WPS Health Insurance
3.0 of 5 43 reviews
www.wpsic.com Madison, WI 1000 to 5000 Employees

WPS Health Insurance Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
WPS Health Insurance – Madison – “Corp Center Building”

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3.0 43 reviews

                             

40% Approve of the CEO

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Michael Hamerlik

(5 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Very nice conditions.

    Senior Analyst Programmer In TRICARE Systems (Former Employee)
    Madison, WI

    ProsPeople are very friendly and things get done

    Consprojects are done very quickly

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue on the raod to success

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice people in IT but dysfunctional SDLC

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPay is good for the general area. Relaxed dress code.

    ConsThis company puts up unnecessary roadblocks to proper software development. The entire IT department does not work as a team to solve companywide IT initiatives. The few IT supervisors that would prefer and do try to develop a true team work approach to the SDLC, cannot get buy in from the other supervisors that are focused solely on their small work groups needs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have found that some in mid-level management utilize a management style of fear and intimidation. Management is more concerned about meeting unrealistic deadlines than delivering a quality product.

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    Auditors are not given the tools necessary for the job (IT)

    Field Auditor (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you already have extensive knowledge of the Medicare cost report it might be a good place for you. There are some opportunities for advancement.

    ConsIf you do not already have great knowledge of the Medicare cost report it will be a tough experience. The deadlines are very tight leaving little time to learn Medicare. The work life balance is good for supervisors but bad for auditors. Time off is currently hard to get with some auditors having to cancel their vacation plans. Again without prior Medicare cost report experience you will be working very long hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpgrade I.T. Give auditors better tools

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to get experience to move on to better paying jobs elsewhere with less drama.

    Claims Support Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Madison, WI

    ProsGood company to get experience. Depending on your supervisor willing to work your schedule around your family needs. Some employees willing to help when you have questions.

    ConsVery little help when starting in a management position basically sink or swim. Any training received was months after you started. Positions can be unstable since most of the revenue comes from Government contracts. When trying to promote or apply for a new position it can take months for a reply or not get one at all.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Madison, WI

    ProsCompany is hopeful of establishing a PMO which, if implemented correctly, may prove to be a shockingly, culture-changing advancement.

    ConsCompany's culture allows for no responsibility and no accountability which results in poor quality and over budget initiatives and under performance of individuals. The company is also heavily dependent on government contracts. The company appears to also be outsourcing and funding quite a lot of work to vendors and consultants with no strategy or guarantees in sight.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook within before venturing out in an attempt to create a strategy for the growth of the business. Trust your employees and empower them to become responsible and accountable as opposed to babysitting them!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Love many aspects of the work, itself.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEasy to get to location. Flexible start time although must be agreed upon. OK pay. Work variety.

    ConsUsed to be casual dress - but now that's being taken away. Used to have tuition reimbursement but now that's gone. Used to have average health insurance but now is below average. No opportunities to work part-time. Much favoritism by management. Cliques. Inequities of some employees expected to abide by standards while others given a pass. Too much money spent on outside consultants and not nearly enough support of the workers actually doing day-to-day operations. No incentive to make things better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in employee development. The employees are the ones vested in the future of the company. Outside consultants do not care about the future of the company - they are only there for the short haul.

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    There are great people to work with and opportunities to gain knowledge

    Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Wausau, WI

    ProsInsurance is great! Depending on your location there can be great opportunities for promotion. Very flexible work schedule for hourly employees and a little less flexibility for management but still pretty flexible. Tuition reimbursement is a nice benefit they offer as well as generous 401K match.

    ConsThe communication isn't always fast enough if it comes at all at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate more with employees on a regular basis, once a year isn't enough!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Company as a whole is good.

    Redetermination Representative (Former Employee)
    Madison, WI

    ProsWPS offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, ST & LT disability, life insurance, PTO time and 401K.

    ConsBe aware of which department you're applying to. I lost my 1st position with the company due to loss of contract and 2nd job's future with another contract wasn't looking good for the future as well

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible start time. Reasonable pay.

    ConsNo tuition reimbursement program and very little in-house training. Supervisors/managers are not required to have any knowledge of the area they supervise or people management skills. Not invested in technology.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide an environment where good employees can become even better. Reinstate the tuition reimbursement program. Invest in the technology required for employees to work efficiently. Hold people accountable and reward employees who go the extra mile.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good starting point for entrance into industry

    Claims Resolution (Former Employee)
    Wausau, WI

    ProsGood medical insurance, reasonable work hours and flexible start times, learn the ins and outs of the medical insurance industry, ok compensation for just starting out

    ConsNot much room to move, supervisors play favorites, chained to desk, opportunities come out of the blue with little time or advance knowledge to plan for a different position

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to retain quality employees offer better compensation and a clear path to advancement.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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