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Anthem Blue Cross of California Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, work life balance, gnerous pay scale, hire a lot from temp agencies (in 6 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits, supportive co-workers (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Each year around June and September, they conduct huge lay-offs (in 4 reviews)

  • Outside of work/life balance, a great company (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to start"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anthem Blue Cross of California full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stability of industry and job, interesting work, good work life balance, a good balance of travel and work outside the office
    Above average benefits package and great training opportunities, tuition assistance
    Great position for networking and career learning as a young professional

    Cons

    Legacy systems and old business processes, efficiency and innovation is lacking
    It's a large complex organization operating in different ways across segments and states, so it's often hard to find people to the job done
    Few younger people in my department
    Very little social interaction, it was a dead zone
    No annual increase to base salary in my position, performance metrics not related to things I could actually influence

    Advice to Management

    Flatten some of your hierarchies, invest in good customer service, and modernize your HR culture


  2. "Generous Pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, work life balance, gnerous pay scale, hire a lot from temp agencies

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime season should be handled by hiring more temps


  3. "No longer a company to retire from"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anthem Blue Cross of California (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salaries/benefits are very generous in comparison to other companies in the same industry

    Cons

    They reorganize departments too frequent. Each year around June and September, they conduct huge lay-offs.


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  5. "Great place to work with a lot of talented people."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anthem Blue Cross of California full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Medical powerhouse that is also focused on the ancillary market and has invested in the integration of all benefits.

    Cons

    Big company with multiple distribution channels (commercial, Labor and TPA's that do not communicate well with one another), limited in some states.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully the Cigna merger fails. It will be a mess if it goes through (and probably won't regardless). De-emphasize PPO's and look into alternative funding arrangements: pricing transparency on hospital billing, reference based pricing (benchmarking as opposed to discounts off of billed charges etc.).


  6. "System Administrative Agent Support"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newbury Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newbury Park, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Anthem Blue Cross of California full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always new projects that keep you busy.

    Cons

    Medicare season you may have to work over 10 hours.


  7. "Customer Care Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Co-workers not in management

    Cons

    Dealing with managers that are not willing to help you succeed

    Advice to Management

    Pay Helps deal with the mismanagement of employees


  8. "Manager, Workforce Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    no cons with this company


  9. "Verification specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Verification Specialist in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Verification Specialist in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anthem Blue Cross of California full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Promoting within is huge with Anthem and a good thing

    Cons

    Compensation and pay. Company does not pay what should

    Advice to Management

    Give credit and recognition to employees for accomplishment


  10. "Overwhelmed but learned a lot"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Canoga Park, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Canoga Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anthem Blue Cross of California (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great salary and ability to telecommute

    Cons

    Reduction in force resulting in increased workload for employees

    Advice to Management

    Cross train, train, interact more with staff


  11. "Life Changing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Anthem Blue Cross of California full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay for many years

    Cons

    ever changing times with the affordable care act



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