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Health Net Reviews

Updated 6 December 2014
Updated 6 December 2014
148 Reviews
3.2
148 Reviews
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Health Net President, CEO, and Director Jay M. Gellert
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The people are great, work life balance is good (in 15 reviews)

  • Excellent pay and benefits, and in my department, great flexibility around work hours and telecommuting (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Constant political senior management battles and plenty of inept individuals at (in 10 reviews)

  • Lack of communication between departments and leadership teams (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Truly a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA (US)

    I have been working at Health Net full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits; great coworkers. There are a few departments that tend to be stressful but overall, its still a great job where you can build a career.

    Cons

    The not-so-great departments can make for a stressful work place but if you bide your time, you can apply in other departments that fit your work style.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the good managers, thanks! To the rest - take some HR courses or find a job that better fits your personality. Not everyone is cut out for management.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health Net

    Pros

    Casual dress code, good benefits, decent pay

    Cons

    Persistent System issues, Not much room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees that have been loyal to the company for years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Strong individ contributors dumped on/not rewarded for it, weak staff ignored but employed, poor info sharing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consumer Product in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Consumer Product in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Health Net full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    At associate level: when you produce you get more interesting assignments; when you make your boss look good you get more face time (but mostly so they can give you more work). It's flattering. but a better use of that extra two hours a week of VP/Director time would involve developing weaker staff (vs.; dumping that work on achieving associates who are already doing the weak associate's work too).

    Cons

    Associates are paid based on role/job title's assigned salary band rather than on the actual work/assignments they effectively produce day in and day out. Any move to a higher salary band is treated as a promotion-- and there is a limit to how many they'll give each year in any department. Right sizing an associate's salary band is NOT a reward-- you are finally paying them (a year or more late) for the work you dumped on them and they did well without any coaching or guidance. When work horses realize that flattery and more work is the only reward they'll get for doing work far above their assigned salary band then they go to a competitor. Afterwards, willfully ignorant senior management insist staff attrition is HR's fault due to uncompetitive salary levels based on associate title. That is not what is wrong. The teams losing more staff than usual are losing individual contributors that are routinely assigned (and successfully complete) managerial and director level work, but are compensated like average staff members doing much lower level work. These people do the work that gets their boss bonus money but they are not in a salary band where bonuses are even given. They quit because you put them in the wrong band (according to the work you entrust them with and they do well) and you won't make it right. They make more with a competitor because competitors assign a fair salary band even if the title at the new company indicates the associate will not have any direct reports. Get a clue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the weak if you don't have enough time to develop them-- and please stop hiring people you know don't have the right skill set and then expect someone else in a subordinate position to develop them; that is your job, If you make a poor hire it is your job to clean it up. Manage them effectively or admit you can't and terminate them. HR needs to investigate the real reason specific departments have turn over levels at 25 percent or more every single year. (These turn over levels are in white color salaried positions but look even worse than in hourly operational roles.) You can't do this forever - but if you don't address this at the vice president and director levels by interviewing departed staff then turn over and attrition will continue. You are in a service based industry and your assets come on the form of skilled and experienced staff. When you lose strong producers to competitors you only dig yourself into a deeper hole. Maybe it's that the company has Wall Street myopia and they truly don't have a business model that will support long term strategic management practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Executive Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Health Net full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful competitive benefits and if you are able to be placed, you should take it

    Cons

    Can not think of any cons, except that I am not still there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great company to work at.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TRICARE Site Manager in Scott Air Force Base, IL (US)
    Current Employee - TRICARE Site Manager in Scott Air Force Base, IL (US)

    I have been working at Health Net full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and values military fsmilies and military service.

    Cons

    Not much advancement potential within the company. IT services not as advanced for the needs of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create advancement opportunities within job descriptions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with lots of issues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Health Net full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Generous pay and good benefits. Very flexible work locations and rather flexible work from home options depending on Managers reporting to.

    Cons

    Company is divided into silos and the mentality prevails in the teams to a huge extent. There is talk in higher management about talk of breaking the silos but haven't seen it in reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a good company. A good change in the management in reducing team politics and turf wars and fostering an understanding that we are working for the benefit of the company is highly necessary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Woodland Hills, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Woodland Hills, CA (US)

    I have been working at Health Net full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay for your gym membership and part of transportation

    Cons

    Commute to work, cost of commute, length of time it takes to commute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, they already have an idea.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Eligibility Representative in Woodland Hills, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Eligibility Representative in Woodland Hills, CA (US)

    I have been working at Health Net full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dress code not enforced. You can wear shorts. Okay benefits.

    Cons

    Unorganized, dumb employees, outsourcing, low pay, and you have to brown nose to get somewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better employees, and don't just promote people because you like them. Consider their skill and knowledge when hiring or promoting someone. Executive team is good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work... if you don't mind getting rebadged

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Woodland Hills, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Woodland Hills, CA (US)

    I have been working at Health Net full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's easy to get promoted here as long as you're smart and know what you're doing. It's also easy to take time off during the "slow" months and PTO hours accrue very quickly. The benefits are also great.

    Cons

    There is an everchanging work environment, most likely due to ACA. It can be hard to keep up with all the changes if you're not good at adapting to it. Certain functions of Health Net will be "rebadged" under Cognizant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging Your Mind

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health Net full-time

    Pros

    They are supportive of employees

    Cons

    System Issues are always a problem

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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