Why? To fully do what BP and redhead want, they need IT. And IT doesnt really exist at CF anymore. Just a bunch of energizer bunnies trying their best. Some VERY bright people worked there at one time, a few still there just biding their time, and... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
With the VP of cloud computing gone who is the next to leave?
Wouldn’t it be nice if leadership shared more information, any communication, on what was sent to the Ethisphere Institute so we could all see how CareFirst represents the associates work? We will just have to improvise the response. Here are the... — read more
So in the last week or two multiple high level people are voting with their feet.. so far several senior directors - and now 2 VPs. Folks that know and can are taking it elsewhere. CareFirst Leaders - are you watching the trend? Get it together. — read more
Anyone know if the annual incentive was approved? 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼Laid off a few months ago , but seems like it was for the best. WHAT HAPPENED TO CF?!?!? Good luck to everyone
I, errr, we, did it team! We successfully bought, errr, earned and demonstrated our ethical business for the 9th straight year! Luckily Covid bought us some excuses for not getting things done these past 12 months. BUT buying brand reputation... — read more
Have you noticed how despite everything the company is experiencing a mass exodus? It seems to me that never before have so many people left this company voluntarily. The reasons are clear to me, but it is not clear to me how the management is not... — read more
For those following along at home - we had another IT reorg. Wow it even had a org chart that covered 2 or maybe 3 levels of the same people (you know who I am talking about). And something about fusion Asian dishes or something fusion anyway? So... — read more
This was the client he wanted people to bend over backwards for. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/feb/12/mars-nestle-and-hershey-to-face-landmark-child-slavery-lawsuit-in-us
CareFirst no longer cares about its employees, which can be seen from the amount of work that one has to do. What I find even more difficult is that they completely ignore the clearly noticeable stress in employees, because they think that this is... — read more
Talk about a company that has seriously lost their way. It definitely wasn’t perfect, but it used to be a company that cared about its associates. I feel like we’ve all been lied to and the leadership of this company needs to be seriously called... — read more
More layoffs coming this month. All financial analysts in IT who support corporate initiatives were told last month, by none other than the Chief Hatchet Officer himself, DK, that their department is being eliminated. FAs can apply for a handful of... — read more
The parade of new VPs continues at the expense of merit increases and other meaningful benefits. The company expects more (“call to action”) from its employees and pledges HR in “helping employees to be their best”. Fair message except it is... — read more
Reflect back on the goals and objectives that were missed. That really nothing promised was delivered on time or at all. Why do people still operate in silos and only care about their divisions? One company one team is a great catch phrase but by... — read more
Signs point to your job being less safe than you think. Merry Xmas!
Remember back in the day when they gave out turkeys to all of the employees this was not too long ago then they switch to gift card to go buy one. What was it this year? $0 😂
CareFirst just completed its virtual Week of Equity & Action for all employees. Last year it was a full day activity on-site in multiple locations, primarily in Baltimore. E&A is undoubtedly very important and should be addressed, but one wonders if... — read more
I was laid off at the beginning of the month and for 3 weeks I have been scrambling around turning in my resume online and in person and networking like crazy. And yet all avenues seem to have dried up. I’ve also been trying temp. agencies, etc. I’m... — read more
My position was eliminated and when they notified me I felt nothing but shock. It’s taken me this long to come to grips with it. I still don’t understand why I was targeted, considering I was one of the most productive employees in my area. But I... — read more
On one of these threads here I saw some rumours that anyone in a testing role would probably be outsourced to Deloitte. Since I first heard this here, can anyone give me more insight about it? How likely is that? This is very important to me, so I... — read more
Stop thinking this is about poor performance. This is about $$$$$. Get rid of anyone who has a decent salary and a pension - even if they’re close to retirement. No more high salaries. Job descriptions re-written with nice titles that make them look... — read more
So they moved IT under Rose Megian today and DK held a meeting but no one had the balls to ask questions? Is DK next on the chopping block?
Layoffs are happening. Started last week > the Claims Ops was hit and today IT is being impacted. Not sure of any numbers. 1 in my mind is too many when we have some much work. Seems as if they are targeting tenured employees with over 25+ years... — read more
So the long rumored layoffs happened. 41 more people In IT. And some of them were really bad-especially in Digital Factory. Rick brought in his buddy and he cleaned out some really good people. It’s clear there’s no “fail fast.” This isn’t the... — read more
hope you were honest. i know i was. hope it leads to some change.
So there are some layoffs happening on the business side; especially Operations. Confirmed at least 5 people last Thursday and rumor is more this Thursday. Actually this is not a surprise as the business side was not as impacted as IT in the... — read more
Someone texted me and called my attention to these thread this morning and in reading these comments I am deeply saddened and share in all of your frustration. I can echo some of your sentiment, but also urge and challenge you to do the... — read more
I have been seeing a lot of "venting" on this forum. It is not the best place to provide feedback. If you really want to provide feedback go to Glassdoor. CareFirst HR has an active presence there and they cannot erase feedback or comments, but they... — read more
In typical fashion with CF historical layoffs, an IT All Hands meeting is held right after the completion of the RIF. Expect any layoffs to be the week prior to the meeting (9/18) or several days before the 9/25 meeting. Positioned right after the... — read more
So, this whole operating model is horrific. The "new" IT model is a mess and nothing is getting done and people are not doing work. I thought the "shared service" work was going to be done in a "shared service" area NOT in a BIO area! Looks like... — read more
There's a lot of gossip of who in IT will laid off and when it'll happen. I think people are afraid to message on Skype with gossiping. It's like some directors know more than others about what is going to happen. I've heard there are layoffs coming... — read more
Did everyone get their difference maker box? Did 5k employees really just get a package with contents from China? 😷
I don't mean this to sound hostile, but was CF IT always heavy on the amount of required paperwork to get processes in place? It comes across as if certain areas of IT are trying to stonewall others.
Sorry about the complaining but there’s a big problem. No one in IT knows what is going on. The is not common communication on the IT priorities. DK and the VP seems to all have a different message. Lay-offs are being held over everyone’s head. ... — read more
Get ready everyone. Just heard the latest. Company waiting for COVID to be forgot to do a layoff. September is the new layoff date. Heard 50 more people from IT will be let go in September. Have to make room to hire those new people. People... — read more
What’s new this week at CF?
I am an IT associate and just sat through the worst presentation ever by our useless CIO. We just had a reorg on Monday and this dufus managed to drive through a one hour presentation with only barely mentioning it. I still don’t know anything... — read more
And yet, it's only an empty shell now. Sad!
something is very wrong in the company. good people are leaving. poor decisions get made. it's time to go people.