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great environment if you can be flexible and enjoy health insurance industry

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Current Employee - Program Manager in Woodland Hills, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Woodland Hills, CA

I have been working at Blue Shield Of California full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- great people who are smart, friendly and (mostly) collaborative, most are up front so don't really see back-stabbing
- good benefits including a pension on top of 401K
- dynamic new leaders coming in
- some teams allow working from home and this flexibility can be a big help with work/life balance

Cons

- not a lot of mentoring, requires your personal initiative
- culture varies greatly across the state, make sure you get on a good team
- huge amount of change going on with transition to new CEO, will take some time to settle down
- slow to adopt technology (hardware, software and social media)

Advice to Management

- think more thoroughly about career paths, it seems like there needs to be more options of job families etc
- one of the value is being agile but it will take training people to be more courageous risk takers
- upgrade the technology faster, now and ongoing!! why wait to bring in Office 2007 in 2013??

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  1. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Blue Shield Of California full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mission-driven with strong cultural values

    Cons

    Decision making can be slow


  2. Good Changes Happening

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Blue Shield Of California full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - good pay, time-off and wellness programs
    - financially successful company with very good bonus payouts in recent years
    - not-for-profit that is committed to its mission to make health care affordable
    - new senior leadership has strong vision and strategy
    - leaders are committed to positive change, valuing employees and listening
    - friendly colleagues make it easy to meet people and network

    Cons

    - the amount of change and "the unknown" can be unsettling
    - open management positions mean some teams don't have enough direction
    - it's taking time for teams to move away from previous culture (hierarchical, siloed and risk-averse) to new culture (more open dialogue, cross-functional collaboration and ok to make mistakes).

    Advice to Management

    - Keep getting out to meet employees, listen and get to know your front-line
    - Improve and scale the company's technology, e.g. more mobile computing and all-employee forums to interact with senior leaders
    - Focus on retaining key employees during heavy periods of change. Amidst recent reorganizations, Blue Shield has lost not just laid off employees but also employees with critical skills who are hard to replace.


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