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"Great Place to Work? Hmmmmmmmmmmm"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in El Dorado Hills, CA
Current Employee - 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 3 years)

Pros

-Very inexpensive HMO health care plan
-Telecommuting option for some jobs
-Competitive salary (but slightly low), good bonus structure
-Company embraces social media and encourages employees to coalesce

Cons

-Letter culture. Too much emphasis on degrees and academic accomplishments and not enough on expertise and experience. Everyone puts letters after their names (John Doe, MBA). Greatly divisive elitist culture, Stifles relationship building.
-Shortage of inspiring leaders; surplus of managers and whip-crackers.
-HR essentially non-existent. Virtual only and run by skeleton crew of admins
-Hiring/recruiting process one of the worst in America. They should give "I survived the BSC hiring process" to those who get hired. Seriously.
-Internal training opportunities in areas of leadership, communication, etc non -existent
-Self serving culture where insecure managers do not recognize, share, or shine light on great ideas
-Many departments crippled by legacy software and systems. Some still using DOS apps

Advice to Management

Get real. Get down in the trenches and instead of doing data deep dives, try doing some culture deep dives to see how dept. managers are treating their people. There is a huge disconnect between what companys says are its values and how many leaders actually act.

Other Employee Reviews for Blue Shield Of California

  1. "A mission-driven company with great values"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing 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

    Opportunities for growth
    Competitive salary
    Great wellness programs including onsite fitness center and cafe
    Good people who want to do the right thing

    Cons

    Too many silos
    Hard to get things done with IT / behind in technology

    Advice to Management

    High-level strategy is clear but not enough detail at next level down to be aligned across organization. Too slow to get aligned and then it's a fire drill to get things done.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "overall a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Project 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

    good work life balance and nice gym

    Cons

    best people already left for greener pastures

    Advice to Management

    need to retain top talent, and not let under performers get promoted

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