Blue Shield Of California

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Blue Shield - a corporate environment

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

I worked at Blue Shield Of California full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The facility is modern and comfortable. Computers are up to date and supported by a great IT support staff. Hours are somewhat flexible. Benefits are moderately adequate.

Cons

There are too many layers of management. The management focuses too much on production, rather than work process improvement and quality.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A group of employees do not need a Team Lead, Supervisor, and Manager. The managers spend too much time reporting numbers.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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