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Manitoba Blue Cross Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. "Benefits Admin"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work hours, good pay, great benefits.

    Cons

    Lot's of term positions. No parking.


  2. "Accounting Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very professional working environment, friendly, respectful and open-minded. So far MBC is the best employer I had in Canada.

    Cons

    It was just a one year term position.

  3. "Thumbs Up"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits Plan, Christmas Party is a fun time each year

    Cons

    Salary is lower than some of the larger companies

    Advice to Management

    Treat the good employees well and they'll never leave


  4. "Not bad not good"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly, good work life balance

    Cons

    Could be much better in training

    Advice to Management

    Work harder


  5. "IT"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Manitoba Blue Cross full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very good culture with smart people around. use of newest technologies in the IT field.
    they care about there employees, gives great benefits

    Cons

    the place is big it would be challenging to become known

    Advice to Management

    salaries should be better


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Best job I've ever had!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Manitoba Blue Cross full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've worked at a number of organizations over the past 20 years and Manitoba Blue Cross is by far the best. The salary is fair, compensation package outstanding, and the on the job perks are worth raving about. The company hosts a number of fun events throughout the year to show their appreciation for employees. There is also a staff club which organizes draws and other fun activities. There is a great culture here and I hope to retire at Manitoba Blue Cross.

    Cons

    Parking can be a challenge and their is a long wait for the company parking lot.


  7. "Good Employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Happy Employees, Good Wages, Benefits & Holidays

    Cons

    Communication between departments could be improved.

  8. "Declining compensation. This company is going down the drain."

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

    I worked at Manitoba Blue Cross full-time

    Pros

    Applied here because it was a top 25 company. Later discovered that this was a mediacorps award where participating companies purchase advertising to be considered. Completely misleading. Only pros are that it was out of downtown so lots of free parking. Also the company closes its doors at 530 so you aren't forced to work a lot of overtime. I've since gotten a job at Great West Life however and it is a much better environment with greater opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Poor compensation. Pension is defined contribution only. Benefits haven't increased in years and your limited to $350 for physiotherapist etc. You would think a benefits company would be at the forefront of employee compensation! There advertisement in the free press is misleading. You have to work a full year April to April to get 3 weeks vacation so if you start in October, you actually have to work 2 full years before you get 3 weeks holidays! They claim to offer competitive salaries but I am paid significantly more at GWL for an equal level position as are so many of my colleagues at other companies in Winnipeg. They only thing blue cross has going for them is that they offer cost of living each year so you at least know that'll make the same amount each year which is necessary because they salary cap all positions and there is little opportunity for development and growth. Many promises are made but delivery is rare. Change is slow. This company is drowning in bureaucratic red tape. It's decision by committee so experts must constantly yield to the whims of non-experts and you spend more time dancing around office politics than getting anything done. There are lots of intelligent employees here but unfortunately these are not the people who get promoted. When I see my former co-workers at Blue Cross, I always encourage them not to get complacent because there are many other companies out there that will provide better pay and better opportunities. Don't settle!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Fight for better compensation for your staff.


  9. "Definitely a great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Manitoba Blue Cross full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I really appreciate the efforts made with respect to wellness and work life balance. The corporate culture is strong. People really seem to care about each other.

    Cons

    Parking is a challenge. You have to be here a long time to be able to get a parking space!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work here"

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

    Pros

    Nice environment, friendly staff. Lots of prize giveaways. Decent pay.

    Cons

    The department I was in hired too many temp staff (in anticipation of a new database being launched). When the new program was launched and work started drying up within weeks, I and five others experienced a surprise layoff - effective immediately. This was the first time I had experience something like this before. I hate to think how many others have been laid off since.

    Other cons: Favoritism, no clear instructions given, "disposable employee" mentality

    Advice to Management

    If you want to attract quality staff, then change your hiring practices, as well as your training methods.


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