Premera Blue Cross

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Premera's a great place to work

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Former Employee - Internal Consultant in Mountlake Terrace, WA
Former Employee - Internal Consultant in Mountlake Terrace, WA

I worked at Premera Blue Cross full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Potential for long-term employement at lower levels within the organization, or upper management

Cons

Limited potential for career growth over the long-term if employed here for those with experience in the mid-level as an independend contributor or manager

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    mean spirited and highly dysfunctional culture

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    Former Employee - Manager in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Former Employee - Manager in Mountlake Terrace, WA

    I worked at Premera Blue Cross full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    easy commute. There were some nice people who work there. Nobody works all that hard so the work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Fear based culture. Nobody follows processes so there is a lot of duplicate work going on. People are treated with little or no respect and the salary and benefits aren't very good. My experience of going through the interview process and actually working there was vastly different. I was told things about bonuses, benefits, advancement opportunities that didn't exist in reality (particularly for women over 40). The place was a huge disappointment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The quality of the management is lacking. Perhaps instead of spending so much time posturing for one another they could spend some time learning how to actually manage people and move the business forward.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you are in it for the cash and the commute, go for it... just dont expect much

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountlake Terrace, WA

    I worked at Premera Blue Cross full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Campus is within walking distance of 65% of its employees.
    Generous benefits / Healthcare coverage / HSA / Pension plan
    Annual Incentive Bonus plan

    Cons

    Pension plan creates an atmosphere of in-place retirement and long timers generally dont treat newcomers favorably.
    An incredibly risk-averse environment and the right decision is always the hardest way possible if you ask someone in management a question of any kind at all.
    Leadership among the management is nearly nonexistent and communication skills are severely lacking.
    Annual performance reviews are based on calendar year, but your actual rating and bonus will be most heavily determined by the new calendar year first quarter as the reviews and bonuses are not awarded until April. In effect employees are held hostage in Q1 and many people leave the company in April / May each year. Most people last 3 years of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate your vision and strategy to your employees and relate for them the work they are doing with the company goals. Tear down your office walls. Quit demanding 8 hours of worthless meetings a day for mid level managers that renders them useless to their staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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