Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
28 Reviews
3.2
28 Reviews
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  1.  

    Internship Experience - Rating and Underwriting

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    Former Employee - Rating and Underwriting in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Rating and Underwriting in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield as an intern

    Pros

    Great company culture
    Relaxed environment
    Clearly identified internship goals
    Manageable workload

    Cons

    Not enough meaningful work
    Work will be tedious. Mostly cleaning up batch quotes within the rating engine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have the intern explore more within the other areas of the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great summer!

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    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was an intern, everyone was extremely nice and friendly and I was never afraid to ask a lot of questions.

    Cons

    Location. I would like to work in a larger city and leave the NY region. Other than that I have very few cons about the actual experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent company to work for, Fast paced Customer focused

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    Current Employee - Financee in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Financee in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    100% Education reimbursement, Solid team experience, Recognition of contributions. working to eliminate data silos. On top of Health Care Reform initiatives. Network provides good value to insured. Widely recognized as a leader in health insurance market in upstate NY.

    Cons

    Fast Paced ambitious company can overload employees with too much work if they don't manage expectations and priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set priorities and focus on what is really important. Help Managers delegate and lead by setting priorities and expectations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good health benefits, nice gym at work, senior leadership seems to want to continue to improve things

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great health benefits. Nice to have a gym at work. Conveniently located downtown. Senior leadership seems to want to continue to improve things. Interesting & challenging time to be in the health insurance business. Excellus is very inclusive & accepting of people from a variety of backgrounds, which I really like.

    Cons

    Work-life balance isn't always what it should be. Stiff corporate culture sometimes. Parking is a pain & pretty expensive. Sometimes coworkers & management make work more complicated than it should be. IT resources could be improved. Work could be made more "fun" (as silly as it might sound). I'd love to have a daycare in the building or shared with the B&L building across the street. here are so many women who work here, not to mention folks with children, it would be a huge incentive & help. I'd also love to see more women in senior leadership roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance isn't always what it should be. Stiff corporate culture sometimes. Parking is a pain & pretty expensive. Sometimes coworkers & management make work more complicated than it should be. IT resources could be improved. Work could be made more "fun" (as silly as it might sound). I'd love to have a semi-subsidized daycare in the building or shared with the B&L building across the street. There are so many women who work here, not to mention folks with children, it would be a huge incentive & help. I'd also love to see more women in senior leadership roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can connect the work you do to helping the community the company serves.

    Cons

    Bonuses could be better but at least bonuses are given.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good people, treated fairly, caring company.

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, hard working teams, care about the customer.

    Cons

    High stress, finally moved to Windows 7 November 2012.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize your employees who perform well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellus BCBS

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great place to work and great committed people

    Cons

    more resources needed to get job done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Somewhat rewarding, but slow to change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

    Pros

    Health benefits and retirement benefits are very rich when comparing to other companies.
    Friendly co-workers are a pleasure to work with.
    The company is strong and stable -- the dominant insurer in its market.

    Cons

    Behind the times and slow to change.
    High market share allows for a passive and reactive strategy. This makes for a successful company, but can be frustrating for employees trying to move the company ahead more aggressively.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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