Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Reviews

Updated July 9, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Bad Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Fargo, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits but they keep reducing them for new employees. Countless opportunities to learn new systems.

    Cons

    Pay is low for the IT industry. Middle management takes micro management to the extreme. Only favors those that ingratiate themselves to uppers. Hard work is not rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up and grow a pair. Promote a culture that forgives management mistakes so management can have integrity.


  2. Advancement and Opportunity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND
    Recommends

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (Less than a year)

    Pros

    BCBSND has prided itself on being one of the best Employers of Choice in the Fargo Moorhead area and beyond. BCBSND strives to value it's employees and gives them opportunities to advance their careers through a variety of different positions available. BCBSND offers competetive salaries and benefits to all employees and is one of the most flexible employers I've worked for when it comes to work/life balance.

    Cons

    I would encourage to continue to advance the communication strategies internally and externally.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to give opportunities to grow current staff and focus on retention of top talent.


  3. Worst Job I ever had

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had some really great co-workers and met a lot of people who wanted to do a good job. I know long standing employees were paid very well and had some excellent retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Management was horrific. My boss blatantly made it obvious that employees were not valued and were interchangeable parts in her mind. It was virtually possible to get anything accomplished. No one would take ownership or responsibility for something. This caused something to take 4 times longer than normal. Then your boss would just tell you they would have done it differently.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter. No one would listen anyways


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Excellent care for employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice work environment, casual culture

    Cons

    Slow relaxed environment makes you very relaxed.

    Advice to Management

    Add more challenge to employees


  6. Not as Good as Before

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Not much Pros anymore, all benefits and work/life balance is getting less and less.

    Cons

    Benefits / Life/Work Balanace / Career Growth / Pay

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the new management who will do anything to boot out the long timers. Management needs to start remembering the company is only as successful as its employees.


  7. Sucked out my soul

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota as a contractor

    Pros

    It was decent mon- fri work hours and a fair amount of time off. The lax dress code was nice-jeans daily.

    Cons

    If you were promoted here, there's a good chance you're an idiot. The management competency is nonexistent. The morale is terrible, you feel like just another number not the family culture it was years back.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Developer Intern in West Fargo, ND
    Current Intern - Software Developer Intern in West Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, Opportunities, Benefits are some of the pros of the company

    Cons

    No new technologies to work on

    Advice to Management

    Some new technologies and documentation for the current technologies to help the employees understand those things


  9. Helpful (1)

    n/a

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job Security, friendly colleagues, scope to learn.

    Cons

    Interior design not so great.


  10. Helpful (1)

    One of the "worst" places to work in ND

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Fargo, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice facility. In-house cafeteria. In-house fitness center. Salaries are OK. Good Dental plan.

    Cons

    Good Ole Boys club with token females. Severe lack of leadership. Tenured employees who resist change. Total lack of integrity within executive leadership circle. This company is so far behind the times not only in terms of technology, but business process, operations and certainly leadership and management. This company only survives because it is in an industry that generates lots of cash and that hides the inefficiencies. If you want to know why healthcare costs are high in ND, someone needs to look under the covers. Start with executive salaries.

    Advice to Management

    The Board of Directors needs to wake up to what is going on and clean house by getting rid of the entire VP level and above. Shut down the good ole boys club.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Safe but rewardless

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND

    Pros

    The pay is slightly above average and benefits were above average, but in the process of being scaled back. Nice facilities, cafeteria, etc. Good lower level employee community. Lower level managers are usually quite good. Performance review system is fairly good, but can fail.

    Cons

    Advancement is only based on arbitrary criteria, internal promotion is not a priority. Hard or skilled work either goes unnoticed, or can be a liability that prevents you from advancing. If finding a replacement would be difficult advancement may be impossible. Complete disconnect between upper management and employees. Promotions are largely based on social maneuvering over any verifiable performance.

    Advice to Management

    Develop some real avenues for ambitious employees to seek advancement. Start rewarding performance over length of service and skill over personal relationships. Upper management needs to come down from the 2nd floor for reasons other than giving speeches.



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