Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

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Updated April 7, 2015
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association President and CEO Scott P. Serota
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Pros
  • The company as a whole does strive to provide a good work-life balance, though it isn't always possible (in 12 reviews)

  • Many opportunities to advance, great bonuses, great benefits, and great payscale (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • They are a highbred association that has not appropriately incentivized senior management (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1. It's not the best

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

    I have been working at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health benefits, holidays off and 401k

    Cons

    Management, compensation, leave time, that's about it

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation

  2. Awsome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly , work ethics , culture , fast forwad

    Cons

    work schedule, no over time , it is difficult to work when we have lots to do

  3. Analyst Life

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I come and go and train

    Cons

    Very informal. Dont like it.

    Advice to Management

    Do something.

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  5. Java Developer

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    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Heatlh Care Domain, as i got more health sector

    Cons

    third part support not good

    Advice to Management

    very good and helpful team

  6. Helpful (1)

    Decent overall benefits but cliquish culture with no upward mobility

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most employees are easy to work with and get along. Lots of power struggles at middle and upper management levels and annual re-organization efforts can create open open positions and opportunities in other areas if you want to experience other functions.

    Cons

    Friends/relationships favored over performance. Management deeply rooted in their ways and unwilling to change the status quo, regardless of benefits or opportunity for improvement. 'Old guard' employees are allowed to ride out their career to retire with full pension benefits while younger employees work hard to pay for those benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Let go of the 'old guard' baggage and take a chance on growing new talent internally. Chance the cliquish culture proliferated by your managers and talent will come to you.

  7. avoid in all cost

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

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

    Pros

    When I finally leave this place it will be happiest day of my live.

    Cons

    The main problem with he company is the culture. The culture established at least in IT part of the company is basically tyranny. The management rules with fear, extinguish any independent thought and sacrifice interests of the company for own ego and gratification. To the lower levels of management the culture promotes sucking up to superiors and abusing people the report to them. Needless to say that most of people with good IT expertise have left the company. Qualified people who join the company realize they made a mistake and quickly leave. If you IT person avoid this in all cost

    Advice to Management

    Advise to top management to get rid of IT management and the structure of sycophants’ they created under them in last three years.

  8. BCBSAL Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work, good benefits

    Cons

    Certainly has a large company feel.

  9. Membership Specialist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

    Pros

    They provided a great learning experience. They offered a great training program which was very helpful to processing billing for customers.

    Cons

    There were not any cons.

  10. Wonderful experience, very responsive and engaging HR department.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - National Programs in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - National Programs in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company takes this internship program very seriously. The often had intern networking events, and they held supervisors responsible for giving interns a quality experience.

    Cons

    Once in your department, you have to make the extra effort to understand the org structure within other areas of BCBSA.

    Advice to Management

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  11. Amazing Organization. Helped me to grow professionally

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

    I worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    access to Advanced Education
    my team worked well together

    Cons

    senior management does not have a clue at times
    everyone works in silos
    information is not forthcoming at times
    no room for growth locally

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