Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California

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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California Reviews

Updated October 3, 2014
Updated October 3, 2014
20 Reviews
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20 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Writer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Writer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Highly professional, good sense of humor, down to earth filled with experienced people.

    Cons

    Concerning the changes in health care lots of stresses, good benefits, good leadership and vision, and a busy atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    AS always, every business is a people business, make each interaction count.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  3.  

    Culture of Negativity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than an 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.  

    Ok company. Very formatted not room for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent salary, enjoy fellow workers

    Cons

    Management does not talk to employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees.

  6.  

    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 (less than an 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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  9.  

    Stay away from Account Management!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  11.  

    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 (more than an 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

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