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"Great learning experience for business"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Underwriter in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Underwriter in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at WellPoint full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great learning experience for business professionals

Cons

Changes can be constant & overwhelming at times

Advice to Management

Keep employees updated on health care reform

Other Employee Reviews for WellPoint

  1. Helpful (4)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 The "human element" of management has died a slow and quiet death over past few years, and has been replaced by management automatons who blindly operate at full bureaucratic efficiency--the WellPoint Borg at its best!


  2. 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.

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