Blue Shield Of California - Depressing and unrewarding. Little to no promotion from within. Careers go here to die. | Glassdoor
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"Depressing and unrewarding. Little to no promotion from within. Careers go here to die."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Analyst in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - IT Analyst in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good pay. Good work life balance.

Cons

Little to no chance of advancement. In the time I have been there I have seen only a couple occasions where internal people were promoted to management positions. There are some really good, strong people at Blue Shield. Management doesn't seem to see it. Lots of talk about making it a great place to work but management in IT seems to do it because they have to not because the believe it.

Advice to Management

Look inside when it comes time to hire new managers.

Other Employee Reviews for Blue Shield Of California

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Don't believe the hype"

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

    A few managers allow telecommuting
    High paying jobs
    Good location for bart commuting
    Doesn't require you to be ethical and/or honest

    Cons

    Politics rule! More important than company mission!
    Productivity is severely hampered by: constant worry about lay offs, not getting on someone's bad side, playing the blame game,
    Terrible employee engagement scores on our psychological well being - but now that our bonus is tied to our engagement score - that will get the scores up and who cares about the truth (see pros)

    Advice to Management

    New CEO get your head out of the clouds - you've extended blind trust to your leadership team, not smart trust. Its a mess in the trenches & you don't know or don't care.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Blue Shield Of California (More than a year)

    Pros

    Growing, expansive, dynamic hard not to grow within the company if you network

    Cons

    You are one of hundreds of employees

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