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Blue Shield Of California Reviews

Updated June 16, 2018
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Blue Shield Of California President & CEO Paul Markovich
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Pros
  • "Work life balance, value the employee" (in 74 reviews)

  • "Most people have the flexibility to work from home some days/full time" (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You couldn't ask for a better group of people to work with. In my 10+ years, I never woke up not wanting to go to work and I enjoyed the work that I did. The pay and benefits are good (unfortunately the pension was eliminated for people under 40).

    Cons

    Though the work was enjoyable, we did work hard. The normal work week was 45-55 hours and sometimes that included weekends. However, our hard work was always recognized.

    Advice to Management

    Sr management should try to be more transparent.


  2. "Senior Inpatient Claims Processor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Inpatient Claims Processor in Lodi, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Inpatient Claims Processor in Lodi, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional. Team work. Learn something new everyday. The company treated us like family. Training was excellent

    Cons

    Now that I’ve received my CPRS and CPC I think there are a few changes that could be made. The raises were not nigh, but the new hires were getting what we had after 10!years. We couldn’t move up or had classes.

    Advice to Management

    I worked there 13 years and was told to come back if I wanted to. I interviewed twice sent letters and never heard from them.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, but needs an organizational effectiveness plan"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • People are wonderful and mission-driven; strong values.
    • Good work/life balance.
    • Nice benefits/compensation package, based on market.

    Cons

    • The turnover in HR is ridiculously high.
    • Some leaders do not "walk the talk" when it comes to employee engagement and how they can support a great workplace.
    • The pressure to hit goals, while juggling tight timelines and limited capacity, makes for a stressful work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Please do a deep dive on why good people are leaving. Consider doing exit interviews. Take the annual employee survey comments and connect the dots on how to do things better. Have leaders ask themselves, "How can I support my people?"


  4. "Positive Review of Blue Shield of California"

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    Former Employee - Director of Outreach in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Outreach in Woodland Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is headed in the right direction of health care for all.

    Cons

    The Management changes happen so often it concerns many employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working hard to ensure every person has health care.


  5. "QA Analyst"

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    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employee Friendly and good place to working.

    Cons

    There are no Negative in my employer.

    Advice to Management

    No advices to management as they are doing well.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexibility of schedule, remote working, and opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    change of leadership in some departments to often


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible WFH options...Mission driven company which is nice

    Cons

    Terrible leadership and management in place. There was/is constant turnover in the HR department and constant leadership changes. Your voice is not heard here and you feel undervalued and unappreciated. A ton of re-orgs happen here so be prepared for this.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees w respect and take into consideration what they say. Show value and appreciation toward them for all the hard work they do.

  8. "Awful toxic work environment- Big mistake to work here"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was ok and wfh all depends on your manager

    Cons

    Favoritism, demotivating leaders, retaliatory environment, hostile work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your upper and mid management. Hold them to the same professional standards. I have never worked for a place that is so toxic


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Ops"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PTO, flexibility, holiday pay, training

    Cons

    Mgmt, too much red tape, managers favor people

    Advice to Management

    Streamline more mgmt, be more transparent


  10. "sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very diverse and shares with the community

    Cons

    opportunities for advancement are slim

    Blue Shield Of California Response

    May 25, 2018 – Community Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re proud of the work we do with the community and thank you for acknowledging our contributions. If you have any concerns regarding opportunities... More


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