Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
74 Reviews
3.2
74 Reviews
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Michael Guyette
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very flexible schedules and accommodating of work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Enjoyed working there for many years, good people, good environment, good benefits, good support (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Slow to implement changes in business processes and to provide resources needed to compete with other national health care companies (in 3 reviews)

  • communication between management and upper management (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    A great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Business Account Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Business Account Analyst in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and work life balance

    Cons

    Compensation is a little lower than national average

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    6 CEO in 6 Years. Lots of changes in direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

    Pros

    Majority of Market share in MN

    Cons

    computers are very antiquated and inflexible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some management training at the middle levels. Consider management over relationships

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Claim Research Specialist II

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Research Specialist II in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Claims Research Specialist II in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and ability to move in to other departments.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between management. Pay and raises are not realistic for today's cost of living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to the employees advice. More flexibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great learning experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, freedom to create projects, amazing mentor, a lot of intern functions, leadership visibility, true and meaningful work, appreciated as a coworker and not as "just another intern"

    Cons

    very tradition company, lots of resistance to change

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    So-so

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good, especially if you have a family.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, slow to change, technology is uneven.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr. Data Migration Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Data Migration Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Data Migration Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working culture, helpful colleagues, and good benefits

    Cons

    Laid back environment, very old technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Lots of reorganization and tension

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

    Pros

    Employees offered inexpensive health insurance

    Cons

    Not a lot of cooperation between groups, could be unfriendly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop reorganizing some time soon

  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Rampant age discrimination

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great local mission. Very tolerant of different employee types, i.e. idiosyncrasies, etc.

    Cons

    High turnover at all levels. Poor technology platform. Confused governance. Poor advancement for highly skilled, senior level staff. Specifically excluded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You might need to keep your senior level brain trust. Be cautious on blanket acceptance of ideas from your HR Dept.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Crowded and spread out

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice meeting rooms, decor and cafeteria.

    Cons

    Crowded. Cubicles are sometimes double occupancy. A lot of people near retirement. Low cubicle walls. Absolutely no privacy. Housed in 5 buildings spread out over miles. Parking lots nearly full by 8:00 am.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer an early retirement package. That way maybe you won't lose 58 million dollars like you just did for the fiscal year ending 03/31/13. They are on their 3rd CEO in the past year so it appears there are problems at the top.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, good work/life balance, work for a good cause

    Cons

    Slow moving company, not always fully business minded

    No opinion of CEO

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