Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina
3.0 of 5 32 reviews
www.southcarolinablues.com Columbia, SC 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 3, 2014

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David S. Pankau

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    OK company to work for, but don't stay too long.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits and tuition reimbursement programs. In some areas, training is excellent; in others, you get minimal company training. Major emphasis on diversity in hiring and promotions.

    ConsMoving up in the company can be difficult. Good candidates are passed over in favor of more politically saavy candidates. Raises are minimal, usually less than 2% per year. Not all department heads work with their employees to help them grow in their jobs. Creativity is unrecognized in favor of the usual way to do things.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees. Have a true open door policy. Check in with your employees daily, not once a year at review time. Directors and above, listen to your managers and supervisors. They're on the front line and have a much better idea of what the major employee issues are. Be fair in time off policies and stop playing favorites. Be open to new ways to do things.

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

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    ProsExcellent work life balance, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and team environment.

    ConsVarious departments micromanage due to lack of trust. Job is repetitive. System glitches are not fixed due to budget restrictions. Upward mobility no longer exists due to promotional promises for family members.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSuggest being less political

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    IT Project Leader (Former Employee)
    Columbia, SC

    ProsWell-defined project processes. Reasonable work-life balance. Good employee benefits and training program. Reasonably good career progression paths for those with mainframe tech skill sets.

    ConsIf you like to stay between the lines, you will love the culture of 'Death by committee.' Bureaucracy and cronyism kill any initiative or creative problem-solving. Way too much dead wood hanging around, waiting to maximize their retirement.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Boring Office Job

    Student Intern (Former Employee)
    Columbia, SC

    ProsThe job was very stable.

    ConsI did not learn that much

    Advice to Senior ManagementAutomate more things

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    Work hard for no recognition

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany is a financialy stable company

    ConsYou will never be acknowledged or compensated for being smart.....the contrary get's compensated and recognized. Full of apathy.

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

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    Great Place To Start Out But Long Term Growth Is Difficult

    IT Project Leader (Former Employee)

    ProsHad excellent internal training program. Almost impossible to get fired.

    ConsAdvancement within IT was strictly based on how much butt kissing you did and who you socialized with outside of work. It was not merit based. Pay raises were below average even if you were a top performer. Market pay was also below average. You could drive an hour up the road to Charlotte for 30 to 40% more money. Columbia itself is a pretty crappy place to live unless you are a Gamecock fan/alum. Calling your Project Managers as Project Leaders is a joke industry wide.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe good old boy/girl network kills, kills the spirit of most of your IT teams. You have people in positions of Senior Leadership with just a H.S. diploma. You want to protect your jobs but don't understand how to grow your company. There is a serious lack of vision within IT.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosmanagement needs to listen to employees

    Conssome people are not nice

    Advice to Senior Managementstart listening to workers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Data Preparation Tech (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, good work enviroment

    Consnot all of the employees were nice

    Advice to Senior Managementnot all but some of the management need to focus on the employees and less on friends

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Major Healthcare Carrier in SC

    Customer Service Advocate (Former Employee)
    Columbia, SC

    ProsGood company to work for, especially if you're hired in an area that is cohesive and family oriented with employees in that area. Company is also very supportive of the Columbia/State community; strong community involvement. Diversified.

    ConsDifferent management styles in each department. Although, diversified and well rounded in hiring in all ethnic groups. There are times when cultural restrictions are not acknowledged.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate! Communicate! Communicate with employees/subordinates. Don't just give orders, rules and policies, but get feedback from employees. Employees are judged on their work performance, but management never inquires as to how well they're doing their jobs to guide, train and support the employees to help them do their jobs better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company with great benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Columbia, SC

    ProsExcellent benefit package, opportunity for growth, stable company

    ConsRaises are 2% or less annually, outdated computers for some staff, very old school style of management

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

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