Blue Cross Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
129 Reviews
3.3
129 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company as a whole does strive to provide a good work-life balance, though it isn't always possible (in 12 reviews)

  • Many opportunities to advance, great bonuses, great benefits, and great payscale (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • They are a highbred association that has not appropriately incentivized senior management (in 8 reviews)

  • there in no cons regarding to this company (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Information Security Consultant in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Information Security Consultant in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Blue Cross as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Moral and wonderful people I worked with.

    Cons

    Politics between the Texas and Chicago teams seemed in competition at points.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, great people, great experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Worker in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Worker in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Blue Cross as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working with mid to late career professionals provide extensive knowledge in healthcare related issues. Plenty of opportunity to attend informative briefs on healthcare issues. Plenty of resources to get caught up with the Affordable Care Act and the issues related to the law.

    Cons

    No entry level jobs. Not much communication between DC and Chicago office locations. Does not provide enough networking opportunity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company focused on community support

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, pension plan, employer match

    Cons

    not much opportunity to move up the ladder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote the internal talent

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  5.  

    Good Company

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

    I worked at Blue Cross

    Pros

    Only contracted for a bit- but found teams to be friendly and collaborative.

    Cons

    Having s a few growing pains with restructuring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for. Great pay and benefits. Good leadership and very hard working staff.

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

    I worked at Blue Cross full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits and quality of life balance

    Cons

    Lack of persopnal growth, tendency to get pigeon holed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great working environment for retiring people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great working environment. Slow pace and less stress.

    Cons

    Below average compensation and hard for advancement.

  8.  

    I enjoyed withing at Capital BlueCross despite the bureaucracy.

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

    I worked at Blue Cross full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great benefits. generous time off and training opportunities. Tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Very political envioronment. Many employees are resistant to change. Years of service seem to mean more than skillset when it comes to promotion and pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct more HR functions in-house. Hire additional HR staff to recruit younger workers. Promote based on work ethic and performance, not on time served.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Cross

    Pros

    Able to move up the ladder quickly

    Cons

    The culture is very politically driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest.

  10.  

    Long Term Employment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Exempt Professional in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Exempt Professional in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    The company has great opportunities for those who are willing to work very hard to move forward in their careers.

    Cons

    No matter how long, hard or dedicated you were for the company you will always be considered a number never forget that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are only as good as the people that work for you. Truly invest in listening to your employees and not putting on the act of pretending to care. You will be amazed at how much change you will see in the work you get back.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    As good as you put intoit.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abilene, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abilene, TX

    I worked at Blue Cross full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. A liberal amount of PTO and paid vacations. You simply have to plan ahead. A wise person won't use all of their PTO as soon as they get it.

    Cons

    You stay busy but that is what you are supposed to do in a professional environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sr. Management does have the knack of micro-managing and it trickles down from the top.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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