Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
64 Reviews

3.4
64 Reviews
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Michael Guyette
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very flexible schedules and accommodating of work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Enjoyed working there for many years, good people, good environment, good benefits, good support (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Slow to implement changes in business processes and to provide resources needed to compete with other national health care companies (in 3 reviews)

  • communication between management and upper management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr. Data Migration Analyst

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    Former Employee - Senior Data Migration Analyst  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Data Migration Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good working culture, helpful colleagues, and good benefits

    Cons

    Laid back environment, very old technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Depending on your department it's either a great place or hell..

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Engineer  in  Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Engineer in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good compensation and solid benefits

    Cons

    A lack of unified management philosophy create islands of greatness or sadness. If you're working in some IT areas you have great management and great people while others seem like a bad high school movie with gossip and backbiting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Life work balance is either a corporate value or it is not. You can't have some managers respect peoples lives and others demand their team be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Membership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers, clean environment (keeping in mind you take out your own garbage daily), good working hours for many years - recently though management made a decision to enforce what ever they felt like works best for them not the employees anymore.

    Cons

    Bad leadership, short staffed, totally unprepared for the "Obama" Health Care Act or AHA, very STRESSFUL with bad leadership causing additional unneeded stress on the employees, require way more work from the employees then any leadership, with low pay. TOP HEAVY!! Benefits are far from fabulous - insurance is expensive, on-site daycare expensive, retirement plan a JOKE. Very little to NO appreciation for working over an above what is expected. Constant micro-managing employees, no trust!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empathy, hold true to the company words of FAMILY FIRST - the work will always be there tomorrow! STOP the micro managing - go back to TRUSTING your employees - their are still great people on this earth!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    My experience with Blue Cross Blue Shield of California has been educational and rewarding.

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Eagan, MN

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

    Pros

    BCBSMN has some of the most dedicated, hardworking individuals that I have ever experience working with. It is a pleasure to be amongst professionals with such strong work ethic.

    Cons

    Sometimes a person can get lost in a sea of people. This holds true for BCBSMN. One has to learn to make herself stand out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your busy. Don't let that get in the way of learning as much as you can about the people that work under you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great mission - lots of leadership turn over

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    Former Employee - Marketing Professional  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing Professional in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good mission and values are lived out
    Strong brand
    Lots of growth opportunity
    Good work life balance
    Give back to the community

    Cons

    Leadership turnover has led to a decline in their competitiveness and a gap is their future direction
    Technology is behind the times
    Lost competitive position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stabilize leadership
    Develop and stick with a market focused strategy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    HR Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

    Pros

    It was an amazing experience

    Cons

    It was a short internship

  8.  

    Lots of reorganization and tension

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

    Pros

    Employees offered inexpensive health insurance

    Cons

    Not a lot of cooperation between groups, could be unfriendly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop reorganizing some time soon

  9.  

    Great company atmosphere and great benefits

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits are very good compared to most large corporations, they offer exended learning classes (xcel, interview skills, etc), as well as PTO, education stipend, great health insurance (obviously), and wellness packages. The culture is very engaging and relaxed.

    Cons

    Can be stuck in the older generation and not easy to adapt to a lot of change quickly. Its hard to move up in a division because people tend to stay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Proud to tell people where I work!

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    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Awesome benefits. Innovative thinking encouraged. Love the people I work with.

    Cons

    Some areas of the organization don't have as much flexibility in schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    This is a very stressful work environment with improper training.

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    Current Employee - Health Guide  in  Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Health Guide in Eagan, MN

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

    Pros

    Cheap health insurance and free gym access at work.

    Cons

    High turnover, unrealistic expectations and guidelines, too stressful

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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