Blue Shield Of California

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Good non-profit health plan with attractive pay, talented people, but ironically, expensive benefits

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in El Dorado Hills, CA
Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in El Dorado Hills, CA

I worked at Blue Shield Of California full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

The pay at Blue Shield of California is moderately high. If you stay at least 3 years with the company as a full time employee you are eligible for a pension based on age and years of service. This is a rare benefit these days.

Cons

In my experience, hiring managers tend to favor cadidates with big-3 consulting company history. As a result, there are a lot of smart people, but also a lack of accountability.

For being a health plan, the employees share of the health benefits are pretty expensive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Instill accountability from the top down and honestly take into consideration rank and file thoughts and opinions.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the worse IT department in the California

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Technical Lead
    Current Employee - IT Technical Lead

    I have been working at Blue Shield Of California full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, office location, flexible work from home schedule.

    Cons

    Every body for himself/team attitude.
    Extreme silo
    Lots of talker, very few doer.
    A lot more mangers than the people who actually does anything.
    Lack of any company wide standard
    Fully depend on outside vendor for all IT functions.
    IT managers and leads doesn't know any technology its actually using.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IT manager and leads needs to know how its own product works.
    IT leads should know how to fix issues on the products instead of relying 100% on CTS.
    Need a second vendor to provide support instead of 100% relied on CTS,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big Company, Small Scope

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Shield Of California

    Pros

    Blue Shield is family friendly.

    Cons

    This is a company where you will not be rewarded for being proactive, going above and beyond or thinking outside the box. It is very siloed and the teams do not know how to work together. Very little direction, if any, is given and you are supposed just figure out on your own which is very difficult since it is a tough place to navigate. If you are a person used to working in a start-up or smaller company, this is not the place for you. The bureaucracy will drive you crazy.

    Doesn't Recommend
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