Pros: Basic onsite gym
Cons: Culture, advancement, lack of innovation, extremely political
First, BCBSNC could be an incredible place to work. There are many talented people that truly care and have innovative ideas. However, many of these talented people are seeking to employ their talents elsewhere or finding themselves being apathetic and only engaging in the status quo. Why?
There are many aspects that are getting in the way. I truly believe that upper management and leadership (the ones that aren't being "asked to resign" or who are leaving for greener pastures), really do want to change the culture and the way things are done. The management gives lip speak to being "agile" and "culture shifting"; however, the actual culture within the company is slow to change, move, or make decisions. Example: an innovative idea may be talked about for 8 months with decision makers, yet no decision is made because are afraid to make one due to possible repercussions. If one is made, the innovation or idea may or may not be able to be implemented due to lack of resources or funding. An idea that could save the company millions a year with only 40 hours of IT work is shelved for years. Engaging in the status quo is safer and less draining emotionally and mentally than trying to swim upstream against the current culture.
Talented people are leaving in droves. Promotions and raises are extremely difficult to obtain. Basic office supplies are limited. The culture is extremely political and does not react well to attempts to change. If you disagree with someone the ramifications will follow you for years. Some teams are incredible to work for and other teams – more... are extremely toxic.
HR and upper management really needs to dig into the core reasons why BCBSNC is becoming a dinosaur and not remaining competitive in the marketplace, although I can't imagine they don't know. HR, please find out why employees are unhappy BEFORE they leave to retain your talent.
If you are an "outside the box" thinker or a "go get 'em" personality, you may want reconsider employment here. – less