Premera Blue Cross Interview Questions in Seattle, WA

Updated May 27, 2015
31 Interview Reviews

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    IT Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Premera Blue Cross (Seattle, WA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Multiple rounds, mostly in a group setting. Multiple site visits. Peer interviews were fun. Seems like a very supportive workplace though the offices were dark and dingy. Met the entire hierarchy. Recruitment support could have been better.

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    Senior IT Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Premera Blue Cross (Mountlake Terrace, WA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Fast and to the point; each interviewer came prepared and they also expected me to have questions to ask of them - which I did. I met with separate groups but over a 2 day period so it was not a long drawn affair - offer came shortly thereafter.

    Interview Questions

    • What did I expect to offer within the first 30-60-90 days in the position?   1 Answer
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Premera Blue Cross (Seattle, WA) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Comfortable and courteous. Nice people. Questions were relevant and meaningful. No tricks - they are just looking for a competent and good fit. It takes longer than you want to wait between steps, but if you send an email to ask, responses are courteous and come quickly.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk a little bit about what you want to do and what your next role looks like.   1 Answer
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    Case Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountlake Ter, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Premera Blue Cross (Mountlake Ter, WA) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Gruelling, not truly relevant to the actual work processes, felt as though the entire process was a forgone conclusion because I was over 60, and a nurse, they are hiring only mental health professionals it appears as like hires like.

    Interview Questions

    • What I would do in a very litiginous case   1 Answer
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    Information Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Premera Blue Cross (Mountlake Terrace, WA) in December 2014.

    Interview

    The HR recruiter was wonderful. The manager was great but diplomatic. The peer interviews were fine. Three of them had insightful questions. The fourth seemed to think Premera was the only place hiring. His attitude and demeanor shows the company doesn't follow their own core values, which is a shame.

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    Senior Internal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Premera Blue Cross (Mountlake Terrace, WA).

    Interview

    Interview process for this position was not too intense. About 5 interviews with Director and VP level individuals. Mostly behavioral and fit questions. No case questions or hardball "Game Theory" questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing of this category. All were straight ahead "tell me about your experience" kinds of questions. It was up to you to sell yourself. The openended nature of the questions allowed you lots of latitude.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I tried to negotiate and it didn't go well. Accepted the first offer.

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    Senior Internal Regulatory Consultant I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Premera Blue Cross (Mountlake Terrace, WA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Relaxed atmosphere, workforce dress is business casual, interviewer wore jeans and plaid shirt. Interview was set for an hour, but completed in 40 minutes. Started the interview with asking what I thought the duties of the job were. Then asked how my skillset would be useful to the position. Interviewer was not really interested in my background, was mainly focused on experience with regulatory requirements and communicating the requirements to others.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were not difficult or complex.   1 Answer
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Premera Blue Cross (Seattle, WA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    First interview was a phone interview with a recruiter, followed by a phone interview with the hiring manager. A couple of weeks later I was invited to 2 days of onsite interviews. First day was an interview with the departmental director, HR, management peers, and the full team this position would be supporting. The 2nd day was more interviews with management peers from other departments. I was invited back for a final interview with the hiring manger.

    Interview Questions

    • Hiring manager kept testing my knowledge of Lean Six Sigma methodologies, however this was not listed as a requirement on the job posting. Also asked several situational types questions, i.e. what would you do if an employee showed up to work who appeared to be drunk.   Answer Question
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Premera Blue Cross (Seattle, WA) in July 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process went smoothly and I interviewed with a very impressive panel of Mount Lake Terrace interviewers. Unfortunately, when I got to the interview feedback, the Premera HR team dropped the ball. I interviewed in July and after 4 months I am still waiting for interview feedback. I am not annoyed that I did not get the job but rather shocked that HR left me hanging for 4 months with zero follow through. When a candidate takes 3 hours out of their schedule (time off, unpaid for me) to interview, I expect some sort of follow up. It's just common courtesy. When I called to request interview feedback/next steps, after 3 weeks, I got scolded by the Premera Recruiter. Extremely disappointing, unprofessional and unacceptable!

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    Assistant Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Premera Blue Cross (Mountlake Terrace, WA).

    Interview

    The hiring process was one to remember, for good and bad reasons. The process took longer than I'd care to remember. From start to finish, it was about a three month wait: however, there were certain circumstances that made it longer than it should have been. I applied online after receiving an email about a posting online. I filled it out, and it was about a month until I received an email saying that the company wanted to set up a phone interview. The phone interview was about a half hour with an HR representative, and I was asked questions that would be expected in an interview. Essentially, give an impression of myself and abilities. None of the questions were too easy, or too hard. This went well enough that I was told that I would be contacted to have an in person interview set up. I waited about a week before being contacted, then had the interview set up in another week after that. The interview was two and half hours, in 5 half hour sessions, with one or two people at a time. I met with several managers and senior analysts from the department that I would be working in. They all had questions tailored to different areas, and it was fairly simple and was not too challenging. Given I prepared a lot for anything and everything. Then the waiting came. I was one of the first to interview, so I knew it would be a little while, but this was also around the holidays, so I ended up waiting a month and a half for a phone call saying that I had gotten the job. The actual interview process was very easy and everyone I talked to was very upbeat and easy to talk to. The only bad thing I can say was that it took way too long. I love my job now and the community is very welcoming and easy to work around.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you were faced with adversity, and you knew you were going to fail, and how did you manage it?   1 Answer
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