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Disturbingly Incompetent

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Application Development Intern  in  Detroit, MI
Former Employee - Application Development Intern in Detroit, MI

I worked at Blue Cross (MI) as an intern for more than a year

Pros

Flex-time, a few good people, the high-rise vantage point

Cons

This is one of the most dysfunctional organizations I've ever encountered. Its dismal claim metrics consistently place it in the 20th percentile of all plans in the Blue Cross Blue Shield network, and the reason for its horrible performance is reflected in the general incompetency of its employees. Leadership is absolutely clueless -- a great contingency of managers have zero training in project management and do not understand the principles of successful team building. The employees under them are hardly any better; if you are even modestly intelligent, your days will be filled with hand-holding and nurturing of the dumb and slow. If you are in fact good at what you do, expect to be a constant anchor for the flailing and drowning (buoy them long enough, and watch the bad swimmers get seamlessly promoted for their good golf swing and/or ability to spread gossip). Also, the entire employee base is sickly-looking and overweight -- departments are constantly engaged in weight-watcher small-talk and unofficial weight-loss tournaments. This company is very disturbing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If this was a public company, you all would have been fired a long time ago.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, a little to LEAN

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Blue Cross (MI) full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company provides great opportunities to move within and learn different aspects of the business.

    Cons

    Leadership advancement beyond manager level becomes political. Expectation is to do more with less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know the job your employees perform

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall good steady reliable company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter  in  Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter in Southfield, MI

    I have been working at Blue Cross (MI) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are really good, the company does encourage work/life balance. The company is very stable and less impacted by downturns in the economy.

    Cons

    Leadership seems to be very slow at promoting the people that contributes the greatest value to the team. Promotions are very political.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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