Molina Healthcare

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Molina Healthcare Reviews

Updated 25 February 2015
Updated 25 February 2015
69 Reviews
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Molina Healthcare Chairman, President, and CEO; Chairman, Molina Healthcare of California J. Mario Molina
J. Mario Molina
69 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay is decent and benefits aren't bad (in 9 reviews)

  • They have good benefits,nice people to work with and chance for growth (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Promises are made for advancement and not kept by upper management (in 12 reviews)

  • Worst work-life balance I've ever had the displeasure to experience (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Former Employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Long Beach, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Long Beach, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    If you are fresh out of college this is the place for you. Spend 1-3years here and leave quickly. Run like the wind

    Cons

    Management is chosen by friends and relatives. Nepotism is pivotal here. This is the place of the hypocrites. Management will hire friends to do nothing but collect a paycheck and harass and bully subordinates. Management is less qualified than subordinates. Many subordinates are well educated. There is zero room for upward mobility here. Some departments are good and want to break silohs. Most don't like change and management does not like to accountability for projects and will throw other departments under the bus, as well as subordinates. Bullying is common here, as well eve to your last day on the job. If you people in management that can barely speak a word of English. English is the officially language spoken amongst colleagues here. So how are these folks hired. Benefits are not great. Do yourself a favor and avoid this place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get degrees and then maybe we'll take you seriously. Stop hiring your family and friend, and then maybe we'll take you seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    It started out amazingly...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA (US)

    I have been working at Molina Healthcare full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Genuine possibility to help people, especially people who have never had preventative healthcare before. Decent benefits and salary.

    Cons

    HR claims to support staff but seem to overlook major infractions by leadership in regards to HIPAA violations, bullying and discrimination in the workplace. Protection for whistleblowers is non-existent and staff is reminded often how expendable they are. Absolutely no oversight of low level management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How do you expect to create loyal, hardworking employees if their complaints are overlooked and abusive behavior by management is tolerated? Create an HR Dept that actually takes complaints seriously instead of trying to discredit the person making the complaint.

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

    Horrible Place

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Able to hire family and friends. Nice facility in downtown Long Beach and promote wellness programs (i.e., free gym, group exercise, rent a bike, etc.)

    Cons

    Too many incompetent friends and family of the Molina's are hired. If you're one of them, you are safe, if not one of them, beware! You need to be an unquestioning follower in order to survive. Independent thinking is not looked upon favorably Many times, it's a "do as I say, not as I do" environment. Those who make the rules don't have to follow them, but everybody else does. Although it's a fortune 300 company, it's run very much as a "Mom & Pop" shop. The Molina's reach down into the organization to get involved in things that are way beneath what they should be concerned about, only for the reason to protect their friends. The board of directors probably don't know what's really going on.

    Human Resources department is a joke, several decent HR professionals including VP's were summarily dismissed and replaced with "yes men". Why you ask? They dared to do their job, and say "no, we can't do this to people". In return, they were let go....sad....

    The IT Department was told to stop innovating and just keep the lights on. Big IT shop and a lot of outside consultants for the size of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your people and trust who you have hired, since they are the experts at what they do. Bring in talented leadership at the very top of the company to stir and guide it in the right direction, or else I'm afraid that Molina Healthcare as a stand alone company will ceased to exist, which might be a good thing for its employees and members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    5 years of torture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA (US)

    I have been working at Molina Healthcare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've met some really nice people and made a couple of life long friends, but that's it.

    Cons

    If you are an independent thinker with an opinion and a brain, this place ISN'T for you. If you are a "yes" person and all you care about is coming to work and hiding, this place is for you. You either follow along with the brain washing that they try to instill in you, under the guise of the "Molina culture", or else you are in trouble. It's the Molina way or the highway. If you are a friend of Mario or John Molina, you are protected. If you're not, beware. They have hired so many of their friends, and if you cross one of those people, you are done for.

