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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan President and CEO Daniel J. Loepp
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Pros
  • A lot of flexibility in work hours and management takes work/life balance seriously (in 23 reviews)

  • Good company with great benefits and decent pay (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • No work-life balance, opportunities to work from home are extremely limited (in 11 reviews)

  • No work from home opportunities at this time (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Very good benefits
    dedicated workforce

    Cons

    Large sometimes inefficient bureaucracy
    somewhat excessive political correctness

    Advice to Management

    do not depend on the federal government to guarantee your business


  2. "BCBSM Overall Favorable"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Salary, fantastic benefits. High degree of cooperativeness and professionalism among individuals

    Cons

    Highly structured environment. Definite difference in status between the various levels of leadership and staff.

  3. "Very happy. Intend to retire from here in 12-15 years"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people and good upper management
    Company seems genuinely concerned with employee well-being
    Great benefits include good 401k match and pension(!)
    Decent work life balance

    Cons

    Can be a little stodgy but that is changing
    Trying very hArd to be a more dynamic organization to keep up with constant changes in industry


  4. "Nice Environment to work"

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    Former Contractor - Hybrid Mobile Developer in Detroit, MI
    Former Contractor - Hybrid Mobile Developer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    - peaceful place
    -nice location
    -great team

    Cons

    - heavy traffic every day

    Advice to Management

    - food court is missing


  5. "Health Care Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Health Care Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Health Care Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I learned a lot of skills and acquired great experience plus life-long friendships. .

    Cons

    Desired to develop more in other areas ecpecially management but was not given the opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Consider candidates with great character plus strong technical, communication and leadership skills.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good culture, good people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good pay, great benefits, wellness initiatives, diversity

    Cons

    cost cutting efforts are often aimed at lower ranks; executive salaries, perks, etc. seem top heavy


  7. "Good Opportunity, Stable Industry"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Auditor in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Corporate Auditor in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    - Strong diversity focus. Well above the average for large organization
    - Strong name brand and community focus. Volunteer opportunities as an employee
    - Training opportunities are robust. Department supports certifications.
    - Strong industry
    - Autonomy in job. No limitations on your own progression.

    Cons

    - Sometimes too many approvals are required before execution
    - New people sometimes get thrown in the fire too soon
    - Threatened co-worker(s) who don't like outsiders coming in better positions

    Advice to Management

    eliminate some of the bureaucracy and excess buy-ins by all managers before executing

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Response

    Apr 6, 2017 – HR

    Thanks for the review. We are glad you appreciate the volunteer and professional development opportunities and focus on diversity and community outreach. We encourage you to check out the new... More

  8. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pension
    Good healthcare
    Great educational opportunities
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Low pay
    Lot of red tape
    Very silo, hard to make a difference
    Tend to be a number
    Lots of politics

    Advice to Management

    Remove barriers to new ideas and stop stacking so much upper management that it is impossible to do things.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westland, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits; Affordable Health Insurance, 401k match and tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    The culture of the company is still very traditional. Many departments are still against work from home and some of the leadership is not progressive at all

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Response

    Feb 2, 2017 – HR

    Thanks for your review, and mentioning our benefits. BCBSM has partnered with many local and regional businesses to offer discounts to employees, as well! We hope you will take advantage of the... More


  10. "Analyst Instructional Developer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst Instructional Developer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Analyst Instructional Developer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A non profit with business management of Fortune 500 company.

    Cons

    Lots of bitterness between union and non union employees.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in consultants to work on unification of silos.


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