Premera Blue Cross Reviews

Updated May 11, 2021

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3.3
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Premera Blue Cross President and CEO Jeff Roe
Jeff Roe
268 Ratings
Pros
  • "Decent work life balance in most positions(in 105 reviews)

  • "Great people, good benefits, good pay(in 50 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Poor support from upper management(in 27 reviews)

  • "Flexibility, Work Life Balance, Advancement(in 17 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company to work for

      May 3, 2021 - Training Specialist in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      work from home, work-life balance, good perks

      Cons

      none that i can think of

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Mostly good

      May 11, 2021 - Implementation Manager in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible, agile, work-life balance, and compensation

      Cons

      Managers that don't have the skill set or training to manage people

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company

      Apr 2, 2021 - Scrum Master III in Mountlake Terrace, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of amazing people, great Agile support, fantastic work life balance, invests in continuous learning, work from home support was good, and competitive pay at least in my position (pension is nice to have, yearly bonus, training and education budgets, health benefits)

      Cons

      Outdated benefits that are not competitive with other companies in the area (PTO and sick pay are one bucket, no fertility benefits, no fully paid maternity/paternity leave, 8 paid holidays) even though they have promotion tracks no one in my position has ever been promoted -instead they hire externally, layoffs were not strategic and we lost a ton of knowledge with no handoff, tons of reorgs, new leadership doesn’t seem to have a good vision, lack of diversity and transparency

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      10 people found this review helpful
    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Poor Leadership

      May 6, 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are a lot of talented employees that come through Premera's doors

      Cons

      The leadership is so controlling and micromanaging that although there is a lot of talent available, they are greatly undervalued and underutilized and the turnover for talented people is significant. The executive leadership team will retaliate if you speak up and try to do the right thing. DEI is nearly non-existent, any real efforts on the behalf of employees is blocked by senior leadership.

      5 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      IT is in turmoil

      Apr 30, 2021 - IT Professional in Mountlake Terrace, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      WFH option, nice campus, good benefits, pension, competitive pay

      Cons

      Many years of constant IT turnover (the most being in the last year) especially in leadership, combined with haphazard re-orgs/communication and layoffs has created an environment where people don't feel cared about or appreciated. New leadership style is fostering a culture of fear and self-preservation. Maybe they'll be in better shape a year or two from now when most of the department had left and been replaced.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Ok Place, if you know the right people

      Mar 4, 2021 - Manager in Mountlake Terrace, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Customer First, good benefits, good pay

      Cons

      Customer First, Executives second, the rest of the employees scratch and claw their way slooooowly up the ladder. if you want to advance you have to know someone.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      “Change” is a lip service

      Mar 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Mountlake Terrace, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people, nice benefits, and a pension

      Cons

      This company’s leadership team doesn’t care about people of color. They continue to believe that “colorblindness” and other “Premera is one big family” is a sufficient way to celebrate and tackle our differences. Any commitment made to DEI was lip service by seasoned marketing profesionales who are now in leadership positions. The turnover for non white individuals is high, as the micro aggressions run everyone out. You are hired as an agent of change, but this company has no desire to innovate.

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      11 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Makes money in spite of themselves

      Apr 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Mountlake Terrace, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people, leadership committed to DEI initiatives, good mission

      Cons

      Old-school, old guard, command-and-control mentality in some parts of the org. LONG average tenure

      4 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good company, good benefits, great employees

      Apr 8, 2021 - Business Systems Analyst in Mountlake Terrace, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      benefits package is very competitive, good pay scale, people seem to be working toward the same goals

      Cons

      currently focusing too much on the bottom line, C level needs to return to focusing on the customer

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      excellent WLB

      Apr 18, 2021 - Data Analyst in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work-life balance. People are supportive

      Cons

      Don't have a clear promotion path

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