Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
74 Reviews
3.2
74 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience. Ability to work with many different departments.

    • 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 as an intern

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, great walking paths and gym.

    Cons

    A lot of people here have been here 20+ years and are set in their ways. Not open to a lot of change needed to keep up with the healthcare industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your employees to adapt better to change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company lives by their mission "We make a healthy difference in people's lives"

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

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

    Pros

    Personal growth opportunitites are amazing - you are in charge of your career and BCBSMN supports life-long learning. The Blue U (University) offers many free trainings.

    Cons

    There are five buildings in Eagan and it bites to go to meetings in those other buildings (especially in the winter) and lose your parking space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love the transparency of the Strategic Plan and how visible everyone's goals are and how they fit into the plan. Makes us feel like our job has an impact in the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great benefits, behind the times in Technology and Flexibility

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Eagan, MN

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

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are pretty competitive in the Sales area. Most coworkers are great to work with. The company has a focus on Health of Employees, The workout room is great. Parking and security make me feel safe and secure.

    Cons

    Micro managers, no flexibility, behind the times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer flexibility to salary positions instead of claim examiners.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Led PR and External Communications for state's largest health plan as director of PR, overseeing a staff of five.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Public Relations in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Director Public Relations in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    Great brand, mission-driven, innovative organization with solid leadership, tradition of leadership.

    Cons

    Challenging environment implementing the Affordable Care Act and managing a dynamic health care marketplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on core strengths-- innovation, ethics, resiliency-- amidst constant and turbulent marketforce changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    co workers are very friendly and it is a great place to work at. Time flexibility is the one thing i enjoyed most while working as a software developer. I would recommend to others

    Cons

    old technology even though there is pros of co workers are very friendly and it is a great place to work at. Time flexibility is the one thing i enjoyed most while working as a software developer. I would recommend to others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota has been a fun and exciting to place to work at.

    • 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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great facilities and good compensation.

    Cons

    Changing priorities… the fact that they recognize that change is needed in some areas is a good thing though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great mission - lots of leadership turn over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Professional in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing Professional in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    Good mission and values are lived out
    Strong brand
    Lots of growth opportunity
    Good work life balance
    Give back to the community

    Cons

    Leadership turnover has led to a decline in their competitiveness and a gap is their future direction
    Technology is behind the times
    Lost competitive position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stabilize leadership
    Develop and stick with a market focused strategy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    HR Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

    Pros

    It was an amazing experience

    Cons

    It was a short internship

  10.  

    Friendly workplace, employees looking to develop interns

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

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    The company has reorganized quite a bit in the past, but I believe they are on the right track now with a great leadership team. Good compensation, benefits, amenities, and people.

    Cons

    As with many companies, the IT systems are quite outdated and upgrading has proved to be a complex process. On a good note, they have been steadily improving the state of these systems and I am optimistic for the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Internship Program, "safe" company

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

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

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits are good
    Flexible Schedule
    Good Internship program
    People are nice
    Very relaxed environment
    Good industry

    Cons

    "whats in it for me" attitude when working with other departments
    Very old age range of employees
    Very old software and applications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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