Thread regarding CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield layoffs

If you've stumbled here because you are thinking about a CareFirst job...

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 others offers, don't take it. The pay scale is very low compare to the market, you will never get the full bonus that they tell you the position provides, and you will join a company that is undergoing and continues to undergo layoffs. You will have to endure a bunch of smoke and mirror leadership calls and if you are managing people you will have to toe the line and pretend like you are onboard and in agreement.

It sucks. I'm miserable. I'm demoralized. I'm literally only here because of other extenuating personal matters which means I need the stability right now in the "work" side of my life. Otherwise, I would be running away as fast as possible.

by
| 2502 views | | 5 replies (last )
Post ID: @OP+1eL1zyHG

5 replies (most recent on top)

To @5gso+1eL1zyHG - getting laid off was the best thing ever for me because I didn't know just how horrible a situation working at CF was until I'd been out for several months. The vacation benefit was not enough to make up for the way people were treated. I'm financially better off, mentally better off and there's not enough money in the world to make me ever go back to such a toxic work environment.

by
|
Post ID: @cdmu+1eL1zyHG

The outsource team that took over the mainframe group several months ago cannot handle the task. Layed off CF associates were asked to return to continue assisting in the transition. Dozens of mainframe talent let go to save a buck, and the failure affected multiple depts. I am sure no one in IT management suffered from this d-mb a** decision.

by
|
Post ID: @bpaq+1eL1zyHG

I never thought I'd say this. I'm glad I was laid off 2 years ago after 20+ years at CF. As difficult as the transition to unemployment, interviewing, temporary employs and finally a good job has been, I'm glad to be out of that crazy environment. They used to say the generous PTO was the golden handcuffs keeping people from looking elsewhere. I'm sure there are many who would knaw off their right arm to break free right now.

by
|
Post ID: @5gso+1eL1zyHG

Working at Carefirst is like watching a Poodle roller skate and juggle flaming bowling pins at the same time.

by
|
Post ID: @3kvl+1eL1zyHG

Sounds like it’s time to move on. The team of contractors they brought in for help desk and desktop is in need of help and a joke. It’s been 2 years and things are no better. I feel sorry for the few good ones left and should of got out when they could. I hope I can just hang in there for a bit longer to get my small bonus and move on.

by
|
Post ID: @1dgg+1eL1zyHG

Post a reply

: