Premier, Inc. Reviews

Updated July 1, 2014
Updated July 1, 2014
59 Reviews

3.3
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Premier, Inc. President & CEO Susan DeVore
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29 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility to have a work life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • You will learn a lot and be paid well with good benefits (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • They talk up the importance of work/life balance but do not care about employees (in 15 reviews)

  • Last minute decisions and micromanagement cause poor work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits, lousy mangement within the operations

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

    I worked at Premier, Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Dynamic environment that challenges folks to think out of the box; great employee benefits

    Cons

    Very competitive environment that does not support and/or create loyalty across its' employees. Supervisors are not supportive and the culture does not support people that give their opinion especially when it is different from the executive team within the department that you work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more supportive of your employees and hold managers, directors, especially VPs accountable for not providing the support their employees need and require in order to be productive, Additionally, the good old boy environment is alive and well at the company. The company does not support the professional development and/or succession planning to retain or promote ethnic minorities. Just look at the C-Suite, Field Force and the VP levels, do you see the diversity that is represented across this nation and/or the diverse patient populations that the shareholders provide healthcare to. I would not recommend a diverse candidate to apply for a job at this company because they will give opportunities to folks without degrees before they give a diverse candidate the same opportunity where they require you to meet the requirements day one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Premier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Director in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Premier, Inc. as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stimulating work when at member sites. There are many very intelligent people to work with, but on the other hand, there are those not so that are placed in leadership positions, mostly due to long term past relationships.

    Cons

    Leaders seem to overlook bad behavior, it's all about getting the dollars

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If people are willing to tell you like it is, listen

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    An ok experience.

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

    I have been working at Premier, Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good co-workers. Lots to learn. Honorable mission.

    Cons

    There are a lot of VP's. Not enough people to get the busy work done, so expect to work many hours, with very little recognition for a job well done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continuing to add responsibilities to peoples roles without adequate compensation will lead to good employees leaving. The perception that Premier values their employees is beginning to fade fast. Churn an burn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent Place to Work

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

    I worked at Premier, Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits- offers multiple options for retirement (Roth 401k, standard 401k, etc). Also offers FSA, PPO and HSA options.

    Movement within company- Opportunities are available to move within the company

    Cons

    -Base pay tends to lag behind competitors in the industry

    -Upper management in some areas of the company (pharmacy for example) are out of touch with the lower levels of their respective departments. Directives are extremely vague and there is no organization to speak of. For example, reports created by lower level staff members are constantly requested by the department VP to be resent months after they were originally sent out. At other times, management will request an analysis be made and when it is finally completed, either forget that the analysis was requested or never use the analysis at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better organization...especially in regard to reports that are sent to you by lower level staff members

    Specific directions- vague directions do not help management or the employee that they are being dictated to,

    Be more engaged- Actually take the time to know what is going on within the department and ask your employees what projects they are currently working on

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company, but always reorganizing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Premier, Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Colleagues, variety of opportunities, good location.

    Cons

    Shifting priorities, never really clear on what the focus should be.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long on Vision, Short on Execution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Premier, Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Leadership is very driven and seeks to innovate at every corner. Benefits are on par or surpass those offered by competitors. Leadership has focused on increasing communication to employees.

    Cons

    Very poor work/life balance. Great visions and ideas are not executed properly and completely before moving on to the next big idea. Constant changes in direction make it hard for employees to stay current. Very little opportunity for growth and advancement in certain areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to communicate to employees. Don't neglect core competencies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed Bag

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Director in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Premier, Inc. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Location, company mission, dynamic, challenging

    Cons

    Organizational dysfunction, extremely political, resistant to alternative viewpoints on solutions, understaffed, lots of turf battles between areas, lack of focus and commitment to certain types of customers, condescending and bullying management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the Golden Rule. Listen to your employees, bite off only what you can chew and don't forget the core business and mission. Act cohesively and like a team. Practice what you preach!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Bittersweet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Premier, Inc.

    Pros

    great benefits, great culture, community involvement

    Cons

    poor management, no worklife balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good look at management and how employees are treated.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fair

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Premier, Inc.

    Pros

    friendly environment
    good people
    overall happy with my experience

    Cons

    ambiguous job - job description given to you may be totally different than what you actually work on

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall OK, Talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Premier, Inc.

    Pros

    Premier is doing good work to try to improve health care in the US - no easy task. Definitely a rewarding field in which to work.

    Cons

    Premier is excessively lean and understaffs. Products and services would be substantially better if an investment was made to hire more people and retain the talented ones. Lots of talk about work-life balance and values but rarely seen in action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest a little more in the development and retention of good people and hire some more workers instead of burning out good employees.

    Approves of CEO

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