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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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Pros
  • A lot of flexibility in work hours and management takes work/life balance seriously (in 28 reviews)

  • Good company with great benefits and decent pay (in 52 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance at least 2-3 days per week if possible (in 16 reviews)

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

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  1. "Promotes abuse"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Services
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Services
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Growth potential. If you know how to abuse vendors in order to undercut costs, you MIGHT get promoted in like 3 years.

    Cons

    Very abusive to their vendors. Vindictive, manipulative, and absolutely unprofessional to their vendors. Encouraged to treat vendors like punching bags.

    Advice to Management

    Put a muzzle on your low level pharmacy management kids.


  2. "Great place to work at !"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior 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

    Good benefits and bonus .
    The company is great in encouraging employees and offering diversity and inclusion seminars.
    You get flexible time be at work anywhere from 7-9am and work 8 hrs with 1 work from home day a week.

    Cons

    It's very hard to climb the ladder without connects.
    It can be very repetitive and boring when you keep doing the same work over and over .
    There are lots of reports to be analyzed on a daily basis

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Internal Promotion"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Pros of this Organization is that they have great benefits, its a very large organizations, and they do invest money into the development of their leadership. This organization does promote inclusiveness, and the leadership team promotes the corporate goals, and the mission of the organization.

    Cons

    Although this company provides all types of training and offers various classes for their employees, it is very difficult to move in an organization of this size. Many of their employees remain in entry level position while they hire from the outside, while they continue to have their employees invest time into leadership development classes. Their hiring process is very lengthy and many of those conducting interviews have not had formal training on how to interview, how to prepare for interviews, and what are the appropriate questions for the positions that they are interviewing. I have witnessed qualified applicants not even offered an interview, for positions to be filled by a friend of the family, or a friend of a friend. BCBSM interviewing, application, and promotion process should be reviewed and revamped. When you have employees who have invested in their own development, as well as a company that has invested time and dollars in their employees, promotion from within should be the first option,in addition those that are internal, within the department should be given the opportunity to grown and learn at every level of the organization, which isn't the case at BCBSM.

    Advice to Management

    Managment should review thier internal promotion, internal interviewing, and their canidate selection process. Leaders need to be held accoutable for decesions that are made, and they should be required to obtain training specific for leaders, how to manage, and how not to manage, what is a manager, understand what is a leader. Although your leaders may have a strong skill set in one are, does not mean they are effective leaders. An effective leader develops leaders, while maintaining the day to day operations of the business. An effective leader is not passive, the effective is the catalyst for change, to make the business better, and they help move people to places that they can be most effective.


  4. "Systems Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Knowledgeable coworkers. Family-oriented company. Located in downtown Detroit.

    Cons

    Top heavy. Very hard to move up.


  5. "Great Place to Gain Exprience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Active workplace that encourages interns to grow

    Cons

    Did no receive an extension for the interneship

    Advice to Management

    Involve the interns more to help them gain more experience


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Don't recommend"

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

    Pros

    Flexible with schedule
    work life balance

    Cons

    bureaucracy
    everything takes forever
    lack of advancement

    Advice to Management

    None at this time


  7. "I loved the 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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, flexible if you have a family

    Cons

    Unorganized at times. Healthcare can be difficult to grasp.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start or end your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Programmer in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    40 hr work week
    Excellent Benefits
    Good work environment
    Low stress
    Flexible work arrangement
    PTO's are easily approved
    If you are a college grad, this is a great place to get your foot in the door
    Plenty of opportunities within the company for lateral movement in order to gain exposure
    Excellent for those seeking work life balance

    Cons

    Employees working mostly with outdated tech
    Internal work is mostly redundant and of small impact . Larger projects are handled by outside vendors
    Very bureaucratic, difficult to move up
    Promotions are based on availability, not merit
    Work is not difficult, but given the red tapes, the workload can turn astronomical
    HR will tell you be lean, radical and think freely while in reality, it's anything but that.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in new tech, and eliminate redundant work so your employees don't get burnt out. Action being rewarded are counter intuitive to the values being pursued.


  9. "CSRII MedicareAdvantage"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CsrII
    Current Employee - CsrII
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits for now

    Cons

    Hard to advance if you don't know the right people. Undercover racist in my area.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to who you let become leaders...


  10. "Great Career Opportunities and Development"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for growth once you are hired. Most employees are long term employees, not leaving because of the varied growth opportunities.

    Cons

    The culture can be a bit insular, especially for new comers. This can be penetrated. Great talent is valued everywhere, regardless of culture.

    Advice to Management

    Less insular thinking, strive for more objectivity.


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