Premera Blue Cross Reviews

Updated April 14, 2014
Updated April 14, 2014
153 Reviews

2.8
153 Reviews
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Premera Blue Cross President, CEO, and Director Gubby Barlow
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance in most parts of the organization (IT is a big exception) (in 23 reviews)

  • Some good benefits, nothing exceptional though (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance does not exist in some parts of IT (in 8 reviews)

  • Upper Management does not pay attention when issues are brought to their attention (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Premera is a great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Premera Blue Cross as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    I have never met nicer and more positive people. This is a wonderful work environment and it's because the executive team really cares about that.

    Cons

    My only negative was one on a personal level - it was a horrendous commute. On the other hand, if your commute is the worst thing about your job, that's not such a bad thing. Once there, I loved working with the folks at Premera. My management was also aware of my issue with the commute and offered a bit of relief with a telecommute day (much appreciated).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

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  2.  

    Great place to work. I've seen a lot worse!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Mountlake Terrace, WA

    I have been working at Premera Blue Cross full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Growth, compensation, pleasant place to work.

    Cons

    Parking is sometimes hard to come by.

    Recommends
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  3.  

    I'd work here again

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Health Support Coach  in  Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Former Employee - Personal Health Support Coach in Mountlake Terrace, WA

    I worked at Premera Blue Cross full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Supportive work environment
    Compassionate and invested management team
    Good compensation and benefits
    Real commitment to helping their employees be healthy

    Cons

    Too little work sometimes and potential for boredom
    Some late nights required due to operating hours of department
    Some employees are resting and vesting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When hiring new talent and considering advancement from within the company, focus less on how good an employee looks on paper (ie, level of education, years of experience), and more on their initiative, creativity, and business acumen.

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    Nature of the health-care business, I guess

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    Former Employee - Enrollment Analyst  in  Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Former Employee - Enrollment Analyst in Mountlake Terrace, WA

    I worked at Premera Blue Cross as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Was well-trained for temp work. Nice people. Lots of parking. Good bus access.

    Cons

    Not properly prepared by temp agency about actual job. During peak work time, a bit chaotic.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer  in  Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Current Employee - Developer in Mountlake Terrace, WA

    I have been working at Premera Blue Cross

    Pros

    Family oriented ..Heath oriented ..and less stress

    Cons

    Slow ..less innovative ...behind technology

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A Great Place to Work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Insurance Customer Service Representative for State of Alaska Account  in  Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Former Employee - Insurance Customer Service Representative for State of Alaska Account in Mountlake Terrace, WA

    I worked at Premera Blue Cross

    Pros

    Helpful supervisors, great benefits (a wide range of options to choose from for medical/dental/vision insurance), great company morale, lots of freebies. They have an awesome lunch area with all types of food serviced by Sodexho.

    Cons

    I don't have anything really bad to say about them. Sometimes the call center could get hectic, but that is normal. I would work their again in a heartbeat if they were hiring!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management at Premera Blue Cross is to keep up the good work! Continue to treat each employee as an important member of the team and this company will go even farther than it already has!

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  8.  

    Premera Blue Cross - A Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountlake Terrace, WA

    I have been working at Premera Blue Cross

    Pros

    Proud to be part of a company that is trying to make a difference in the healthcare industry that goes way beyond their own bottom line.

    Cons

    The first thing I noticed when I walked in on my first day is that everyone is working so hard, it's too darn quiet... Somebody tell a joke!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does a great job at leading. The company objectives are well thought out and documented. They challenge their people and set very realistic expectations.

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