Blue Shield Of California

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Blue Shield Of California Reviews

Updated February 14, 2015
Updated February 14, 2015
72 Reviews
4.0
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Blue Shield Of California President & CEO Paul Markovich
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work life balance (be sure you set this expectation early - don't be reactive) (in 29 reviews)

  • As with many large companies there are good benefits as well as some really good people (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no work/life balance, many people are essentially doing the jobs of two people (in 18 reviews)

  • Senior management seems to never be on the same page; high silo environment (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Review of working at Blue Shield of California

    Former Employee - Senior Account Representative in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Representative in Walnut Creek, CA

    I worked at Blue Shield Of California

    Pros

    excellent benefits, excellent pay, good people to work with, I loved dealing with external customers

    Cons

    change of management frequently
    very poor training of company systems

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its a great company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Blue Shield Of California

    Pros

    Work life balance. Friendly management. Good compansation.

    Cons

    Healtucare insurance industry in general is a redundant industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I really enjoyed the culture and people at Blue Shield

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Associate
    Former Employee - Human Resources Associate

    I worked at Blue Shield Of California

    Pros

    I really like the people, the culture (I.e. great benifits, great cafeteria, gym onsite) its a fun place to work. I also enjoyed the scope of work and felt like I was making a difference.

    Cons

    Current healthcare situation in the Country makes for a heavier than usual workload at certain times of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep monitoring the pulse of your customers so that you continue to work at addressing their needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work!

    • 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 Shield Of California

    Pros

    Great team and management. However, it takes awhile to move up the ladder/

    Cons

    Not enough cross departmental communications. Organization is relatively conservative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    lots of leanings which is helping my career

    Former Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Folsom, CA

    I worked at Blue Shield Of California full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good place to work. work life is balanced

    Cons

    have to extend work sometimes without billing

    Recommends
  7.  

    Ethical company with a mission

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Shield Of California full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company mission is taken very seriously and is motivating for employees. New leadership is more transparent than before. Strategy seems ambitious but appropriate. Work-life balance is possible in some areas. Overall, management is fair and disfunctionalality and politics are minimal. There are some good, quality people who work here.

    Cons

    Some area do not have work-life balance and management is not in touch enough to know which areas struggle with this. Salary levels are average but bonus program helps offset lack of stock options. Benefit subsidies are surprising below average for a health plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in touch with what is going on in various departments to better understand the varying levels of work loads.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great coworkers, but the culture needs some work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Shield Of California full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with many amazing people here. Very intelligent and hard working, and many would go out of their way to help others when needed. The company has a strong vision and a great life-work balance. I usually only worked 8-5.

    Cons

    It is hard to move up in this company. The compensation is so-so and promotions could be better as well. The company has been trying to improve its culture, but I think it has a long way to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working on the culture. Improvements have been made, but more need to happen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Management support wonderful and want you to be successful.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in El Dorado Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in El Dorado Hills, CA

    I worked at Blue Shield Of California full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is always room to grow and be successful and creative. Good benefits and management always supportive

    Cons

    Pay to start not the best.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    BSC

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intermediate Business Analyst in El Dorado Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Intermediate Business Analyst in El Dorado Hills, CA

    I have been working at Blue Shield Of California full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good company and competitive compensation

    Cons

    IT Department is incompetent and lacking in technological hardware for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit Micromanaging your employees and they'd be more productive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Commercial/Medicare Risk Adjustment in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Commercial/Medicare Risk Adjustment in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Blue Shield Of California as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    People are very very nice

    Cons

    Nothing that I know of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check-in with the lower levels more!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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