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Blue Shield Of California Reviews

Updated January 7, 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 68 reviews)

  • probationary period we can work from home 2 days out of the week (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • No work/life balance and constant company-wide reorgs contributing to so much chaos (in 38 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "A great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internal Communications, Writer in El Dorado Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Internal Communications, Writer in El Dorado Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair wages; decent benefits, retirement plans for most, flexible schedules, work from home (for certain job types)

    Cons

    Leadership has undergone many changes which puts employees on edge (or at least those uncomfortable with change)

    Advice to Management

    Continue your proactive approach with employees - focus on keeping it real - they already know what's happening they just want confirmation from the top on the facts.

    Blue Shield Of California Response

    Jul 7, 2017 – Senior Mananager - Talent & Performance

    Thanks for sharing your experience as an employee and we’re glad you enjoyed your time with the company.

    Senior Manager


  2. "Required"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great coworkers and employee benefits

    Cons

    Constantly pushing the company line

  3. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  4. "Sr. Architect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Place to Work in a company like BSC

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, because every thing takes time.

    Advice to Management

    invest on employees because they are the assets to the company


  5. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Appreciates employee contributions and commitment. Values Employees. CEO and leadership team have strong vision to move the company to the next level.

    Cons

    No comments in this area at this time.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Unremarkable compensation, good work/life balance, horrific bureaucracy -- especially IT"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Actuarial in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable expectations of time commitment, good support for internal transfers

    Cons

    Constantly shifting and undocumented IT resources, infrastructure, and policies, sparse, unclear, contradictory, and poorly-written communication from senior leadership, poisonous political atmosphere in large areas


  7. "Database administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Shield Of California full-time

    Pros

    good environment to work
    flexible work hours

    Cons

    not find any yet so far

  8. "Great Place To Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Very transparent from the Executive Level down.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy often gets in the way (but it's being worked on).


  9. "Good Job, Great People!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, good benefit, flexible schedules, great people.

    Cons

    I got laid off -what can I say, but they were more than decent about it.

    Advice to Management

    Repurpose current and former employees, second chances for everyone.


  10. "Director in IT"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Care about employees; great place to work;

    Cons

    the company is too big

    Advice to Management

    great place to work


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