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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Reviews

Updated June 22, 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Communications specialist writer"

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

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

    Pros

    Love my job. I am fortunate enough to be in the mix with a great team of many professionals who are passionate about their work. A lot of flexibility in work hours and management takes work/life balance seriously. Benefits are awesome and there are a lot of opportunities to learn, serve the local community and get fit.

    Cons

    The only downside for me is the commute.

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  2. "Good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Health Care Analyst in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Health Care Analyst in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, very educated people. Some departments are very flexible which promotes loyalty to the business.

    Cons

    Some departments are crazy, some don't have the flexibility. Promotions are some times a mistery. Some people are officially told that management does not need to know what people they manage do, they just need to manage. Often disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Cancel the move to Detroit. Employees' morale is suffering. Many are looking to leave because of the move. Change of location will not benefit the business. Please.


  3. "Interesting and Challenging"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Health Care Analyst in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Health Care Analyst in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job stability, Excellent opportunities, Good research projects, Good healthcare intervention programs, Good flexibility for working hours in R&D department, Good cohesion between co-workers, and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Promotions are not based on merits, no incentives or appreciation for good work, and managers may less attention to junior analyst due to lack of time.

    Advice to Management

    Please take merits and good work into consideration while promoting a person. Provide more information on bonus program rather than just stating the range. Also, state what are the criteria for performance review.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Positive with good benefits, competitive salary working with a great leader."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, including pension plan (which is portable), matching 401k, generous short-term and long-term disability, generous life-insurance, dental, vision, medical benefits and time off. Market share is still good and financial performance is great considering the economic climate in Michigan.

    Cons

    Changes take a long time. Innovative projects take a back seat due to state and federal mandates and Blue Cross Association mandates. Moving projects forward involves navigating through a political climate. Union employees can make life miserable by filing unwarranted grievances which take an inordinate amount of management time and then is dismissed due to lack of merit.

    Advice to Management

    Although BCBSM has made great strides in removing ineffective employees, there is still a long way to go.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "BCBSM is a stable company with a nice culture, diverse workforce and excellent working environment."

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

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

    Pros

    Health Insurance, Diversity, Culture, Employer matched 401K, Tuition Reimbursement, Location, Opportunity for growth. Great social mission and offers a variety of community involvement to engage all employees.

    Cons

    Some systems are outdated or do not work well with each other, often times reaching the customer level and sales community. The silo effect between business areas is being reduced, but needs to move at a faster pace to help keep a competitive edge.


  6. "It was wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Health Plan Advisor-Medicare Open Enrollment Period in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Health Plan Advisor-Medicare Open Enrollment Period in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent training, extremely nice people, very well organized, excellent, caring supervisors, extremely,caring people to their clients, I was shown a great deal of respect by all employees while there and learned more about caring and compassion within myself towards other people

    Cons

    none, There was no down side to working at this company

    Advice to Management

    I don't think I could give any advice due to the fact the management is already on spot with their employees and clients


  7. "Very Good"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unit Leader in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Unit Leader in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, excellent training, and advancement.

    Cons

    I had no downside while working for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

    Advice to Management

    I had no problems with management


  8. "Excellent company to grow old with"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively low turnover with good compensation and low stress.

    Cons

    Company isn't great about keeping technology current.


  9. "Customer Advocate Team"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audio Visual Intern in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Audio Visual Intern in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are very good at making everyone feel like they are a part of the team regardless of your position. Great hours, nice facilities, professional environment, good pay.

    Cons

    Because they are such a big organization they are a bit behind times and they are slow to make any real changes that would benefit the working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being all inclusive with your staff. It really makes people feel like they are worth something.


  10. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everything...salary, benefits, career advancement, location..I love it

    Cons

    I can't find anything negative to say


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