Blue Cross Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
126 Reviews
3.3
126 Reviews
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Blue Cross President and CEO Scott P. Serota
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Place to work.

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    Former Employee - Senior Information Security Consultant  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Information Security Consultant in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Blue Cross as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Moral and wonderful people I worked with.

    Cons

    Politics between the Texas and Chicago teams seemed in competition at points.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    bad management/ legal and hr and execs out of control.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Cross full-time

    Pros

    bad hr and management. should be unionized to protect employees

    Cons

    secrecy, culture off track, top heavy and exec and top management is over compensated. grossly or paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit and turn the company into for profit or unionize

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great company if you enjoy shady office politics and backstabbing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits (of course, working for blue cross), fantastic location and overall a collaborative work environment.

    Cons

    The politics of this place are out of control. Certain departments won't work with others because of issues between senior management. Projects are complicated severely because of office dynamics and over involving executives. Lot's of shady business going on behind the scenes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that bad behavior starts from the top and works its way down. Executives and upper management have questionable behavior and ethics which trickles down into the normal working staff. Leaves a very uncertain and unstable environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Just kiss a bunch of you know what and you'll be ok.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Cross full-time

    Pros

    good salary, work from home opportunity, great benefits, not very challenging environment (if you're into that)

    Cons

    Typical corporate environment, overly PC, dry office environment. Competence and knowledge is not as valued as sucking up and paying big money for a fancy degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ugh... why bother??

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    It was a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analysis  in  Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analysis in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Blue Cross as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The leadership was very knowledgeable and helpful when help was required. The office culture was a typical large company.

    Cons

    There was no discussion about personal growth or information on how to become a fulltime employee for contractors. The only way I saw that in action was the management decided to bring a contractor on as full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More of an open door concept is needed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, great people, great experience.

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    Current Employee - Worker  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Worker in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Blue Cross as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Working 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.

    Cons

    No entry level jobs. Not much communication between DC and Chicago office locations. Does not provide enough networking opportunity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Blue Cross full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company focused on community support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good benefits, pension plan, employer match

    Cons

    not much opportunity to move up the ladder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote the internal talent

  10.  

    Good Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Blue Cross

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Having s a few growing pains with restructuring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Highly political, rigid, small minded thinking, upper management is over invested in themselves.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great location, value internal training, nice views.

    Cons

    Too many levels of management, not enough workers. Management is incompetent and self-focused. Perception is everything, individual capabilities not always properly evaluated, extensive levels of favoritism, all about title and who you know rather than quality or substance of work. Lots of dead wood in the work force; they need to question the organization's relevance in the healthcare industry as a non-for-profit association of member plans as none of their competitors are positioned that way. The new government mandates will make many of their business processes obsolete and has created a ton of change that the executives don't know how to manage. Evaluations and promotions as well as the bonus plans are a mystery to the line staff. No incentives, rewards, or thank you offered for hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop polishing the mahogany in your office and get out onto the floors to see what is going on within your departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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