Aetna
3.2 of 5 424 reviews
www.aetna.com Hartford, CT 5000+ Employees

Aetna Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.2 424 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

Aetna Chairman, President, and CEO Mark T. Bertolini

Mark T. Bertolini

(186 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
424 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Fast paced environment; flexibility for work at home; opportunity for advancement"
    in 79 reviews
  • "so far more paid time off as well as more emphasis on work/life balance"
    in 26 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance was always a challenge and taking time-off Each year there was a fear of being laid off - even for good performers"
    in 19 reviews
  • "We are only offered a choice between 2 high deductible health insurance plans"
    in 22 reviews
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Solid Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aetna full-time

ProsGood benefits, able to work from home if needed, good view of how technology will help sector.

ConsTough to change positions, hard to be recognized for leadership opportunities

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Overall a good place to work, good collaboration with employees in various departments, customer focused.

Account Executive (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at Aetna full-time for more than 10 years

ProsStrong leadership with active participation of employees in adapting to new products, initiatives and cultural change.

ConsWill likely continue to see reorganization and job elimination due to the acquisition of Conventry over the next year and a half.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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My experience with aetna was good

RN Nurse Consultant (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at Aetna full-time for more than 3 years

Proswork from home is an excellent way to keep employees

ConsEmployees can easily be promoted to higher position

Advice to Senior ManagementContinunue to offer good training tothe employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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part of legacy coventry

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aetna

Proshave been with aetna since they acquired coventry in 2013..so far more paid time off as well as more emphasis on work/life balance

Consmy department has experienced a work shortage..makes u feel insecure

Advice to Senior ManagementORGANIZE

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Aetna Internship

Summer Associate (Former Employee)
Hartford, CT (US)

I worked at Aetna as an intern for less than a year

ProsAetna has an incredible internship program that I participated in this past summer. In addition to competitive pay and incredible housing accommodations (extended stay hotel for the summer), Aetna clearly puts a focus on making the internship experience very valuable for everyone involved. The work was relevant to the business and significant in scope. Definitely not your average coffee grabbing paper stapling type of gig.

ConsThis was my experience interning at the Hartford location (headquarters) where 150 other interns were also located. I am not sure if other interns in other locations around the globe had same experience. We did have interaction with interns at other office locations, though, and they seemed just as pleased with the internship.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdvertise this internship better! Most companies that pay interns that competitive and provide free summer housing in a hotel make headlines!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Professional Dedicated Staff

RN Case Manager (Current Employee)
Southfield, MI (US)

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

ProsGood office environment, organized training program, fair salary.

ConsJob stability is concerning due to recent layoff's, and anticipated layoff's over next few years.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore choices for health insurance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work if you are looking for longevity

Business Analyst (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aetna full-time

ProsLongevity
Online learning
Annual Reviews
Televised talks from the CEO that allow questions from the employees
Wellness Works

ConsPeople often are given or hired for positions that either they can't do or what they are doing doesn't match their job title.

Advice to Senior ManagementA person's skill set should match up to their title.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was a stressful job and

Implementation Manager (Current Employee)
Blue Bell, PA (US)

I have been working at Aetna full-time for more than 5 years

ProsI worked from home and that served as a great convenience while raising my children.

ConsManagement was far removed from the needs of their employees. That was a common sentiment among most. As time passed, the stress of the job caused me to finally resign from a salary of $72,000. Happiness was far more important than money. Implementation Managers also worked through all holidays and most weekends with little time to family. It was the only way to keep up with the demands of the work.

Advice to Senior ManagementAt some point, it is vital to consider the needs of your employees and be realistic when assigning accounts. There is no way humanly possible for one IM to manage a certain number of accounts and be able to truly not work on weekends and enjoy any days off for holidays without the IM having to log in just to cut down on the amount of work that will mount up if IM's didn't log in.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Aetna--Meh

Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Hartford, CT (US)

I have been working at Aetna full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood Co-Workers, ability to work from home and the company looks for input.

ConsPoor pay, lack of career opportunities, and with all the input requested company slow to make any substantive changes in work culture.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good Work/life balance benefits

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Aetna

ProsInnovative company, good benefits. Seem to care about work life balance for employees and provide benefits for this. Decent training program.

ConsRemote management, seems that it is difficult for management to get to know subordinate staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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