Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
3.3 of 5 34 reviews
www.carefirst.com Washington, DC 500 to 999 Employees

Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield – US – “Carefirst”

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3.3 34 reviews

                             

56% Approve of the CEO

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Chester "Chet" Burrell

(18 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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It was kind of boring but pretty nice.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield

ProsGood work/life balance, good benefits, mostly nice people

Conserratically shifting agenda of the CEO; lots of transition

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Great company....some not so great people running it.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Baltimore, MD

I have been working at Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat company atmosphere from a macro POV...lots of paid holidays and some opportunities for upward mobility. Plenty of networking opportunities available.

ConsCuts come out of the blue so make sure you have a plan B. Management needs work regarding their communication skills and personal accountability.

Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Internship

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield

ProsVery friendly/welcoming staff and pay is decent. I basically enjoy working here.

ConsNot too challenging. You may or may not get to learn anything new depending on the project .

Advice to Senior ManagementThey are very nice! Taking their time out of their busy day and stopping by to see how I am holding up.

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In the end its a good company providing a strong work life balance with the best for each member in mind.

Human Resources (Current Employee)
Baltimore, MD

I have been working at Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield full-time for more than 5 years

ProsWork Life Balance, Good People, Location

ConsVery little if anything to report.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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As a contract employee, was treated as an outsider by the internal staff and managers.

Business Analyst/Trainer (Former Employee)
Owings Mills, MD

I worked at Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThe only reason you go to work- Salary

ConsNot a very welcoming team environment. Although there are signs all over that address issues of respect, confidentiality, trust, friendliness, etc. staff employees and managers don't seem to practice the stated behavior.

Advice to Senior ManagementMay need to focus on some team building training, as well as training on people skills. Manager should take accountability for on boarding new employees/ contractors instead of delegating responsibilities to lower staff employees, or expecting contractors to fend for themselves.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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CareFirst BCBS

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield full-time for more than 5 years

Prosjob stability, telecommuting, low pressure

ConsCompensation not true performance based, too many managers, too many paper pushers. Too few really talented managers, too many politicians and 'old boy' networking.

Advice to Senior ManagementAct less like a not-for profit, even though it is. Quit hiring cheap contractors just to make it look like you are managing lots of people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Had Great Benefits

Claims Representative (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield full-time for more than 3 years

ProsOpen schedule. Can begin work between 7:00 am and 9:00am. Also opportunities to work from home

ConsHard work stats to meet. Can become overwhelming

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

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Overall good internship

Business Analyst Intern (Current Employee)
Baltimore, MD

I have been working at Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield as an intern for more than a year

ProsCareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has good benefits

ConsHealth care industry outlook not good

Advice to Senior ManagementManager was nice

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Well structured company. Very mediocre management at senior level

Professional (Current Employee)
Owings Mills, MD

I have been working at Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield full-time

ProsDecent pay structure
Decent benefits
Good Work Life balance

ConsVery mediocre management at the VP level and Director level. Does not take much to be a Director or VP. In any other organization, these folks won't be even 3rd tier managers. Some of the VPs and Directors in the Member and Provider space are inexperienced and immature and they have created a culture of threat and intimidation. As a result, recently, some of the best people have started to leave the company taking with them valuable institutional knowledge.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a close look at those who left the company and those who were forced to leave due to unfair practices. The company will not be able to sustain for too long. Revert back to the old corporate philosophy. Get rid of your inexperienced VPs in the Member and Provider space under the TOS division - these folks are not Executive calibre and should never have been appointed to those posts - even some of the directors in TOS are inexperienced.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good Employer in Baltimore region

IT Management (Current Employee)
Owings Mills, MD

I have been working at Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood Employer in Baltimore region

Constoo much politics have to butter people to develop

Advice to Senior Managementidentify right people

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

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