Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan President and CEO Daniel J. Loepp
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81 Ratings

Pros
  • Great benefits and a variety discount options available (in 16 reviews)

  • Good benefits , flexible work schedules (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is a big issue for a good part of the year, but that is the nature of the insurance industry (in 6 reviews)

  • Very top heavy, manager and above are out for themselves and do not acknowledge or promote when appropriate (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great culture, with enough autonomy AND resources to really contribute to the success of the business.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategy Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Strategy Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    Great people, engaged in interesting, noble work and they too have the resources, knowledge and skills to contribute to the success of the business. Compensation and total rewards are very competitive, career mobility within the organization is unmatched anywhere in Michigan.

    Cons

    There are a lot of layers, and a few 500 lb Gorillas. Some of the Gorillas are ineffective employees, and none of the layers are willing to confront them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See gorillas, above.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great if your a Blue Badge

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good team to work with

    Cons

    Management is top heavy. Many managers lack actual management skills. Many have never put together a budget.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut 1/2 of the directors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Fun

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    Current Employee - Intern in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Intern in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

    Pros

    Meet wonderful professionals
    Learn about the health care industry

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Awesome Company

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    Former Employee - Intern in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Intern in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

    Pros

    Great work life balance, awesome people; really positive experience. Tons of areas to to grow within the company, definitely not an environment where you will feel stuck in your position.

    Cons

    None. I had a phenomenal experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Not a company for the new

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    Former Employee - Health Care Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Health Care Analyst in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive health care benefits, though it is all you hear about all the time. If you are between 20 and 35, who cares?!!

    Cons

    Not a company for the new. New ideas, new to the workforce, newly graduated... Good luck feeling like you matter. Huge union mentality, tired workers that are really just going through the motions. They know how to do that one process that they have been doing for 10 years and don't try and get in between them and that process! Also, yes they try and promote a healthy lifestyle but you don't see it working!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting diversity for diversities sake only. Recognize people for their merit and not who they know or what they are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. The company has a lot of opportunity.

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

    Pros

    Some of the pros are the benefits offered.

    Cons

    Some of the pros are the politics involved in promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try listening to your subordinates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Climbed my way to mid-level

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    Current Employee - Analyst Instructional Developer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Analyst Instructional Developer in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and incentives

    Cons

    Advancement can be difficult but easier if you have friends in high places. Raises increase slowly but steadily.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Good for resume, bad for experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

    Pros

    The culture is very inviting and diverse.

    Cons

    The internship wasn't very challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include interns in more decision making

  10. Great company if you like micro management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits Are amazing. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Management is awful. You pick your butt you get a write up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow up loosen up and relax.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Not good

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    Former Employee - Business Intelligence in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Business Intelligence in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

    Pros

    Stable company, RenCen nice building, good IT budget

    Cons

    Politics, huge turnover, parking, commute, underpaid. Too many contractors due to lack of retaining talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay higher, take notice of your employees that are talented

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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