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WellPoint Reviews

Updated November 6, 2017
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  • Upper management changes and merger activity can lead to chaos (in 22 reviews)

  • Long hours, overtime may be mandatory but it is always with overtime pay (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Attention to detail a must"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Challenging work that has a good checks and balance system for quality. Close attention to detail is a must. Self motivated people can quickly adapt and exceed in performance.

    Cons

    Lack of movement into new positions. Challenging to move into new roles or titles. Movement is easier if you know or are familiar with hiring manager

    Advice to Management

    Allow union


  2. "Comfortable place to work"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Woodland Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WellPoint (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary & Benefits
    Many roles are self paced
    Good team environments

    Cons

    Some pockets of poor leadership
    Some pockets of poor decision making

    Advice to Management

    Trust but verify managers!

  3. "Anthem is a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great people who care about their customers

    Cons

    Upper management changes and merger activity can lead to chaos.


  4. "My experience at WellPoint was a great learning experience."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pros of working for WellPoint are the benefits of course. Employees pay very little in benefits. This makes it very attractive for employees to stay with the company.

    Cons

    The major challenge of working for WellPoint is being worried if you were going to be the next employee they lay off due to reorganization.

    Advice to Management

    My only advice to build a employee coaching structure.


  5. "great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work and climb ladder

    Cons

    People are not efficient or trustworthy


  6. "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Low cost health insurance

    Cons

    Sick and vacation time are the same.

    Advice to Management

    stand behind your employees


  7. "WellPoint IT QA"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director Technology, Quality Assurance in Poolville, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Director Technology, Quality Assurance in Poolville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WellPoint (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great People, Good Tools, Telecommute

    Cons

    Very large organization, Hard to determine who has SME knowledge at times

    Advice to Management

    Smaller teams, more direct interaction (face to face)

  8. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Business Change Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Business Change Manager in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid based company. Marketplace leader.
    Diverse range of projects.

    Cons

    Too many management restructuring.
    Not a sense of empowerment.


  9. "Reporting Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Reporting Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Reporting Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WellPoint full-time

    Pros

    Great worklife balance, a lot of opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    none out of the ordinary

    Advice to Management

    be a support system for staff, not a micro-manager


  10. "RN"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Nurse Medical Manager in Newbury Park, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Nurse Medical Manager in Newbury Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    1. Compensated with raises and bonuses for going above-and-beyond. Work quality was closely monitored.
    2. Great organization and communication within my team.

    Cons

    The negative impression others (and sometimes myself) have of managed care. It is a necessary evil, but not like ministering to the poor or working to cure cancer.

    Advice to Management

    None, my management team was amazing.


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