Blue Cross
3.1 of 5 95 reviews
www.bcbs.com Chicago, IL 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Jul 7, 2014

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Blue Cross President and CEO Scott P. Serota

Scott P. Serota

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61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "The work-life balance is great at the Association along with the other employees"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Flexible job, competitive pay, good benefits"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Senior Management is very conservative and not want to change at all"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Strict, gossiping old women, resistant to change and updating views"
    in 3 reviews
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    Absolute pleasure to work for

    Nurse Case Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsFamily atmosphere
    Good work life balance
    Great benefits
    Long term employee's

    ConsTruthfully, none at this time. I've been here 6 years now and love going to work everyday

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease re-instate the pension program in lieu of the 401K.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One of the Best company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBlue Cross has the technology that you need now a days to work with

    ConsHasn't seen any its a very good company

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

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    Great Organization if your not in IT

    Enterprise Portfolio Manager (Current Employee)
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Prosorganization is great. gives back to its employees AND the community, considerably.

    ConsIT is a mess. no unified strategy

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to work together more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience with BCBS in all 12 years has been awesome!

    Accounting Associate II (Current Employee)
    Columbia, SC

    ProsBenefits are good. Great environment to work in.

    ConsNo cons about this company. ALL PROS!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horizon

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Newark, NJ

    Prosflexible with work and family life in my current department

    Conssalary low and not much opportunity to advance professionally

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of forcing job title changes that people are not satisfied with (without a choice unless it's to leave the company), should review the actual work that is being performed and recognize/reward high contributors. Terrible HR.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I love to work here

    BSA (Current Employee)
    Kansas City, MO

    ProsI love the culture here

    Consvacation is very limited here

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ethical, Committed to Local Community, slow to promote

    Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    Winston-Salem, NC

    ProsGreat Benefits, Nice People, Ethical

    ConsSlow to promote, slow to change

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow your managers from within at a higher riate

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Life changing and not in a good way.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe hours was flexible. They offered tuition reimbursement and encourage promoting from within.

    ConsThey expected more and more from employees as time went on. The environment was infectious in a bad way. There was a lot of negative energy and pressure to always be at work; sometimes working six or more days straight. The amount of work you put out took precedence over the quality of work even if it was done incorrectly. It was all about numbers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to those below you. They are the backbone of the company and appreciate them.

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    Excellent Company!!

    Accountant (Current Employee)
    Columbia, SC

    ProsUpper management works hard to ensure employee's are trained well. Ensuring that each employee takes advantage of every opportunity to learn, train, and move up within the company.

    ConsThe pay for non-supervisor positions is low. Increases in pay are minimal, and position changes (upward) are often based on the experience within the company, not a person's total experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensate employee's for the specific work done, not just for the title of a position. A competitive salary makes for competitive employee's.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall Good Company to Work For

    Training Director (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsNote all Blue Cross Associations work independently. This comment is for Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA only. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA is a major carrier of health insurance within the state. Being a major carrier, they have had a big influence in how health insurance is being managed within the state including paying providers on health outcomes rather than health services. This is an innovative company and a leader in the field.

    ConsManagement relies on the same small core people to lead and participate in project teams. If you are new it is impossible to break into a project team. I found mobility within the organization impossible as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEngage all your employees in the good work that is going on in the organization. New employees can disengage quickly if they see they are an outsider.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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