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Alberta Blue Cross Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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  • Probably the lowest pay amongst anyone in the city with the same job title (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great."

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Steady work, great workplace. nice manager.

    Cons

    No challenge, slow salary raise


  2. "Best place to work for work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst III in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst III in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Alberta Blue Cross full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Culture, Friendly People, Great Benefits

    Cons

    Can't think of any. I had a good time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing

  3. "Great Company!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alberta Blue Cross full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have worked for Blue Cross for over 12 years. Blue Cross has proven to be a progressive, community oriented organization which I am proud to be part of. My work is challenging, the people are great, and the atmosphere of the company is supportive.

    Cons

    Great company, absolutely no cons!

    Advice to Management

    The Management Team in the department I work for are very supportive, knowledgeable, and well respected by staff.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "A great company to set roots"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alberta Blue Cross full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been working for Blue Cross for 17 years. Alberta Blue Cross is a great value-based company. I have personally benefited from the "wellness & Balanced Lifestyle" as the management team from all levels are always very supportive when staff is facing personal or family challenges; I have had the best support and understanding when I needed it - a rare commodity for a large corporation.

    "Continuous Learning" is another salient value in this corporation. Since I joined Alberta Blue Cross, I have been supported in several training and professional development initiatives - ranging from technical, to project management, to a formal University business degree. The support is exceptional.

    If you are willing to invest in yourself and this company, Alberta Blue Cross is eager to invest in your future and your career.

    Alberta Blue Cross is highly involved in our community with a variety of programs ranging from charitable fund raising, to an excellent summer student program for University students. It is not uncommon for talent to be identified at the early stages from summer students. Alberta Blue Cross is willing to invest in this young talent and often offers full time employment to our students upon graduation.

    Alberta Blue Cross fosters loyalty through their H.R. and management policies; it is not uncommon to meet employees ranging from 10 to 30 years of service.

    Cons

    As Alberta Blue Cross is a not-for profit organization, salary ranges at times may be a few points behind market average. However, this is only a negative aspect if a new potential employee, or an existing employee, is focused on just that part of the compensation package.

    Every employee can take advantage of the educational funding, as well as the incredible flexibility when needed - thus the life/work balance core value. This flexibility and support for education not only balances but outweighs the minor salary gap which may exist for certain positions.

    Advice to Management

    Management should continue to apply current values and protect their staff. As large corporate projects become active, employees may be required to work longer than normal hours. The Management Team needs to be vigilant that our value of "Wellness & Balanced Lifestyle" is not eroded due to workload.

    I have seen and experience this in the past, however, upon completion, Alberta Blue Cross Management Team is ready to switch back to our balance between work and personal/family life. Keep doing this. Keep supporting the staff and Alberta Blue Cross will continue to be a preferred employer.


  5. "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alberta Blue Cross full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very great place to work, managers and supervisor are very helpful and eager to help you advance

    Cons

    You must committ to one year on the help desk before you can switch positions.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alberta Blue Cross full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The great people that work here

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of


  7. "Interview test"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alberta Blue Cross (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly staff, pleasant location and a large franchise of locations.

    Cons

    nothing to report as a con that concerns me.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  8. "Claims clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alberta Blue Cross full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and i felt supported in all levels of management

    Cons

    There was not enough overtime.


  9. "Friendly, helpful and nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Everyone is so friendly and helpful.
    It is a true team environment and such an organized company.
    Flexible working hours.
    Family can always be the first thing.

    Cons

    No bonus as the organization is non-profit one.
    Not all managers fully understand what their managed are doing.
    Sometimes things are going slow.


  10. "Great Culture and Work Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Great worklife balance.
    - Flexible hours.
    - Education allowance, $4k a year.
    - Great enviroment and culture.
    - Company charity that gives back to the community

    Cons

    - Pay is competitve but not the highest in the market.
    - If your all about bottom line and pay this company is not going to be a fit.

    Advice to Management

    - Company is great to work for and have no real advice. Salary is a tough issue with a non for profit company competing against the oil and gas sector.


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