Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
99 Reviews

3.8
99 Reviews
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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey CEO Bob Marino
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay and Benefits, Great work-life balance, dynamic industry with opportunities for growth (in 8 reviews)

  • good benefits, excellent time off system - you can use sick days as vacation days- (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • want to get rid of long-term employees for new talent for less pay (in 3 reviews)

  • Senior Management uses Project Managers as scapegoats (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

    Pros

    Cared about their employees, great benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Releasing seasoned employees. Hiring others for less pay

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    great leader at staying #1 in New Jersey...at staying the leader in a competitive market place

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

    I worked at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey full-time

    Pros

    dedicated sales team...great long-term vision

    Cons

    one con is the location, Newark is not a great place to work in, but getting better
    Plus, they charge employes for parking on the Horizon lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer for flexibility and work form home options for customer care personnel

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company, industry innovator and leader

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Clearly an interesting time to be in the health care industry, but watching the landscape unfold at this organization has reinforced my decision to join several years ago. Excellent executives with the members and future of health care top of mind. All the good reasons to be proud to be an employee of a health care company, particularly Horizon. Great benefits, great opportunities to learn and take advantage of company sponsored training and events to assist with career growth - many complain about limited growth, but the opportunities are there, you just have to take advantage of them.

    Cons

    The organization is somewhat flat, if you are hung up on title. There are plenty of opportunities to take on stretch assignments and projects to position yourself for other opportunities and to gain visibility and exposure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay as focused as you are on the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent experience BUT.......

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst III  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Analyst III in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I work in the BSG group as a BA. This company definitely offers a good salary/benefits and you gain lots of experience within different LOBs

    Cons

    Besides the benefits, keep in mind this job comes with lots of stress. If your willing to handle stress and extreme work load this is the place to work. BSG directors will pile you up with extreme work load that you wont be able to have a life balance between work and personal life and the director's wont even realize that how much pressure they put on their direct reports. Other than that, this place offers good benefits and decent competitive salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more staff and equalize the work load between FT's and consultants. Give your Analyst's in the BSG group some break except just piling and piling more work load and more work load with new processes that are being implemented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to advance your career.

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

    I worked at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey full-time

    Pros

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue shield has great benefits and they advance from within before offering the position to outsiders.

    Cons

    Horizon Blue Cross And Blue Shield places some people in Management positions that do not know how to Manage.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Horizon offers exceptional benefits and absolutely wonderful perks! A pharmacy, daycare, on-site gym are just some of them. Horizon offers a great work/life balance, especially if you have children. Their compensation is extremely competitive and they offer great career opportunities. I am very happy to be part of the Horizon family.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A great company, with a great future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, IT  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager, IT in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    New building rennovations are amazing - top notch amenities
    Strategic leadership team
    People really take an interest in the company

    Cons

    Small pockets of resistance to change and moving forward still visible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Family oriented experience

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A sense of family and working with talented individuals

    Cons

    Not appreciating its long-term employees...want to get rid of long-term employees for new talent for less pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some are not as people friendly or approachable.

  10.  

    Great learning experience.

    Former Employee - Billing and AR  in  Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Billing and AR in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great perks and overall kind atmosphere on most floors.

    Cons

    I haven't been with the company long enough to find any notable cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    QA Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

    Pros

    Great management, Agile/scrum environment was perfectly followed. I've learned a lot from my peers.

    Cons

    Commute was the only downer for me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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