Hcsc
2.8 of 5 156 reviews
www.hcsc.com Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

Hcsc Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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2.8 156 reviews

                             

52% Approve of the CEO

Hcsc President and CEO Pat Hemingway Hall

Pat Hemingway Hall

(83 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Management and co-workers are friendly and sociable and the work-life balance is great"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Great Pay and Benefits - Way above average"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "Your work life balance depends more on your manager than an organization as a whole"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Incompetent, often non-existent management leading to a dismal lack of caring mentoring, and professional growth opportunities"
    in 5 reviews
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Senior Applications Developer (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Hcsc full-time for more than 5 years

Prosless pressure, good vacation, good bonus

Consmuch politics, slow reaction, outdated technology

Advice to Senior Managementfocus on business

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Dinosaur company - over promote unqualified managers

Senior Specialist (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Hcsc full-time for more than a year

ProsGood location and benefits. Not a lot of overtime work expected with mostly commuters so they are 9-5ers. Brand recognition.

ConsMost managers have been there for 20+ years so they have been over promoted. They do not keep up with current trends unless they are forced to. They move very slowly in most aspects of business.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Change is just around the corner

Director (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Hcsc full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSome good people, great perks like workout center, downtown location and nice offices. Seduces you in staying because you keeping thinking things will change. Go in thinking that you can have an impact because the culture is changing, leave frustrated because you realize that things don't really change.

ConsConsensus culture where irrational and childish behavior is not only tolerated, but encouraged. HR is ineffective and does not help managers or employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementOutsource IT, HR. Hire your next CIO from the outside, you really need to gut the whole area. Completely inefficient, outdated, sluggish and out of touch with the business.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hcsc

ProsColleagues were friendly! Highly matrixed organization yet there were many opportunities to meet people face to face to develop relationships.

ConsFor a 20 to 30 something year individual who is looking for a career in healthcare, consider BCBS a one to two year stop along the way. Nepotism and cronyism (think high school cliques) is a fact at this company, and after a year or two you will not be learning anything new Instead you will simply be on the road to becoming one of the hundreds of 20+ year employees who walk like zombies throughout the building.

Advice to Senior ManagementMiddle managers- Please, stop promoting inexperienced individuals into management roles. And you! Stop managing up and have a vision that is beyond your own professional waltz.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Stable company with diverse technology

Technology Architect (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hcsc full-time for more than a year

ProsStable company with little risk of downsizing. Flexible schedules and will stretch the best technology minds

ConsOld technology, some silo between departments, hard to make changes quickly.

Advice to Senior ManagementNew technology leadership is great. Keep doing what you are doing!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Hcsc for more than a year

ProsWork Environment is perfectly suited for families.

ConsSlow pace of change in a company with many people who have worked there for many years.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more autonomy to employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Quick pro / con

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hcsc

ProsDiverse opportunities. Great pay and bonus structure. Opportunity to reach out to mid level leadership is always there. Great place to network.

ConsDepending on the department; silos, lack of top - down purpose to drive employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow speaking points from managers to employees as to why we do what we do.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Stable environment

Analyst (Former Employee)
Richardson, TX

I worked at Hcsc full-time for more than a year

ProsGood salary, stable company and predictable bonus

ConsVery little room for new ideas or processes, takes years to get promoted

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company, too top heavy

Communications Consultant (Former Employee)

I worked at Hcsc full-time for more than a year

ProsWork/life balance is encouraged
Bonus structure is fair
Fitness and health is encouraged and supported

ConsSenior management is too disconnected from employees
Planning and executing strategy is difficult (if not impossible) with constant changes to Obamacare

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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over all nice experience

Senior Technical Architect (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Hcsc full-time for more than a year

ProsGood pay, benefits, great work life balance and no work pressure

Conssenior/Middle management decision making is poor

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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