Health Net Reviews

Updated 30 August 2014
Updated 30 August 2014
125 Reviews

3.1
125 Reviews
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Health Net President, CEO, and Director Jay M. Gellert
Jay M. Gellert
70 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The people are great, work life balance is good (in 14 reviews)

  • Excellent pay and benefits, and in my department, great flexibility around work hours and telecommuting (in 7 reviews)


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

  • Many upper management executives are viewed as unapproachable and out of touch (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall, I have had an extremely positive experience at Health Net, but many jobs are being outsourced at this time.

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Woodland Hills, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Woodland Hills, CA (US)

    I have been working at Health Net full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pleasant work environment where no one is brow beaten or beat down. People are allowed to be comfortable and happy at work. I think this is where Health Net shines strong. Great Benefits. Nice pay. Promotional Opportunities for the stand outs..

    Cons

    Huge outsourcing endeavors are underway, I may be out of a job this time next year. Not a very good organizational structure, meaning the departments are silo styled, but also my department is reorganized every 2 years or even more often and it just goes in circles until everything is back where it started. Top level management does not seem to have an understanding of the actual work that goes on in it's departments or it's value. This is a company that used to be awesome to work for but has slowly deteriorated over time and appears to be about to deteriorate at a much sharper level in the future. The new system they are implementing completely sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a new job, you are about to be laid off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I loved working for Health Net.

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    Current Employee - Account Service Coordinator  in  Shelton, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Account Service Coordinator in Shelton, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    The company train you well.

    Cons

    I have no cons.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company as long as you have visibility to management

    Current Employee - Medical Director  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Medical Director in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefit good compensation work location

    Cons

    Growth is not solid, conservative sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more business updates to all

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  5.  

    I did well in spite of....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Health Net full-time

    Pros

    good benefits were always a strong suit

    Cons

    Management is scattered and uncommunicative

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Quick to fire

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health Net

    Pros

    convenient to my home, fun people to work with

    Cons

    having money problems…was laid off

  7.  

    Competitive Organization within its industry

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    Former Employee - Management  in  Woodland Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Management in Woodland Hills, CA (US)

    I worked at Health Net full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Overall great company to work for.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there is not consistency as far as advancement opportunities within the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All employees should be given equal advancement opportunity, especially if they seek to advance within the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Exellent company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Woodland Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Woodland Hills, CA (US)

    I worked at Health Net for more than a year

    Pros

    Highly collaborative group of people. Will make you feel welcome

    Cons

    Leadership changes frequently and can be confusing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people terrible IT infrastructure.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Health Net full-time

    Pros

    The people are great, work life balance is good.

    Cons

    The company does not value IT and the infrastructure is dated and broken. Many hours of associates' time are wasted while waiting for the systems to be repaired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The companies who do not invest in their IT platforms will suffer competitvely in the future when other companies surge ahead with superior market offerings and data analytics.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Happy Employee

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Woodland Hills, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Woodland Hills, CA (US)

    I have been working at Health Net full-time

    Pros

    Great place to develop your career and grow professionally

    Cons

    Very reactive culture, not proactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to change the culture from being reactive to proactive, you can make a huge difference!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Security Analyst  in  Rancho Cordova, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior IT Security Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA (US)

    I worked at Health Net full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Made lifetime friends, the skills that I learned helped me get a better job within the public sector.

    Cons

    Information Technology was racist, misogynist and homophobic. Very few diversity with limited blacks, hispanics and asians. Females have to fight to get promoted and paid fair. Outsourcing model is not it's best and Health Net only cares about making a profit and is no longer there for its customers or employees. Benefits are good but employees have to pay top dollar for them (not quite a benefit but an expense).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop encouraging racist behavior, misogynist attitudes and bring more diversity to your organization. Incorporate a zero nepotism policy to weed out the bad hiring that is occurring with 'white' boys club.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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