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Healthwise Reviews

Updated August 12, 2017
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Donald W Kemper
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  1. "Great mission, good balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Healthwise full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance here

    Cons

    Few cons to speak of.


  2. "Cultural Dysfunction"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people - individual contributors are talented, engaged, and passionate about their work.

    Cons

    Lack of trust between teams and between employees and management.
    Lack of employee development - most managers have never received training on leadership or management, so there is a lack of consistency in how managers communicate with their employees, their expectations on performance, goal setting, etc.
    Employee development is minimal to non existent. As a result, skills do not keep up with the changing dynamics of the industry, job roles, etc.
    Work-live balance, or lack thereof.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent.
    Stop giving lip service to work life balance, and make it a reality.
    Evaluate the process for product development and market delivery.
    Develop your people.

  3. "A real mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Healthwise full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Decent work-life balance. Good learning opportunities. The HR staff, administrative support personnel, and the content crew are some of the best people I've ever had the opportunity to work with and get to know.

    Cons

    There are a few sleazy, dishonest and, quite frankly, backstabbing people who hide behind their friendly and professional covers. I can't count the number of times certain people loudly offered to help out in meetings (i.e. in front of their superiors) only to be completely unhelpful as soon as the meetings ended. When projects don't turn out well, fingers are pointed very quickly (through polite and closed door whispers, of course). These people tend to be located in the implementation and sales teams. (I guess that really shouldn't be a surprise, but still.)

    Advice to Management

    Don't reward people for underhanded behavior.


  4. "Changing: new leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Healthwise full-time

    Pros

    The people who work at Healthwise are some of the brightest, most passionate people I've worked with. My coworkers always put the mission first. The flexibility and culture make it a great place to work.

    Cons

    New leadership in the last year is more focused on the bottom line. It's had a huge impact on the employees and it makes it harder to stay connected to the mission. People are stretched thin and there's less room for creativity. Also, there is very limited opportunity for growth and advancement. If you're a millennial, this is not the place for you. They aren't always open to new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your best asset. Make it your goal to make their lives easier. They will excel and you'll start to have the impact on healthcare that you want.


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    "A Complete Sea Change"

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

    I worked at Healthwise full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules and some very smart co-workers. Great campus and benefits that often made up for the disorganized, chaotic and often unprofessional environment.

    Cons

    Most of the top management team left right before or right after the new CEO took over in July. Many of these people really were the heart and soul of the organization and it's good culture. Not all, but certainly the majority of the new upper management team do not display the same values and are most concerned with themselves and their career. Business is suffering due to past poor decisions and those responsible push blame down.


  6. "Healthwise"

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

    I worked at Healthwise full-time

    Pros

    Healthwise has a unique culture that they work hard to maintain. The support for employee development is really good - each year, a variety of different training and development opportunities exist.

    Cons

    It is challenging to work in the Boston office, because the main campus is in Boise, Idaho...there is a TON of great technology to assist with communication, but it is still very Boise-centric.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to adhere to the Healthwise culture - so important to maintain. Don and Molly spent over 40yrs trying to build this up, and it would be a real shame for it to disappear.


  7. "Great but challenging in the area of work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Xxx in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Xxx in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Healthwise (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, location and culture. Good development opportunities. Respectful environment based on solid cultural pillars. Changing paradigms in Healthcare contribute to a market that's in transition which makes it both fun and challenging/stimulating.

    Cons

    Organizational changes are contributing to very heavy workloads. Difficult to onboard quickly due to product, technology, market, etc.. complexities. resource constrained.

  8. "Mission driven nonprofit with outstanding culture and work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bright, creative and motivated workforce passionate about helping people make better health decisions. Excellent work environment and culture - respect, teamwork, and do-the-right thing are the guiding principles. New operational CEO is shaking things up a bit to move us forward for future growth.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of anything to say here. The organization is going through quite a bit of change right now...some are struggling with that. For me, I think it is absolutely the right thing for the company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Business Operations Coordinator"

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

    I have been working at Healthwise full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, good working environment, fun place to work, good mission. They do a twice-yearly employee satisfaction survey, which is nice. You can bring your dog to work.

    Cons

    Salaries aren't really up to what they should be, but it is a not-for-profit. Depending on which team you're on in the organization, there's not a lot of potential for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Mobile Architect"

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    Former Employee - Mobile Architect in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Mobile Architect in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Very nice people.

    Cons

    Management does not listen to employees. The company did not want to hear different ideas. Very narrow minded.

    Advice to Management

    Open up. Many different tracks of how to do things.


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