Washington State Health Care Authority Reviews

Updated Jan 20, 2021

To filter reviews, or .
3.6
61%
Recommend to a Friend
83%
Approve of CEO
Washington State Health Care Authority Director Sue Birch
Sue Birch
5 Ratings
  1. "Prevention team"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Currently Unemployed in Normandy Park, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Washington State Health Care Authority full-time

    Pros

    Very kind team, wants to see you succeed, lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Fast pace, competing deadlines can be overwhelming

  2. "Good Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Assistance Specialist III 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Washington State Health Care Authority full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, great hours, inclusive

    Cons

    bureaucracy, can be rushed at times


  3. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fiscal Information & Data Analyst in Olympia, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington State Health Care Authority full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and work environment

    Cons

    goals are constantly changing in response to the political environment

  4. "Health Care Program Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olympia, WA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington State Health Care Authority full-time

    Pros

    Make a difference for clients, increase access to health care services

    Cons

    Politics and ethical culture (changing for the better)

  5. "Outstanding agency committed to whole-person care for employees and Washington Residents"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Assistance Specialist III in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Washington State Health Care Authority full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible Schedules Excellent Training and ongoing skills development Great community of people to work with

    Cons

    Compensation Limited Advancement Opportunity Outdated Work Methodologies

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Enticing but reconsider"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contracts Manager in Olympia, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Washington State Health Care Authority full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay. Set holidays. Option to telework.

    Cons

    Poor management/leadership. Supervisors across teams cherry pick rules to enforce and omit. No consistent expectations. No work life balance. Lack of accountability of leadership is solving or support employee satisfaction. Superficial displays of employee concern.

    Continue reading
  7. "Take Your IT Skills Elsewhere"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Washington State Health Care Authority full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free Parking Close to I5 Job security

    Cons

    Most if IT came from dept of corrections, nepotism much? Hiring process can be a joke, eliminating more qualified candidates for people you know. Not only wastes candidates time, but those people who referred them to HCA in the first place. Former CIO more concerned with status and image, making claims and promises his teams couldn't accomplish. Of course he surrounded himself with enablers, ie. DOC'ers. Then he gets escorted out of the building... New CIO has no spine, don't know how long he'll last. Overall not much different than any other WA agency. If you like dysfunction and lack of leadership this is the place for you.

    Continue reading
  8. "Manager"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Washington State Health Care Authority full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salaries are okay for a state employer.

    Cons

    The strategic direction of the agency is unclear. The executive leadership team is responsive to change instead of planning for change. The agency is slow to improve performance.

    Continue reading
  9. "Overall Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Washington State Health Care Authority full-time

    Pros

    Flexible with telecommuting. Policy area is managed very flat so you have lots of ability to contribute your ideas. A lot of very kind and smart folks work here that could easily make way more in the private sector but are committed to public service.

    Cons

    The way data is managed at the agency is kind of a mess and doesn't work well. Some of the program staff especially on the PEBB side can be overly risk averse to good policy/innovation.

    Continue reading
  10. "Overall good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Analyst in Olympia, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Washington State Health Care Authority for less than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work with people who care about their jobs. Also, nice flexibility with telecommute options etc

    Cons

    Need some change management especially in PEBB program

    Continue reading
Viewing 1 - 10 of 28 English Reviews

Work at Washington State Health Care Authority? Share Your Experiences

Washington State Health Care Authority logo
or