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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Pros

If you were hired into the company, you had very good benefits and if you stuck around long enough, the salary was good too.

Cons

With the downsizing and mass retirement of people, morale became very low. People became very defensive at times and some worried about their jobs. I worked in the communications area and for the beginning of that VPs tenure, he began to hire a lot of people. It's unfortunate, but with budget cuts, he had to scale it back again. The immediate department that I was in was rather cliquey, but overall, people there were very good hearted and nice to work with.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Foster team work and get your employees engaged. Have policies that foster creativity. Yes sometimes it's necessary, but avoid surprise layoff and buyouts as much as possible.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Bureaucracy,Favoritism,Corruption,Inefficient.

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    Current Employee - NONE in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - NONE in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

    Pros

    Somewhat stable and a predictable environment.

    Cons

    You can get bored and frustrated easily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please fire yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. BCBSM has it's good and bad points

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

    Pros

    BCBSM has a fantastic mission as a non-profit health insurer.
    The benefits are great and the salaries competitive.
    Work-life balance is really good.

    Cons

    Very political environment, with favoritism being the key factor in many promotions.
    Performance reviews are subjective and do not focus on development or future career planning.
    Most leaders are very tactical in their thinking and planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change format of performance reviews so the meetings are constructive.
    Improve succession management planning.
    Promote leaders who can think strategically.

    Approves of CEO
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