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
What are your thoughts on the new career framework being rolled out?
Has someone in management finally recognized that almost everyone who knows how CF's systems work has been laid off/retired/moved on? What incentive could they offer to keep people on board this train wreck??
While the annual raise was embarrassing, you work around the clock to keep your job. It’s now suggested volunteering your talent and time, join a 1000 donation club to United Way or just give any amount, give money to a emergency employee fund, and... — read more
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
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