HMSA Employee Reviews about "benefits are good"

Updated Nov 4, 2020

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  • "Employee benefits are good with 401K, health insurance, onsite fitness and depending on the department, flexible work hours(in 15 reviews)

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

  • Cons
  • "Direction by upper management doesn’t always seem clear(in 13 reviews)

  • "Low pay for standard cost of living in HI(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good locations, old technology, promotes wellness

      Apr 6, 2019 - Senior Business Analyst in Honolulu, HI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Updated locations, Good vibe and people, good management, good benefits, in house gym and credit union

      Cons

      Salary is not competitive, remote work is not always available,

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Worst Job

      Nov 4, 2020 - RN, Service Coordinator in Hilo, HI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good employee benefits, major holidays off

      Cons

      Salaried pay, just know you'll have to work extra hours, nights, weekends and holidays to stay on top of their unrealistic goals. No support, understaffed, unrealistic expectations, and incompetent management.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Experience Differs Among Departments and Managers

      Nov 20, 2018 -  in Honolulu, HI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      HMSA is a great company to work for when you work for a great department and manager. My experience at HMSA was a lot of work flexibility, autonomy, and great work-life balance. Pros: Nice employee gym at the main building; good health benefits; trying to really focus on increasing employee engagement and moral; 401k match up to a certain percentage; casual dress code including appropriate active wear

      Cons

      Compensation/bonuses/raises/promotions but typical of a nonprofit; YPT accrual is minimal-especially for new employees; cramped work areas and no privacy; no free employee parking (wait list for garage is 10 years of service!); no winter holiday break or summer hours; no sick leave or personal days; communication is very siloed

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      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Writer

      Jun 24, 2015 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      HMSA is a good employer for many reasons. There are positions for a variety of interests. Underwriting, claims administration/processing, liaison to the physician community, IS, IT, credit union, finance and accounting, sales, marketing, lobbying, legal, fraud and abuse, and many more. Benefits are good although they used to be better and there are many talented people to work with.

      Cons

      Over the last 10 years, there have been so many retirements and a tremendous amount of knowledge has walked out the door. Unfortunately, there are gaps that exist and training of new employees has not kept up with the need for an informed and fully agile employee base. There are great people to do the work but the tools needed to develop into great employees are lacking. This creates backlogs of work which can lead to crisis management rather than well thought out planning and execution.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good launching pad for my career

      Dec 26, 2014 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - large company with good benefits such as 401K, paid time off, health care insurance - lots of opportunities for mobility and advancement (except at the executive level) - working at HMSA provides you with an excellent perspective of the healthcare landscape.

      Cons

      - Depending on the department, work is demanding. 50-70 hours a week at the management level. - Healthcare reform, faltering partnerships, and declining Medicare reimbursement are putting the company at risk - Tends to not promote to upper management internally - Politics of the company are reminiscent of the show Game of Thrones

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      5 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good Employees but Culture Needs to Change

      Oct 1, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People are friendly and really believe in the company's mission. Employee benefits are good with 401K, health insurance, onsite fitness and depending on the department, flexible work hours

      Cons

      Culture is very risk adverse.

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to start, not a great place to stay

      Mar 19, 2016 - Senior Business Analyst in Honolulu, HI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are good, if you need them, but its hard to make elections unless you and your dependents need all or none. The mission and vision are refreshing and ambitious. Management encourages you to stick to a 40 hour week and won't give you access remotely without a bunch of special approval. Its nice not having to expect a long work week and to see your area clear out at the same respectable time every day.

      Cons

      Pay isn't great, it isn't even competitive. I took a cut coming to this job hoping for a better work life. I still end up stressed because I feel like I don't have any influence over making things better. There are opportunities to move up in many areas when you're starting your career, but when you get to the middle you start to notice the opportunities aren't there much any more. This is when most leave HMSA. They need to create ways to keep middle career people interested or help them move up. It seems there are 2 paths to management: pay your time (most leadership has been around 20+ years) or be the favorite pet. This way, you end up with people who have been around too long and are stuck in their ways, or you end up with people who really don't know what they're doing. Its not uncommon to see someone running an area they have little to no experience in.

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      11 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Always caring for and focused on their members.

      Sep 15, 2013 - Writer in Honolulu, HI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great people - Great sense of community - Promotes sense of being a part of a worthy and big cause - Good pay - Good employee benefits

      Cons

      - Very corporate - Very bureaucratic - Many employees/management are set in their ways - Departments aren't as unified as they could be

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Frustrating and best avoided

      Jun 10, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      There is a gym, garden and good health benefits. Too bad a lot of it just seems to be for show.

      Cons

      If you decide to work here, be sure to make friends with people in your department, because they will be the ones telling you what is going on at this place. After an online training segment and new hire orientation, you will be thrown 100% into your job left to sink or swim. Trust me, the training and orientation have nothing to do with your job assignments. Management will give you vague assignments. You are required to read their minds and complete the task perfectly on the first attempt. If not, expect it to show up on your review. Every mistake will be noted. If upper management hears about this mistake, expect severe punishment from your manager. If you do well, you will be given more assignments with little to no reward. If you hate your family and love living at work, come right on in! HMSA preaches well-being, but demands that you give up your personal time to meet unrealistic deadlines and complete impossible tasks. If you don't, you're lazy, you're letting your team down and disloyal to the company. Don't be surprised if your manager guilt trips you into working long hours, weekends and holidays. Understand that nothing is good enough. Despite putting in long hours and attempting to learn without adequate tools, they will only remember your mistakes. It will leave you feeling sad, angry, defeated and worthless. If you are still considering this company, let me leave you with one final note. They will promise you that change is coming. It will never come. People have been waiting for years, but the problems here are systemic. Turnover is high, the work is too demanding and managers aren't given time to invest in their staff. Their bosses prioritize other tasks over helping their employees. Many departments are overworked and overwhelmed.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Configuration

      May 1, 2015 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, great culture, great people to work with

      Cons

      Pay, some rigidity, parking, opportunities for advancement

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