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Blue Shield Of California Manager Reviews

Updated October 13, 2017
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Blue Shield Of California President & CEO Paul Markovich
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Pros
  • Work life balance, value the employee (in 68 reviews)

  • probationary period we can work from home 2 days out of the week (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • No work/life balance and constant company-wide reorgs contributing to so much chaos (in 37 reviews)

  • Absolutely NO work/life balance (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Good company getting better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Shield Of California full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Highly ethical leadership and management
    Work life balance, value the employee
    Has a strategy, a plan and programs/projects aligned
    A positive mission (healthcare for Californians) that means something
    Good benefits
    Great place for experienced hires
    Good bonus structure

    Cons

    Periodic lay offs/forced time off
    Training could be better for early in their career employees
    So so on the salary side

    Advice to Management

    1- Keep doing what you are doing


  2. Helpful (1)

    "On the right path ..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Shield Of California full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Forward thinking CEO.
    Meaningful work if you can connect the dots.
    Talented, capable & friendly employees.
    Good work/life balance.
    Solid benefits.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy.
    Actions don't always match words.
    Unrealistic expectations from senior leadership.
    Favoritism.
    Outdated technology.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the future of your business and workforce. Cut the red tape. Have fair expectations and be genuine to your employees.

    If you can be successful in doing these things, your employer brand will continue to improve. If not, your "great place to work" goal will not be achievable.

  3. "Sr Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Shield Of California full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to telecommute, 100% focused on California.

    Cons

    High rate of leadership turnover, creating unclear/ stable priorities. IT infrastructure.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blue Shield Of California full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits. Great location. Healthy environment. Employees are encouraged to participate in community service and adopt a healthy lifestyle.

    Cons

    Technology needs updating. Advancement is very difficult- not a lot of internal promotion. Heavy workloads. A lot of talk about "transparency " but not a lot of it in practice.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Who's steering the ship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Shield Of California full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Management is challenging and poorly organized. New corporate goals every 6 months depending on who is in charge. Managers don't walk the talk.

    Advice to Management

    Let someone else do your job if you cannot share the work load with your team


  6. "Very happy with my new employer."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Program Manager in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Program Manager in Woodland Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Shield Of California full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The organization as a whole is constantly improving and listening to employee needs.

    Cons

    Focus on retaining staff and reaching out to the group that is 2 years and less. I love my coworkers.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for being a role model organization to work for. For my life balance to my amazing benefits. To give all an affordable health coverage regardless of your health disparities. #weneverstop


  7. "Great people, poor Organization"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Shield Of California as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people who will join you for lunch and smile at you in the hallway.

    Cons

    Very hard place to get a Full Time job with ... and you can only contract for 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Get aligned !!

  8. "Reasonable"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Shield Of California full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice peers, good location, inspirational CEO that reminds you of Obama in the way he speaks, reasonable hours, telecommuting is accepted

    Cons

    Old laptops that can't keep up with the speed of business, not enough pay for the responsibility and complexity that this industry entails


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, I've had a positive experience and like that my work is directly connected to our mission."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Shield Of California full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mission driven (people truly want to help others), great work/life balance, ethical/fair work practices, good pay, great CEO and good communication from senior leaders on our goals and the work to achieve them

    Cons

    Bureaucracy exists, IT issues, negativity (particularly from longer term employees especially some of the nurses which isn't fun to work with).

    Advice to Management

    Fix the IT issues, continue to work on breaking down bureaucracy, also continue to focus on being brilliant at the basics

    Blue Shield Of California Response

    Aug 21, 2017 – Leadership Development Associate

    Thanks for your input. We strive every day to make the employee experience a good one. Regular roadshows with our senior leaders are just one way we try to give employees clear line of sight to our... More


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Chaos - just like a start up."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blue Shield Of California full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company benefits, including salary.

    Cons

    No work/life balance and constant company-wide reorgs contributing to so much chaos. Little to no training. While some of upper management were professional, the newest "onboards" were back-stabbing and often contributed to the chaos.

    Advice to Management

    Each division should provide base-line training, a list of resources, and a good overview to the company.

    Blue Shield Of California Response

    Aug 21, 2017 – Leadership Development Associate

    We value your input and appreciate you sharing about your experience. We're continuously working to improve our employee experience including our onboarding process.