WellPoint

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Many opportunities, pockets of bureucracy

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Former Employee - Senior Technical Product Manager in Columbia, MD
Former Employee - Senior Technical Product Manager in Columbia, MD

I worked at WellPoint full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Many interesting projects due to the size of the organization
Good compensation

Cons

A lot of paper pushing
Slow integration of newly acquired businesses
A lot of mediocre and substandard talent stays on for years dragging everyone's productivity down

Advice to ManagementAdvice

After my employer was acquired by WellPoint, the acquired company has been in a strategic limbo for three years. As everyone focused on a technical integration, customers were neglected, market research was abandoned, and innovation was forsaken. As a result, at the end of the three year integration, WellPoint received not a cutting edge technology but a three year old product as the rest of the market players continued innovating. The opportunity to make customers' experience engaging and personalized using newly acquired assets was completely squandered as most employees of the newly acquired company who had any ambition decided to move on to more interesting projects instead of suffering from neglect for another year.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wanna make less than your worth and be pushed to a mental breakdown? C'MON DOWN!!

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Middletown, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Middletown, NY

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

    Pros

    Possibility of a layoff around every corner! (Yes, that is a PRO!!)

    Cons

    Micromanaging, time policies are just inhumane, working from home is near impossible, company makes it clear that they are paying you much less than the national average and have the audacity to expect you to work harder for less. Raises are a total joke you're lucky if you make a 0.25 raise ! Outsourcing everything to india.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to be human and have some morals for a change. Thanks to this company i am now a smoker. Hope you're proud of yourselves.

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    Great pay and benefits

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    Current Employee - Business Change Director in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Business Change Director in Denver, CO

    I have been working at WellPoint full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company offers great pay, benefits, and has a great diversity program. They helped pay for my MBA and I have progressed in the company as a result.

    Cons

    It has become very large and the politics have grown with it. Strategy planning seems to start in June but is not solidified until near the end of Q1 of the following year. It would be helpful to hit the ground running at the beginning of the year and better yet to have a rolling plan.

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    Decrease process as it impedes progress

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