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Blue Shield Of California Interview Questions & Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated May 27, 2014
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Clinical Program Manager Interview

Clinical Program Manager
San Francisco, CA

I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Blue Shield Of California in May 2013.

Interview Details – Interview quick informal to the point. Questions were relevant. Communications with BSC manager & contracted company for 6mos job as speedy & helpful. Up to date with hiring process & registration.

Interview Question – Have you ever done this job? What makes you think you can do this job?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Pretty simple. The Senior Manager/also the hiring manager called me, offered me the job, told me about the salary (very good pay) and, was more than happy to have me start ASAP.

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Custom Contract Analyst Interview

Custom Contract Analyst
San Francisco, CA

I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Blue Shield Of California in July 2013.

Interview Details – Great interview process. Fantastic interactions and multiple interviews, including phone, face to face and personal interactions. The "re-org" interview to retain my job, I had already earned didn't serve me well. I didn't get the job. They asked me trick questions, and questions designed to fluster me, because they already had a plan. I was not part of that plan, I would learn later. I think it just toughened me up for later life.

Interview Question – When they asked us to "reapply" for our position, before laying off around 6 employees, they asked me about the process of application submissions, and completing a template in a standing in line completion process.   View Answer

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
San Francisco, CA

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Blue Shield Of California in January 2013.

Interview Details – 2 interviews (not counting recruiter). 1 with team and the other with hiring manager. Each lasted 30 minutes

Interview Question – If hired how long do you expect to remain in ti sposition?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – They told me pay, I asked for more, they made up difference by giving hiring bonus

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Compensation Consultant Interview

Compensation Consultant
San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Blue Shield Of California.

Interview Details – I interviewed for a position in the Compensation department. The initial contact was with a recruiter. She was very helpful and well informed about the position. She provided all the details I needed for the day of the interview. The SF office is very pleasant - lots of natural light and modern decor. Everyone I met with was friendly and welcoming. Overall a positive interview experience.

Interview Question – There weren't any unexpected or necessarily difficult questions. The interview felt more like a casual conversation. That is the sign of a good interviewer - to talk with you in such a way that it doesn't feel like an examination/ test. But don't let your guard down -- because they are definitely evaluating you.   Answer Question

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Supervisor Interview

Supervisor
San Francisco, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Blue Shield Of California in December 2013.

Interview Details – Interview process seems to take a long time from start to finish. Not sure if is due to coordination of all parties, but delays sometimes makes it not worth it if you are looking for a job and currently unemployed. A more timely response is warranted. Also seemed like they were not prepared for the interview as a whole. The questions didn't seem well thought out pertaining to what they were hiring for.

Interview Question – How do you feel you can change Blue Shield of California processes. This has expectation that you know what the processes are. Seems like a question for internal only employees.   View Answer

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Senior Marketing Manager Interview

Senior Marketing Manager
San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Blue Shield Of California in August 2009.

Interview Details – Initial HR interviewer was awesome: smart, personable, focused. Hiring manager and other interviewers worked off pre-scripted behavioral questions. "Tell me about a time when you ..." The process was lengthy and decision-making was slow. Nonetheless, it was good to know going in that the company was very structured (the interview process was indicative of the working experience).

Interview Question – There really weren't difficult questions, as long as you know how your background will fit into the company's goals.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiations were not really an option.

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Administrative Assistant Interview

Senior Administrative Assistant
San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Blue Shield Of California in August 2013.

Interview Details – recruiter was enthusiastic and seemed to love being there after a year

Interview Question – none, I was prepared   Answer Question

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1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Traffic Manager Interview

Traffic Manager
San Francisco, CA

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Blue Shield Of California in August 2010.

Interview Details – My interview was brief and I was hired on the spot over the phone.

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Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Manager Interview

Manager
San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Blue Shield Of California in May 2012.

Interview Details – One of the worst experiences I've had interviewing. The process took 3 months, which is bizarre for a very junior-level position. You could tell that the person to whom this role would report was new at managing people - she lacked tact in the interview and seemed extremely proud to be in the interviewer chair. It was a huge turnoff. I had 4 in-person interviews - the middle ones being with senior leadership. The questions were all the same - it just seemed really disorganized. I received an offer but respectfully - and happily - declined. I could tell it was not a team that I wanted to work with.

Interview Question – They asked the most generic questions, found on any Top 10 list via a Google search.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Team seemed unorganized and, frankly, unintelligent. Perhaps people management is not their expertise, but they're just really good in their field.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Intermediate Business Analyst Interview

Intermediate Business Analyst
San Francisco, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Blue Shield Of California.

Interview Details – An internal recruiter reached out to me. Shortly after a phone screening with the recruiter and submitting my resume and cover letter, I had a phone conversation with the hiring manager. I was called in for a panel interview with the team, then a face-to-face with the hiring manager and her immediate supervisor (a total of six individuals).

Interview Question – Give me an example of when you faced a difficult situation at work. Could be project related or a relationship with a co-worker. What was the issue? How did you deal with it? What was the result?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Offer was delivered over the phone by the recruiter. Base salary along with bonus and company benefits were explained.

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