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"great environment if you can be flexible and enjoy health insurance industry"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Program Manager in Woodland Hills, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Woodland Hills, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- great people who are smart, friendly and (mostly) collaborative, most are up front so don't really see back-stabbing
- good benefits including a pension on top of 401K
- dynamic new leaders coming in
- some teams allow working from home and this flexibility can be a big help with work/life balance

Cons

- not a lot of mentoring, requires your personal initiative
- culture varies greatly across the state, make sure you get on a good team
- huge amount of change going on with transition to new CEO, will take some time to settle down
- slow to adopt technology (hardware, software and social media)

Advice to Management

- think more thoroughly about career paths, it seems like there needs to be more options of job families etc
- one of the value is being agile but it will take training people to be more courageous risk takers
- upgrade the technology faster, now and ongoing!! why wait to bring in Office 2007 in 2013??

Other Employee Reviews for Blue Shield Of California

  1. "Started out good, got better, now is going downhill."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Utilization Management in El Dorado Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Utilization Management in El Dorado Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, Flexibility, Opportunity, Good work hours

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management, Favoritism, Loyalty, Encouragement to excel, Lately they have been hiring the bottom of the barrel making the company look unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Open & honest communication to keep worker bees engaged and convinced that they make a difference. When you see a lot of upper management leaving, you can only presume that they are jumping ship for a reason.


  2. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Mission-driven with strong cultural values

    Cons

    Decision making can be slow

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