OAKLAND, Calif. (April 4, 2023) – Great Place To Work® and Fortune magazine have honored Blue Shield of California as one of the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®. This is Blue Shield’s second time being named to this prestigious list, this year coming in at No. 72.
Earning a spot means that Blue Shield has surpassed rigorous benchmarks, establishing itself as one of the best places to work in the country. To determine the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Great Place To Work analyzed the anonymous survey responses of more than half a million employees from Great Place To Work Certified™ companies with at least 1,000 workers. Companies also submitted essays describing their efforts to offer generous and innovative support for workers, which were validated against employee survey responses.
“Creating a healthcare system that is worthy of our family and friends and sustainably affordable starts with our people who make this a great place to do meaningful work,” said Paul Markovich, President and CEO, Blue Shield of California. “We believe that creating a great employee experience translates to a better member and customer experience, which is our top priority. We are honored that our efforts are once again recognized by Fortune and Great Place To Work.”
Making the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list is highly competitive. Survey responses reflect a comprehensive picture of the workplace experience. Honorees were selected based on their ability to offer positive outcomes for employees regardless of job role, race, gender, sexual orientation, work status, or other demographic identifier.
“It’s in times like these that the best workplaces separate themselves,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO, Great Place To Work. “In a challenging economy, many companies reduce investments in their people and scale back goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion. But these companies, the 100 Best, relentlessly pursue a better work experience for every employee, and if anything, double down on the employee experience regardless of title, tenure, gender, or ethnicity. These companies know this is how you increase performance, productivity, and your innovation velocity when your firm needs it the most.”
“Fortune is pleased to have collaborated once again with Great Place To Work to recognize the 100 Best Companies to Work For,” said Fortune Editor-in-Chief Alyson Shontell. “We congratulate all the organizations included in this year’s ranking for creating positive work environments and value for their employees, especially during this period of economic uncertainty.”
The full list of Blue Shield of California’s previous achievements is located here.
About Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California strives to create a healthcare system worthy of its family and friends that is sustainably affordable. Blue Shield of California is a tax paying, nonprofit, independent member of the Blue Shield Association with over 4.7 million members, over 7,800 employees and more than $22.9 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 in San Francisco and now headquartered in Oakland, Blue Shield of California and its affiliates provide health, dental, vision, Medicaid and Medicare healthcare service plans in California. The company has contributed more than $192 million to Blue Shield of California Foundation in the last five years to have an impact on California communities.
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About the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®
Great Place To Work selected the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list by analyzing survey responses of over half a million employees who work for Great Place To Work Certified companies with at least 1,000 workers. The survey contained 60 employee experience questions that make up the Great Place To Work Trust Index™. Companies also submitted essays about their workplace benefits and employee support programs, which were validated against employee survey data. Great Place To Work determines its lists using its proprietary For All™ Methodology to evaluate and certify thousands of organizations in America’s largest ongoing annual workforce study. Read the full methodology. To get on this list next year, start here.
About Great Place To Work®
Great Place To Work is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work for all. Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
The Fortune mission is to change the world by making business better. They achieve that by providing trusted information, telling great stories, and building world-class communities. They measure performance by rigorous benchmarks. And they hold companies accountable. Their goal is to make Fortune a force for good through its second century and beyond. For more information, visit www.fortune.com.