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HMSA Reviews

Updated June 21, 2018
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HMSA President and CEO Michael B. Stollar
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Pros
  • "Benefits are good although they used to be better and there are many talented people to work with" (in 11 reviews)

  • "There are great people who work here" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Micromanagement and poor upper management make it a tough place to work" (in 11 reviews)

  • "There is little to no leadership development, and the company is very resistant to change" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HMSA part-time

    Pros

    Manager was motivational, got to meet a lot of people

    Cons

    the setting is not comfortable for work

    Advice to Management

    better fix the place make it more comfortable to work


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Application Developer"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work/Life balance. Managers were flexible and a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Behind on technology and slow to change.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Management needs a revamp"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HMSA full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are okay. Work hours are okay if you don't have to do overtime.

    Cons

    Management doesn't take accountability for their actions and will throw employees under the bus. A lot of old-timers set in their ways. Management can be petty and plays favoritism. Little to no training. Tremendous amount of work for any one individual. Cut throat and passive aggressive work environment. No sense of teamwork, you have your own back. Employee morale always seem low. Very limited parking. Salary is typically less or equal to their competitors yet HMSA's hiring requirements are higher....

    Advice to Management

    Take accountability for their actions and address the issues head on in an effective manner that's conducive for a healthy company culture.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Pains"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Several recent retirements have forced some management changes, much needed changes. The employees are hard working folks who are wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    More changes need to happen, and they need to accept "outsiders" who come in with solid knowledge of the business. They have to adapt to the changing healthcare environment.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more front line staff, less executives. Train your managers, stop the lead by fear and intimidation.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HMSA full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities at hmsa ok

    Cons

    Stressed environment coming from corporate.
    Mgmt incompetent


  6. Helpful (3)

    "CSR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HMSA full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. has a gym

    Cons

    everything else. lots of lazy people getting paid to do sub-standard work

    Advice to Management

    cut the fat. take some pride


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Stagnant Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HMSA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great vacation time, if you stay long enough to increase your accrual rate. Great benefits (but that's too be expected from a health insurance company).

    Cons

    Very stagnant company stuck in old ways
    Not willing to invest in the right people or technology to advance their goals
    Management is constantly changing and shifting goals
    Very hard to advance vertically within the company, only laterally
    Salaries are too low
    A lot of office politics - causes even more slow-downs and difficulty completing tasks

    Advice to Management

    Make the investments in the right people and technology. Stick to goals for more than one year so the company can actually start working towards (and completing) the goals.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "It may pay your rent ..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HMSA full-time

    Pros

    Carefree employees depending on dept

    Cons

    Low pay for standard cost of living in HI

    Advice to Management

    Cut down on middle mgmt ,


  9. Helpful (2)

    "It’s a good place for those starting out of college to get work experience."

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are great people who work here. They are also mindful of your quality of life, and ensuring that it’s not always about the work.

    Cons

    Direction by upper management doesn’t always seem clear. Especially when it comes to what product or vendor they choose for projects.

    Advice to Management

    This is for the VP and above, they should appreciate their employees more. The employees are your backbone, they talk to members, talk to providers, they know the ins and outs, but upper management doesn’t show or seem to appreciate all the work that is done.


  10. "Neighborhood center associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hilo, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hilo, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HMSA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    being engaged and giving back toy your community, schedule, pay

    Cons

    cant think of any cons


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