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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing

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

    I have been working at Aetna

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule; Work from home option; Reasonable benefits; If you can find an insulated niche, you can have limited success for a few years.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is weak and disengaged. IT is viewed as an overhead cost not a strategic tool. The culture is fear-based. Poor work/life balance. Employees are treated like widgets. Benefits continue to decrease while costs to employees increase even as company profits rise. Little to no investment in improvements. Foreign vendors greatly outnumber employees in IT and that trend is continuing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop managing by spreadsheets and get plugged in. Consider the importance of retaining intellectual capital and invest in your employees instead of increasing outside vendor presence. Reconsider current IT philosophy. IT is a tool that can be used for strategic and competitive advantage. It is not an overhead cost in the same category as building maintenance. Create a real feedback loop instead of artificially doctored surveys and become more aware of what is actually happening at other levels of the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Toxic company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at Aetna

    Pros

    Work at home used to be enjoyable.

    Cons

    They don't live by their own values. No or poorly done training. Only hire Spanish. Rude incompetent management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No amount of words will help this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    High performance standards

    Current Employee - Financial Manager in Hartford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Manager in Hartford, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    - strong company financials
    - flexibility around work at home opportunities if interested in such after you gain experience
    - career opportunity and advancement for those who take responsibility for their development
    - disciplined performance review process

    Cons

    - work/life balance
    - many management and leadership changes taking place
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear Communication is essential.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 9 people found this helpful  

    I like working here but...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Prior Authorization Representative in Tampa, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Prior Authorization Representative in Tampa, FL (US)

    I have been working at Aetna

    Pros

    Pay is good, I love the type of work I do. Coworkers are good

    Cons

    Management or lack of like to micromanage. Alot of employee management friendships. It's not what you know, its who you know! Plus, they are doing away with our whole department. Sending the work to the states we provide service to. I wish they would offer the few great employees with good work ethic and production to work fom home or something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stuck In A Rut

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Analyst in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Claims Analyst in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I have been working at Aetna

    Pros

    This is a friendly environment. Working here provides work-life balance.

    Cons

    The compensation is low for what they expect of you. Leadership needs to be more hands on. They also need a better way to troubleshoot computer problems. Growth potential in certain departments is lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to know the role of the employer and make better strides to solving the issues that arise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    No complaint's

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nurse Case Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Nurse Case Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Large company with many benefits.

    Cons

    Culture is imposed new companies acquired without regard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average experience with low compensation.

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

    I have been working at Aetna

    Pros

    Company Values (Aetna Way) is incorporated into the vision and strategy of Aetna, Senior (Executive) Leadership is strong and consistently looking for ways to innovate in the healthcare insurance segment.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are unfavorable to competitors. Middle management is somewhat disconnected from Senior Leadership. Office culture is also a little cold.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Internship experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - College Co-Op in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Intern - College Co-Op in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I have been working at Aetna as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work environment isn't too stressful and I got to learn valuable tools for when I continue on full time.

    Cons

    I've been an intern for over a year and have not been hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be communication between upper management and their teams. There is a noticeable disconnect between my team and upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Case Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, cheap insurance. Lots of paid holidays off. Laid back environment and get along with co-workers. Flexible supervisor, understanding with issues around having a young child.

    Cons

    Low salary, minimal raises and bonuses. Disorganized, questionable HR practices. Dysfunctional management. Difficult population of clients. Unfair work distribution among team members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more consistent. Compensate those who earn it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Good benefits, but work with lots of contractors remotely.

    Former Employee - Applications Developer II in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Applications Developer II in Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    - Good Benefits (nice bonus, and 401k matching)
    - Ability to work remotely
    - Encourages moving around in the company.

    Cons

    - They use a lot of contractors in IT, and working with them can be difficult.
    - Didn't feel a very sense of team with everyone working so remotely.
    - So much enterprise software you're constrained by.
    - Very paranoid, expect to not be able to use a lot of useful sites if you come into work.

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