Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Reviews

Updated June 3, 2015
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  1. The Blues...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work schedule, freedom is a huge perk.

    Cons

    Salaries could be better, slow moving and always behind the 8 ball.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about the great place to work survey...make it a great place to work first and then worry about the results.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Internship Experience - Rating and Underwriting

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Rating and Underwriting in Syracuse, NY
    Former Intern - Rating and Underwriting in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield as an intern

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

    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 Management

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


  3. Great summer!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Actuarial Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Former Intern - Actuarial Analyst in Rochester, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


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  5. Excellent company to work for, Fast paced Customer focused

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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)

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

    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 Management

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


  6. Helpful (1)

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

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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.


  8. Good people, treated fairly, caring company.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    High stress, finally moved to Windows 7 November 2012.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your employees who perform well.


  9. Claim Recoveries Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Claims Processor in Bulawayo (Zimbabwe)
    Current Freelancer - Claims Processor in Bulawayo (Zimbabwe)

    I have been working at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I get to be working in the field of insurance where our performance is rated to be one of the industries best.

    Cons

    The economy in the country does not allow for the full potential for growth to be met. The political instability greatly affects consumer confidence in the financial sector as well.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be the willingness to allow for innovative thinking from staff. There is need for the management to allow staff to be engaged in brainstorming for innovative products that can be introduced into the market as currently the market is saturated with the same products which leads to rate undercutting being done within the market.


  10. Excellus BCBS

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

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

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

    Pros

    great place to work and great committed people

    Cons

    more resources needed to get job done


  11. Helpful (1)

    Somewhat rewarding, but slow to change

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

    I have been working at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.



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