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Review averages

  • 585 employees say

    Excellent (304)
    51.965811965812%
    Good (146)
    24.957264957265%
    Satisfactory (86)
    14.700854700855%
    Subpar (49)
    8.3760683760684%
    3.76
  • 2 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (2)
    100%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.56

Reviews for Blue Cross Blue Shield

Reviews - What employees say

3.76 Employees say
3.56 Applicants say
  • 19.Mar 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

The company culture is pretty comfortable. Where there is room for improvement, the company does exhibit culture.

Support from management

Management is very supportive and helpful.

Teamwork

Although most of the employees work independently, for when we have to work together, integrity is expected.

Freedom to work independently

Most of our employees work independently.

Internal Communication

I think lack of communication is one major complaint I have about the company. It would be great if the communication efforts were increased.

Gender Equality

Most of the leading roles are performed by males. However, there are many women capable of the same roles but fewer of them are hired for the higher positions.

Attitude towards older colleagues

I think the company does well with treating people relatively fair.

Career Development

There are very minimal career growth opportunities because the turnaround time is limited.

Overall compensation for your work

I would like to earn much more for the responsibilities that I have.

Office / Work Environment

The work environment is comfortable. I have no complaints about the environment in which I work.

Environmental Friendliness

There are sufficient recycling bins and smoke free zones. Therefore I will agree they demonstrate awareness in that area.

Work-Life Balance

Work life balance for me is suitable. Although I sometimes work over my scheduled hours, I never have to take my work home with me,

Company Image

I do not think I am paid my worth based on my education and experience, but other than that, I do like my job and position.

Job Security

I have been with my job for 13 years and in my current position for 5. I feel it is relatively stable.

Handicapped Accessibility

The entire facility is handicap accessible.

Workplace Safety

Safety is one of the top priorities there since the location is one which would be targeted by terrorists. Safety is not an issue.

Challenging Work

I work in a position where accuracy and time plays a huge role in our company success. Therefore, most day it can be very challenging.

Inclusive / Diverse

The workplace is 100 percent diverse. It is a very comfortable setting to work in.

Suggestions for improvement

  • The main improvement I would make to the company is higher salaries. The cost of living often increases, but the company doesn't give raises too often. And you pretty much have to beg for a raise.

What I like about the company

My company is diverse and fair. I have never experienced any form of discrimination on a personal or indirect level. It is a great company to work for, and they offer many benefits that are useful to everyday life and for the future.

What I dislike about the company

Although the market is very competitive, I think the salaries should be reconsidered, especially when the responsibilities increase. Other than that, it is a great company to work for.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Anthem Blue Cross BLue Shield
  • City
    Middletown
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Teamwork

Encouraged but mgmt is not usually aware when it doesn't happen

Freedom to work independently

Teamwork is always encouraged & necessary

Gender Equality

Definitely a company strength.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Needs improvement in recognizing the knowledge & experience older employees have to offer when newer trends from a younger work force take over.

Career Development

Doesnt appear to be the same across all age groups

Overall compensation for your work

Starting salary is, however, annual increases & gain sharing earning potential can be inconsistent & biased with unclear expectations.

Office / Work Environment

Co excels in providing equipment for in office employees that supports health & wellness including ergonomic equipment & sit/stand desks

Environmental Friendliness

Strict recycling policies to ensure our members personal data is always safe.

Work-Life Balance

Ability to telecommute full time has a major impact on work/life balance

Job Security

Layoffs can occur in the form of voluntary separation with severance primarily employees ages 50+ with 15+ yrs of service. If an employee declines however they still risk being included in the layoff without severance if the volunteer % target is not met.

Workplace Safety

Drills are done occasionally for fire & weather related emergencies.

Challenging Work

There is a minimum 2 yr learning curve

Inclusive / Diverse

The co supports a number of initiatives in support of minorities, veterans, LGBT etc

Suggestions for improvement

  • Provide more training at the supervisor level in basic leadership and employee satisfaction.

What I like about the company

Telecommuting is a valuable benefit for me as I live in a rural area 35 miles from the office. I also get to enjoy a flex schedule not offered by most employers. The co also awards employees for volunteer work in their communities.

What I dislike about the company

The emphasis on diversity & inclusion needs to include employees age 40+. Target goals need to be less subjective & more clearly defined with consistent and effective coaching through out the year.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    HCSC Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • City
    Chicago
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Company Culture

This used to be a good company, but it has gotten really bad.

Support from management

About the only support we get from management is them telling us to go see a peer for assistance. Upper management does not know the job that they are supervisors over.

Teamwork

There is little support from upper management, especially with all the changes (layoffs).

Freedom to work independently

Constantly, monitors staff.

Internal Communication

They are constantly sending out emails about our poor progress. Too much work work for so few employees.

Gender Equality

They basically treat women the same as there are more women in the office then men.

Attitude towards older colleagues

There is no opportunity for advancement within the company, especially for those over the age of 45.

Career Development

There is no way to move up in the company, unless you are in good with upper management.

Overall compensation for your work

For working in an insurance company one would think that there would be better benefits, especially lower deductible and cap.

Office / Work Environment

The temperature is either too hot or too cold, there is no consistency in temperature, from one side of the building to the other.

Environmental Friendliness

They do have shredding cans available, mostly because of the personal information on the documents.

Work-Life Balance

Over time is demanded every night and saturday.

Company Image

Not at all, they have done too many things that are illegal and underhanded.

Job Security

None of our positions are stable, they could lay us off at a whim.

Handicapped Accessibility

There is handicapped parking available for those with disabilities.

Workplace Safety

This is one of the few things that are right with this company.

Challenging Work

They have piled on the work, so much that employees are stressed out during the course of the day.

Inclusive / Diverse

We are not able to express our opinions, without the fear of being fired.

Suggestions for improvement

  • The upper management should all be replaced, and the division realigned with regard to pay scale, job duties, as well as retraining of personnel that do not know how to do their job properly. Each division should have control over one contract instead of

What I like about the company

When I started with them, the culture was one of an extended family. Team meetings were held, and teams got together after work. Managers worked with you if there was a personal issue. The company as a whole was good, with various fun dress down days, cus

What I dislike about the company

The company has had several layoffs over the past year, moral is down, upper management is demanding a lot out of the few employees that have not been laid off. Lunches were an hour long, now they have been cut back to 30 min, constant monitoring of phone

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of sc
  • City
    Columbia
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

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Review averages

  • 585 employees say

    Excellent (304)
    51.965811965812%
    Good (146)
    24.957264957265%
    Satisfactory (86)
    14.700854700855%
    Subpar (49)
    8.3760683760684%
    3.76
  • 2 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (2)
    100%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.56

kununu score comparisons

Blue Cross Blue Shield
3.75
587 reviews

Industry average (Insurance)
3.45
58,285 reviews

kununu average
3.39
3,836,000 reviews