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Found 369 reviews

2.8
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45%
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65%
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Kenneth Burdick
18 Ratings
Pros
  • "Bagel Fridays and team meetings at local bars(in 56 reviews)

  • "First off it is located in downtown Detroit which is up and coming(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Meridian Health Plan full-time

    Pros

    Friendly uppr management, good pay, good hours, meaningful work!

    Cons

    Required overtime at one point, sometimes have to drive far diatances

    Meridian Health Plan2018-12-14
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meridian Health Plan full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The building is nice, that’s about it.

    Cons

    The PMO office is run by politics. Your background and expertise doesn’t matter. What matters is if you are in the good favor of the program manager. Possibly the fakest empty promises and lowest pay you will find as a PM. People who should have been promoted based on skill were held back. The methodology is extremely outdated and the inter-system rivalry between Rx and Health Plan is counter productive to achieving anything...

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    Advice to Management

    You are losing all of your talent because you manipulate and alienate the people who’s value is not kissing butt, but being good at their job. Things will continue to spiral until you invest in your youth and stop the political agenda.

    Meridian Health Plan2019-05-07
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Merger"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Meridian Health Plan full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Formerly great benefits, pto is generous, the people are great

    Cons

    Pay low by all industry standards

    Meridian Health Plan2019-03-20
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Worst Company I've Ever Worked For"

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    Former Employee - IT Help Desk in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Meridian Health Plan full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The benefits are excellent and company events happen frequently. We were given free bagels and cream cheese every Friday.

    Cons

    Where to start? Morale is low and it's painfully obvious that most employees are miserable and don't want to be there by the way they act and treat each other. Micromanagement is rampant at Meridian and expectations are unclear. Management (and many of your coworkers) are toxic. Policies change at the drop of a hat and seemingly arbitrarily. Career advancement at this company does not exist. I was with the company for...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and treat them like professionals. You want to treat your employees like kids? Then hire kids instead of college educated professionals.

    Meridian Health Plan2019-04-23
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Awful Work Environment - Avoid at All Costs"

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    Former Employee - IT Service Desk Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Meridian Health Plan full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Bagels every Friday (and lots of free food in general around the office), modern facility. Pay is OK and benefits (healthcare and 401k) are actually really good for a private sector job.

    Cons

    Meridian is by and large the worst employer I have ever had. Morale is extremely low and it is very clear from employees' behavior and attitudes that hardly anyone likes their job. And why would they? When your actions are constantly under a microscope and you have little to no autonomy you would be miserable too. Teams within IT do not communicate and are often hostile towards one another too. Asking simple questions...

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    Advice to Management

    They're beyond advice. I spent years offering up suggestions for process improvements and was largely ignored, even being told very bluntly that my ideas would "fall on deaf ears." They do not listen, they do not care.

    Meridian Health Plan2019-04-18
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Not treated like a professional-- RUN!"

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    Current Employee - LLMSW Behavioral Health Care Coordinator in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Meridian Health Plan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My co-workers (fellow behavioral health employees) are great. Everyone is willing to chip in and help. The downtown office is nice. Great view of the river. Bagels on fridays and adequate opportunity to get free t-shirts.

    Cons

    The leadership is awful. We are not treated like professionals at all. No one with a master's degree should be micro-managed on the clock. Short lunches, disciplinary points if you are more than 6 minutes late, even if you let your team lead know. Leadership is young and has no leadership experience. Team leads are glorified babysitters making sure you are clocking in and out on time. Terrible advancement opportunities....

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who are on doing the work. Clinicians should be paid more or salaried. Put more effort into having leadership who have actual leadership skills and don't have young leaders micromanaging professionals. Invest in your internal talent. It should not take 8 weeks to find out if you are going to get an internal position. Remember that we are supposed to be helping people. Don't just parrot what you hear...

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    Meridian Health Plan2019-04-17
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Awful leadership"

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    Current Employee - Care Coordinator in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Meridian Health Plan full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Work from home is great. Nice view from the building.

    Cons

    Leadership is horrible. No one knows what’s going on there. There are major changes every day. They are only concerned about production and money. No one is actually a clinician there. Decisions are made up very high and trickle down. The people who are actually doing the work are never a part of any discussion. Very very young leadership with no leadership experience... gives lots of ego. Micromanaged with tasks and...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who actually do the work. Pay more. Remind the employees that they are doing good work and are good people. Professionals do not need to be micromanaged on the clock. Learn how to read people, be engaged in their lives, treat employees well, so they will want to work for you. Counting the seconds until I can move on from here.

    Meridian Health Plan2019-04-17
  8. Helpful (4)

    "BH Clinician with LLMSW - They don't want us now. Is it a coincidence that the Cotton family is gone?"

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    Current Employee - Behavioral Health Clinical Care Coordinator in Detroit, MI
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Meridian Health Plan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My team was awesome, the members are great + inspirational, and initially I would argue that the job itself was awesome and I loved it too, bagel Friday was a plus, proximity to decent food options if you want to grab a bite (hot cookies on the second floor rock), PTO accumulation (~4hrs per pay period), I said one star to career opportunities but it really varies based on the individual

    Cons

    Not actually doing social work, dishonesty from leadership following the integration with WellCare, parking wasn't ideal (walking one mile to get to work in the morning or people mover that can be unreliable), not always equitable on who they choose who can do 4 10's or work from home even if you meet requirements, advancement is only possible for people who are favored, too much flexibility in what a person's entering...

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    Advice to Management

    The smoke and mirrors won't last forever. You are losing clinicians at a fast rate for a reason. Pay more respect to your employees and they will give you an actual two weeks notice instead of leaving on the drop of a dime. Leadership (including HR) and they way they conduct business is unprofessional - you don't have security walk people out who put in two week notices and you don't call people aggressive because you...

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    Meridian Health Plan2019-03-15
  9. "great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Member Benefit Coordinator 

      I have been working at Meridian Health Plan full-time

      Pros

      everything. great working environment

      Cons

      haven't found any as of yet

      Meridian Health Plan2019-03-02
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great place to work!"

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      Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Meridian Health Plan full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Working for the right mentor provides appropriate hands on experience and career building. Great “family like” atmosphere. If you like a fast-paced environment and love what you do- this is the place for you. Most reviews about lots of work are true, but probably don’t understand what it takes to take care of 800,000 people and want easy work.

      Cons

      Salaries are very low for the amount of work and responsibility and leads to high turnover. Claims and IT lack ownership of system issues which causes extra work for other departments and don’t take responsibility for their own work and problems.

      Advice to Management

      Listen to your employees and provide fair compensation based on real market trends. Hold everyone accountable and fix the issues to allow space and time for new ideas. Always chasing your tails and adding new business to a broken system is going to be your failure.

      Meridian Health Plan2019-02-27
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