Premera Blue Cross Reviews

Updated June 26, 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    Great place to start or grow your career.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Underwriter in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Former Employee - Medical Underwriter in Mountlake Terrace, WA

    I worked at Premera Blue Cross full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Stable organization in growing industry; good opportunities for mentoring in multiple health insurance disciplines; good benefits package; assistance with furthering your education; flexible work hours in most job classes; possibility of telecommuting either full or part time for many positions; good campus location just north of Seattle.

    Cons

    Big campus-bring your walking/running shoes; working with PPI in a cubicle with your back & screen facing the entranceway; short on parking; associates are not provided with orientation that is sufficient to indicate how/why different sections work together or in support of one another, which would foster better cooperation.

    Advice to Management

    Please make certain that all of your team leaders from top to bottom really appreciate their team members beyond lip-service.


  2. I love my employer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Membership Analyst in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Current Employee - Membership Analyst in Mountlake Terrace, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They train you throughly. They care. They want you to grow within the company. They pay well. They let
    You work from home. Flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Parking if you get there after 9am. If
    You are hired as a csr it is a hard job, but you have a lot of support.

    Advice to Management

    None!


  3. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Premera Blue Cross full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance; competitive wages; great people

    Cons

    Too many processes at times


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  5. na

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Premera Blue Cross

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great company and great people

    Cons

    cons are the same as any company this size

    Advice to Management

    na


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great people to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Actuarial Analyst in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Actuarial Analyst in Mountlake Terrace, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, walks, challenging, rewarding, great coworkers, good salary, good benefits, good company to work for

    Cons

    could get better entry level training

    Advice to Management

    Maybe add more applicable entry level training. I want to hit the ground running but I feel frustrated because I don't know the basic protocols of my branch. Maybe this will just come with time..


  7. Premera is a great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

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

    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 Management

    Keep up the great work!


  8. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Growth, compensation, pleasant place to work.

    Cons

    Parking is sometimes hard to come by.


  9. I'd work here again

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Nature of the health-care business, I guess

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Enrollment Analyst in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Former Contractor - Enrollment Analyst in Mountlake Terrace, WA

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  11. Good

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

    I have been working at Premera Blue Cross

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family oriented ..Heath oriented ..and less stress

    Cons

    Slow ..less innovative ...behind technology



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