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"The best and brightest have hightailed it out (for good reason!)"

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Former Employee - Program Manager in Mason, OH
Former Employee - Program Manager in Mason, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

* Support of work-at-home arrangements
* Access to online tools and information needed for job

Cons

* Mediocre leadership with lackluster vision (middle to upper managment)-- complete lack of critical thinking or analysis skills
* Many jobs (medical management, IT, QI, etc) outsourced to multiple overseas vendors--many employees with constant fear of losing jobs
* Frequent (3-4 times/year) reorganizations
* Constant focus on efficiency over effectiveness (doing things "right" instead of doing the right things)
* Top-down culture with little to no collaborative input from front-line or middle management employees

Advice to Management

Take a close look at the gap between executive leadership and front-line associates--senior directors and VPs are very much out of touch with the actual experiences and needs of most associates. The "human element" of management has died a slow and quiet death over past few years, and has been replaced by management automatons who blindly operate at full bureaucratic efficiency--the WellPoint Borg at its best!

Other Employee Reviews for WellPoint

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Learning Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Information Security Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Intern - Information Security Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WellPoint as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many intelligent and helpful employees.
    Offers a lot of opportunity for gaining experience.

    Cons

    Many telecommuters makes for a culture of near constant teleconferencing.
    Can be very bureaucratic at times.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "outsourcing jobs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, good benefits, loyal co-workers

    Cons

    always looking to cut cost -on the average employee, even sending your job overseas.

    Advice to Management

    Don't always think that by sending jobs to foreign contries that you are getting the most bang for your buck. You have several dedicated employees who are loyal but are willing to put them on the unemplyment line just to improve the shareholders return by $.01.


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