PREMIER System Integrators

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Great company to work for!

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Co-Op Engineer in Smyrna, TN
Current Employee - Co-Op Engineer in Smyrna, TN

I have been working at PREMIER System Integrators as an intern (more than an year)

Pros

An excellent experience. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful toward young aspiring Engineers. All the experience you need to make it in Controls Engineering industry can be gained from a one-year duration of Co-op with this company. You will not be treated like a "do-boy" sending faxes and getting coffee. You will be given the amount of responsibility and difficulty of work you prove yourself to be capable of handling. As a Co-op I designed control panels and developed PLC software that is currently working and making product. It is a great feeling of accomplishment and a learning experience far more than any textbook can give you.

PREMIER often hires previous Co-op students upon graduation so if you decide to Co-op here you are making a very smart career move. The Smyrna location offers free housing to Co-op students in the form of a very nice, fully furnished house in a nice neighborhood. You pay for nothing except for food in the fridge. That alone should tell you how much they put into this program and how much they value the students. I recently graduated and accepted a full-time position with PREMIER and am very excited about my future with the company.

Cons

Some teams travel out of state up to 30% of the year. Also during plant shutdowns (for some teams) expect to hit 60-70 hours a week but this is only a few times a year. Not really a con but something to be aware of. If either of these are absolutely not an option for you, mention it before accepting the position.

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    Good people, no foresight

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    Former Employee - Coop Engineer in Smyrna, TN
    Former Employee - Coop Engineer in Smyrna, TN

    I worked at PREMIER System Integrators

    Pros

    Excellent engineers/people in general
    good training
    down to earth, small-company style
    Interesting projects
    lots of variety for some project teams
    housing provided for interns
    good internship experience

    Cons

    Company's success is built upon the broken backs of a few dozen individuals.
    45 hour 'average' work week is actually 45 hour minimum
    dog-eat-dog profit sharing plan
    work/life balance is a bad joke
    Company depends on too few customers
    If your considering cooping there, the provided housing is draconian

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify your product/customer base. Reward people who are producing, not just those that put in a lot of hours. Let your other managers/project leads do their jobs, don't just ask for automatons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Worst Environment I Have Experienced

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Smyrna, TN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Smyrna, TN

    I worked at PREMIER System Integrators

    Pros

    If you want to work in the systems development business in Rutherford County Tennessee.

    Cons

    Arrogant owner.
    Middle management is meek and frightened.
    Long hours, little praise, plenty of criticism.
    Coding techniques are non-standard and won't prepare you for work elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some spine.
    Don't sit and watch while KC bullies others when you know he has no basis for it.
    Don't be bullied into deals that you know will lose money and expect the engineers to work 80 hours a week to make up for bad judgment.

    Be ethical even when you are criticized for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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