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"bswift is a vibrant company where employees work hard, play hard, and still find time to give back to the community."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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Pros

bswift is a great place to work. Managers have very high expectations that force you to grow and develop quickly in your career. There are also lots of opportunities for advancement. They also have a wellness program that keeps you accountable to staying in shape--you get points for working out on your, joining the company softball league, volunteering at a local nursing home, and more!

Cons

One downside is working through the busy Open Enrollment season in the fall. It's our clients' busiest time of year, so there are a lot of long hours. However, management makes it up to us by offering a more flexible schedule in the summer.

Advice to Management

Keep up the Open Enrollment survival events! The free dinners, massage days, and summer hours help us get through the busy yseason.

Other Employee Reviews for bswift

  1. "Project Specialist, Client Service Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at bswift full-time

    Pros

    bswift is a fun place to work because the relaxed "start-up" environment allows people to be themselves, however the high turnover does not allow the people to really make an impact on the company culture, which is being cut into everyday more and more by Aetna. Company purchased lunches and happy hours on occasion do make the days fun, and the work from home policy is great. (After you've been there a year.)

    Cons

    bswift really undervalues their employees, and recognition for hard work is meager to say the least. To add to this, compensation is much lower compared to other companies in the industry. It is very hard to hear the company boast of growing financial numbers but to be paid at a lower (comparative) hourly rate. They try to sell their lower salary on the basis that it is hourly, and thus OT eligible; however during Open Enrollment you will learn the hell that comes with it as 65+ hr weeks are the regular expectation for months on end. High turnover leaves the burden of the work to fall on those left behind, which is more work than a person should be tasked with. It leads to more mistakes, and thus more work. The influx of sales from the Aetna acquisition is growing the client base too quick for the current employee base to hold. No thriving company would have to hold Open Houses for new employees if they had a high enough retention rate.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "No work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at bswift full-time

    Pros

    Nice office, somewhat fun work environment. Good positions for people straight out of college. Solid financial future.

    Cons

    You work hours and hours of OT (up to 80 hours a week), but it does not apply to career progression. OT is the norm, so no one cares about your complaints/struggles. They do fun activities, but the majority of the time you're overwhelmed with your workload, so you can't enjoy it.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees. Turnover wouldn't be so bad if employees did not feel obligated to work so much.

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