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If you can't put Prime before your FAMILY, don't work here.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO

I worked at Prime

Pros

None really. The pay used to be above average for the industry, and that was the primary reason to continue working there. But, incentives continue to be changed, effectively cutting a person's pay. Virtually everyone's pay has been cut to some extent over the past few years, with the exception of Senior Management.

Cons

10 hour days (at the least), extremely difficult to get time off- either when needed (family emergencies,funerals,etc.) or in advance (vacation), required to work weekends and holidays, poor overall morale among co-workers.
Basically an employee is expected to put the company before their personal life and families. Recognition for good work does not exist, but there are plenty of opportunities to get yelled at for something you may or may not have been involved with. Conflict resolution is rarely taken into a closed room for discussion, employees are yelled at on the open floor for all to hear. Embarassment is another form of control used here.
Most compensation is base + incentive, but incentives are manipulated (cut) when someone becomes too good at what they do. Or, when things are not being done to management's liking, a component of the incentive is added/changed- effectively becoming a "punishment" for not doing certain things.

Something not explained from the beginning is vacation pay- which is just your base salary for the time off. It's called a "paid" vacation, but it's hard to enjoy your "paid" vacation when your vacation pay is just a fraction of your regulary weekly pay. As the company sees it, you're not contributing to the company during the week off so you shouldn't be paid for it. Vacations should be seen by employees as a reward for all the hard work put in all those other days, weeks, and months. Why not average the last 4 weeks' incentives and make that part of an employee's vacation pay?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Simple- to get respect, you have to give respect. Some at the Senior Mgnt. level have little regard for the personal lives of those that work for them. Most are literally afraid to ask for time off, mainly because they want to avoid talking to management if at all possible. Personal issues, however large or small, are seen as "inconveniences" to the company. You'll never get the full potential from a person that dislikes their working environment.

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  1.  

    Solid company,

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver

    I have been working at Prime full-time

    Pros

    The culture is driver oriented and believes that the bottom line is predicated on the success of their drivers. As a company driver with them for three years I have never had to wait for more than a day to have a run. If their is no freight in the area they will deadhead you to where their is. Their training program for people who want into the industry is first rate.

    Cons

    Average weekly milage is 25 to 2700 due to their policy of slower speeds for fuel saving purposes. To be fair the do have a decent fuel bonus program but I don't think it makes up for the potential miles missed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compare and contrast the fuel savings to the potential revenue lost due to slower speeds
    Find the point where fuel cost is low enough to make up the difference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    OK to work, small company with around 100 employees. Good clients/ customers, a service based comp. Around 5 clients

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

    I have been working at Prime

    Pros

    Pay on time, free lunch, Inner door games, performance perks, flexible timings, cooperative managers. Time off around 12 CL , 16 PL

    Cons

    Work pressure, Multi tasking, Client deadlines

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