WellPoint

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WellPoint Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
576 Reviews
3.3
576 Reviews
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Joseph R. Swedish
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Review Highlights

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

  • Good level of work/life balance, it's definitely a 9-5 environment (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • They demand a lot and do not take work/life balance into consideration very often (in 28 reviews)

  • This forced an extremely strong and ethical senior management out of the company (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Rs rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WellPoint

    Pros

    It is a good job and experience

    Cons

    Nothing much yet... I like it so far

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    WellPoint... take a closer look and be very careful...!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WellPoint

    Pros

    I thought long and hard but could not come up with any Pros; well they allow some work from home, but that's on the decline...

    Cons

    Not very diverse. For a company of its size and national breadth, you could count the leaders of color at the VP level (approx. 200 people at these levels) and higher on ONE HAND. the current diversity numbers are achieved in the contact centers, lower wage areas.

    The Business Operations (Service Operations) is not very progressive. Over the past decade the business has used every excuse to not make progress, usually blaming IT, and as a result the IT Org has flipped multiple times over the past decade.

    The spent much of the past 3 years fight health care reform and the President (instead of focusing on winning in the new environment)

    You will be low-balled on pay; the bonus program was recently ‘adjusted’.

    I don’t know how we were able to fool accounts like Google and FedEx to join us.
    The running joke internally was that WellPoint was a shiny Mercedes on the outside, but underneath not more than a Chevy Vega.

    If you join, get the top base salary that you can and set your expectations accordingly. Perhaps Joe Swedish can effect some change going forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop focusing on being the low cost provider; truly invest in IT AND FORCE your business operations to live in the new world. Add formal language in the performance objectives to diversify at the Director and above levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Business Change Manager
    Former Employee - Business Change Manager

    I worked at WellPoint

    Pros

    Good balance between work and life. The benefits provided by the company are competitive.. Options to work from home.

    Cons

    There are not very many cons - if any that I can think of - other that the typical large company reorganization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was awesome experience where I got a lot of real time exposure in my technical field.

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at WellPoint

    Pros

    colleagues and the work environment. helping natured.

    Cons

    locality was not so safe during wee hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing really I would need to advise. they are the best!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Hpa

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WellPoint

    Pros

    - extensive training - decent pay -breaks

    Cons

    - customer service difficult -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Better one to start your technical career

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at WellPoint as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    One could learn more technical and domain knowledge here. This company is more process oriented and well organised. As it deals with large number of people and data, good place to start the career.

    Cons

    We can expect a loads of work and always monitored. One might feel tough to bring in the new ideas as everything is done based on single framework

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Constant changes, restructuring, culture of pointing fingers and blaming others!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WellPoint full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work schedule flexibilities.

    Cons

    Poor health benefits particularly from a health-insurance provider. Ok PTO benefits and holidays. Average 401K match for this size company. Upper management provide no support to lower level employees. Meetings to resolve issues were consumed by finger pointings and accusations against each other. Some people were hired as full time employees only to be let go within months due to reorgs. Do not expect to have job security here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate long term strategies and stop acting reactively. Give time for changes to settle before implementing yet another change. Support your employees at all levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Initiation into for profit enterprise

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WellPoint

    Pros

    Excellent interfacing of nursing experience with computer databases; Learning experience of integrating Milliman criteria with nursing skills; good benefits for single employee

    Cons

    Job description during interview did not correlate with reality; emphasis placed on productivity, not on patient advocacy; Exempt but required to be on phones from 8:30 to 5:00, except for hour lunch; mandated to remain until cases completed without compensation; unreliable computer system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in updated electronics and services; initiate education and training prior to mandating changes in systems and procedures

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    No longer working

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    Current Employee - Development
    Current Employee - Development

    I have been working at WellPoint

    Pros

    good company, good people to work with

    Cons

    bade decision in development lead to cost reduction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    research before investing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Case Manager (RN) in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Case Manager (RN) in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at WellPoint

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay + bonuses!

    Cons

    No cons I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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