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Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association President and CEO Scott P. Serota
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35 Ratings

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Pros
  • The best part about this company was the family environment and work/life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • The company offered good benefits (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • senior management does not have a clue at times (in 10 reviews)

  • Salary not competitiv, hard to move into different teams unless you have years experience (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great environment, much opportunity."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and work for, never ending list of projects. Very influential company at the forefront of US healthcare.

    Cons

    Budget cycle occupies 10 months of the year, definitely has a "big company" feel. Way too much in terms of unnecessary middle-management layers and functions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Business Consultant Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, variety of projects, supportive co-workers, opportunities for longevity, free training

    Cons

    Managers that are not good at coaching and developing staff

    Advice to Management

    Create roadmap for professional advancement


  3. "Great ideas, lacking a true vision."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Team Leader in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Team Leader in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people who will go out of their way to help you develop and grow as a person. They also have a budget for training every year.

    Cons

    Totally lost on what today's IT looks like. They fall prey to buzz words and ideas that are not applicable to the industry.


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  5. "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - IT Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Contractor - IT Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diverse culture.
    Flexible work hours.
    Supportive leadership.
    Good benefits

    Cons

    It's hard to move up. sometimes office politics takes place. Rarely convert their contractors to blues (employees)

    Advice to Management

    Think of all brilliant talents and start retaining them


  6. "4 stars"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Woodridge, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Woodridge, IL
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Location is Downtown
    Diverse work force

    Cons

    Not tech savvy
    old building
    some managers needs people management training


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Group to work with..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Parkton, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Parkton, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Association's IT Management in MD have been the best I've worked for.... both technical, down to earth, and effective Managers.

    Cons

    Being a remote location from the main HQ


  8. "Claims II, Ohi department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims in Florence, SC
    Current Employee - Claims in Florence, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    My job under the Ohi department has been a great experience for me. And to be able to work from home and be with my children was a major plus.

    Cons

    I really don't have any cons expect the rate of pay. I don't feel the employees for this company get paid well

    Advice to Management

    To the higher up management your employees deserve to be paid more.


  9. "GREAT TEAM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good learning experience and variety of work.

    Cons

    Lot of adhoc, sporadic work

    Advice to Management

    Great work, good team management


  10. "Java Lead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Tulsa, OK
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends

    I have been working at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible
    Understand family values
    Uses good technology
    Management helping

    Cons

    Lots of discrimination between employee and contractor


  11. "Sr. Technical trainer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Trainer in Blythewood, SC
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Trainer in Blythewood, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and opportunities. Blue Cross provides employees with new and challenging project to grow and expand their knowledge. In addition blue cross will grow its employees

    Cons

    Be there is numerous systems it is difficult to learn them all. Advance to management can be difficult at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow employees and provide opportunity for growth and development. Provide proper training to all employees


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