Blue Cross (TX)

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Blue Cross (TX) Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
25 Reviews
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25 Reviews
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    Six year employee during a period of tumultuous change.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Blue Cross (TX) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Coworkers are generally very nice people. Very diverse work force. Work hours are often flexible. Benefits are generally competitive.

    Cons

    Hours can often be very long, depending on the department. Work load can be heavy. Change is constant and often at very upsetting levels resulting in frequent organization realignments. Some of the drastic change is brought about by government and regulatory burden, but some of it is unnecessarily self inflicted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make only the minimum necessary changes to departments, structures, processes and bosses due to unavoidable market force changes.Too often, the first strategy employed by management is: let's reorganize! This approach and the resulting chaos is highly stressful to employees and often, it just isn't necessary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Mediocre Place to Work in Texas

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Blue Cross (TX) full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fairly good work life balance
    Nice work space

    Cons

    Old-school mentality regarding promotions
    Skewed view of what diversity means

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    developer

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    Current Employee - Developer  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Developer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    nothing much about the pros...good benefits

    Cons

    No knowledge improvement and most of the time without work...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    technology competence is very out dated

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful and all about numbers

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    Current Employee - Customer Srevice Representative IIA
    Current Employee - Customer Srevice Representative IIA

    I have been working at Blue Cross (TX) full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Decent 401k and pension. Co workers friendly

    Cons

    Micro Managed ..open door policy is a joke. Workers stretched.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people. We know exactly how to make the providers satisfied as well as what will make us happy. If we are happy BC will be happy....and finally be #1. You have yo work on the inside before stepping out to the massed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overall good experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Cross (TX)

    Pros

    Very financially stable, non-investor owned, family-oriented, a leader in health care insurance innovations, generous benefits. The pay depends on the area.

    Cons

    One is the massive bureaucracy which really gets in the way of the speed of business. The other is it is painfully obvious that people who work in the Chicago HQ receive preferential treatment regarding promotions. Can be hard on morale in the 3 other Blues. Nobody dares to bring it up out of fear of sounding "negative."

    Approves of CEO
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    Claims Processor

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    Former Employee - Claims Processor  in  Wichita Falls, TX
    Former Employee - Claims Processor in Wichita Falls, TX

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

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible schedule, casual dress

    Cons

    Pay. Sitting at the computer all day. Job was pretty boring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Cross (TX)

    Pros

    Great pay, Great People to work with. Fun and family environment

    Cons

    Constant change within the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company for laid back work load and opportunity to learn and grow.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer Analyst  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Developer Analyst in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    Good management support. Relaxed work environment. Very professional and diverse employees with amazing training and learning opportunities and resources. Good benefits for higher education pursuing employees as they provide education assistance and excellent reference online materials.

    Cons

    Very slow promotion and low pay rate. Its better to get experience somewhere else, then apply and bargain for a good starting salary rather than waiting for raise and annual salary increase. So apparently new fresh graduates getting in will end up working in extreme low salary than comparable market companies possibly causing tendency to find jobs elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for IT professionals better or at least competitive as compared to other companies in market. Presumably targeting a low pay rate doesn't ultimately morally boost the employees to stay within the company for a long time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Strict but fair

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    Former Employee - Customer Advocate
    Former Employee - Customer Advocate

    I worked at Blue Cross (TX) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay and lots of opportunities for overtime. Very good at training you and preparing you as much as possible.

    Cons

    Upper management makes a lot of changes for the "good of the company" without much regard to the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    One of the best jobs for Abilene

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Auditor  in  Abilene, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Auditor in Abilene, TX

    I have been working at Blue Cross (TX)

    Pros

    Great flexiblity with your work schedule, and good performance can lead to the oppurtunity to work from home. The benefits are excellent, medical, dental, vision, 401(k), pension, 18+ days of paid time off plus holidays, and tutiton assistance of up to $5400 a year. The company puts a lot of money into training so they give you as many resources as they can to help you suceed. I haven't heard of any non-salaried employees being laid off.

    Cons

    I'm not going to lie, the work is boring and very tedious, but you are well compensated for it. Salary and management positions do not come open often in the Abilene location, so the competetion is high for a promotion in that area. If you put in the time and effort you can easily move into some higher paying hourly positions though. Also, there is a lot of promotion oppurtunity if you are willing to move to another location. There can be quite a bit of required overtime in peak months.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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