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Helpful (2)

Premera does a lot of things right

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

Pros

Colleagues Benefits Location Committed to community and environment Strive to do the right thing and make a difference Adapting well to healthcare reform Subsidized food program/great food vendor Health & wellness programs Flexibility Concern for employees

Cons

Heirarchy Limited career advancement opp. for some Patriarchy Conservative Traditional mindset (fairly formal) Favoritism Limited recognition and rewards In many cases, silos still exist Need more company-wide activities to promote interaction

Advice to Management

Encourage more interaction between groups and set up opportunities. Leadership could be more visible, more forthcoming, less formal, and less controlling.

Other Employee Reviews for Premera Blue Cross

  1. Helpful (5)

    Company that's doing the right thing for health care, but very hierarchical & challenging to get things done

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Premera should be commended for the leadership role it is taking in trying to transform the challenges we have in this country with its health care system. Senior management believes and acts on doing the right thing. If you want to be a part of the solution to change health care, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    Really tough work environment and it's very hierarchical. While they have a strong management team, they are their own worse enemy. there's lots of bureaucracy involved in getting decisions made and while they think they're moving at a fast pace, they're not. As an employee, you need to have a lot of patience and thick skin to work at PRemera. Be prepared to receive little if any praise or recognition and many times, the reward for good work is more work. If you're a person who thrives on taking on more work with little recognition or pay then Premera is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    You spend a lot of money hiring smart people. Get out of the way and let them do their work. Senior management wants too much control in how decisions are made and how the work gets done.


  2. Helpful (5)

    My career is stagnant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Associate IV in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Current Employee - Claims Associate IV in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, asking for time off is not a struggle, telecommuting, no micro managing, easy and fast commute, ability to listen to music as you work

    Cons

    Good luck advancing at a normal rate if you're not related to someone in upper management. Sure, there are great opportunities throughout the company, but doesn't mean you actually have a good chance of getting them.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employee with something more than jamba juice. Recognize people who actually do good work consistently without having to kiss everyone's behind/be related to someone in a higher position. I'm tired of hearing what a great job we do and getting terrible raises. Then to hear the CEO made $$$$$$$$ in bonuses while we all get 2% raises for our outstanding work is bull.


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