Premera Blue Cross

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Poor Leadership

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Trainer in Mountlake Terrace, WA
Former Employee - Trainer in Mountlake Terrace, WA

I worked at Premera Blue Cross full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Good company and professional envirornment. Decent benefits, and culture is good but very stiff, not a lot of flexibility but that can be good. People in other departments really enjoy their jobs at Premera, however, there are issues within the department that I work in.

Cons

Leadership on my team (not all teams) is very poor. The coordinator is running the department, not the manager. No direction and no support to do my job properly. A lack of understanding and experience in management to control the team.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

154 Other Employee Reviews for Premera Blue Cross (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Little sense of direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Premera Blue Cross

    Pros

    Most people in the company are very nice. Campus is beautiful, their culture and values seem to be in line with what you would expect from a health insurance company.

    Cons

    Management is very poor and unorganized. It is making the shift in U.S. healthcare very hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better with each other and associates beneath you.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall decent place to work but frustrating

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Premera Blue Cross

    Pros

    Benefits - health insurance, pension, 401k
    Telecommuting is encouraged due to lack of space.
    Onsite cafeteria is nice as you don't have to leave campus.

    Cons

    IT using stone age tools in some areas, very slow to upgrade tools and hardware,
    Some management is very frustrating to deal with as they are never present and do not pay attention to what their own staff is doing on an operational basis.
    Everything is about getting the annual bonus. If it's not on someone's annual plan, it probably won't happen.
    Work/life balance does not exist in some parts of IT. Poor annual planning of initiatives followed by employees giving up vacation time, evenings and weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get input from staff when planning project pipelines. Upgrade servers and tools in a more timely fashion. Choose projects more wisely.

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