Magellan Health Reviews

Updated 13 April, 2015
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Barry Smith
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Pros
  • Work from home opportunties are good (in 15 reviews)

  • They encourage work-life balance, caring for each other, and delivering great customer service (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Llack of management skils in middle management leeads to low employee morale in some departments (in 5 reviews)

  • discrimination with some work benefits from upper management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. IT Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Magellan Health full-time

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

    Pros

    Work schedule flexibility, PTO benefits are good, many kind and helpful staff

    Cons

    Frequent upper management changes+ many upper management staff with overlapping roles + a lack of good decision makers = confusion and waste. There are so many outdated technologies and processes and they have to have so many staff to keep up with the manual work.

    Advice to Management

    invest in cleaning up and standardizing systems and processes for long term success

  2. Great Company to work for, room for advancement, and opportunity to learn new things.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Service Center Coordinator in Maryland Heights, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Service Center Coordinator in Maryland Heights, MO (US)

    I worked at Magellan Health full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits from date of hire, company promotes from within, tuition reimbursement, espp

    Cons

    supervisors can be petty and management a bit disconnected.

    Advice to Management

    Management should focus more on employee relations isssues, management team is never at fault and is never diciplined when they are in the wrong

  3. Would be better IF

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Magellan Health as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is generous, I am lucky to have a Manager with a heart

    Cons

    Constant changes literally within days or weeks at a time d, having you do duties that you are not trained or licensed to do, some directors and managers try to run and step on the toes of others, when they need to just worry about their own department.

    Advice to Management

    You can't set unrealistic expectations and expect unrealistic results. Giving people a set goal all of the sudden is okay but then you add on giving a group the other work of several different departments and wanting a person to still reach the goal is not realistic. Each department needs to do their own work. It is okay to help from time to time(team work) but to give duties that are serious that certain department shouldn;t handle while still wanting the same results is what has people resigning left and right.

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  5. Good Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Magellan Health

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong Pay and benefits. Good Work Life Balance, Lots of time off. Work is relatively interesting and people are laid back.

    Cons

    Management is slow to adapt to industry changes. Training and education reimbursement leave a lot to be desired. Offices are also bleak cubicle farms.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on training and advancing junior staff into more leadership and well rounded roles. There are lots of people at the company who do one job and nothing else.

  6. Good company

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Columbia, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Columbia, MD (US)

    I worked at Magellan Health full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good management. Good benefits. Good work life balance. A decent amount of opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    Very large company and quite corporate in their policies. Went through many acquisitions while there. Not sure if that is still the case.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on.

  7. Military Family Life Counselor various locations with low salary and benefits.

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    Current Employee - MFLC in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - MFLC in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I have been working at Magellan Health full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Military clients. The company will match 401k up to 3%. After a limited time, MFLCs can invest in the company stock.

    Cons

    NO Sick Leave. NO HOLIDAY TIME. Must use PTO to compensate for holiday time or not get paid. Salary 20k less than industry standard. Force choice to work take no travel reimbursement or benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the industry standard, please! Honor the work we do when negotiating the contract with OSD.

  8. Awesome

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Columbia, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Columbia, MD (US)

    I worked at Magellan Health

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get growing! Great projects, quality crowd. Not ones that just want to get that slice of IT

    Cons

    Bit stressful environment, always lots to do.

    Advice to Management

    Going well

  9. Many talented people but they are trying too hard to be the big dog instead of taking the steps to grow.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Magellan Health

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, including 401k contributions up to 6%. Employee assistance program is extremely useful and beneficial.

    Cons

    Constantly changing goals and leadership made for a dog-eat-dog environment instead of one based on teamwork. Everyone worked from home at night, poor work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Many, many talented people throughout the company--take their advice, listen to their ideas instead of just hearing them.

  10. Magellan Review

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    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at Magellan Health full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is a plus

    Cons

    Company not good about promoting from within.

  11. Good company

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    Current Employee - Field Network Coordinator
    Current Employee - Field Network Coordinator

    I have been working at Magellan Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, decent salary ..

    Cons

    Too much work being asked of staff who has given a lot. Mgmt skills could improve.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff more..

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