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Premera

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

I have been working at Premera Blue Cross full-time

Pros

Flexbile work schedule in some departments
Casual dress code
Community involvement
Good people to work with

Cons

Parking space can be hard to find after certain hours
Some departments work in silo - communication gap exists between some departments

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Offer career opportunities and be more supportive

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Micromanagement by hypercritical, unprofessional management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Premera Blue Cross full-time

    Pros

    Business casual dress code for employees.

    Cons

    Clique employee culture newbies are not welcomed. Management celebrates the status quo and disfavors innovative ideas. No opportunity for advancement as only a favored few are moved up after ten or more years of venerating their superiors. Conservative social culture unwelcoming to minority and women employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come into the 21st century and treat employees as competent and valuable contributors to the corporation's success rather than unwelcomed liabilities. Allow competent employees to excel rather than suppressing their potential through micromanagement and unjustified criticism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Culture of importance

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

    I have been working at Premera Blue Cross full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good health insurance coverage; some nice perks, including gym discounts (though they should have their own gym on campus!); good work-life balance; nice reverse commute from Seattle; Casual dress code is nice to have, but it took a decade to get to it.

    Cons

    Horrible culture of "who's more important than who" there. Underlings are not allowed to mingle with or contact upper management directly. Senior Executives expect the lower-wage people to respect their decisions and keep their mouths closed if they disagree. Disgusting disparity of wages from the executives to the people who have to clock in and out each day. The conservative climate is also very discouraging. Strong anti-Obama, anti-health care reform sentiment in the leadership. The "tobacco-free" campus has only lead to streets littered with cigarette butts on both sides of the company. The majority of the associates are morbidly obese. Seems like we should practice what we preach if we want to promote a "culture of health."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Marketing department needs an overhaul. Sweep out the senior managers and start over. Most don't know what they're doing. The re-org that's going on now is happening too slowly. They'll be lucky to find a new director in the next 6 months. The hiring executives are incompetent and should be fired as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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