Premera Blue Cross Reviews

Updated July 10, 2015
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Pros
  • It's a good place to work if work / life balance is important to you (in 25 reviews)

  • Some good benefits, nothing exceptional though (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management can be very political (in 8 reviews)

  • lower salary than expected; too many meetings (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Claims Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Associate II in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Former Employee - Claims Associate II in Mountlake Terrace, WA

    I worked at Premera Blue Cross full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Office environment was friendly, clean, and organized, food options were plenty and coffee was good, parking was close and easy to get to, work/life balance was great, open schedule to flex.

    Cons

    Claims area is so quiet, not a lot of interaction is initiated across teams let alone in team.


  2. Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Premera Blue Cross

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance Convenient Location Well air conditioned buildings

    Cons

    Lack of parking Lack of advancement opportunities Minimal annual raises

    Advice to Management

    Pay those who perform well. Reduce use of contractors Increase vacation PTO time


  3. Business Analyst

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Premera Blue Cross as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked at Premera as a contractor, but it is easy to see that Premera takes pride in promoting from within. One could have a successful career there with a lot of upward movement. The work culture is pretty laid back and management allows for a good work - life balance.

    Cons

    A con to the internal promotions from a contractor perspective is that people you work with may not have a good understanding of general best practices for the role they are in - which can make it a little difficult for contractors / consultants to work with. Also, there tend to be a lot of silos from group to group - but does seem to be something they are working to close

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on closing gaps and increasing cross functional communication and efficiency


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  5. Care Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Care Coordinator in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Care Coordinator in Renton, WA

    I worked at Premera Blue Cross (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Highly ethical company. Excellent and timely communications from executive team

    Cons

    Nurses are required to do more than is really reasonable in a day

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up!


  6. Like a family

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Premera Blue Cross

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company is full of people who care about their customers and each other. The benefits are satisfactory and attractive, and the company is very generous about developing talent and investing in associates growth.

    Cons

    Right now seems to be a time where there isn't a clarity of mission. It creates challenges for people to interpret what needs to be done and how important each improvement is relative to one another.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the organization to simplify the message cascading down from the top and up from the floor.


  7. Strong business with good people

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Premera Blue Cross full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong CEO with innovative ideas about healthcare

    Cons

    A little hierarchial, but getting better


  8. Project Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sammamish, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sammamish, WA

    I have been working at Premera Blue Cross full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Great working environment.

    Cons

    Company is trying to become more agile, but it is still a work in progress

    Advice to Management

    Fewer committees...More ability for first level managers to make decisions.


  9. Wonderful place to work

    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist in Edmonds, WA
    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist in Edmonds, WA

    I worked at Premera Blue Cross (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and work/life balance. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement. Too many management meetings.


  10. Overall great company, departments can vary a bit in expectations

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    Current Employee - Call Coach in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Current Employee - Call Coach in Mountlake Terrace, WA

    I have been working at Premera Blue Cross full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Diverse work force, a lot of free-thinkers and creative people, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Some management (not all) can be very secretive about decisions that affect us and our employees, and it seems like we are the last to know. This may only occur in my department though, I wouldn't hold it against Premera.


  11. Helpful (1)

    AMazing company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Premera Blue Cross full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management team support, outstanding co-workers

    Cons

    none to consider. Very open and flexible employer

    Advice to Management

    Cannot think of anything to enhance employment.



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