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"BLUE SHIELD BLUES"

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Former Employee - Manager in Woodland Hills, CA
Former Employee - Manager in Woodland Hills, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Some friendly people, opportunity to be creative,

Cons

Poor talent/succession planning, some upper management wouldn't even speak to managers and other staff, managers had to function in a cubicle which was unacceptable for appointments with direct reports

Advice to Management

Walk around and say hello to managers and other once every few months! It sometimes felt like high school there since senior management viewed some employees as the in-group and some the out-group.

Other Employee Reviews for Blue Shield Of California

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Mixed review"

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The mission of the organization is commendable and the commitment to affordable health care is sincere. The SF headquarters is a great location for commuters. While they advertise as being the 'hardest working' it's not really true ... we work diligently but it's far from hard work.

    Cons

    Constant reorganizations, firings and then the opportunity to reapply or be reselected for essentially the same position, make this far from an employer of first choice. Bureaucratic policies are time wasters.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Inept Management in IT and Shared Services, rife w/ cronyism and no real benefits to talk about."

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It seems that the bonus system was above average.

    Cons

    Direct and upper management were clueless, lacked any real management skills and very short sighted. I was there during the "Schwab" era when the CTO and her cronies were in charge. Apparently, things haven't changed. Presently, we have a CTO who's slowly filling the ranks w/ his cronies.

    On top of that, this insurance company also had the worst health insurance benefits for employees with families. My coverage was limited and expensive.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO and the board should look carefully at who they hire. And stop w/ the short term goals. A CTO or VP w/ a 5-year plan doesn't have your company's best interest in mind.

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