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"Good Changes Happening"

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

I have been working at Blue Shield Of California full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

- good pay, time-off and wellness programs
- financially successful company with very good bonus payouts in recent years
- not-for-profit that is committed to its mission to make health care affordable
- new senior leadership has strong vision and strategy
- leaders are committed to positive change, valuing employees and listening
- friendly colleagues make it easy to meet people and network

Cons

- the amount of change and "the unknown" can be unsettling
- open management positions mean some teams don't have enough direction
- it's taking time for teams to move away from previous culture (hierarchical, siloed and risk-averse) to new culture (more open dialogue, cross-functional collaboration and ok to make mistakes).

Advice to Management

- Keep getting out to meet employees, listen and get to know your front-line
- Improve and scale the company's technology, e.g. more mobile computing and all-employee forums to interact with senior leaders
- Focus on retaining key employees during heavy periods of change. Amidst recent reorganizations, Blue Shield has lost not just laid off employees but also employees with critical skills who are hard to replace.

Other Employee Reviews for Blue Shield Of California

  1. "Good non-profit health plan with attractive pay, talented people, but ironically, expensive benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in El Dorado Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in El Dorado Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay at Blue Shield of California is moderately high. If you stay at least 3 years with the company as a full time employee you are eligible for a pension based on age and years of service. This is a rare benefit these days.

    Cons

    In my experience, hiring managers tend to favor cadidates with big-3 consulting company history. As a result, there are a lot of smart people, but also a lack of accountability.

    For being a health plan, the employees share of the health benefits are pretty expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Instill accountability from the top down and honestly take into consideration rank and file thoughts and opinions.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "One of the worse IT department in the California"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Technical Lead
    Current Employee - IT Technical Lead
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, office location, flexible work from home schedule.

    Cons

    Every body for himself/team attitude.
    Extreme silo
    Lots of talker, very few doer.
    A lot more mangers than the people who actually does anything.
    Lack of any company wide standard
    Fully depend on outside vendor for all IT functions.
    IT managers and leads doesn't know any technology its actually using.

    Advice to Management

    IT manager and leads needs to know how its own product works.
    IT leads should know how to fix issues on the products instead of relying 100% on CTS.
    Need a second vendor to provide support instead of 100% relied on CTS,

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