WellPoint

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No room for advancement

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Finance Director in Thousand Oaks, CA
Current Employee - Finance Director in Thousand Oaks, CA

I have been working at WellPoint full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Large company but limited opportunities since corporate moved over to Indianapolis. They have 3 office locations in so cal.

Cons

Limited movement for opportunities. They have eliminated many positions and trying increase shareholder value. Limited focus on employee development.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look to develop your employees

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like most companies.....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior IT Manager
    Former Employee - Senior IT Manager

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

    Pros

    Generous Pay and good benefit.

    Cons

    Frequent change of management and re-organization. Frequent lay-offs. Has to be located in major offices such as Indianapolis, Cincinati, St Louis, and Los Angeles to have a good chance for career growth. This is a place where you really need to try hard to know someone or the management for career growth. There are a lot of example of mediocre folks in high positions...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on people who can do the job, pull the boat forward, get the revenue as well as keeping the cost reasonable. Get rid of folks who just do the show and tell a few lies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wasn't always like this

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

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

    Pros

    Decent people. I've worked with several departments and have only run into a few bad apples. The lower-level managers tend to be better.

    Cons

    The benefits have gone from ok to terrible. We have to pay for our plans out of our own pockets and not every plan is available to the employees. The copays keep going up, to the point where it's difficult to be able to afford going to the doctor.

    Upper management is also disconnected from the lower ranks. Everyone lives in fear of a layoff and no one plans for the future.

    Ten years ago, this was a good company to work for, with upper management that took the time to get to know their people. Now, it's a travesty of rotating management that feels the best way to profitability is to squeeze their employees to the point where they hate their company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect and you'll get more productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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