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"Thought it would better as a not for profit company"

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Current Employee - Sit In A Cube in Mountlake Terrace, WA
Current Employee - Sit In A Cube in Mountlake Terrace, WA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Nice people on the whole
Health care benefits are decent
Relaxed work pace (sometimes too much so)
Very few people work crazy hours
Decent balance of work and personal life but many IT salaried staff expected to support apps 24/7
Job security compared to many other places
Good geographical location if you don't want to be in the City (reverse commute)

Cons

Very little upward movement of talent so if you want to move up you may be forced to move on
People stay too long making it hard for new ideas to penetrate the old guard
IT is a troubled group, a number very questionable things going on there
Limited investment in training, partly due to being over staffed (too many people doing too little)
The "who you know network" is alive and well here
The ratio of "doers" to "watchers" is all wrong
Way too many meetings, party because there are too many "watchers" and they can't function without them
Limited parking
Anti-telecommuting policy in many departments despite lack of parking
In general the feeling of this place reflects the fact that too many of the managers have been here since they started their careers and have never made any effort to stay current with is happening in the world outside of Premera

Advice to Management

Flush some people out and let some new ideas in
Someone needs to take a hard look at IT - how can so many people get so little done
PTO policy is weak, combining it with sick time brings too many sick people into the office
Ask yourselves hard, honest questions every time you loose good employees

Other Employee Reviews for Premera Blue Cross

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Something for Nothing"

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    Former Employee - Membership Analyst in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Former Employee - Membership Analyst in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    My co-workers and team members were fantastic. There was fairly good training as well. Ability to have Health, Life, D&D insurance fully paid for were good as well.

    Cons

    The company is very political. Teams within the same department were unwilling to help each other out and supporting departments also were unwilling to go the extra mile if there was a need. Long standing employees (20 plus) were fired without explanation - The company would simply take there stuff away in the middle of the night and pretend like they didn't exist.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better - support healthier lifestyles, don't be so draconian as well. I only saw Mr. Barlow on video and heard him in voicemails in my tenure. I felt like I was living in the book 1984.


  2. "Premera Blue Cross - A Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Proud to be part of a company that is trying to make a difference in the healthcare industry that goes way beyond their own bottom line.

    Cons

    The first thing I noticed when I walked in on my first day is that everyone is working so hard, it's too darn quiet... Somebody tell a joke!

    Advice to Management

    Management does a great job at leading. The company objectives are well thought out and documented. They challenge their people and set very realistic expectations.

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