    Best advice, look elsewhere. I am.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either sell the company and do your employees and members a favors, or bring in knowledgeable people to run the company. Take a look at your competitors. None of them have an M.D. as their CEO. They are all run by business people. Also, John Molina, the CFO, has a J.D. and not an MBA. Really, a lawyer is the CFO, who hasn't practiced law a day in his life. According to many people, as the founder C. David Molina was nearing the end of his life, he begged them to not let John run the company. He must be turning in his grave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Pawn

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Molina Healthcare

    Pros

    None to mention - maybe ok if u really want to work under substandard conditions for almost no pay

    Cons

    Horrible mngmt - don't care about the employees nothing to learn or apply knowledge
    Mng mnt does not care abt it's employees at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees- may help salvage what is left

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Remedial Organization

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

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

    Pros

    If you live nearby; this is a pro. If you happen to be one of the lucky ones working a remote position: this is a pro. If you are related to someone in management; you will be blessed beyond believe because you will not be required to have any practical experience or education in order to work here.

    Cons

    Lack of competent management, operates as if it's still a small company and uses this excuse as a reason to function poorly, nepotism to the degree that I have never seen before, people are not qualified for the positions in which they hold, lack of structure, higher performers get less compensation than their under-performing colleagues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up. Hire people that have experience in their profession and can affect change and get the company running smoothly. Too much hiring over the past few years. Take the time to evaluate if employees are giving you an honest day's work before you hire more. You preach good values, but you don't follow them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work. Disregard for employee safety.

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

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

    Pros

    Mission to serve the low income population.

    Cons

    Promotions are not based on performance. Managers will keep employees who can never get their work done, constantly show up late to work, and submit assignments with poor quality and errors for political reasons. Directors will convert consultants/temps to full time employees regardless of how they perform.

    If you work at the Press Telegram or Meeker Baker building in Long Beach, you will have to park across the street in a public parking lot where people break into your cars and urinate inside the lot. A couple of instances have occurred where employees have been assaulted or have had their bikes stolen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care a little bit more about the safety of your employees. I'd like to be able to walk to my car after a long day of work without having to worry about someone stealing my laptop or seeing that my car has been broken into.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place if you want to be micromanaged and not be appreciated for your job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Healthcare Services Department In Texas
    Former Employee - Healthcare Services Department In Texas

    I worked at Molina Healthcare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Medical benefits, 401 k, great people to work with for the most part. Vacation time is decent. Good corporate values but only on paper because they are not followed.

    Cons

    Employees are treated like children. Management change the rules as they please, sometimes daily and are not held accountable for their actions. Raises are a joke. Its hard to move within the company, it's about who you know. Senior management only cares about the bottom line and not about their members. Overall morale is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minimize the favoritism and hire good line managers that will make a difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nightmare in Tallahassee, FL

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Drug Rebate Analyst I in Tallahassee, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Drug Rebate Analyst I in Tallahassee, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    The small staff are hard-working and task-focused. The new office supervisor was wonderful. We were a great team.

    Cons

    Sick leave & vacation leave are lumped together, so if you want to plan a vacation or a little time off, just don't get sick & stay out. So stressful. No opportunities for promotion. Those great benefits & perks? Your paying for it. Anthem BCBS covers only the basics & you can rack up huge medical bills before you know it. All management (but 1 person) are out of state. Communication is by phone, email (a 'ton' every day!) & IM. Very impersonal & it was easy for KL & AC to be rude & demeaning when not face-to-face. Teamwork was not encouraged. If one employee wanted to help another employee, I was told "no, it's not your job". I know that Molina is an awesome company. But the Tallahassee Drug Rebate program is poorly managed, The turn-over rate is evidence. I can't imagine Dr. Molina would ever treat his staff this way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should treat staff as educated, hard-working and dedicated. You reap what you sow. I was interviewed over the phone. One of the questions asked was "What do you expect from management". My answer was, "Appreciation for a job well-done". After they thought I was no longer on the phone, I heard KL tell JB, "I hope I don't have to send her flowers every week". My instincts told me to withdraw my resume. But I wanted to learn new skills. The very first day on the job it was obvious that the staff & supervisor were miserable & they had no reservations about verbalizing this to me. I thought that they were just young & ungrateful & I would make my own decision. It was the most torturous 20 months of my life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst Company I've Ever Worked For!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX (US)

    I have been working at Molina Healthcare full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are the only good thing at this company, which you will need, because working here will send your health and well-being right down the toilet!

    Cons

    The supervisors and management are allowed to treat the employees like dirt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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