Regence

  www.cambiahealthsolutions.com
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5 people found this helpful  

You don't know how bad it is until after you've left.

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Former Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
Former Employee - Manager in Portland, OR

I worked at Regence

Pros

Most of the non-management people are very nice. Up until the big layoff (2009) the workloads were very reasonable and they are getting there again. The salaries and benefits used to be great and still aren't bad. The fitness center has good equipment. Remote access to your work computer from home is a real luxury. If you have the right boss in the right department, it can be a totally decent place to work.

Cons

Your experience depends almost totally on your bosses and the department you work in. For all the time and energy the company puts into creating the big "Vision" and values, it shouldn't be that way but it is. About 14 years ago the four plans merged to create Regence. About half the local department heads got promoted to new corporate jobs, and a bunch of unqualified people took over as local department heads. Now they manage through their cliques, playing their power games and non-stop dirty tricks. The annual review process is a joke, training is non-existent, and disrespect is at an all time high. It used to be everyone was very polite and reluctant to confront anybody about problems. Now the cliques take advantage of that to get their way behind your back. Some areas aren't like this, but in my experience it's happening to some degree in most of the Portland offices.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Someone else said it: Senior leadership needs to become more hands-on with the local department heads. I know it's hard especially with the way management is scattered across the four states, but a lot of you guys don't know what your direct reports are really doing.

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Management needs to be more closely monitored by senior management

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Regence

    Pros

    Good Pay- Tellecommute available- Good people.

    Cons

    Unprofessional and ineffective mid-level management

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    You Make Your Own Experience

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    Current Employee - Um Employee, Yeah, That's the Ticket: Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Um Employee, Yeah, That's the Ticket: Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Regence

    Pros

    NOT-FOR-PROFIT company that ALSO PAYS TAXES (how cool is that?), great co-workers--including managers, job-shadowing opportunities, telecommuting opportunities, PTO, 401(K), medical-dental-vision coverage OPTIONS, Wellness incentives, some team-building budget (within reason, of course), a "people before profits" mantra, public transit reimbursement, Bicycle Commuters club (open to all), on-site Red Cross Blood Drives six times a year. Best of all: TEAMWORK is respected and supported, and often rewarded.

    Cons

    Okay, here's the shocker: the downsides at Regence are going to be the SAME downsides at any company. It's true: your experience can depend on your manager and YOU. (Outwit, Outlast, Outplay sound familar, anyone?) Regence has pledged to reform healthcare since before the phrase became popular (again) recently. However, it's with a decidedly Republican bent--which isn't necessarily a downside, just something to consider if that matters to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1, 2 and 3: Insource, insource, insource. Lead job creation and recovery by hiring (how to say this politely) "not overseas". You took a 25% paycut for us a couple of years ago. I was so impressed. I think you're doing it again, but you just haven't told us, right? Don't be so shy about sharing what you do to "take one for the team" publicly.

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