Blue Cross (MI)
3.2 of 5 113 reviews
www.bcbsm.com Detroit, MI 5000+ Employees

Blue Cross (MI) Reviews

Updated Jun 2, 2014
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3.2 113 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Blue Cross (MI) President and CEO Daniel J. Loepp

Daniel J. Loepp

(66 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Compliance Analyst (Former Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsThis is great place to put some good experience under your belt and learn the business. Downtown is a decent place to work and taxes aren't bad.

    ConsI don't know where to begin. The culture is toxic. I actually made some really good friends, learned a lot and really built up my resume. But it cost me - mind body and spirit! If you have another option - take the other. You have been warned.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people who understand strategy, not just "round peg into round hole" mentality.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst company to work for.

    Audit (Current Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsThere are no pros for this company.

    ConsBlack women are worth 3 points, white women are worth 2 points, white men are worth 1 point and black men are worth 0 points in the eyes of management.

    The older white men do most all of the work. Then they toss an inexperienced black woman or a white woman on top to take all of the credit. Black men have no value.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust keep collecting those paychecks from the people of the state of Michigan.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    BCBSM has a very political and unpredictable culture

    Senior Auditor (Former Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsVery good health benefits, free parking, not prone to boom & bust cycles, close to expressway location, tight building security

    ConsLeaders are nervous and clueless. They constantly hire contractors to tell them what they should do. When things go wrong, they find underling scapegoats and frame them. If you are minding your business and not kissing up the ladder, no matter how well you do the job, your job is at risk.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Be careful of what you're getting into

    Auditor III (Current Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsBenefits,esp. employer paid healthcare related

    ConsIn last two years, BCBSM has adopted forced ranking system,which they would not admit, because admitting would expose them to lawsuits. Leadership lacks vision and knowledge. Consultants like Accenture and big-4 accounting make tons of money by doing the leaders' job. As a result, constant shift in the execution of priorities, culture of blaming and finding scapegoats when things go wrong, and constant shifts in direction. If you get a new manager who does not like you, watch out. HR will help them document falsehoods to get rid of you without severance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe smart, steady and confident, rather than constantly relying on the crutch of outside consultants,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    An awful place to work

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    Proshealth insurance, nice cubicles, nothing else

    Consno training, no direction, PTO

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    You have to know someone to get ahead and they do not treat all employees the same.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsMost employees who perform the day to day work are very friendly and helpful. BCBSM has a great presence in the community.

    ConsThe turnover in out of control. Upper management is not visable and they do not take the time to communicate changes with employees. Upper management gives the impression they are too good for lower level employees. Disciplinary action is not fair for all employees and it appears the company discriminates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlace people in positions that know the job and are willing to mentor.

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    Highly political, unpredictable an rudderless organization

    Auditor III (Current Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsBenefits are rich , esp. health ins.

    ConsVery political. Audit management is gutless and political. They would not back up the staff. Finance function is a mess. Finance management constantly blame lower level staff for all their errors and fiascos. Constant management churn and they keep on layering management from outside hires who have little knowledge of people and processes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow your people instead of bringing hired guns who do not have a clue and just bully lower staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Toxic

    Delivery/Tech Lead (Former Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsI can't think of any for BCBSMI, although BCN seemed cool.

    ConsAt last in the IT organization, BCBSM I is a very divisive organization and a fairly toxic place to work. It is a very politically charged atmosphere where people seem far more interested in building and protecting fiefdoms that in working to improve the organization. I was thoroughly unimpressed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dissatisfied with the way employee's were treated

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    Prospay and benefits are good

    ConsNo work-life balance, the environment is extremely political, diversity is talked about but not practiced (complaints to outside organizations are common), senior leadership leaves a lot to be desired (they manage by intimidation and fear)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't hitch your career to the BCBSM wagon

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsBCBSM may be good for someone right out of college. There are usually lots of positions open since they are routinely getting rid of folks over 50. Few are able to work from home and almost everyone gets a desk, telephone and computer. If development is needed, there is no need to worry since micro management is rewarded.

    ConsBCBSM lacks interest in pursuing excellence. They have a national reputation for lack of innovation, which can be a disadvantage when seeking a position outside of the company. Senior executives are many in number, but few are held accountable and fewer yet collaborate across divisions, which provides for slow moving projects that often do not result in forward momentum. Directors are rewarded for micro management, little progress and performing at status quo. Managers not empowered to make changes. There is a poor atmosphere for growth and development. The good ol' boy network is alive and well. White males are promoted; minorities are rarely promoted. Few staff work up to their potential. Overall, there is a poor organizational culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRethink the number of senior executive positions. Adopt international vision for business (especially since there are a number of international customers). Allow more people to work from home. Better balance of work and home life. Improve fairness in promotions of minorities. Collaborate with other companies that have been recognized as "best places to work." Be the best non-profit you can be; serve the greatest number of Michigan citizens that can be served. Quit wasting money on challenges to the state. Spend money more wisely. Conduct more internal audits and hold senior executives accountable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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