Amerigroup
3.0 of 5 109 reviews
www.amerigroupcorp.com Virginia Beach, VA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 11, 2014

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82% Approve of the CEO

Amerigroup CEO Jim Carlson

Jim Carlson

(60 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good organization to work for in terms of being creative and work/life balance"
    in 9 reviews
  • "self - discipline environment, challenging work environment, rewards for hard work"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Can be a challenge for work-life balance: too much work and not enough people"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Not enough work from home opportunities"
    in 4 reviews
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    Good company with good compensation

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsCompetitive salary with decent work/life balance. The bonus incentive is tied to company performance. Company was doing well, so bonus paid out at over 100%.

    ConsDon't promote current employees. Company would choose to hire externally rather than promote current employees in many cases. Also, should allow opportunity to telecommute to more employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Legacy company great to work for...post merger, hopeful.

    Not Management (Current Employee)
    Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsFantastic culture to work in. Benefits, pay very good. This isn't just a job - I greatly enjoy feeling that my work makes a difference to our members. Fast-paced, high energy environment, but allows for family balance. Telecommuting options are nice to have, even when not daily.

    ConsIn some areas, management (Directors) do not always seem to have leadership skills or the ability to manage people and get rewarded for having others do their work. Senior management (VP/SVP) either does not recognize or look the other way to address issues and Exec management appear to be too high up to see what is really going on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWith the new WellPoint management coming into place, I hope they take a close look at ground floor and not discount the managers, admins, coordinators etc. and see the value that many of us have. Outsourcing may be cost effective in some areas, but investing in dedicated employees adds higher value to company overall.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very bureaucratic. It's all about who you know, not what you know.

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsOne of the best employers in the area for salary and benefits. Although, that is not saying much.

    ConsManagement is not very diverse. Talent and intelligence not valued. Opportunities are few once you reach a certain level, but plentiful for those that enter at the entry level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook for those with talent, not only the ones that you're willing to go out to lunch with.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    10 Years and couldn't make a career out of it...

    Project Coordinator (Former Employee)

    ProsCompany offers growth opportunities to who it wants. Was great when it was a private company and fairly new. Great people worked there who wanted to teach associates and help them expand their knowledge.

    ConsBecame publicly traded and went from sugar to .... Now it is a company owned by WellPoint and full of politicians and pretenders who sit behind desks screaming about things like Customer Centricity and Work Life balance because it sounds good and wins elections, not because it's what they actually practice.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop playing politics with people's lives. Learn that you are in a business that has a profound effect on lives. Changes in public policy and your desire to keep padding your pockets shouldn't undercut the very thing that you claim to be in business for. Hire managers who can get into the trenches and do the work of the people they terrorize (us lowly line staff members). No one knows better about what goes on and how things ought to get done than the ones actually doing the work. A degree, an Amex, and a friend in a high position shouldn't equal job opportunity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It is a good place to work

    Cusomer Service Representative (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsFreedom to mold your own job path

    ConsNothing at this moment is a con

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    Overall great company

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
    Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsGreat people, good work, nice location and good pay\benefits.

    ConsToo many VP's and AVP's. Communication between departments can be frustrating.

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

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    Good Company

    Recruiter (Former Employee)
    Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsGreat pay and great benefits offered.

    ConsSlow advancement, usually hires management from outside the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Laid back easy going company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery easy job. Laid back easy going company .

    ConsAttendance Policy and sick time Laid back easy going company .

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

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    good company

    Nurse (Former Employee)
    Iselin, NJ

    Prosthey treat employees very well

    Consquality department is a little disorganized

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    Not a bad company to work for

    Provider Services Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsStarting pay was good for me
    Didn't have to work weekends
    Different people to talk to
    Opportunity for andvancement
    Always receiving some kind of award for performance

    ConsIf there was a long claims call you had to sit for quite a while
    Supervisors were constantly changing

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be limit on how many claims a PSR should take in one sitting

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

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