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Updated Jul 22, 2014

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3.1 119 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

Blue Cross President and CEO Scott P. Serota

Scott P. Serota

(52 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company as a whole does strive to provide a good work-life balance, though it isn't always possible(in 12 reviews)

  • Flexible job, competitive pay, good benefits(in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management is very conservative and not want to change at all(in 7 reviews)

  • there in no cons regarding to this company(in 5 reviews)

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    Fun, great people, great experience.

    Intern (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsWorking with mid to late career professionals provide extensive knowledge in healthcare related issues. Plenty of opportunity to attend informative briefs on healthcare issues. Plenty of resources to get caught up with the Affordable Care Act and the issues related to the law.

    ConsNo entry level jobs. Not much communication between DC and Chicago office locations. Does not provide enough networking opportunity

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

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    Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is a good place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsIt is a very good company for women to advance, the majority of the wrokforce there is female. The company as a whole does strive to provide a good work-life balance, though it isn't always possible.

    ConsIn an industry that is heavily involved with politics, some of it does bleed over into the day to day workplace.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company focused on community support

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood benefits, pension plan, employer match

    Consnot much opportunity to move up the ladder

    Advice to Senior Managementpromote the internal talent

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    Good Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Eagan, MN

    ProsOnly contracted for a bit- but found teams to be friendly and collaborative.

    ConsHaving s a few growing pains with restructuring.

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

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    Meh.

    Customer Service (Former Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    ProsDecent training, you had a few weeks to learn the system.

    ConsTypical call center environment, emphasis is on quantity not quality. Didn't really feel there was an easy way to get help from a "higher-up".

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Pay
    Great Benefits
    Lots of opportunity to advance
    Education Assistance
    On-Site Fitness / Cafeteria

    ConsNo cons that I can think of.

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

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    Excellent company to work for. Great pay and benefits. Good leadership and very hard working staff.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPay, Benefits and quality of life balance

    ConsLack of persopnal growth, tendency to get pigeon holed

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Managing Director (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsLocation - easy access to public transport and a great neighborhood
    Name - a prestigious company
    Longevity - most people who make it in can stay for a long time
    Work day - 37.5 hrs, easy to do

    ConsThere is no way to prepare or mold to the politics within this organization. You either are a very political (2-faced, deceptive, appearance over substance) person or you are not. If you are not - your skills, knowledge or work ethics mean nothing.
    Be aware - if you work here, you may be fired for doing things other people might consider smart. I.e. working from home after hours, making LinkedIn connections (take time to notice that people currently employed there have very weak LinkedIn Profiles), introducing yourself to others within the company (all introductions and interactions are directed).

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview your internal culture (a re-org is not enough to improve operations).
      Your employees are not aware of ACA and are making decisions without considering how the over all market will change - national accounts, TPA's and through the exchanges.
    BCBSA can lead the market but your staff is too political and uninformed to do anything but respond to research that is years old.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Pays employees lower than minimum job salaries for incentive based jobs.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits , employer wellness programs and SUN programs , company discounts and employee work out facilities

    ConsPay policies are different than most companies for incentive based jobs

    Advice to Senior ManagementRevamp the pay policy

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    Disturbing

    Claims Customer Service Advocate (Current Employee) Florence, SC

    ProsThe hours and location is great.

    ConsThe company has focus on stress management, not team focused, total confusion on assignments. Hiring requirements are open for years. Which means if you get hired on the spot it is open for approval for years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTell the truth about job requirements.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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