BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

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A great place for a stable career, if you know or are related to the right people

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbia, SC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC

I worked at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Stable company, pension AND 401(k), on-site fitness centers, heavy bias to promoting from within, strong training programs, very good health insurance (obviously).

Cons

Little differentiation in pay between those who do average work and those who do great work. Nepotism is rampant. Most managers choose to ignore performance issues.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give managers more leeway to reward their best employees. Don't encourage pay raises for average work. Take action with managers who let performance problems fester.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    The money was good.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative National Alliance  in  Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative National Alliance in Columbia, SC

    I worked at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dealing with most of my regular customers via telephone(i was a csr).

    Cons

    There are a lot of "clicks" in BCBS and management are normally a part of them. Management doesn't pay attention to what time people are going on break when they put there times in the log books vs what time the logged off the phones, people take hour and a half lunches and management looks away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention to the INTENTION of your employees, you lose good ones and let them walk out the door without a fight but choose to keep the ones dragging your departments down and making good people leave.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Contractors, you are about to step into the TWILIGHT ZONE

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Lead  in  Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Senior Project Lead in Columbia, SC

    I worked at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Additional experience if you need it
    A job

    Cons

    BCBSSC maintains a 30% contractor % vs. perm ratio. Some are converted quickly after 6 months, some are there fore 4+ years and never asked. When? Answer is always "depends". contractors are generally MUCH more competent, smarter, experienced than perms who may not have much exposure outside The Twilight Zone. The culture is one of expert CYA, which includes lies and using contractors as scapegoats. Unless you know this going in you will be unprepared. Do not argue, offer resistance, or expect to prove your point. If you start to sense you are being made into a scapegoat unfairly it is happening and you need to start looking for your next job ASAP. They will call your contractor on a Friday after you leave work and you'll be told on a Sat. With no warning. Perms in all depts known to yell, scream, pound on tables, walk out, embarrass contractors - even if they are your manager. You'll find some of the most OCD behavior in managers as well, it is pervasive and there is no system to catch it or weed it out - it is part of the culture. Just bizarre. I interviewed for a different company in SC and they volunteered that everyone they interviewed had bad things to say about their experience and that it was a CYA culture and very very difficult place to work. Toxic and abusive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None - you don't think anything is wrong and you must get incredible $$ bonuses to stay and why you lie so well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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