Highmark Reviews

Updated August 2, 2015
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David L. Holmberg
29 Ratings

Pros
  • Work from home ability is a nice perk (in 11 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance, Work from home opportunities (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can suffer occasionally changes to the incentive plan are detrimental (in 7 reviews)

  • A bit top heavy, and occasionally takes some work to get the decision-makers to take action based upon feedback from customers (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Cob

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pitts, MS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pitts, MS

    I have been working at Highmark (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours,training, not micro managed

    Cons

    Depts are clickish. Need for ongoing training

    Advice to Management

    Be available


  2. Helpful (6)

    Ambitious (for Blue standard) - but don

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Highmark

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ambitious. Able to attract smart employees

    Cons

    Political Don't make necessary, tough decisions

    Advice to Management

    You are on a path to become mediocre, also-ran company? If that's not what you want, wakeup!


  3. Mixed Bag

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Highmark full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, good social mission

    Cons

    Culture is transient, not employee focused.

    Advice to Management

    People are your most important resource. Do not lose sight of that.


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  5. Just Blah

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Highmark

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours and good location.

    Cons

    Instability and constantly making it less desirable to work there through benefit cuts and policy changes.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Administrative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Administrative in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Highmark full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management is great, pay is decent, benefits are great. I also really enjoyed working with some very brilliant people. People who shared simliar passion and wanted to grow and develop within the company.

    Cons

    The hard thing is that the direction of the company can get a little blurry at times. Not knowing where your company is headed and new changes to pay structure can be discouraging and can make employees uneasy about their future.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Grow them, develop them. Create a better career path for employees that do not want to do the same thing over and over for 5-10 years.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Digital Distribution in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Manager Digital Distribution in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Highmark (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance can be attractive at times. Good people all over this company.

    Cons

    No real vision of where things should be in the future. Lots of focus on what is right in front of your face.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a path or vision, believe in it and your people will hitch their carts to it.


  8. A good place to start at

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Highmark full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Very friendly and nice co worker that are mostly professional. -Very decent benefits -Offices are good access to the company cafeteria at the main building is great, and public food court at the second floor offers discount for company employees

    Cons

    -At Pittsburgh location the major con is there are no free parking places since you are in Downtown. -Working at healthcare industry may be stable however, the technology may not get updated frequently. -Working with existing software that may not always be coded properly can be frustrating. -Upper management could care little bit more about its employee instead of focusing on the bottom live above all else.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees is what makes or breaks your company first. Bottom line is very important, but focus only on that and throw the rest under the bus will not get you very far.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Business Technical Analyst

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    Current Employee - Technical Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Technical Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Highmark full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Free coffee. Great location in Pittsburgh.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is sketchy at best. Ramp up time for new employees is awful. Many employees are over paid and under worked, while other employees are under paid and over worked. Management needs a better method to reward productive employees and remove unproductive employees. And balance the distribution of work.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs a better method to reward productive employees and remove unproductive employees. And balance the distribution of work. We need less people watching and more people 'doing'.


  10. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Highmark full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company. A lot of helpful and cheerful coworkers. Haven't met anyone I disagree with yet. tuition reimbursement for full time employees

    Cons

    VERY CORPORATE. Follow and perform for your manager. A lot of coworkers work overtime. This is a big turnoff for me as I want a balanced work/ personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees as they are on the front lines.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Oakmont, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Oakmont, PA

    I have been working at Highmark full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    paid vacation, medical benefits, large corporation with large footprint

    Cons

    Identity crisis with all of the new pursuits and lack of leadership's experience in any of them. If you have to tell your employees that people are important, then they aren't.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you're doing and communicate it.



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