BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York

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Updated February 9, 2015
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  1. Great Place to work and learn software development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Software Developer in Buffalo, NY
    Current Contractor - Software Developer in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very professional and patient, it makes for a very low stress environment. Fair compensation, and a lot of mentor-like resources

    Cons

    I wish it was more dynamic and fast paced. At times, things can seem slow and it may be difficult to feel energy around the office.

    Advice to Management

    Try to emphasize more energy and team building exorcizes to boost morale and personal drive.

  2. Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong company to work for

    Cons

    Work location was not flexible

    Advice to Management

    Stronger leadership

  3. Internship Program Greatly Exceeded Expectations

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Openness of management to talk with entry-level/interns
    Opportunities to grow personally and professionally
    Many networking opportunities
    Pay

    Cons

    Office culture in certain departments (not actuarial)

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you're doing!

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    I worked at the Buffalo, NY BC/BS location and the job was fine, not enough money and too far to drive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OCR/Repair in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - OCR/Repair in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great; the trainers were wonderful.

    Cons

    Treated like a child when it came to emergency time off. I had a problem one week with a bridge in my mouth that broke and had to go to the dentist every day a for a week and every day had to get a note like a child being sick and going back to school.

    Advice to Management

    I understand that things get out of hand when employees take advantage, but not everyone is dishonest. I also had time off scheduled, bought and paid for before I started the job and was told I was going to be allowed to take the time when I told the manager about it BEFORE I was hired. Then after I started the job I was told I couldn't take the time because someone else had it scheduled and only one person could be off at a time.

  6. Not a good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    It was a job.. That's about all you can say.

    Cons

    So many to list. Management is clueless on how to service clients. Computer programs are outdated (claim, cob, etc). Plan building of new groups are horrible. They would rather pay claims wrong and fix them in the future then process things right the first time. This is ok for fully insured plan, but self funded groups waste a ton of money having them handle the work.

    Advice to Management

    Replace most of the useless supervisors and managers and hire better people. Try to keep the good workers since most have left in the past 3yrs. Office culture is if you are friends with a manager or above, you will never get in trouble no matter what you do. Most of the great employees left for other companies. Only ones left are the union workers who do horrible work and the non union workers who couldn't get hired elsewhere.

  7. A healthy working atmosphere.

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

    I have been working at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    BlueCross BlueShield is all about growth - as a team and individually. From the new CEO's quarterly connection meetings with the entire company to the TIPPER rewards system based on good deeds alone, my company really values its employees. And we have a private parking ramp. And a cafeteria! AND, a gym! Also, the views out onto the water from the 7th or 8th floors are awesome, especially when the sun sets. I actually don't hate going to work.

    Cons

    Cafeteria food is about 3-4 stars and we really never close during bad weather but other than that, pros definitely outweigh the cons.

    Advice to Management

    Revise the cafeteria menus! (And pay me more?) Other than that, keep doin' you.

  8. Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York as a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Not great, def not good company

    Cons

    Bad food, bad people, no advancement

    Advice to Management

    The management suck bad

  9. It was an opening to a transactional environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Six Sigma Intern in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Six Sigma Intern in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The urge to bring changes in the system by the upper management.

    Cons

    The resistance offered by people in lower sector.

    Advice to Management

    Too much of beating around the bush.

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