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WellPoint Reviews

Updated 20 January 2015
Updated 20 January 2015
573 Reviews
3.3
573 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I work from home which is very nice as I don't have to fight traffic every day (in 107 reviews)

  • Good level of work/life balance, it's definitely a 9-5 environment (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • They demand a lot and do not take work/life balance into consideration very often (in 28 reviews)

  • This forced an extremely strong and ethical senior management out of the company (in 14 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It was awesome experience where I got a lot of real time exposure in my technical field.

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at WellPoint

    Pros

    colleagues and the work environment. helping natured.

    Cons

    locality was not so safe during wee hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing really I would need to advise. they are the best!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Hpa

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WellPoint

    Pros

    - extensive training - decent pay -breaks

    Cons

    - customer service difficult -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Case Manager (RN) in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Case Manager (RN) in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I have been working at WellPoint

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay + bonuses!

    Cons

    No cons I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful company

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    Former Employee - Business Change Manager in Norfolk, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Business Change Manager in Norfolk, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Working at this company I was able to grow a lot as a professional. I originally worked for Amerigroup, who was acquired by WellPoint. Throughout the entire transition I felt secure and well-informed. Excellent benefits, flexibility, and great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Hard to move within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Employees feel safe and can trust you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Better one to start your technical career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Richmond, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Richmond, VA (US)

    I have been working at WellPoint as a contractor (more than an 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Overall a great company, but an enormous company with some branches that need pruning.

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    Current Employee - Senior Technology Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Technology Manager

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

    Pros

    - The feeling that I made a difference in the lives of people inside and outside the company.
    - Under former CEO / CIO great progress in healthcare insurance technology innovation. These ladies rocked.
    - Virtual company, could work anywhere or chime in for important meetings even on vacation
    - Loved my work as an IT Manager, and plenty to do

    Cons

    - I worked in the early morning, broke around dinner, worked at night, sometimes in the night
    - Politics got flakey with the pressure to compete and deliver during implementation of Healthcare Reform (posturing, positioning, scapegoating, cutting corners, excessive demands on overworked employees that sort of thing)
    - Healthcare Reform competing with shareholder greed - sometimes to grow you have to invest and play the long game
    - Limited training budget with high demand for continuous improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - WellPoint's policy of offering senior associates a life insurance policy with WellPoint as the beneficiary if not illegal, is highly suspect. What will WellPoint do if an associate is denied a medical service through Anthem BC and then dies? Deduct the cost of the flowers for the family from your million dollar policy payout?
    - Stop looking for scapegoats, lead. 48 Laws of power may be effective, but they are not leadership.
    - Make the shareholders partners in the long game, if you don't you are only the next statistic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    No longer working

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    Current Employee - Development
    Current Employee - Development

    I have been working at WellPoint

    Pros

    good company, good people to work with

    Cons

    bade decision in development lead to cost reduction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    research before investing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    okay

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Infrastructure in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I have been working at WellPoint

    Pros

    great group of people and fun exciting place to work. allot of potential to learn and at some sites the networking opportunities are endless

    Cons

    contractors are not treated equally and regardless of how hard you work it doesn't seem like they hire internally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Limited Pros, Several Cons...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WellPoint full-time

    Pros

    Pros included, good pay and bonus program, flexibility with working remotely, and decent equipment to work with.

    Cons

    Culture is an issue, it is one of fear due to the constant re-orgs in IT, they are so constant that is a distraction no matter how hard you tried to stay focused. Senior leadership was not on the same page, they would fight openly, and the vision was not clearly laid out. Quite a bit of dead weight exists there and the good people kept getting more work and then would get laid off and the dead weight would continue to stick around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean your own house before cleaning others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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