BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

www.southcarolinablues.com
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Helpful (2)

Clumsy and too much overhead

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Former Employee - Business Analyst in Columbia, SC
Former Employee - Business Analyst in Columbia, SC

I worked at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Pros

BCBS-SC makes a lot of money and pay their people well. Large employer with many areas to choose for a career path.

Cons

Way too top heavy, they could operate with 40% of the staff they have and make much better numbers. Management is typically chosen from whomever has been there the longest and plays the political games. Performance reviews are quantitative according to HR and managers, but not in reality.

Advice to Management

Begin to manage the company as if it were going public and you'll have a much smoother, leaner running ship.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    Take the job if only thing available

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Columbia, SC

    I worked at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some great folks there that know how to get the job done despite all of the organizational shortcomings. The knowledge of employees’ mainframe systems and claims processing is unmatched.

    Cons

    This company has a practice of hiring talent well above its needs or capacity hoping newer folks will help fix things when the problem can only be addressed by senior management to begin with. The overall organizational structure is purported as a “strong matrix” but is clearly a functional one. Cronyism and nepotism are rampant, there are no priorities set by leadership, technicians are managers, VP are former technicians (to include CIO). The architects at this company really call the shots, but honestly are not real architects and have little understanding of emerging technologies and systems being deployed. The “leadership and management” training offered to managers is severely missing the mark as evidenced by their hidden numbers of turnover especially with contractors – it is a turn and burn shop. Save yourself a headache if you are common-sense oriented. These folks just don't understand project or program management at all and have fragmented policies across all of their lines of business. If you missed the 80’s style of management and technology then go for it because it is like a time warp backwards. Columbia SC has very little competition in the way of alternative jobs, so be careful getting stuck there – especially if you exercise their relocation package.

    Advice to Management

    It is time to invoke a positive culture and new era of systems development with in BCBSSC and let new blood in to lead the technology and business functions.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of SC offers opportunity for growth along with good benefits!

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of SC is a company that provides opportunities for its employees to advance by providing training and continuing education at the workplace. There tuition assistance program is one of the best. They will pay up to 75% of tuition and books up to 5,000.00 per year for full time employees as long as they are pursuing a degree program. They reward and encourage employees to be proactive and innovative through recognition and awards. Along with excellent benefits: vacation, holiday pay, medical, dental, vision, long term and short term disability, matching 401K, employee assistance program, and wellness program, there are fitness centers available on most cites which allow spouses or partners.

    Cons

    There are a variety of government five-year contracts held by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of SC which may not be suitable for the faint at heart.

    Advice to Management

    When there are reduction in force due to loss of contract(s), management should be considered also.


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