Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 46

WellPoint Inc.

Indianapolis [North Central]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 7 for diversity The IT team works to keep things simple at this Indianapolis-based health benefits provider, which delivers coverage to about 34 million members, primarily under the Blue Cross and Blue Shield name. IT's goal is to simplify the complexities of healthcare for WellPoint's 33 million members. Getting greener The company has recently undertaken projects that have reduced electricity consumption by 4.2% and total energy consumption by 3.5%. To continue to reduce electricity usage, all computers were equipped with software that puts them into a low-power mode when not in use. A pilot of this program showed significant power savings. WellPoint employees receive annual incentive payments that are partly based on personal performance. Moreover, managers can give employees spot bonuses to recognize outstanding work.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 27

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 37,503

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 2,463

IT employee turnover in 2010: 8%

IT promotions in 2010: 9%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $1,234

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 41%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 32%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 42%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 27%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 16%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 28%