ValueOptions - The absolute worst place I have ever worked. If you can help it, run the other way! | Glassdoor
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"The absolute worst place I have ever worked. If you can help it, run the other way!"

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Former Employee - Senior Director in Wixom, MI
Former Employee - Senior Director in Wixom, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

- As a Senior Director - I worked remotely (usually from home except when traveling to client engagements)

- A lot of under-utilized smart professionals

Cons

- Company is loosing more and more significant business (revenue) each year; a lot of cuts - yet, the company isn't doing anything proactive to ensure its operations are lean and efficient - across the board!

- Very family oriented with long-time employees; however, if you are new, the long-timers are nasty and will not respect you or the experience you bring (which is usually greater than what they have)

- individual affiliation and how well you are liked determines who gets promoted to Leadership positions

- Sr. Leadership of most operational areas are not supportive or professionally respectful of staff on their own teams, nonetheless, other teams

- The Company is run very much like a mom and pop shop

- Customer Service and Clinical Operations SVPs are very nasty and cut throat (beware)

- COO supports building non-cohesive, decisive and un-productive teams - division between leadership and subordinates is the norm.

- Staff at all levels are just a number - best demonstrated by the untimely termination of mission critical operations staff and SVP staff

- COO does not have a clue about the operation and he requires unnecessary meetings with functional area leaders to "get up to speed" but he presents as if everyone else needs to be brought up to speed

- Leadership is not aware of The Golden Rule as they certainly don't treat others as they would like to be treated

Advice to Management

- Take a step back and learn the importance of valuing staff and the subject matter expertise they provide

- Karma is real

Other Employee Reviews for ValueOptions

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Acceptable work environment. Could be better!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Latham, NY
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Latham, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ValueOptions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and good benefits. Vacation time is pretty generous. Broad project types to expand skill set. People for the most part are supportive and knowledgeable. Oh and I do like the casual dress code!

    Cons

    Many conference calls, leaving little time to actually be able to tackle projects and produce and surpass the targeted goals. I would like to see the company bring back 401K match.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "valuable introduction to the field of behavioral managed care. overall good place to work staff supportive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Care Manager in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Clinical Care Manager in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are superior managed care companies, however if you are new to the field it is a good place to start as they just manage behavioral care, it is large enough company to be able to withstand losing contracts and providing security

    Cons

    If you want to work for a large managed health care company, there are drawbacks to this company. There is little interest in keeping talented people after contracts are over.

    Advice to Management

    Don't underestimate people, losing employees because of a contract loss is unavoidable but more interest in retaining would pay off in the end.

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