Cubicles are like jail cells with no windows and little room; a sweatshop by any standard.
Solutions Architect (Current Employee) – Mountlake Terrace, WA – June 2, 2015
Again and again, gushing / glowing reviews are placed on this site, mostly by ex-employees, extolling the virtues and benefits of working at Premera !!
These ex-employees however, never explain why they left, or give flimsy reasons for their departure, which stretch credulity.
If this is truly a great company to work for why would anyone leave at all ?
If Premera is truly a great place to start a career, why did these ex-employees not stay and make a great career that they could've had, according to their claims ?
In this economy, who in their sane mind would leave a supposedly good place with a great career potential and friendly management with great benefits, for unknown and uncharted domains where career paths and management friendliness may not be as conducive ?!!
It is patently obvious that many of the glowing reviews on this forum are simply an attempt to portray Premera in brighter, better colors than it deserves, in order to get people to apply for positions that the company is finding very hard to fill due to their reputation. The sheer number of positions available to be filled, gives a true picture of the state of affairs.
Additionally, this company has had it's computers hacked and ALL the personnel information of their current and former employees stolen, including that of employees' dependents !!
Premera did not only NOT apologise for this stupendous data breach due to their sheer carelessness / shoddy work, but also simply washed their hands of all responsibility while providing just 2 years of credit monitoring service. They do not care more... about what happens to people who get affected after / beyond 2 years.
Poor accountability and work ethics are rampant as can be seen when the company did not even realize it's systems had been hacked and then took over 6 months to inform the affected parties even when the law requires immediate disclosure of such breach of personal information.
If this is how Premera barefacedly and shamelessly violates FEDERAL disclosure law with impunity, how would anyone expect it to treat it's employees or potential job seekers ?
Even a cursory analysis puts in perspective, all the glowing reviews placed on this site !!!
If you have a choice, avoid working at Premera !! less
Any mistakes made by management are paid for by non-management through no reviews / bonuses, yet the management get to keep THEIR bonuses !!