Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Reviews

Updated July 7, 2015
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Pros
  • Very flexible schedules and accommodating of work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Good working culture, helpful colleagues, and good benefits (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Challenging environment implementing the Affordable Care Act and managing a dynamic health care marketplace (in 3 reviews)

  • Very little to NO appreciation for working over an above what is expected (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise IT Business Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Enterprise IT Business Systems Analyst

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company with great opportunity. Cares for its employees. Free parking. Cafeteria.

    Cons

    Potential downsizing in future, but the company is communicating with employees and helping find other opportunities.


  2. Intern

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

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone treats you like a full time coworker rather than an intern.

    Cons

    Sometimes managers will not always have enough work for you to do.

    Advice to Management

    More work.


  3. Great work life balance

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic work life balance. Onsite fitness centers (I frequently workout during the work day, which is encouraged). Good benefits-They even still have a pension plan!

    Cons

    Very little company-wide commitment to promoting or developing their employees internally. Not much transparency in how promotions are awarded. People seem to stay forever, which means it's heavily weighted on older folks who are very resistant to change and innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Put some effort into developing and promoting internal talent. We don't all want to stay in the same position we started in for 20 years.


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  5. Great experience, great people

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

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair, respectful, appreciative environment. Really good place to work. Opportunities given for people who want them. Working areas are excellent.

    Cons

    Old ways and reasons for doing things. Lack of investment to advance/modernize systems.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Company, Relaxed Work Enviroment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Intern - Human Resources in Eagan, MN
    Current Intern - Human Resources in Eagan, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Blue Cross is very laid back and all co-workers are very helpful.

    Cons

    Challenges of working here are keeping up with the changes in Health Care. Although, change has been communicated very thoroughly.


  7. Great Company to Work For

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nonprofit, Community Focused, Good Benefits, Advancement Opportunities

    Cons

    Ancient Technology, Previous Change Unfocused, Lack of Departmental Collaboration

    Advice to Management

    More departmental cross-collaboration needed to continue success and drive


  8. Great company to intern with while in college!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Intern
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Intern

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I joined a team of roughly 10 and learned from each of them throughout my summer internship. The intern program was extremely helpful in getting aquatinted with the company and meeting other interns along the way. I was thoroughly impressed with the level of involvement upper management played in seeing the internship program through and making it a great learning experience.

    Cons

    The campus was so large I only got to know those working on the same level of me in the one building out of five.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great experience. Ability to work with many different departments.

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

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Get your employees to adapt better to change.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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


  11. Great benefits, behind the times in Technology and Flexibility

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Offer flexibility to salary positions instead of claim examiners.



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