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If you have other job offers... odds are anything is better than this

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Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

In the department I work in, having a peen will get you far, the career advancement knows no limits. Infact, the more incompetent you are, if you like the sound of your own voice talking, the better you can pass the buck, the more swiftly you can descope your work; the higher up the position you can hope to achieve. It's ok if you don't know details, what matters is that you can spin. Spin it and soar among the stars--don't worry some worthless minion will carry out the work.

Cons

Working overtime is expected, not appreciated.
Worst experience of office politics & good ole boys club (the only company worst them them in my experience, was sued for countless sexual harassment charges).
Innovation is more of an idea, not a goal to really strive towards.

Advice to Management

Highly recommend getting some...mgmt :) I constantly hear from people who have been @ BSC 10,15,20,25,30yrs justifying it is as dysfunctional as other companies. I'd disagree having worked in the real world, sure everyone is a little dysfunctional. But BSC's so called "senior mgmt" are former lower level workers that grew up from the trenches. They don't know anything but their dysfunctional ways, lack of ideas, lack of change.

Sure making your way up from the bottom provides an illusion of career advancement, but if you look closely at the "type" of person who survived that climb-- I assure you they are no one you would want to model yourself after. If the entire Director level was wiped out-- the company might have a chance. There are lots of people in management here, but zero leaders.

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  1. Helpful (4)

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

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    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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

  2. Helpful (1)

    Blue Shield - a corporate environment

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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