Premera Blue Cross Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Sep 14, 2021

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Premera Blue Cross President and CEO Jeff Roe
Jeff Roe
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Pros
  • "Great company to work for very good work life balance everyone appreciates the work you do(in 128 reviews)

  • "Premera has strong values that focus on the healthcare customer and making healthcare work better(in 78 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Premera is an older company that has a lot of 'tribal knowledge' with increasingly more turnover(in 61 reviews)

  • "Upper management does not have a plan for long-term success(in 33 reviews)

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    1. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Used to be sooo good

      Sep 14, 2021 - Scrummaster in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with, at least those that are left

      Cons

      Upper management is killing the place

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      8 people found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to start a career

      May 17, 2021 - Senior Actuarial Analyst in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Relaxed work environment Great work life balance

      Cons

      Upper management is slow to make change Very bloated management. So many Directors/VPs/SVPs

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      3 people found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Don't be held back

      Apr 12, 2021 - Software Development Engineer (SDE) III in Mountlake Terrace, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very low expectations of developers. You can basically do minimal work and still get promoted/raises. Good Work/Life Balance

      Cons

      Putting in effort is not rewarded. People are promoted to your tier even if they really have no idea how things work. Compensation, raises, bonuses, etc could be better. Choices of tech and other goals based on upper management bonuses and not on what the right move for the company is. There is no real career path for someone who wants to grow as an engineer. You will be the one teaching them about engineering. Fear of using new tech because of a breach years ago with people who are no longer at the company. Not talking about bleeding edge, but even tech that is a few years old is just going through long processes to even get approved for development to find out you don't need it.

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      10 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Short-sighted upper management

      Mar 3, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work/life balance, flexibility and coworkers.

      Cons

      Upper management does not have a plan for long-term success. Technologies are outdated and under funded.

      5 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great People, Poor Technology

      Feb 27, 2021 - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice people and working atmosphere. Everyone in IT wants to do good work and help the business in any way possible.

      Cons

      There is a serious lack of focus on technology modernization. There are applications that are 20 or 30 years out of date with no effort to update them. Some fresh upper management might be changing that, but I'm doubtful.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great place if you are new in your career or enjoy apathy

      Feb 17, 2021 - Senior Developer III 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits and flexible wfh

      Cons

      Upper management is clueless. They don't listen to to their managers. They think constant re-orgs and team changes will fix their issues. The problem is them.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Good people, poor upper management

      Dec 31, 2020 - .NET Developer in Columbus, OH
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Peers in my position were wonderful to work with. They were always engaged and kept me going. Good work/life balance

      Cons

      Employees were not listened to on many occasions Questionable decisions by upper management Nothing data driven Bad technology decisions

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      7 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      A Good Experience

      Dec 22, 2020 - Software Test Engineer in Mountlake Terrace, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Agile Teams Very Customer centric oriented Good benefits

      Cons

      Poor support from upper management

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Work and Life Balance

      Oct 27, 2020 - Senior Data Analyst in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      nice culture, work & life balance

      Cons

      low tech, bad vision from the upper management

      4 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Hit or Miss Company | Typical Corporate Job

      Jul 8, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Team dynamics may vary— but, I was fortunate to work with a lot of talented and kind people on my side of campus! - My manager was the best one that I’ve had. Easy to talk to whenever you needed any sort of guidance or support for your work. - Everyone is supportive. - Beautiful campus. - Cafeteria meals are great. You just have to pay for it yourself. Including the Starbucks coffee.

      Cons

      Challenges vary from department to department... As much as Premera is trying to catch up with the times, there are moments you’ll see just how dated their operations are in some areas. For example, many people and myself found it really hard to voice our opinions to upper management. There’s a lot of corporate culture nonsense to work through just so that your feedback can get to the right manager/director/president. And you’re likely not going to be able to provide that feedback yourself. Another important point to mention is the way the company adapted to COVID-19. It showed a lot about how much they cared about employees. During the first 2 months of the pandemic, many of us were at home without proper equipment besides our laptops. No assistance to access proper chairs, desks, supplies from our desks was provided. We were told that we had to just use what we had at home until they figure things out. They later offered credits to give employees access to food delivery, but that was poorly marketed around the company and barely any of us knew that we had that perk.

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      4 people found this review helpful
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