Prudential, the largest U.S. insurer, has ended their Cvd-19 vax requirement. It's not like they have data on how effective it is and has been (hint: it hasn't... — read more
Networking? Good communication? Working hard? What do you think?
Every two weeks thousands of employees join the CEO calls. Every two weeks we listen to hours of blather about how wonderful CareFirst is and how everything is so great here. Does ELT understand what is happening in this company? Do they realize they... — read more
Has anyone noticed the disconnect between the 2022 AIP check you received and the 2022 AIP guidelines? The messaging has been that 2022 AIP is based (1) 50% on 2021 Individual Performance and (2) 50% on 2021 Corporate Performance. Let’s walk... — read more
Questioning the ethics of Ethisphere, the company behind the World’s Most Ethical Company designation. Does anyone truly buy into this? After seeing how CareFirst has operated and the push to rate highly in the surveys, the ethics of Ethisphere and... — read more
How many times do we need to explain to management that we're overwhelmed with work because we're understaffed? We're being ignored over and over again and we keep losing more people because they can't take the workload anymore. At some point, we... — read more
You now have until March 15th to provide proof of vaccination and boosting. CF “expects” that our status as a federal contractor will require us to collect proof of vaccination for all employees. So in true CF style they will collect these records... — read more
Definition of landfill 1 : an area built up by landfill 2 : a system of trash and garbage disposal in which the waste is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying land 3: CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Don't expect to get anywhere near your normal AIP. Executives keep dancing around it but the company did not make its goals. Don't be surprised if it is little to none (20-30% of what you normally make have received in the past). Trust me, Execs... — read more
I’m still here because at my age it’s not easy to start all over. However, after seeing how many better options there are now, I don’t intend to stay here even if I was to get a huge raise, and that won’t happen. Why would someone stay here when... — read more
Anybody else concerned with 2 C-Suite departures? It doesn’t look good that two long-term well respected people are leaving.
It looks to me that this company no longer has desire to keep talents or attract new ones. People here are dedicated to their work to the maximum and what do they get in return for their extra efforts? -- They rarely get anything. It’s not just... — read more
During this time when there are so many new opportunities with so many companies expanding their talent pools through remote opportunities, if you are evaluating an opportunity with CareFirst and you are not desperate for a job or are evaluating... — read more
Time to stop the CEO meetings if straight talk doesn’t occur about the dismal performance by the top leadership that affected merit increases and incentive payouts for everyone regardless of how well their respective areas performed. A 2% merit pool... — read more
More layoffs and restructurings? More cuts in benefits? Or, if we're lucky, better working conditions? With this management, I'm thinking we're in for a rough ride, but maybe they'll surprise me. Personally, I'm not planning to leave just yet, but if... — read more
Just wanted you guys to know that DK is went to Northmarq, just in case anyone wanted to warn them on their layoff board lol https://www.northmarq.com/dave-kaercher-joins-northmarq-as-chief-information-officer/
Inflation is tracking at 5.4% for this year. In a call, someone asked about annual incentive plan percentage (aka cost of living increase/COLA). We heard 2% as baseline. What have others heard? Because if that is accurate, that is a 3.4% paycut.
I'm not sure what people are complaining about so much. This is still one of the better places to work when it comes to pay and benefits. Yes, there's an occasional threat of layoffs (which is why I'm here) but that's true for every single company... — read more
I do so much overtime that I no longer call it overtime but extra job. The reason---> we don't have enough people. I’m too tired and I absolutely don’t intend to exhaust myself so much anymore. I'm just wondering what it will look like when I... — read more
Another IT group has been outsourced. Many long time talented people who previous management looked out for, and provided extensive training to retain them. New management (DK) comes in and shows the group the door.....then move on themselves. What a... — read more
I decided to give notice because I really can't stand the fact that an atmosphere is always created (very likely, intentionally) so that none of us would feel happy and comfortable in our workplace. Even if there is no problem, it seems to me... — read more
I hope it's just a rumor that someone came up with to create a bit of panic. However, the rumors so far have mostly come true. Is it possible that layoffs are around the corner as is talked about among my colleagues? If that’s true, then I hope it... — read more
Took too long to get rid of these yahoos. Interim org is a cluster. More org changes must occur. They just threw people underneath the IT Leadership leftover. If you like crazy, join the company.
Let’s get out of the vaccine mandate. Have we entirely forgotten the layoffs in our departments or is this a blog of entirely new associates.
I will not comply. Can’t wait to see what Monday brings. As individuals we are less likely to resist but as a group we have more of a voice. Hold strong and don’t be a sheep.
If you are going to require us to sit on these calls, in addition to all of our other calls/meetings that weren't able to take a back seat this week, at least give us technology that works! 2nd year in a row and the technology still stinks. ... — read more
Not sure if this is true or not. I heard that DK part of the garbage leadership here at CareFirst will be leaving at years end. If so will the other shoes drop to include the garbage VP's and those incompetent directors. Asking for a friend. — read more
Why is my social media FLOODED with CF associates? Sharing stories and articles about CF? Each post as so many hashtags (including the ever present difference maker). I get it- being proud of the company you work for- but this is strange. Over the... — read more
Notice that the requirement is to be committed to REMAINING fully vaccinated according to CDC standard. You are basically signing away your right to make decisions as the data evolves. Give up your rights to keep your job. The choice is up to you.
I keep hearing good things about this being an employees' job market and there are plenty of jobs to go around, but I'm a bit skeptical. The openings I found did not offer competitive pay, so unless I'm willing to take a significant pay cut, I am... — read more
The Vaccine Requirement is a dangerous precedent for the company to take on. Even though I, myself, have no issues with any individual choosing to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine, the "Mandate" aspect is the dangerous component. If you notice... — read more
So, this past week Forbes published their annual list of Best Employers for 2021 and CareFirst was NOT on any of the lists for Maryland, DC or Virginia. In light of how the company has been driving off a cliff the last 2-3 years, this is NOT a... — read more
Is it the same as when you joined or have things changed?
Even more InfoSec folks quit today. PMO folks last week. Long time leaders continue to retire. Retire, quit, run away has become the new mantra of the survivors. If you don't work here - run away fast. If you do well - why?
BDP is like the dude in the Capital One commercials — just with worse facial hair, probably less education, and lno more able to run a complex company. But trendy suit!
It may sound ugly, but I was hoping to get laid off, mostly because of the severance pay. I didn’t get laid off and now I’m wondering what to do to become the target for the next round. I am already convinced that working the bare minimum is not a... — read more
Let me preface this by saying this is not a bad place to work, at least overall. However, some things have been changing in the past few years that have really soured me on the company. I was passed for a promotion twice in the past two years, both... — read more
I've been hearing some rumors about July layoffs, but considering the source, I thought it was better to check before I get too stressed over potentially nothing. Has anybody here hear anything about upcoming cuts sometime before the end of July? Any... — read more