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Good Direction, but poor talent management

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Former Employee - Manager in Eagan, MN
Former Employee - Manager in Eagan, MN

I worked at Prime Therapeutics full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Very interesting company with a lot of growth potential. Some great people who have worked to make it the success that it is.

Cons

Management has forgotten the hard work and dedication of folks who made it happen. They replace who teams within a year. Lots of Management turnover - only 1 executive who was here 3 years ago still is. Poor HR team - not truthful in dealing with employees; they tend to let a lot of people go in their own department, which tells you something

Lots of little fiefdoms among senior leaders. Too hard to get any projects done -- there's a backup of projects for the next 24 months!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Figure out how to recognize and reward real talent, not just those who are "buddies" with managment.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Rapid growth, reactive, constant change, and zero fail equals challenging work environment; not for the faint of heart.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at Prime Therapeutics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company continues to enjoy significant growth year over year with its rank and file people genuinely caring about the quality of their own work and the services extended to customers.

    Each employee really can effect change if they stand up and take ownership. Just don't expect it to A) be easy, and B) to hear angels sing and harps play when done.

    Cons

    Past decisions by management have created an extremely reactive work environment rather than a more plan full one. This, along with the continued rapid growth of the company, has led to a working environment that requires you to be able to react quickly to a near constant barrage of unplanned work while still completing all previously assigned duties and projects on time and budget. Burn out is high for those unable to separate work pressure from their personal lives. The phrase "don't take work home" has real meaning here if you value your sanity.

    Management has also taken a "zero fail" approach to everything which in some quarters is leading to an increase in finger pointing, back stabbing, and an increase in severe reprimands for mistakes or oversights that anywhere else would warrant no more than a lessons learned exercise and changes to prevent recurrence.

    Company needs to do a better job of selecting candidates for management positions that are interested in actually managing their area of responsibility rather than managing up in preparation for their own personal advancement. Personal experience has been that there are more ineffectual managers lacking basic emotional intelligence here than at past employers of similar or larger size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The current pattern of lurching from one "peak" to the next to meet only immediate client requirements needs to grow to encompass a more thoughtful planned approach that would enable the company to address changes as well as new requirements without upending the apple cart. Stop focusing only on the short term when planning projects and start considering what could be done now to make things more efficient even if there isn't an immediately positive ROI (you have to be willing to invest and build better foundations if you want a solid framework upon which to grow). The current culture of cramming a full year's (or more!) worth of projects into a 4-6 month time table, without also increasing your work force, is a recipe for burnout and mistakes that simply can't be maintained over the long term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    3 CEOs in 5 years. High Excecutive level turnover. Favoritism runs rampid from managers.

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    Former Employee - Facilities Tech in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Facilities Tech in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Prime Therapeutics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice entry level job.Good pay and benefits.Nice south metro locations.

    Cons

    Executives out of touch with employees.No job security, company is slowly reducing ,then converting full time positions into contract positions .Zero positive job recognition on reviews from managers which affects raises and bonuses.There is no incentive to go above and beyond.Most of the good people move on to another job while the lazy people stay and get promoted.Jobs duties are continualy added to your plate and should be considered buisness as usual.Office supply /copier areas are randomly restocked and usually empty of paper or supplies needed to do your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executives should be more concerned with employee morale because it's not passed on by managers.Reduce the 4+ levels of management by of couple so that there are more people doing actual productive work instead of being just company overhead that spends their day making sure their butts are covered when problems happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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