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
Topics regarding layoffs at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
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
See the post below. Time for a new job...
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has long become a place where you go if you want to see your career die. There are zero opportunities for advancement if you don't know the right people. Zero. No matter how hard you work, no matter the knowledge and... — read more
As somebody mentioned in another thread, if the only way you can pay for the acquisition of two companies is by laying off employees, then you are the one who should be laid off for making such stupid decisions. At least in that case, the number of... — read more
We all know that more layoffs are coming as early as this month. There is no better time to start looking for a new job than now. It is always, always easier to find a new job while you already have one. I can't emphasize that enough. If you are... — read more
How downsizing is handled says a lot about the nature of an organization and its leadership. Ethical downsizing is, first of all, a refusal to deny the complexity of the issues and evidence of the organization's commitment to justice and human... — read more
Being in control means taking responsibility for running and refining an established system—either deliberately, because you absolutely have to be the one to do it, or unintentionally, because you aren’t trusting the people you’ve hired to perform... — read more
What's the latest? Any info would be appreciated.
Friends, my gripe is with all this mandatory volunteerism, meeting participation and SELF medical tracking (Sharecare). Wondering why CareFirst went from a place you would go to do 8 hours of good hard work (for pay) to a place where you are heavily... — read more
Jobs are plentiful some just want it all.
Get ready, this round will be rough...
I heard after president day it will happen. Hold on folks its coming.