WellPoint
3.1 of 5 477 reviews
www.wellpoint.com Indianapolis, IN 5000+ Employees

WellPoint Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2014
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3.1 477 reviews

                             

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Joseph R. Swedish

(52 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Worked there a long time

    Finance Ops (Former Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    Prosgood benefits, nice facilities, flexible work schedules

    Constoo much re-org, does not promote from within

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep employees in jobs they are good at

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall great company.

    Health Educator (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsWork hours, tuition reimbursement, yearly bonuses, work from home options.

    ConsLack of advancement opportunities within the company.

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    Great flexibility, great co-workers!

    Senior Technical Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsWork from home options are amazing- with software today they know if you are working or not, having someone over your shoulder in a cube isn't going to stop someone from being a slacker if that's who they are. They hire professionals and treat them accordingly.

    ConsGrowth opportunities are very limited- promotions are rare. It could be the economy since no one leaves there is very limited movement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a look at your promotion process. If the economy turns around you could be in a world of hurt with knowledge walking out the door.

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

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    Bitter sweet

    Customer Care Representative II (Current Employee)
    Woodland Hills, CA

    ProsBonuses, fast paced, good benefits, friendly Co workers.

    ConsManagers play favoritism and don't follow the book

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you got good employees reward them.

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

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    Excellent flexible workplace

    Procurement (Current Employee)

    ProsThey are flexible for an older conservative corporate giant with over 55000 employees. They have very little attrition, so you can build and maintain relationships within the organization. Slightly older, but experienced workforce.

    ConsSometimes the disparate cultures within the organization do not mesh well, but Jose Thomas is working to amend that moving forward. Some communications take longer to reach the ears of the lower level workforce which impacts our ability to execute.

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

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    a good place to work

    IT Senior Advisor (Former Employee)
    North Haven, CT

    Proscompany encourages employees to own company stocks, through discount purchase program and 401k matches

    Consthis corporation was formed through merger and acquisitions, so there are different sub-cultures originated from pre-merger legacy organizations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Unusual "goals" in performance plan

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood communication from executive management, work from home opportunities.

    ConsWellPoint sends associates an associate survey every year which is, in general, a very good thing. Like most other large, public companies, we also have a formal performance plan and self-review against our goals on a regular basis.. One of our "goals" for 2014 makes me quite uncomfortable. Keep in mind we are measured against these goals and they impact our salary increase at review time. The goal is this: 50% favorable responses to "Our work processes are well-organized and efficient" in Associate Survey." I think they mean they want us to actively work toward organized and efficient work processes (which have been a problem area for YEARS) BUT it comes across to me like they are telling us how to answer the survey question. If the number comes in at less than 50%, no one "meets" this goal.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exceptional work team

    Instructional Designer II (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsI worked with an exceptional team of incredibly supportive and knowledgeable people. Folks were continually reaching out to provide assistance and guidance. Together, we produced highly effective training materials and always delivered what the customer expected when they needed it.

    ConsThe biggest issue here I think is a lack of consistency in project management methodology and documentation. While there will always be unique items to track specific to each discrete business unit, there should still be some way to have metrics that can be traced back to activity that directly impacts service and profitability.

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

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    IT Manager (Current Employee)
    Thousand Oaks, CA

    ProsGood salary base, work at home is a plus

    ConsLots of re-org does not make an emoter feel safe

    Advice to Senior ManagementNa

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You learn a great deal of information through the entry level program giving you the tools needed to succeed

    Claim Analyst (Current Employee)
    Richmond, VA

    ProsThe growth. You are able to succeed in any area of the health insurance industry.

    ConsThe start out pay is not good at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A Management is very orderly and caring.

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

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