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Updated Jul 18, 2014

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2.9 111 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

Amerigroup CEO Jim Carlson

Jim Carlson

(60 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good organization to work for in terms of being creative and work/life balance(in 9 reviews)

  • Opportunity to work from home ONLY if you are not an "office-based" worker(in 5 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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    3 people found this helpful  

    It was good before merger with WellPoint.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAbility to work from home when sick was great. A good company to work for before merger with WellPoint. Benefits are decent

    ConsUpper Mgmt sometimes show favoritism for their friends, if you are not in the clique you get treated differently. HR personnel not friendly or helpful. Easy to be blackballed. Can be a hostile environment dealing with upper mgmt. Don't have a voice. No real loyalty to good employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed Change in every aspect of dealing with coworkers.

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    Not My Favorite Job

    Executive Assistant (Current Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsThe benefits were better than with some companies I've worked at.

    ConsManagement didn't care about their employees. I

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    HORRID PLACE TO WORK

    Rather Not Say (Current Employee) Overland Park, KS

    ProsOpportunity to work from home ONLY if you are not an "office-based" worker.
    Some of the associates are hardworking and truly dedicated to serving the Medicaid population.
    Office space is nice (however, cubicles assigned to the "minions" aren't big enough).
    For those who are "office-based," very up-to-date with technology & very nice computer monitors.
    Lots of opportunity for "on-line" learning to learn/improve skills.

    ConsPresident is a micro-managing control-freak with trust issues who has ZERO communication skills. Her style of management is that of intimidation and fear. She does not trust anyone but a very few who are at her beck and call and don't have the balls to speak up or go against her opinion (which is not always right contrary to what she believes). She tries hard to mask what she truly is, but does a very poor job.

    Almost every department at this office is under a "Corrective Action Plan" which aims to correct issues. While AGP (Amerigroup) has been in the KS market for almost two years, they still have not managed to define processes or adhere to the processes that are in place. It is true that they rely on an offsite "team" in Virginia Beach, VA who's resources are stretched thin and who don't fully understand the KS market, yet they continue to try to introduce more and more programs to appease the State.

    The dog and pony show that is put on when the State visits the office for audits or readiness reviews is beyond ridiculous.

    There is a high turnover rate at this office - people are quitting (or being terminated) left and right.
    Kansas is an "at will" State, so AGP can and will fire you FOR NO REASON and still be justified.

    Raise. What raise? This company lost big money during their first year of operation so don't look forward to a decent raise, no matter how well a performer you are.

    AGP values their employees so much, they have a committee that puts on events to raise money so employees can have fun activities. For the Holiday Celebration 2013, lunch was catered by Cinzetti's, but they sill asked employees to bring a dish. SO TACKY.

    Lastly, they talk the talk, but do not walk the walk when it comes to their core values.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor the most part, the leadership team is weak - only because the President does not allow healthy dialogue and exchange of ideas at leadership meetings. Mrs. President, stop yelling at your team and speaking to them in a condescending manner.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Things were good before WellPoint

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to get valuable work experience in Medicaid. Given a lot of responsibility and get to work on lots of different things. The people are great (non-management level).

    ConsA lot of nepotism going on. Have noticed a big change in culture since merger. Overworked and underpaid.

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    2 people found this helpful  

    CEO will be the downfall of this company

    Manager (Former Employee) Overland Park, KS

    ProsGood for entry level people wanting to get into managed care. Employees are dedicated to the Medicaid population at all levels.

    ConsEmployees aren't valued for their experience, initiative or hard work by senior management. Little, if any, flexibility in schedules and no work at home opportunities. Senior management is excessively controlling and stifles creative thinking. In spite of this many employees continue to focus on the member and receive personal rewards for a job well done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to acknowledge the abundance of talent within the organization and foster this. Loosen the reigns and allow decision isn't making throughout middle management. Treat your employees with the respect they deserve- not just your favored departments

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

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    Nurse (Current Employee) Tampa, FL

    ProsThey pay dbl time and a half on holidays

    ConsNo chance for advancement. You are better off going elsewhere.. To much favoritism and due to this, I find it a hostile environment. LPNs supervising RNs. LPNs making more money than some RNs. High turn over rate. High firing rate. It's sad because I see a lot of good people leaving everyday.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo comment... management only looking out for themselves and you are just a number. Can never change that with this company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Confusion

    Would Rather Not Say (Current Employee) Overland Park, KS

    ProsBrand new office, up-to-date technology, in the business of helping people while saving the State money on it's Medicaid program.

    ConsLittle to no control over processes as most everything is handled by a "team" at the Corporate office. President is a micro-manager who has poor business etiquette and only trusts a few within the local leadership team. VERY POOR raises, even if you are considered a "top performer."

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Management

    Customer Service Representative III (Former Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsThe pay is excellent and the co-workers and peers are exceptionally well educated.. Get along with all employed...

    ConsDon't care about the well being and health of their employee and very unreasonable expectations dictated by leadership with lttle or no actual experience.. Let the provider talk to associates any kind of way ...

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice have their picks..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

    Worst job ever

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgetting a paycheck that does not bounce.

    Consno growth opportunities
    cannot get answers/no one wants to assist you
    Too much work, not enough staff
    benefits cost way too high.
    Very difficult to do business with

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop looking though your rose-colored glasses .Get out into the real world and see what we face everyday. Everything is urgent and rush stop what your doing this is more important , really someone tell us the priority.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work

    Lvn-Lpn (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGood people, great work place

    ConsNot fair to contract people

    Advice to Senior ManagementContract people are just as important as their regular staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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