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"Used to be a great place to work, going down the tubes!"

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Former Employee - HRIS Analyst in El Dorado Hills, CA
Former Employee - HRIS Analyst in El Dorado Hills, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Blue Shield Of California full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

If you are in EDH, great cafe, gym and other benefits. The people you work with for the most part are great.

Cons

Management is terrible. It's always been terrible but getting worse. The upper management has no connection with the workers, decisions are made with no comprehension of the real world effects.

Advice to Management

Try retaining some of the high performers, long term employees. Most of you have no idea how the company actually works.

Other Employee Reviews for Blue Shield Of California

  1. "Turmoil and upheaval"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Dorado Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    Good benefits, with the exception of the insurance. You would think an insurer would give their employees a good policy. Instead it's mediocre.
    Hard working, dedicated people

    Cons

    Re-orgs are as common as house flies. You had to have a current org chart to know who you were reporting to. Very top heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people. They are dedicated and want to do a good job. Give them to tools they need, remove the roadblocks and let them do their jobs.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A great company with some challenges"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Dorado Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Dorado Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company has real heart - they care about the mission to get all Californian's access to quality care at a reasonable price. The company is also honest and transparent about it's desire to improve culture

    Cons

    Being a healthcare company, the benefits aren't great, which is surprising. Pay is also not always competitive, especially for those who stay for many years. This company is also shockingly behind on technology and that makes doing much of the work a lot more difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Outline more actionable things you are doing to improve culture, rather than sharing updates in a very upbeat, but ultimately non-specific way. Also, focus on getting ahead of potential employee issues rather than responding in a very reactionary way. It builds trust and let's us know you are aware of issues so we don't feel we have to chase down the information ourselves. Be more flexible with alternative employment arrangements, such a working from home. BSC upper management leaves it in the hands of middle management, and many of those people are employees who have worked for the company for 10+ years and don't understand that the job environment has changed and people are looking at work differently. Because of this, they are oftentimes old fashioned and inflexible about things like working from home.

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