WellPoint Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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Pros
  • I work from home which is very nice as I don't have to fight traffic every day (in 107 reviews)

  • Company values work-life balance although I have heard complaints about some managers pushing their associates to work more when time off is needed (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • No consideration of work-life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • Senior management has convinced themselves that constant changes to the players will somehow benefit the company (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Care Manager II RN

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WellPoint

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    don't offer part time for valued employees

    Advice to Management

    You should offer part time so employees returning to work can work part if they need to.


  2. great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WellPoint

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pay,company people environment. advancement .enjoyment

    Cons

    no cons at all now


  3. Customer service

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at WellPoint full-time

    Pros

    good work and life balance.

    Cons

    impossible to move up unless you know the right people hiring. They don't hang on to good employees because the give raises/promotions to people that dont deserve it.


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  5. Sr Financial Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WellPoint

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits for part time fliexible work schedule professional work at good pay rate

    Cons

    lots of chiefs not enough people that really know how things work

    Advice to Management

    listen to your teams


  6. RN

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager (RN) in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Case Manager (RN) in Denver, CO

    I have been working at WellPoint

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility of hours, able to work from home.

    Cons

    Sometimes there were VPN computer issues.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. Helpful (3)

    Intimidation Tactics & Bullying... Seeker Beware

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    Current Employee - LTSS Case Manager in Plantation, FL
    Current Employee - LTSS Case Manager in Plantation, FL

    I have been working at WellPoint

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall good corporate benefit package.

    Cons

    Favoritism, biased management, inconsistent workload, constant shift in assignments. No OT despite workload. Mean spirited leadership, upper management appears to allow & sanction bullying, condescending attitude toward Case Managers. No real whistleblowing opportunity D/T buddy system with HR.

    Advice to Management

    Treat Your Partners ( case mgrs) the way you want to be treated. Upper Mgmt should hire an independent firm to survey employees about job satisfaction. Managers should have leadership trainings that incorporates interpersonal skills development.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Annonymous

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible remote opportunities, pay is average, pretty good annual bonus.

    Cons

    This company gets worse every year. Upper management have only their interests in mind. There is zero organization and even less competence about what's going on. There is a re-org every 6 months and the turn-over rate at this company is worse than the restaurant business. People are fired for no reason, or they will quit because they're fed up with the politics. I've seen great people leave and have witnessed unprofessional and ignorant people remain.

    Advice to Management

    Try providing direction to your employees rather than act like your paychecks magically make you too good to even have a conversation with those who are managed by who you manage. Information is passed down all too often "on behalf of..", try reaching out and talking to the minions within your team to create a cohesive well-oiled machine. Productivity is possible if you treat those under you with respect. They're they ones who can make you look bad or make you shine. You are nothing but their voices, stop acting like you deserve the royal treatment. This company will never prevail under so much greed. Maybe you should take some notes from Enron.


  9. Helpful (6)

    Watch Your Back

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at WellPoint full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and generally good annual bonus/incentive pay and other benefits. Flexible working conditions, including liberal work-at-home policies in many areas of the business.

    Cons

    Company allows and perpetuates completely incompetent middle managers to advance up the corporate ladder. I'm not just talking about run-of-the-mill bad management. No, I mean actively hostile persons with absolutely no managerial or people skills. If you're lucky and land a job with a decent manager, you'll OK here. But if you get shuffled around from one role to another (as many people are) and you get stuck with a manager who - for whatever reason - is the current golden child of upper management, watch out. I watched the following cycle repeat over and over during my time there: Various "problem managers" blamed their employees for their own incompetence, often ending up with the termination of their employees in order to protect (at least temporarily) their own hides. Eventually, their own incompetence catches up with them and they're terminated, but not before numerous blameless employees have had their lives upended by losing their jobs. Nobody wins in a situation like that. The employee loses his or her job, with little or no recourse. The manager loses his or her job, too, and has had the additional burden of having a large corporation support and then rescind its support of the manager's competence. The remaining employees are subject to changes in management and restructuring on a regular basis - every 6 months or so. And upper management loses out as much as anyone, because productivity stinks when this modus operandi is the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what individual contributors have to say. Make it mandatory for all employees to have skip-level meetings with their manager's manager. That won't solve all the problems, but it'll provide quicker insight into the real personalities of their middle managers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Claims

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Claims Representative in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at WellPoint full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wellpoint is a good company to work for with excellent benefits. There is room for advancement, and they are education focused. They offer $5000 a yr for tuition. They offer quarterly bonuses and the amount can vary, but it's free money.

    Cons

    Not family oriented, hard to get time off, and there is lots of favortism.

    Advice to Management

    Know the value of the employees. Learn your job and stop making employees do the work you are paid for. It would not hurt to show some apprecitation and recognition.


  11. Helpful (2)

    hyjeu

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WellPoint

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    nice pay with no bonus

    Cons

    depending on mananger will determine your stay

    Advice to Management

    watch everyone not just those you dont like



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