Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California

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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California Reviews

Updated May 23, 2014
Updated May 23, 2014
19 Reviews
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19 Reviews
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  1.  

    A large employer who offered good employee benefits to their employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Sales  in  Newbury Park, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Newbury Park, CA

    I worked at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    In the 1980's, 1990's and early 2000's, you could count on a long and stable career.

    Cons

    When Wellpoint - The parent company of Blue Cross of California and Anthem merged forming Anthem Blue Cross, things changed drastically. Re-organizations every one to two years with new CEO, CFO, and mid-level management. No clear direction. Profit driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to basics which made you such a great company to work for, for many decades.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Ok company. Very formatted not room for growth

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

    I worked at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent salary, enjoy fellow workers

    Cons

    Management does not talk to employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees.

  3.  

    Culture of Negativity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Researcher  in  Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Researcher in Walnut Creek, CA

    I have been working at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Telecommuting opportunities, free coffee, industrial size refrigerator and freezer to store lunch

    Cons

    Management has an out to get you attitude. Guilty until proven innocent. Draconian rules when in office. Reprimands and performance discussed where everyone on the floor can hear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't discuss your opinions if other staff with the rest of your staff. Don't belittle and demean a person ever and especially ongoing of their colleagues. Try the teaching moment approach instead of whipping post approach and try not to jump to a negative conclusion all the time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    It's a Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HEALTH PLAN ADVISOR  in  Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - HEALTH PLAN ADVISOR in Woodland Hills, CA

    I have been working at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    It's a Job

    It's at a central location

    you could be doing a lot worse for a lot less

    Cons

    Company culture is very limited

    They lay off people very quickly

    low sense of company loyalty

    rather hire based on skin color than on having the qualifications for the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire talent not fill affirmative action quotas. Stop micro managaing and let company culture occur.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Was a great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California

    Pros

    Great benefits at this company

    Cons

    Break room lacked healthy snacks

  7.  

    The company provides all the tools necessary to evolve to the height of your intellect.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst

    I worked at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Anthem has a terrific benefits package. The salaries meet the criteria of job titles. You are encouraged to reach for the stars and produce exceptional work product.

    Cons

    The positions are high stress. The challenge is to mentor others so that you can successfully perform your responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your associates. Take note of what is really going on behind your backs. Correct ill conceived images before real damage is done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Stay away from Account Management!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Management  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Management in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work life balance was good

    Cons

    Management brought in from outside and brings in their former co-workers. Low department moral, no team atmosphere everyone watches their own bus and WILL throw you under the bus! Management could not be trusted in the Woodland Hills or Los Angeles office. Very poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to both sides of a story instead of a co-worker who was a VP and demoted to Account Executive. Title is everything to these people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Was a great place to work prior to the merge with Anthem

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Woodland Hills, CA

    I have been working at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Wellpoint/Anthem before the meger with Anthem was a great place to work. Good benefits and flexable schedule is what's left now. Anthem has cut many benefits including PTO time and your paid holidays. It's a good place to get some experience then run with it and get out.

    Cons

    Outsourcing to Phillipeans, India and IT parts of Centeral and South America, as well. As a worker you are under the fear of losing your job to outsourcing and the company wants you to train your overseas replacement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent, fair and comprehensive interview for a director level position at Anthem Blue Cross of California

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Woodland Hills, CA

    I have been working at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, upper management endorsement and support for success in your position, career growth and team work.

    Cons

    As with any large organization, speed of decision making is equal to any other large organization. Patience is a virtue

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Customer-oriented, business-friendly company that strives to meet today's demands of Healthcare System in the U.S.A.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor  in  Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Woodland Hills, CA

    I have been working at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California

    Pros

    Good people, excellent benfits, competitive compensation package,

    Cons

    The Company is crumbling under its own weight. There are dozens Project managers involved in a single project due to the sheer size of the company. Everything moves slowly. The procedural hurdles are often bigger than the development challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify procedures, reduce paperwork, allow more testing time for the complex projects, delegate procedural responsibilities to field-level managers instead of creating additional control structures

    Recommends

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