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Helpful (4)

probably unstable for the next 1-2 years until the re-org settles

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

flexible, room to grow w/ opportunities within the company

Cons

going through re-org, unstable, new leadership all trying to do their own thing and prove themselves

Other Employee Reviews for Blue Shield Of California

  1. Helpful (1)

    This is becoming a better place to work, but it is far from great.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Shield Of California full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, at least as far as salary is concerned. There are positive movements in employee programs as well as senior leadership competency. Culture-wise, the company has doubled down and feels like it is serious about improving how people feel about working here. Company participates in a well-funded traditional pension plan that is available to new hires that vest after 3 years.

    Cons

    Extended periods of high change lead to fatigue and no clear line of sight to objectives. It is common for a team to change intra-year, invalidating performance objectives and making it difficult to show success. Largest programs have sucked all of the oxygen, talent and money out of the rest of the company. No equity upside, benefits are expensive even if you participate in mandatory wellness programs.

    Advice to Management

    In general, I am satisfied working here. This is a good company with a good mission. The director level has a serious lack of people with true leadership experience; promotions in the past have been based mostly on tenure and/or being part of the right cadre of people who were pushed into even more senior leadership positions. Continue to focus on jr. executive competencies like leadership and getting to know their people and the business. We have just started making progress on the existing programs, so please for the love of god do not change them yet again.


  2. Helpful (7)

    Slowly going down the drain

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Onsite gym, great cafe, good work life balance if you work for the right person. You get to work with some really great people.

    Cons

    Too many managers. Unethical, greedy, backstabbing and political manager. You can't trust anyone here at all. Money is basically thrown down the drain as the layoffs continue. Laying off entire teams who do a specific job and then wonder why things aren't getting done. Also "allowing" people to reapply to their "old" job at a lower wage. Senior management with a few exceptions are a joke. There is no direction, the "transparency" is a crock. This is one of the most inefficient companies I've ever worked at.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting people who are not "people managers", try giving them a raise. We do not need 700+ managers! Have an overall review of what people really do, not just what their director thinks they do before you lay them off.


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