Blue Cross of Idaho

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7 Reviews

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  1.  

    This company takes care of its employees.

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    Former Employee - Finance Department  in  Meridian, ID
    Former Employee - Finance Department in Meridian, ID

    Pros

    Good benefits. Positive work environment

    Cons

    Low pay based on market rates per profession.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Meridian, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, ID

    Pros

    Bonuses were great if you can meet them. Most people were good to work with but a couple people in the department are quick to stab you in the back to make a sell.

    Cons

    Low Morale. Management doesn't know what is going on with their employee's especially if one Manager is getting cozy with people in the department. One individual is favored for his low ball selling techniques, in which I know first hand that he shared with someone else who didn't realize that it was wrong until it was brought to her attention. She basically took the fall for both of them while keeping him on as a high productive employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your homework on this Department. The Manager already made one employee leave due to advances.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Blue Cross of Idaho is an exceptional Idaho employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Meridian, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, ID

    Pros

    Job security!
    Flexible work schedule for majority of the employees.
    Competitive Salary for the area.
    Awesome benefits minus the combined vacation/sick days.
    Abundance of training offered.
    Life/Work balance.
    Talented workforce.

    Cons

    The combination of vacation/sick days promotes those sick to come into the office and spread their illness to save their days for fun time. Flu season you see alot of people out.
    Definition of project success can be polluted extremely if mgmt bonus is riding on the success.
    Work loads have increased to an extreme.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have loyal employees who view BCI as "their" company and do everything they can to do the right thing for the company and its values. You have others there to enhance their resume and increase their pay for the next job hop. Find those loyal and value them. Blue Cross of Idaho is a great company to work for, however, in the past 3 to 5 years something has changed and employee self-worth and value has been trampled.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Meridian, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, ID

    Pros

    Flex scheduling, beautiful campus, good employee benefit program.

    Cons

    Cubicle environment, monotonous work. Very click-ish workforce. Production/rules based work environment but the rules change based on a whim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open ears and open minds to build morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management by fear of error

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    Former Employee - Provider Relations Representative  in  Meridian, ID
    Former Employee - Provider Relations Representative in Meridian, ID

    Pros

    Has a good insurance product
    Has some very good and responsible people working there.
    Wants to be seen as a good corporate citizen.

    Cons

    Management has no trust in employees and fears their ideas
    Management is dominated by ridge policies and procedures which are rewritten by management on a whim.
    Management fears being seen as imperfect and actively punishs error makers.
    Wants to control the thinking and the expression of the message without giving a clear view of the corporate values or message to the employees - everything is on a need to know basis, and the employees don't need to know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a great set of core values but you don't respect them any more than you respect your customers or employees. This is a company ruled by the fear of an error. Errors make us human and connects us with personal and professional growth. Sharing the vision with the employees will lead to more productive and positive employees who will make your product better. You need to focus on how you can empower your employees to do by providing guidence, not by making a single error a measure of failure. As long as the company is afraid of errors, and not using them as a means to foster trust and growth the company will always take 5 times as much time to complete needed tasks and so the costs to the company will be at least 5 times greater than it needs to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Satisfied Job Position for the pay.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Not Micromanaged- worked at your own pace which was nice. Liked the benefits and job opportunitys...

    Cons

    Very little training and need more experienced management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need more training- Our manager in Medicare Advantage never got back to us on questions we had or emails we sent. She was not mangement material.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Impersonal

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    Current Employee - Customer Advocate
    Current Employee - Customer Advocate

    Pros

    Great pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    Customer service area is very impersonal with "closed" in cubicles with high walls. Speaking amongst each other is slightly frowned upon. Supervisor/employee contact is limited and does not happen on a daily basis. Promotion can take years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contact between supervisors and employees - more than once a month and an occasional check in. Communications between departments is lacking along with mutual respect.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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