Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
16 Reviews
3.4
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, great people, fun location. As an intern, I learned a lot and had great mentors helping me along the way. They were also very flexible with my schedule- laid-back environment.

    Cons

    The changing world of health insurance can get very confusing at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    miserable from start to finish.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    nice salary and benefits. i have nothing nice to say about office culture most of the people there view you as a means to dump on while they brown nose the management. you can't trust anybody. there are no promotions if the management do not like you and you dare speak out you are labeled as a "non team player". then they do anything to manufacture ways to get you fired. at best lower management treats you like you are a stupid child and micromanages you every second when they aren't trying to make things as inconvenient as possible to waste as much of that salary and time as they possibly on the company's behalf.

    Cons

    major gaslighting and emotional harassment from all directions that Human Resources ignores because they and their lawyers protect the company not you, mindset of company before people. daily if not hourly mind games, lies, and cheating their workers while lining their own pockets and raising prices on their policies to cover their own mismanagement and frequent and costly mistakes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    why bother.. they never listened when i worked there. they screwed me and made up reasons to fire me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Blue KC is an overall fantastic company but has some management issues.

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I spent the summer interning as an IT Intern. Everyone was very kind, helpful and genuinely caring. As with most internships, you'll have to primarily drive yourself to learn and expand your comfort zone, even if you aren't tasked with something very difficult.

    Cons

    Whenever I felt the drive to work on extra/different projects, I felt resistance from my manager. From what I've gathered, other interns had similar situations. Expect to get good experience, but only on a specific project or few projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees more room for creativity and allow them to showcase their true knowledge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Long standing hometown company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and community involvement

    Cons

    The mantra of "do more with less" is wearing out employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees cannot continue to absorb the work of all the employees being early "retired".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Blue KC is a Great Company to work for, and has Great People, but has some Internal struggles in mid-management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisory in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Supervisory in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are friendly; compensation is fair; Time off policies were decent; flexible hours (non-management); decent bonuses based on Company performance; Prior to 2015 health premiums were great; chances for advancement are good if you apply yourself and align with the correct path.

    Cons

    Mid-level management can get on power trips; Must be a "yes" man/woman to navigate above Supervisory level; Certain areas are 'clicky'; communication is lacking with regard to major movement when communicating with most of the rank and file operational employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your operational and front line employees to express themselves without negative repurcussions. Reign in some of your mid-management personnel (Directors/Department Vice Presidents) that suppress good employees and don't allow them to grow.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company, Constant Reorganization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and Benefits, the people, work/life balance, had a pension but does no longer for new employees.

    Cons

    Constant reorganization and it's not all about Health Care Reform, adversely impacts the companies focus and is very disruptive to employee growth, satisfaction and overall investment in their role or division. Sales, Marketing and Operations are fairly stable in leadership. IT is a mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enough with the reorganizations!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great pay, but I wouldn't return

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Onsite gym, convenient cafe, flexible hours, great pay, and you are able to work at your own pace with minimal supervision

    Cons

    lack of work
    busy work
    upper level treat you like your incompetent
    they give you all the work they don't want to do
    Mentor does nothing for you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a formal program that has projects READY for interns when they get here, so they dont have to beg for work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fantastic internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    High salary for an intern
    Real world projects
    Given a mentor that is highly experienced in your field
    Great networking opportunities

    Cons

    At first, I had a hard time betting excited about the healthcare industry, but after a few weeks I have nothing bad to say about the company. It is a very fast-paced environment that keeps you on your feet.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    My internship was a great learning experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Actuarial in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Actuarial in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people were awesome! It was the first year they had a formal internship program and it, too, was great. I learned so much from the experience I earned here that can only be accomplished by working in the field.

    Cons

    The only problem I ran into was a lack of work. Luckily, I was studying for Exam FM at the time so that kept me busy, and I was fortunate enough to have passed FM during my internship.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great people and a relaxed environement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    On-site gym open 24/7
    flexible start-time
    big cafeteria with specials each day
    freedom to design as you want on software projects

    Cons

    Can be disorganized at times
    Currently senior developers are very busy with ACA changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get people what they need faster.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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