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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
66 Reviews

3.4
66 Reviews
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Karen M. Atwood
17 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Worked for the company over 11 years, great benefits and 401 K (in 7 reviews)

  • Good benefits, ability to glean solid healthcare experience, pace is hectic at times (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life Balance depending on your supervisor, on boarding can be a little disorganized (in 3 reviews)

  • poor communication between upper management and on the floor workers (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Teradata DBA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Database Analyst in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    This job is for Teradata Database Administrator. Lots of tiers of management. Great company benefits for insurance and 401K.

    Cons

    They expect you to be online or available even after hours and during the weekends. Too many tiers of managements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more in depth training to the new hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    The environment is very corporate as far as management and hierarchy but the work space is mostly open for creative thinking and ideas. There are great benefits and the pay is competitive. There can be room for growth dependent on how eager you are to work for it and put yourself out there. Most management and employees are very friendly, personable, and take your best interest into consideration.

    Cons

    Depending on the area of work the hours can be long. I have contributed to projects that have required me to work weekends/late nights/holiday and can be extremely stressful. Leadership will not recognize you unless you make known what special thing you have done...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize who is actually adding value to the company and reward them accordingly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A company that always does right by its customers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Solid financially, beautiful location on Chicago's lakefront.

    Cons

    Lack of promotion opportunity due to low turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    DO NOT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IT EPMO Project Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior IT EPMO Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Compensation is as good as or better than market rate.

    Cons

    They are incompetent and do not care about their customers. They do not provide adequate coverage and the company is dysfunctional. In other words it is who you know not what you know that rules. I was glad to leave as I do not wish to be associated with this firm!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the yes people and slackers! HIRE PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAND AND ADHERE TO PMI PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Political environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator

    Pros

    Good salary, ok benefits, nice perks, beautiful location and new building.

    Cons

    Very political environment. I was the only one of 10 new hires who did NOT have a family member/close friend at the company. Promotions seem to come based on who you know rather than what you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The nepotism has to go. Promote individuals on merit rather than who they know. Drama needs to be stopped at the source.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great work place

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

    Pros

    Nice management, Long term projects

    Cons

    time off policies, no remote working or work from home

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dishonesty in leadership; prefers to sweep problems aside & hide them, rather than address/change to make things better.

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. There are some really great and dedicated front line staff.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance for management team members. There are very negative politics in play, and these factors influence how business is conducted internally - not an environment conducive to creating and maintaining trusting business relationships.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you know the right people you will do well here.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Money is good. Probably time is good. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    After 10 years of employment I was let go for what was deemed a compliance issue sentenced by compliance people that never even met me. Never had one write up or incident before. Compliance program needs revamped to where angry or jealous employees cannot use as a tool. Long hours and weekends as a salaried employee. Lots of drama and things going on behind closed doors for such an "upstanding" company. Lots of who you know determines where you go but more so over the past few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to those who work and are assets to the company not the trouble makers and constant drama queens. Stand up for your employees and respect and treat them how you would want to be treated. It's an adult corporate work environment... act like it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall okay company

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

    Pros

    The benefits are really good

    Cons

    Some of the policies aren't good

  11.  

    Best company to work for...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical  in  Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Technical in Springfield, IL

    Pros

    Several...great insurance, 401k plan, bonus's, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Not many come to mind

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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