Blue Cross (MI)

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2 people found this helpful  

Positive with good benefits, competitive salary working with a great leader.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI

I have been working at Blue Cross (MI)

Pros

Great benefits, including pension plan (which is portable), matching 401k, generous short-term and long-term disability, generous life-insurance, dental, vision, medical benefits and time off. Market share is still good and financial performance is great considering the economic climate in Michigan.

Cons

Changes take a long time. Innovative projects take a back seat due to state and federal mandates and Blue Cross Association mandates. Moving projects forward involves navigating through a political climate. Union employees can make life miserable by filing unwarranted grievances which take an inordinate amount of management time and then is dismissed due to lack of merit.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Although BCBSM has made great strides in removing ineffective employees, there is still a long way to go.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A real Michigan company living up to a real Michigan mission

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Blue Cross (MI)

    Pros

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan really does conduct its business in a way that balances the success of the organization with the health and economic well-being of the people of Michigan. It is a company that takes a leadership role in making health insurance and the entire health care system work in our state. I feel like I am doing important work and making a positive impact every day. There are great people all over the company at every level. I feel connected with co-workers and to a large extent, even senior leaders around corporate goals and even what we do every day at the business unit level.

    Cons

    Highly regulated by the state and highly politicized organization. Historically archaic in operating systems and business processes, the company is fighting to get beyond that but many road blocks still remain. Like many businesses, Blue Cross has focused intensely on leaning out over the course of the past 3-4 years. As a result, while business results are being achieved and people are performing at much higher levels, the workforce is significantly smaller and the work loads are generally anywhere from 30 to 300% greater per person. Meanwhile compensation has barely moved so there's people doing Superman work and getting paid like Clark Kent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay, reward and recognize high-performing employees better.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dissatisfied with the way employee's were treated

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Blue Cross (MI)

    Pros

    pay and benefits are good

    Cons

    No work-life balance, the environment is extremely political, diversity is talked about but not practiced (complaints to outside organizations are common), senior leadership leaves a lot to be desired (they manage by intimidation and fear)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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