Blue Cross (MI)

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Blue Cross (MI) Reviews

Updated 16 November 2014
Updated 16 November 2014
136 Reviews
3.4
136 Reviews
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Blue Cross (MI) President and CEO Daniel J. Loepp
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits and a variety discount options available (in 16 reviews)

  • Good benefits , flexible work schedules (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is a big issue for a good part of the year, but that is the nature of the insurance industry (in 6 reviews)

  • Very top heavy, manager and above are out for themselves and do not acknowledge or promote when appropriate (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very structured environment.

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    Former Employee - Group Processor II in Detroit, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Group Processor II in Detroit, MI (US)

    I worked at Blue Cross (MI) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company offers very thorough training so you're definitely prepared by the time you get on the floor. Management is pretty helpful when it comes to providing additional resources. The environment is very structured so there's really no surprises.

    Cons

    MICROMANAGEMENT AT ITS BEST! If you prefer to work in a fishbowl where you're constantly monitored, then this is the place for you. The environment is very strict and controlled that it can be uncomfortable. You feel more like a disciplined child than a responsible adult. The temp positions has better compensation than perm positions. If you don't know the right people or have a good relationship with management then you can forget about a promotion or moving to a different department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider some of the rules in place. The work environment should feel relaxed and elevating, not strict and uncomfortable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Detroit, MI (US)

    I have been working at Blue Cross (MI) full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    benefits, co-workers, lots of promoting from the outside - not good for morale

    Cons

    top heavy, stuck in the past

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company in an Excellent Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Detroit, MI (US)

    I have been working at Blue Cross (MI) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Wonderful people. Great sense of teamwork (at least in my department). Excellent benefits (they're an insurance company. You should expect that!). They are committed to being a part of the rebirth of downtown Detroit, and it creates an exciting work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pays less than industry average for application developers. Change happens at the speed you would expect of a large, multifaceted organization, but to their credit, they are committed to process improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the modernization efforts, especially with process automation. Stay the course in downtown Detroit; you are doing good work in the community and the state!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good benefits , flexible work schedules..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in Detroit, MI (US)

    I have been working at Blue Cross (MI) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits , flexible work schedules..

    Cons

    Politics may affect you internally.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Great Working experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Computer Technician in Redford, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Computer Technician in Redford, MI (US)

    I worked at Blue Cross (MI) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great staff. Great management. Facilities are very clean. Very nice. Cafeterias very nice! People are grateful for your services. In my case Compute services

    Cons

    Hard to get direct hire. Very tedious and strict on being relaxed in the atmosphere! Multiple jobs requirements outside your job description

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contract Employees should he hire in sooner

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company, market leader, improving trend

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI (US)

    I worked at Blue Cross (MI) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, addressing market issues, real commitment to not for profit status and community, supportive of employees and committed to Detroit

    Cons

    Slow moving and difficult to move projects forward, low compensation in some areas vs. national competitors, very difficult to get promoted once above manager level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better career visibility and opportunities to move up or laterally

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Solid company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Cross (MI)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and great connections to make. The company tries to listen to what the employees have to say.

    Cons

    A lot of processes are extremely over complicated and it is difficult to change anything as so many people have worked there for so long and are not willing to change.

  9.  

    Would not suggest

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Cross (MI)

    Pros

    Benefits, flex time, nice PTO

    Cons

    Does not promote qualified candidates. Management is racist and uneducated. Unionized.

  10.  

    Great senior leadership. Very poor middle management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health Care Analyst in Detroit, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Health Care Analyst in Detroit, MI (US)

    I worked at Blue Cross (MI) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diverse work environment, opportunity to learn in the right areas

    Cons

    Extremely bureaucratic. Very slow pace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    o.k.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Cross (MI) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    some people are good and o.k.

    Cons

    too many vendors from outside

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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