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

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Premera Blue Cross

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    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!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Premera does a lot of things right

    • 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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