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Blue Shield Of California Project Manager Reviews

Updated October 6, 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
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    • 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. "Great people, poor Organization"

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    • 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 !!

  3. Helpful (15)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, remote/telecommuting opportunity when it makes semse

    Cons

    Middle management tier (Manager to Senior Director) weak across the company. Promotions into those position appear to be based nearly solely on loyalty vs. competence

    Micro-management is rampant, so many time wasters and box checkers for no meaningful ROI

    Fear-based culture, employees are not empowered, not valued, not trusted

    Advice to Management

    Grow up.

    Blue Shield Of California Response

    Apr 5, 2017 – Strategic Recruiting Program Manager

    Thanks for your feedback. We are committed to being a Great Place to Work and we’ve invested in professional development training with both Manage to Excellence (M2X) and Lead to Excellence (L2X) for... More


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Blue Shield of California"

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

    I worked at Blue Shield Of California (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    BSC provides good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Senior management team needs improvement.


  5. Helpful (22)

    "Our company is headed into dark waters"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in El Dorado Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in El Dorado Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is a great place to grow your career if you are ambitious and goal oriented. The remote work benefit here is progressive and the company treats their employees with trust and like adults, and they can retain some good employees.

    Cons

    There is so much noise and chatter around lay-offs and reorgs. We are losing a tremendous amount of business, we are losing money in the market segments where we are gaining business and the entire company is off balance. The relatively newly appointed CEO seems to be floundering and making rash decisions without proper legal authority and I see many potential lawsuits and fines in our future. We are losing our best human capital at a rate faster than we can train new talent.

    The culture is highly toxic and I often feel like I will be let go. I'm going on almost 6 years of faithful employment with multiple promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on your employees. Focus more on strategy for keeping money in the company, bulk up your legal department to reduce fraud. Check in with individual contributors doing the work to see if your management layers are being truthful. Executive leaders need to quit acting like movies stars and start acting like management of a company in crisis. Roadshows? Really? How about regular operational check-ins monthly. More beefed up GPTW(great place to work) accountability for poor scores.

    Blue Shield Of California Response

    Oct 17, 2016 – Strategic Recruiting Program Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback. We’re happy to hear that you like how you’re treated as an employee and that we’re progressive in our views of remote work.

    We’re lucky that... More


  6. "Sr. IT Project Manager"

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    Current Contractor - IT Senior Project Manager in El Dorado Hills, CA
    Current Contractor - IT Senior Project Manager in El Dorado Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fair compensation for contractors.
    Good corporate environment.

    Cons

    Strange limitations for contractor positions in using resources.
    IT business processes look out of order.


  7. Helpful (16)

    "Not a Great Place to Work - Right now"

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    Former Employee - Lead Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary OK for the industry. Some very hopeful new management, who are trying to regain momentum on being a Great Place to Work.

    Cons

    BSC is a Healthcare Insurance company trying to become IT company that also does Healthcare Insurance. It is not working. The 8+ year Facets roll out is a good example. Stay focused on what you do best and outsource the rest. Remember when you do outsource to actually trust your consultants. Too much turn over in Sr., Director, VP and C-Level Management, ill thought-out reorgs, and layoffs depleted moral and made working relationships difficult. The leftovers are mostly “just happy to have a job" and that attitude has led to fear based decision making. Not healthy. Not a Great Place to Work -- right now.

  8. "Good place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place.nice people. Good pay

    Cons

    It's insurance and can get boring


  9. Helpful (12)

    "A mess"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in West Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in West Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Shield Of California (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Just like any other company, BSC has good spots to work in as well as bad spots. Some of the folks are awesome people and great to work with

    Cons

    Overall it's a mess and not recommended


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good, not great, place to work"

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

    I have been working at Blue Shield Of California full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy, can work part of time remotely, pay levels are good

    Cons

    A lot of change and uncertainty over last year or so. Doesn't look like it will settle any time soon.