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Little opportunity for growth

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Current Employee - Cannot Reveal in Woodland Hills, CA
Current Employee - Cannot Reveal in Woodland Hills, CA

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

Pros

Most people I work with are pleasant and easy to work with. Benefits are pretty good as they should be since this is an Insurance Company.

Cons

If you are interested in other positions within the company unless you have the experience for that position you are more not likely to be offered the job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ask current employees what interests they may have in other departments and how can the company help them to achieve their dreams right here without having to seek employment elsewhere in order to get ahead.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

278 Other Employee Reviews for Blue Shield Of California (View Most Recent)

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    Not the best place to work if you are young and ambitious.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    headquarters are centrally located near city life. remote campuses are nicely appointed.

    Cons

    not a Great Place To Work. old school, old corporate culture. very stiff and lacking creativity at every level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get with the times, update your employee policies. learn to manage people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Favoritism runs rampant

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    Current Employee - Current Employee in El Dorado Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Current Employee in El Dorado Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits but a little expensive. Flexible hours (depending on your manager). Generous PTO and tuition assistance program. Depending on who your manager is, you can either love it or hate it here.

    Cons

    Its all about who you know - not who is the best person for the job. I know some truly useless people who have been promoted to very well paid, cushy jobs. If the boss likes you, you can write your own career path. If not, you can count on your career in this company to be relegated to the same position and same pay forever. The old timers ie: long term employees, rule the roost here and they are so out of touch with modern business culture its sad. They really need to go through some sort of training to bring them in line with how it works these days.

    The HR dept is completely unresponsive. Departmental budgets across the board have been slashed and resources to do your job properly are literally non existent. Staff turnover attests to these issues. Internal jobs posted disappear within a few days, we find out later they went to someone's buddy instead of the job really being open to the best person. Very discouraging. Got any new ideas you'd like to share with management? Forget it - unless you're on the "inside" social group, your ideas will be dismissed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees more and give them opportunity to grow. Stop slashing budgets - we make enough money to pay people properly. Stop playing favorites. Give the people "hungry" enough to better themselves and make a difference, a chance to do so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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