Molina Healthcare

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Molina Healthcare Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
167 Reviews
2.7
167 Reviews
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Molina Healthcare Chairman, President, and CEO; Chairman, Molina Healthcare of California J. Mario Molina
J. Mario Molina
100 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay is decent and benefits aren't bad (in 8 reviews)

  • job security, average pay package, good benefits, just like working in DMV or public sector company (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Promises are made for advancement and not kept by upper management (in 10 reviews)

  • Mid- and senior management are complete morons (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Poorly Managed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Analyst  in  Long Beach, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Long Beach, CA (US)

    I worked at Molina Healthcare as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    If you want to work for a company with growth potential then this is the place. They will experience huge revenue increases since they administer government funded health insurance. The growth potential is only limited by their marketing team and their ability to land new contracts with new states. This company will be in business for a long time.

    Cons

    Very poorly management. Steer clear of this company. If you choose to work for this company be very careful regarding management. Make sure you get a good feeling regarding the hiring management and your future boss.

    I worked hard for this company. During my current job search my previous boss provided a bad recommendation. Very surprising and luckily a company I was applying to gave me the heads-up. It is etiquette to provide no information rather than a poor recommendation. This is a very poorly managed company (which you can verify from other reviews). Employee morale is very low.

    Sabotaging a previous employees job search is despicable. This is an incredibly difficult company for employees that care about doing a good job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employee morale. I never heard about anonymous surveys performed by this company. Perhaps some departments look for feedback but mine did not. Pay very close attention to their suggestions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst company I have ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oakbrook Ter, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakbrook Ter, IL (US)

    I worked at Molina Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Many employees truly believe in the mission that Molina pretends to portray, that of helping the poor, underserved community.

    Cons

    Behind the scenes in the management and corporate environment, it was apparent that the "Molina Family" cares nothing about the underserved population or it's altruistic, hard working employees. Unfortunately, it is all about making a buck for the CEOS and corporate team. Molina is at least 20 years behind the times in data and technology which makes it impossible to manage healthcare effectively in today's environment. The corporate team is all about blaming of employees instead of support and getting the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the business of caring for poor people and go live on Wall Street.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not recommended for the long haul

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

    I worked at Molina Healthcare full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I don't know where all the people writing positive reviews worked, but they're not describing the place where I worked for eight years. Working here is like being an intern. You don't get paid much, but hopefully you'll learn enough to go somewhere else and make a living wage.

    Cons

    The pay starts off bad and it only gets worse. Don't bother applying for internal promotions, because you won't be paid what outside applicants would be paid for the same job. I know several people making below the minimum of their positions salary range. Also, HR has a policy where they max you out at 10% of your current salary for a promotion. So if you get a significant promotion, chances are you will NOT be paid what the position is worth. And with annual raises between 1-3%, you will fall further and further behind the market trends. I know, because when I finally wised up and left, I was offered the same position at another insurance making $28,000 per year more. That is not a typo. I had three internal promotions in eight years, and they screwed me over every time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat internal candidates by the same rules as external candidates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Trouble in Tampa upper management Urealistic and Uncaring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health Manager  in  Tampa Palms, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Health Manager in Tampa Palms, FL (US)

    I worked at Molina Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and CEO is a doctor

    Cons

    Large caseloads, unrealistic expectations. If you do a good job they recognize you by giving you more work. No life work balance. Time off is a joke if you are on salary. If you take time off then you still have your work facing you when you return. There are lots of people leaving because they are overworked and unappreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at how many people have left in the last 6 months. Treat your employees with respect and give realistic expectations for work assignments. Stop adding more requirements and streamline the documentation process. Upper management makes the job impossible to do. They just put everything on the supervisors and in turn gets added to Health Managers already full plate. There are no plans to try to keep good employees. They are blind that so many have left and more will continue to leave under this type of leadership. There is a real problem and no one is trying to fix it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    horrible culture, ethics, work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Boise, ID (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Boise, ID (US)

    I worked at Molina Healthcare full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    a job that pays and some some beneifts

    Cons

    management is horrible
    the hvac doesn't work
    employees stab each other in the back
    corporate culture does not bleed to local culture of this office
    pigeon holing
    middle management is clueless and their hands are tied on all matters
    i could go on but you should have an idea by now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit or get fired- either way, just don't be there. you suck at managing anyone and should all diaf.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Abusive and Poor Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacist  in  Trenton, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Trenton, NJ (US)

    I worked at Molina Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hours are good. Company provides water and coffee. And they allow you to use the bathroom as long as you do not use it from 8 to 9 am, 12 to 2pm, 4-5 pm. If you need to use the bathroom during the time slots they tell you not to go but if do need to go you need a doctors note!!!!

    Cons

    Manager is biggest stumbling block. No focus, takes credit for your work. Manager tells you good job but then immediately points out some trivial flaw in your work which makes you not want to work harder. Lack of leadership. Expect 1-2 percent raises if all goes well. This is how expenses are kept down. Bonus is 75 percent company determined and 25 percent employee driven. Why work hard if you get 75 percent irregardless. Abusive and accusatory culture permeates the company. Need to dot your i and cross your T well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of management. Need some people with more experience and know how to motivate people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Claims Adjudicator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Examiner  in  Long Beach, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Claims Examiner in Long Beach, CA (US)

    I have been working at Molina Healthcare full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Patience, persistent and Investigative, Growing, and Accepting

    Cons

    Hesitant, naive and unassuming, Old Fashion, Unbending

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be Open

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    This has got to be the strangest place I haveever worked

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

    I worked at Molina Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits, decent pay. The president of the company is the coolest guy ever!

    Cons

    After you have received absolutely NO training at all. They take you into a room and evaluate you. They point out everything you have never been taught and make you feel like crap. Once you finally get the hang of things, mind you, because they have finally taught you something by criticizing the crap out of you (Criticism is your technical training). At your next evaluation, they tell you everything you've done wrong again...while you feel like you have helped the world, and have worked very hard....Management can't see it for being so focused on the negative. It is very sad. They seem to promote people based on how easy they are to work with, instead of promoting those who are qualified and really deserve the job. Also, I always feel like, somebody's watchhhhing meeee.......And I have no privacy. Most people I have spoken to are disgusted. It would behoove you to stay to yourself in a place like that. They go ask people if they want to be promoted instead of posting jobs so everyone has a fair shot. It is almost equivalent to the Stepford Wives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people based upon their knowledge skills and abilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    GOOD

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

    I have been working at Molina Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    PTO and flexible hours for fulltime only

    Cons

    Some managers and bosses do not interact with the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company and people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  Reston, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Reston, VA (US)

    I have been working at Molina Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I started working as a part time pharmacy technician with while still in college. My supervisor was very understanding when it came to school responsibilities and not only allowed me a fairly versatile schedule, but was also very encouraging. Upon graduation I was offered a full time job in a difficult economy. They see their employees as an important investment and disperse their profits down the ladder. They offer great health benefits, retirement accounts, ESPP, discounts, and rewards.

    Cons

    As can be expected, some supervisors can have some negative qualities, but if brought up to them or their supervisor, they will take steps to better the working environment.

    Since Molina Healthcare is a publicly traded company, sometimes daily activities can be profit driven, especially towards the end of fiscal periods. This can add stress to life, but is offset by the fact that they offer ESPP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the family-driven management style.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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