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"Mixed Bag"

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
Former Employee - Project Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Thrived under good management
Customer focused, ethical and diversified business
Dedicated and experienced employees
Fair benefits and compensation package

Cons

Suffered under bad management
Abusive, threatening and lacking work-life balance
Non-existent professional development

Advice to Management

Employees like me care and work hard. We should not have to suffer the slings and slights every day that abusive managers like to dole out and we should be allowed to take time off to care for ourselves when we are ill especially. Overall, I would have stayed if this had been the case. Also would have been so much more motivated if the environment promoted respect, collaboration and opportunities for personal and professional development.

Other Employee Reviews for WellPoint

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Just another giant, from an IT perspective"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Staff in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Technical Staff in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WellPoint full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The group I work with is experienced and professional, and we get along well. Current manager is probably the best I have ever worked under.

    Benefits are about average, or possibly a little better than average, but the health insurance is more costly than one might expect, mostly because it is pretty comprehensive.

    If you are flexible in your tech skills, it is possible to move around in the IT organization.

    Cons

    Like any large publicly traded company, your experience will depend entirely on the particular group you work in.

    Overly-reliant on IBM for infrastructure. It's a mixed result, with some groups being good and professional, and others less than useful.

    Stock market likes the new CEO, but a new CEO might feel a need to mark his territory some time in the next year or so.

    Government changes in health insurance regulations make everyone in the company a little jumpy.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that in the health insurance industry, your data is EVERYTHING.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a good company to work for but has some major cons"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WellPoint full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements (work remotely, etc.)
    Talented work force
    Good compensation

    Cons

    *Processes / procedures are extremely inefficient (and have been for quite some time).
    *Too many reorgs (at least once or twice a year). Just when things start to stabilize, everything is uprooted again for another reorg (and RIFs).
    *Development of talent used to be a priority but no longer is.
    *Health benefits aren't as good as you would expect from a company whose business is health insurance.
    *Too many useless meetings.
    *Relatively simple things are made complicated (may be side effect of being a very large company)
    *Limited advancement opportunities for remote employees.

    Advice to Management

    Correct above cons, but especially the first one. Associates have been saying for YEARS on the associate survey that processes are inefficient, but nothing has been done to improve them.

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