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A Great Place to Work!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Blue Shield Of California

Pros

Great company culture, mission, and values. Respect and integrity in the workplace are of the utmost importance in both employee performance, and management performance. Excellent not-for-profit atmosphere,...yes the bottom line counts, but not to fatten any shareholder wallets as in most for profit companies. Blue Shield pumps millions of dollars back into the state of CA through its foundation in grant making to community health care programs, research, etc.

Blue Shield works very hard at hiring and retaining top talent for all of its' employees from the executive level on down. Truly a company that strives to do the right thing, and that places greater value on its people than market share at any cost. A great place to work!

Cons

As with any large company, some processes and upgrades are slow to move. Sometimes (ok, often) overly cautious on the legal and compliance fronts to the detriment of being able to provide quick to market sales materials, and at times, strategic decisions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please tell legal/compliance to loosen up and quit being soooo conservative! Thanks :)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't Plan on Staying More than Three years

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Blue Shield Of California

    Pros

    All the challenging work you can handle.
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Different departments not even close to being integrated.
    VERY HIGH turnover rate makes it hard to build to better performance.
    HR dept. doesn't seem to get the best candidates.
    Expediency frequently trumps doing the right thing.
    About the only thing not out-sourced is the water in the toilets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FInd better ways to measure success of management programs. Get continual feedback and act on it.
    Keep trying to improve employee retention.
    Provide more cross-department learning and encourage cooperation across departments.
    Put a moratorium on outsourcing, study the full effect of outsourcing, and, improve managent of the outsourced services and programs already in place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    If your senior likes you, then you will likely retain your job, but if you're targeted - pack up your cubicle!

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  El Dorado Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in El Dorado Hills, CA

    I worked at Blue Shield Of California

    Pros

    excellent benefit package and training availability

    Cons

    Politics are rampant at this company. Departments are run by Directors who rarely have strategic plan or directions in mind and rarely give any direction or feedback to direct reports.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch what your directors are doing and their communication with their direct reports. Recognition and rewards are highly desirable and not communicated well at BSC. Employee morale is stagnant and requires an injection of fairness and respect for each employee at the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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