At Healthline, 91 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 152 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.94. It was published on Jul 19, 2018. 3642 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.

What They Do

We asked Healthline to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say. is the fastest-growing health information site on the planet. Every month, over 100 million people count on our talented teams to support, guide and inspire them toward the best possible health outcomes for themselves and their families.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Media
US Headquarters: San Francisco, California, 94107 US Sites: 2
Major Locations: San Francisco, California, 94107; New York, New York, 10010 US Employees: 238
Worldwide Revenues: $69 million Employees Worldwide: 273
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 2006

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Perks and Programs

We asked Healthline to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Joyful, Healthful Living: At Healthline, our mission is to create a stronger, healthier world and this starts with our people - in fact, "joyful, healthful living" is one of our core values. We support our employees’ health and well-being in a multitude of ways. Every employee receives an annual $1200 to spend on health and well-being, starting on their 1-year anniversary. Additionally, employees can opt into onsite yoga and group fitness classes, work out or take Peloton spin classes in our fitness room, join a subsidized bike share with Ford GoBike SF or CitiBike NYC, join our kickball and basketball teams, participate with the lunchtime run club or use our app-stocked mindfulness room for a break during the work day.
  • Healthline Cares: Care about giving back to the community? We do too! Healthline participates as a team in several fundraising walks (including WalkMS, AIDS Walk and Parkinson’s Walk) throughout the year. We support patients around the world in need of healthcare through our partnership with Watsi (check out our impact page at which is linked to our peer recognition program (we donate $5 to Watsi for every "thanks" given to a coworker). We hold quarterly volunteering events with new hires and volunteer with various organizations during our summer party. We also volunteer and fundraise for important causes throughout the year, such as our karaoke event in summer 2017 that raised $15,000 to help Sonoma fire recovery efforts.
  • Get Involved: Many of our events are led by employees who are part of our CPR (culture-people-recognition) volunteer committees. CPR committees are also supported by Healthline’s full-time People & Culture team. Anyone is welcome to get involved! Our Happy Hour committee organizes weekly themed happy hours – we also have committees for giving back (Healthline Cares), living healthy (Wellness), employee resource groups (Women of Healthline, People of Color), fun (Celebration), and office safety. And yes – we also have a ping pong table.
  • Parental Leave: We're proud to support our new parents! For each week you take off as a new parent, we'll supplement any state-funded leave to 100% of your salary for up to 12 weeks. We financially support a full 12 weeks of fully-paid maternity leave (for a parent who gives birth) and 6 weeks fully-paid leave for a parent who does not give birth (including adoptive parents).
  • Renew and Re-Energize: In addition to PTO days and holidays, we shut down for the December holidays, encouraging all Healthliners to relax and renew before the new year begins. We often shut down early before long holiday weekends, to encourage employees to get a head start on the holiday.
  • Free Eats and Drinks: “Health” is in our name, and we back it up with a kitchen stocked with healthy foods and beverages. You can even enjoy a catered lunch on the company dime up to twice a week.
  • Bring Your Pet: And by “pet,” we do mean “well-behaved dog.” (It’s best to leave your cats and reptiles at home.) Hounds make us happy, so we've made our office a pooch-friendly place.
  • Work Remotely: Reduce your commute time by working from home (or a café, or laundromat, or auto mechanic’s shop — wherever you concentrate best) one day each week. We want all our employees to feel they can be at their best, and there are times when working from home fits that bill. Our offices are set up with Zoom Room technology, allowing for easy team collaboration between locations.
  • Great Benefits and Rewards: We offer excellent health, vision and dental benefits to take care of our employees and their dependents, as well as disability benefits, life insurance, an EAP and several employee discounts. Employees have access to personalized financial advice through our 401K partnership, and we offer 401K matched contributions of 50%, up to the first 4% of your salary. We also have a generous employee new hire referral program (earning you money for every successful new hire, after 90 days). All employees (with the exception of those on a management bonus program) are eligible for our annual profit sharing bonus, which is targeted at $1000/year.
  • Learn and Grow: We support employees’ growth and frequently promote from within. Our “Healthline Human Framework” articulates the culture, mindset, behaviors and skills that help us succeed as a team, and we’ve built out our people programs around these definitions. It is our aspiration to support all our employees in being their best selves at work as well as at home, and we support growth through internal programs and workshops, manager and leadership development programs, annual year start meetings, sales team conferences and more. We have brought in guest speakers to cover topics such as resilience (WisdomLabs), moral courage (Irshad Manji), “working like a genius” (Will Marre) and leadership that makes everyone smarter (Shawn Vanderhoven) among others. We also believe in lunch and learns, and offer many topics with speakers both internal and external.


50% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 4% of salary90% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for Full time employees)
85% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for Full time employees)


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Stock options
Wednesday lunches have a lot of food, drinks, and great conversations


30 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (90% use it)
  • Telecommute option (90% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (90% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Free lunch Wednesdays and Fridays, free breakfast, snacks and drinks, weekly happy hour, fitness classes, meditation room, speakers and workshops, dog-friendly workplace)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 60 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)30 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*30 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

Community and Environmental Impact

12 hours Paid time off to volunteer Yes Sustainable commuting program
Yes Recycling program


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women
  • 4 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Employees enjoying outdoor yoga for an event


Learning about the medicinal power of bitters!

How to Get Hired

We asked Healthline for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

If you’re looking for a collaborative environment where you can make a difference, and have a genuine interest in both health and media, you’ll fit right in. We're looking for people who exemplify the characteristics of our Healthline Human Framework, which outlines the culture, behaviors, mindset, and skills we know drives our growth and success. We seek people with a "LEADER" mindset (learner, excellence, accountability, discipline, effort, respect) who can contribute and shine in a unique, often technical, role and also bring a point of view that we may not have yet. We want new team members who can help us grow, help us innovate and add to our culture (not just "fit" in it.) We're committed to being our users' most trusted ally in their pursuit of health and well-being, whether we're editing content, writing code, conducting market analysis, presenting to a client or designing new products. Join us!

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

A great candidate will make sure to research Healthline: who we are, what we do and the industry we operate in. Candidates can visit our websites (Healthline and Medical News Today), and our social media pages to learn more about Healthline, our business, our growth and our culture. A great way to stand out is to connect with our recruiters on LinkedIn, provide specific and targeted cover letters, and reach out with any questions about positions. It is also beneficial for candidates to connect the dots to our mission and values, and to share how their skills, experiences and interests are aligned. Lastly, we encourage you to stay up-to-date on our positions by visiting our careers page on our website. 

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

While we are consistently looking for great talent across all functions of the company, we are particularly looking to expand our teams in Engineering, Content, Site Marketing, and Finance. To stay up-to-date on the current positions we have open, be sure to check out our careers page ( and find a role that best fits your skills.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Candidates should first check out our careers page to apply and stay updated with all of our current openings.  In addition to applying, candidates can research our website as well as our competitors to learn more about the industry we work in. A good way to stay connected is by following our social media pages and making connections with our current employees.  Those interested in Healthline should not be afraid to introduce themselves to our People Discovery team or Leadership before applying. Lastly, all candidates should become familiar with our product to showcase their knowledge of Healthline.

hiring Outlook

100 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 34% Job Growth
58 Average applicants per opening 13,818 Total job applicants
20% New hires by employee referrals 9% Openings filled by current employees
15 Recent graduates hired 16% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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