- HCSC Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois04.Mar 2019
A good place to work overall.The learning curve is intimidating to many, but necessary to ensure compliance.
Encouraged but mgmt is not usually aware when it doesn't happen
Freedom to work independently
Teamwork is always encouraged & necessary
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.
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
Strict recycling policies to ensure our members personal data is always safe.
Ability to telecommute full time has a major impact on work/life balance
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.
Drills are done occasionally for fire & weather related emergencies.
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.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyHCSC Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Current employee