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Updated Feb 11, 2014

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    Watch Out Company Coming Down

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWhen the company was going good it was good!! In the height of the company they were going in the right direction. Employees were glad to work for Prithvi Catalytic.

    ConsIf you don't pay your employees on time why would they want to work for you. Not making sure the insurance is up and running is another reason not to work for this company. Have to ask how much long is this company going to be running.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees on time and have benefits available when needed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I worked for them for about 5 months, the worst rep I ever worked with.

    Lad Test Tech (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsI can't really think of anything.

    ConsLack of communication, under pay, old equipment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire that rep.

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    Nepotism

    Sourcing Specialist (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsGood place to learn recruiting and staffing industry

    Consthey only hire the VP's buddies who are not sales people; they do not know how to sell services or staffing. they promoted the bosses best friend's boyfriend even though he had the lowest amount of hires than anyone

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a leader that knows how to hire real sales people not just your buddies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Prithvi Catalytic: Leaving it was the best thing I've ever done with the company

    Recruiter (Former Employee) Bellevue, WA

    Pros- a "foot in the door" into recruiting and the tech industry
    - I was always well fed and caffienated via the breakroom

    Cons- "Used Car Salesman" pretty much sums up the tactics management encourages with recruiters working with candidates. Smarmy, high-pressure sales style to strongarm candidates into the lowest wage for less-than-stellar tech contract work.
    - No trust between management and recruiting staff. It didn't take long for us to realize that the managers, who are so good at talking candidates into lower wages, likely did the same with us when we were hired. Raises don't happen for at least a year and most recruiters were given only a dollar more per hour, regardless of how stellar they were.
    - Your daily routine involved sitting in a cubicle looking at resumes that people had posted on career sites and cold calling people to talk them into letting you submit their resume for a job. You can guess how easy those conversations were. They weren't. The calling was followed up by email spamming.
    - To make bad candidates seem better we were encouraged to "prep" them for interviews and redo their resumes for them. Now that I work in a real company, I see how wrong this actually is.
    - Employee reviews are a joke. Almost all employees "scored" the same overall marks. It was obvious that they were careful not to make anyone feel like they were doing too good of a job lest we feel we are entitled to better pay and treatment. Every compliment seems to be doled out with two negatives, usually related to how we aren't "producing enough" or being "assertive" with our cadidates.
    - In my time there, I surmised that it takes a LOT to actually get fired from there, but my incentive to become a rock star producer was only to keep management off my back, not because I thought I would actually be rewarded/compensated/promoted for doing more.
    - They hired some truly incompetent recruiters, and it was frustrating that we were all basically treated as if we were incomptent. There seemed to be no value for smart and motivated people.
    - Account managers were generally miserable to work with. There was a general "thats just they way they are" attitidue if anyone were to question why they were so brusque, dismissive and critical of the recruiters they worked with. By far my most negative interpersonal interactions were with account managers.
    - I didn't see anyone promote in my time there, but I found it suspect that the only two people I can think of that did get promoted there had close personal ties with management.
    - Management talked openly about how much money the company made each month. I'm not sure if that in itself is a "con" but they used it to paint a picture of doom and gloom in an effort to make us work harder and tell us it is our fault the company isn't making money. While this fact may have been true. I was never certain on what THEY were doing to help the company make money. . . It was just generally a negative environment.

    Advice to Senior Management- Outdated sales-y tactics don't work on today's job force. They know the other options out there and are less likely to fall for them as in the past. Time for a new strategy.
    - Treat recruiters as value adding assets. Rebuild the trust.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very Disappointing Relationship

    Consultant (Former Employee)

    ProsPays well if you negotiate

    Cons<1% employee support. no training. no teamwork. every one for himself. no loyalty. no trust. The company operation is nothing more than a temp worker front for Microsoft. It won't advance your career and it is at most a holding pattern while you find something better.

    Advice to Senior Managementdevelop relationships with employees through loyalty, honesty and proving you can be trusted.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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