Florida Blue Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
156 Reviews
3.6
156 Reviews
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Florida Blue Chairman & CEO Patrick J. Geraghty
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company appreciates the value of work-life balance and social/community responsibility (in 12 reviews)

  • Great benefits, flexible work schedule (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • The work/life balance that the company touts does not apply to contractors (in 6 reviews)

  • The health insurance package is surprisingly expensive (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Blues are the best!

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida Blue

    Pros

    Worklife balance
    Great salary
    Team environment
    Local
    Great peers

    Cons

    Poor leadership in pockets
    Lack of career pathing

  2.  

    Used to be a good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida Blue

    Pros

    non management teams are fantastic; everyone contributes and values the work they do

    Cons

    Leadership can't get out of there own way; fragmented, chaotic and way too much favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the leaders now how to lead, not bully their way to success

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Florida Blue full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    great people outside of facility area

    Cons

    the upper leadership choose to promote and assist the few and not the talented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clean house of people that have been there too long and in the same area

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Great corporate environment and perks.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Florida Blue full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great corporate environment, competitive pay with great benefits and perks. Individuals can become part of affinity groups, sport activities, community outreach with volunteer hours paid by the company.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and accountability in the middle and senior level. Huge "silos" within the IT BRM organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start embracing an empowering leadership culture and stop the old managerial model where the manager just play the "Simon Says" game and keeps hammering down the individual contributor. Stop with the reactive "band-aid" approach and start developing BAs with more development opportunities that will groom them to the next level, specially when undergoing through big changes in the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good education, but poor growth/ average compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Department in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - IT Department in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Florida Blue full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company allows you plenty of flexibility, including working from home. As a employee starting out you will get a good education on corporate structure and how corporation operate.

    Cons

    Promotions to higher positions are based more on who you know that performance. Performance compensation is also limited due to company management structure. Poor performers are allowed to continue working at the company which lowers morale, hurts overall performance, and frustrates top performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay top performers based on what they deserve and get rid or low performers and difficult employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Most employees here have no idea how good they have it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Florida Blue full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management not only asks, but listens; schedules are flexible (ability to work from home/flex schedule is awesome), benefits are excellent, salaries competitive, environment is professional, if somewhat conservative. Company appreciates the value of work-life balance and social/community responsibility.

    Cons

    Company is quite top heavy in terms of management. Technology definitely lags behind the times. Communication is of utmost importance, but more often than not the message is not always clear. The organization as a whole is slow to adopt change, even as it recognizes the necessity of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out the game plan and be honest with your employees as to what it is. Shouting CHANGE IS COMING! from the mountaintop while providing no guidance as to what the change is or how your employees can support it creates uncertainty across all ranks. It is unreasonable to demand a commitment to supporting the effort if you can't explain what the effort entails or what the end goal is.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A great experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida Blue

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to grow professionally. Management was very supportive of my educational endeavors.

    Cons

    There are lots of unexpected meetings.

  9.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Florida Blue full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Florida Blue has a great culture with a lot of opportunities for growth. They have a great mentoring program that allows you to meet different leaders throughout the company.

    Cons

    The health insurance package is surprisingly expensive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Use to be a GREAT company, but not any longer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Florida Blue full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Reasonable Pay, and Good Benefits

    Cons

    Senior Leadership no longer values employees that actual does the work, Top Heavy, Senior Leadership promoted without having any successful accomplishments, does not operate as a team anymore, and untrustworthy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop bringing in these Senior Leaders from other Blues plans and promoting them to VP when they are making the company worst and blowing millions. Lead by example and promote communication, collaboration & teamwork. This use to be a wonderful company, but it is going down in flames really quick.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Paying median, expecting top quartile

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Ops Support in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Ops Support in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Florida Blue full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some high quality, high engagement employees. Decent opportunities for personal development

    Cons

    low trust factor; high job stress, fear to approach senior executives, excessive long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get in touch with the work, get to know the people who are actually do all this work that pays your fat salaries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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