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
Topics regarding layoffs at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
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.
I used to look forward to the CEO calls, now they are an opportunity to catch up on other work. The first one to take us downhill was with some new VP they hired, no employees, but a cheerleader who has been on more TV, news, radio, media, etc. to... — read more
With more apps moving to cloud I hear there are some more layoffs coming.
how will it affect IT people?
If you are in IT there are more coming by April. Start working on your resumes now
This is not going to be fun, all they do is tell us to reboot, we will miss the old team for sure. What does everyone else think of this?
The back and forth on management is not helping you and your families. Management has made it abundantly clear that they don't care about you and whatever you've done before. Unless you are waiting out to retire - it is time to find a new... — read more
I was at the CEO meeting in VA - watching our out of touch, rich, white CEO - sipping on an expensive Starbucks – until he became "thirsty" - so he pulled out a more expensive Fiji water. Way to be the "common man". In this time of belt tightening... — read more
Surround yourself with people that push you to do better. No drama or negativity. Just higher goals and higher motivation. Good times and positive energy. No jealousy or hate. Simply bringing out the absolute best in each other as teammates... — read more
It’s about time we make peace with the fact that constant changes and reorgs are not part of some precise plan of the leadership that relies with their vision of what the company is going to look like in the future, but that they have become embedded... — read more
Any ideas on when this company will finally be done with this reorganization? It's been more than a year so far and I'm frankly tired of the continuous threat of layoffs always hanging over my head. Not to mention, whoever is in charge of choosing... — read more
I'm embarrassed by the actions of the "leaders". The lack of regard for basic human dignity and compassion for long term loyal workers is unfortunate. I guess the next block of money will be for a PR firm. Amazed that this has not been picked up... — read more
I’ve made peace with the fact that this company doesn’t have anything good to offer its employees, at least not with this leadership and this philosophy in place. No matter how bad the situation is at a certain company layoffs always come as a shock... — read more