WEA Insurance Trust

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9 Reviews
3.7
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  1.  

    Great Company! Wonderful People!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WEA Insurance Trust full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    WEA Trust is a non-profit health insurance company that is succeeding in a highly competitive market. The Trust provides health insurance benefit plans to public employees (state, municipal, public schools, etc.). For the last 2 years, the company has been re-inventing itself in this market from the inside out, changing its data systems for administering its plans and re-tooling its work processes. Taking active steps to re-define its culture. The work is challenging in a dynamic environment of lots of change. Excellent compensation and benefits in both clerical and the professional positions. Strong executive leadership.

    Cons

    Change is a regular part of the environment - that can turn some people off. Some long-term employees are hesitant to make the changes needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course. Keep focused on what customers need and develop cost-effective products which are responsive to their needs.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service
    Current Employee - Customer Service

    I have been working at WEA Insurance Trust full-time

    Pros

    Professional co-workers, challenging work assignments, great benefits

    Cons

    Economy has caused downsizing, have lost many good co-workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time with the workers to find out what they are dealing with

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company; great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WEA Insurance Trust full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Decent compensation
    - Great benefits
    - Empowers new employees

    Cons

    - Can be bureaucratic at times
    - Some outdated processes and procedures

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Extensive IT and procurement experience and the director level

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WEA Insurance Trust full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Allowed personal autonomy and growth oppportunities

    Cons

    In a period of significant downsizing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Used to be a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I worked at WEA Insurance Trust full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are great. Co-workers are mostly helpful and nice to work with. Customer service has suffered due to cutbacks, but most employees still try their best to really help people.

    Cons

    Morale is very low. There have been a lot of layoffs and more will be occurring. Most layoffs are happening to people who have been there more than 10 years. The executive team is not interested in keeping anyone who remembers what it used to be like. Many changes needed to be made, but they are getting rid of a lot of experience and knowledge without being selective. Just because people have been there a long time doesn't mean they resist the changes or no longer have anything to contribute. The management talks a lot about being "transparent" about all the changes, but nothing is made clear to non management staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't throw out the good people who understand that changes need to be made just because they've been there more than 10 years. Don't assume you understand what a department does, just because of some generic description -- talk to the people in the department who do the day-to-day work -- there may be a lot more going on than you realize. Trust that the people who do the frontline work want to make valuable contributions to keep the company healthy, strong, and good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to Work Before Politics and Economy Struck

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WEA Insurance Trust full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The organization truly cares about its employees and its members. Pay is decent and the benefits are quite good. The working environment is pleasant and professional.

    Cons

    If you haven't worked in a bureaucratic environment, the Trust can drive you batty. Systems and processes are outdated and extremely cumbersome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline your operations and processes. Recognize achievements. If not done already, clear out the unproductive deadwood.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    WEA Trust is the best place to work in Madison Wisconsin!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I have been working at WEA Insurance Trust

    Pros

    WEA is a not for profit insurance company that cares for its members and employees with an unprecedented level of service and integrity for it mission of ensuring Wisconsin public school employees are offered excellent hassle free insurance benefits. This is a mission worth coming to work for. The company cares about it employees and treats them with respect and a fairness that you'd be hard pressed to find anywhere else.

    Cons

    The market WEA is limited to is very narrow and quite competitive. In addition the attitudes about unions are changing with younger teachers coming into the system. WEA is adapting to increasing competition and shrinking school budgets, as such WEA will need to continue to evolve over the next 5 years and this will mean a lot of change for the company and its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue down the path already started to become more competitive and to start thinking like a commercial insurance company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not a bad place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WEA Insurance Trust

    Pros

    The insurance, vacation, and retirement benefits are awesome.

    Cons

    It was hard to transfer to another department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shorten and improve the layoff process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    WEA Trust

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WEA Insurance Trust full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The Trust provides great benefits.

    Cons

    The Trust was a great place to work until the latest problems with Governor Walker. Now there has been a big turnover of upper management and a loss of business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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