Blue Cross (TX)

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Blue Cross (TX) Reviews

Updated 29 July 2014
Updated 29 July 2014
24 Reviews

3.1
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    ITG-Not Impressive

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Long term opportunities for part time employees

    Cons

    Not a good work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Strict but fair

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Advocate
    Former Employee - Customer Advocate

    Pros

    Decent pay and lots of opportunities for overtime. Very good at training you and preparing you as much as possible.

    Cons

    Upper management makes a lot of changes for the "good of the company" without much regard to the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    a Company that cares about their employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Supervisor  in  Abilene, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Supervisor in Abilene, TX (US)

    Pros

    This company will develop and set a person up for retirement - Additionally, the professional environment is a huge plus.

    Cons

    The only cons of this company - sometimes you may only promote to a limit and not be able to promote any higher depending on the area of expertise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a great company to work for to develop your management skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed experiences at BCBSTX

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cliams Examiner III, Abilene TX  in  Abilene, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Cliams Examiner III, Abilene TX in Abilene, TX (US)

    Pros

    BCBS is extremely employee-friendly with regard to benefits and training. They seem to be most successful at cultivating talent on the lower-management level.

    Cons

    The management style of BCBS in Abilene, Texas, was a mix of micro-managing, destructive divisiveness, and selective privilege. While most of my supervisors and senior supervisors were great, upper management encouraged a very visible split between "us" and "them," using information or withholding information to make the separation clear. Often upper management was condescending, elite, and dishonest. Instead of utilizing the talent on the floor, they ignored their employees' ideas, concerns, and constructive criticism. The work environment fluctuated between demoralized apathy to sheer frustration, largely due to the breakdown in respect and communication on the level of mid- to upper-management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employers, actually listen, and realize they have a better understanding of their jobs, including problems and ways to improve, than you do. Give them credit for intelligence and a desire to excel; stop assuming that only management is worth your time and attention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Developer in Dallas, TX (US)

    Pros

    nothing much about the pros...good benefits

    Cons

    No knowledge improvement and most of the time without work...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    technology competence is very out dated

  7.  

    Actuarial Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst  in  Richardson, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Richardson, TX (US)

    Pros

    Rotation Program
    Decent Work Life Balance
    Solid Study Program
    Interesting Projects
    Growth

    Cons

    Would be nice if they offered salary increases with exams instead of just bonuses. BCBSTX's study program is still very competitive though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful and all about numbers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Srevice Representative IIA
    Current Employee - Customer Srevice Representative IIA

    Pros

    Decent 401k and pension. Co workers friendly

    Cons

    Micro Managed ..open door policy is a joke. Workers stretched.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people. We know exactly how to make the providers satisfied as well as what will make us happy. If we are happy BC will be happy....and finally be #1. You have yo work on the inside before stepping out to the massed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great benefits!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Specialist  in  Richardson, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Applications Specialist in Richardson, TX (US)

    Pros

    Lots of new development. Some knowledgable people

    Cons

    Testing process is complicated. Release process is very time consuming

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not worth the higher-end pay for local entry-level jobs in the area; redefined micromanagement!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Processor  in  Abilene, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Claims Processor in Abilene, TX (US)

    Pros

    Benefits package and pay scale

    Cons

    Mangement and Corporate's heavy hand in even the minutia of your workday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow outstanding performers, to perform. Increasing production is not achieved by calling meetings - you must let people produce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    One of the best jobs for Abilene

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Auditor  in  Abilene, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Auditor in Abilene, TX (US)

    Pros

    Great flexiblity with your work schedule, and good performance can lead to the oppurtunity to work from home. The benefits are excellent, medical, dental, vision, 401(k), pension, 18+ days of paid time off plus holidays, and tutiton assistance of up to $5400 a year. The company puts a lot of money into training so they give you as many resources as they can to help you suceed. I haven't heard of any non-salaried employees being laid off.

    Cons

    I'm not going to lie, the work is boring and very tedious, but you are well compensated for it. Salary and management positions do not come open often in the Abilene location, so the competetion is high for a promotion in that area. If you put in the time and effort you can easily move into some higher paying hourly positions though. Also, there is a lot of promotion oppurtunity if you are willing to move to another location. There can be quite a bit of required overtime in peak months.

    Recommends
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