things (as well as conducting 2 employee satisfaction surveys per year) puts it ahead of most other companies. The benefits are good, although unusual: Healthwise provides a high-deductible medical and pharmacy benefits plan but contributes to each employee's account annually to help them meet the deductible. While at times overly earnest and a bit too particpatory when it comes to decision making, the upside of that is that most of the business is pretty transparent. The company was named one of 10 best small workplaces by the Wall Street Journal in 2007.

    Cons

    Possibly the biggest missteps come in the way of employee managment and human resources. Or it may just seem that way because of the high standards the company sets for itself (respect, teamwork, and do the right thing). When it stumbles, it stumbles hard. The company has grown more than 30% for each of the past 3 years, and it is having a difficult time hanging onto its culture. Even still, it's a small company, with just over 200 employees. Some of the company policies reflect a Ma & Pa mentality that can be kind of maddening to anyone who has worked for a larger or more corporate organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the employee surveys, and pay attention to what they say and the trends they indicate. The fact that you continue to do these surveys and try to act on them is noted and appreciated by employees.

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