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WellPoint Richmond Reviews

Updated November 26, 2016
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Pros
  • Good pay;flexible schedule; many good people at worker bee level; able to work from home (in 117 reviews)

  • Excellent support, great benefits, work-life balance is highly respected (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • It can be difficult to find a good work/life balance (in 29 reviews)

  • Upper management (Directors) are hired from outside the Company from other industries (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Reporting Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunities for career advancement within the organization.

    Cons

    Organizational structure needs retooling to provide clarity on accountabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Establish clearer lines of accountabilities, roles, and responsibilities.


  3. "Health Outreach Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Virginia in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Virginia in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment great management wonderful family work force

    Cons

    pay not so great no room for advisement

    Advice to Management

    give those who qualify the chance and opportunities to move up and make more money


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  5. "Better one to start your technical career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Systems Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Current Contractor - Systems Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Don't do it"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WellPoint full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary and Bonus, potential to work from home.

    Cons

    Management is dysfunctional. Environment is what's known in the IT industry as a "sweat shop"..churn'em and burn' em. You're a"resource" to be" loaded up" with work(whether you've been trained or not) not a human.
    Our department constantly operates in crisis mode. No on-boarding process to properly train new employees. No documented processes. Old timers who would rather do it themselves than train someone.(job security...but I don't want your job). Not sure how the managers got their positions with no experience in the field or technology that's being used, plus they can't even manage people properly?
    One of the worst places I've ever worked.
    You know a job is bad when you first start and they ask you every day.."so you decided to come back" .

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of ineffective managers.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "20 years in the business"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits such as insurance, 401k, PTO, on-site gym and other fringe benefits are very competitve for the market. Salary is pretty good. Bonuses are given each year and can be low one year and high the next but much appreciated. Been able to move around the company in different roles. People here are friendly and smart. Company values work-life balance although I have heard complaints about some managers pushing their associates to work more when time off is needed. One of the top leaders in the health insurance industry.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in management is a definite con. Company has a diversity program but there is no follow through where management is concerned. You see diversity in the lower levels but definitely not in middle/high management. Another con..but not much of one...if you don't use your PTO because you are working all of the time, you can stop accruing it...which is a problem because then you take PTO and still end up working.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Shady Business Practices"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work from home

    Cons

    IT systems so antiquated half the time the programs don't work and they take millions of dollars from customers for programs that have no value. Account Executives and upper mgt cover it up and support NOT giving customers refunds because that impacts their bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest - listen to the little people instead of just Account Execs.


  9. Helpful (2)

    ""Until something better comes along" type of job"

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    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WellPoint full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My coworkers were great. They made the job less miserable. The benefits were a plus also.

    Cons

    Extremely micromanaged. You can barely take a 3 minute bathroom break without someone coming to your desk wondering where you are. The PTO policy sucked. The job was very demanding and the salary didn't even come close to matching the duties that were expected. The company doesn't seem to care about their employees and instead want to get as much out of them with as little pay as possible. They treat the employees like children instead of adults.

    Advancement is pretty slim. If you're just in desperate need of a job OR if you're fresh out of high school and wanting to gain some experience, this might be an option. (If you don't mind busting your butt while being unappreciated and underpaid.) I finished my Bachelor's program and ran the heck out of there and now working for a company I love with excellent benefits. If you have other options, take it. I don't see this company lasting much longer.

    Advice to Management

    Micromanaging your employees comes across as if you don't trust your employees. If you hired them, expect them to do their jobs without you being on their back every second of the day. Also, treat your employees like human beings and not like robots. Show a little appreciation for the ones who are "the face" of your company.


  10. "You learn a great deal of information through the entry level program giving you the tools needed to succeed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claim Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Claim Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WellPoint full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The growth. You are able to succeed in any area of the health insurance industry.

    Cons

    The start out pay is not good at all.

    Advice to Management

    N/A Management is very orderly and caring.


  11. "Interesting"

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    Former Contractor - Content Editor in Richmond, VA
    Former Contractor - Content Editor in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WellPoint as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people I worked with directly.

    Cons

    The associates weren't exactly friendly towards contractors. Still not sure to this day if our team made progress in the endeavor.

    Advice to Management

    none



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