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If you love calcified process this is the place for you

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  • 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

Super stable work environment, very rarely asked to work more than 40 hrs. Not a lot of personal commitment expected. Not hard or challenging. Some GREAT people to work with, very friendly and interesting.

Cons

Processes that never change, zero autonomy, no one seems to be empowered to make a decision w/out a dozen committee meetings. Almost total lock down on access to any social media.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Wake up and smell the 21st century. Yes, you are a company that works in a heavily regulated industry, but showing trust in you employees to innovate and improve violates no regulation. Please empower people to make decisions and to really change the world. I now understand why "boringly good" is your latest slogan. Step up or you will never employ anyone younger than 30 for longer than 2 years. Look at your turnover stats for the truth of that already.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great people, ok place to work

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

    I have been working at Premera Blue Cross

    Pros

    * Great people to work with
    * If you do a job well & apply yourself there are growth opportunities
    * Depending on the department there is good work/life balance
    * Cafeteria/food service on site
    * Good benefits
    * Easy commute
    * Free parking
    * Depending on the department, emplolyee & management some flexible schedules granted

    Cons

    * Senior managment mismanages projects (e.g. the quanity & volume that can be achieved with resoures & time alloted) causing chaos which spans multi departments
    * Company set's their values & vision and then goes against it when the next bright idea comes along
    * Some workers go above & beyond while others slack big time and get away with it
    * Wasteful team, department & organizational mandatory meetings
    * Not up with the times by enforcing Business Casual attire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create the vision & stick with it for longer than a few months.
    Hire the volume of staff needed to support the volume of work to be done
    Learn to say no if you can't stick to the two items above

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    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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