WellPoint

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Execution challenges - be cautious about working here if you want to accomplish something

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at WellPoint full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

HR-related aspects top notch - competitive pay, good incentive plan, strong benefits. Really do try to promote from within. Ability to work from home. Lots of very smart people who want to do a good job.

Cons

PMO processes that should drive and support progress end up materially impeding progress. IT full of small fiefdoms that don't talk, take a long time to deliver and are costly. No travel budget so all work is 100% remote. Constant reorgs mean management is watching their back rather than focusing on execution, managers who don't rock the boat are the ones that survive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pull PMO out of IT organization and put in business, make them accountable to business leadership rather than their own. Implement SLAs for IT and make their performance visible. Increase level of accountability across entire organization; start rewarding those who ask the hard questions.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    My time at Wellpoint is average with ups and downs as any other company

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at WellPoint full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Quarterly incentive program and health benefits.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement in my current area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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