Premera Blue Cross

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Premera does a lot of things right

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Mountlake Terrace, WA

ProsColleagues
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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    5 people found this helpful  

    My career is stagnant

    Claims Associate IV (Current Employee) Mountlake Terrace, WA

    I have been working at Premera Blue Cross

    Pros: Flexible hours, asking for time off is not a struggle, telecommuting, no micro… Cons: Good luck advancing at a normal rate if you're not related to someone in upper management. Sure, there… Advice to Senior 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… More

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    5 people found this helpful  

    The most dysfunctional IT department I've ever worked in.

    IT Manager (Current Employee) Mountlake Terrace, WA

    I have been working at Premera Blue Cross

    Pros: Ample free parking - if you got there before 8:30am. The mission statement and philosophy focused on the customer, the people we insured. … Cons: I've been working in IT for twenty years and I've seen a lot but this by far is the most dysfunctional IT Department I've ever… Advice to Senior Management: Clean house in IT Leadership from the CIO down or just outsource it all. Provide real vision and leadership… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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