Premier, Inc.

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Premier, Inc. Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
78 Reviews
3.0
78 Reviews
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Premier, Inc. President & CEO Susan DeVore
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance, flexible, great work environment (in 4 reviews)

  • You feel as though you are making a large contribution in their mission to improve the health of communities (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • They talk up the importance of work/life balance but do not care about employees (in 20 reviews)

  • Almost all employees take their work laptops home and continue to work nights and weekends just to keep their heads above water (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Premier is a good place to work if you plan to work hard

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant
    Current Employee - IT Consultant

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers who work hard and want to deliver the best product possible. Immediate manager is good to work for and cares about employee.

    Cons

    Confusing leaders in IT organization; out of touch with employees and blames staff instead of realizing their failure to lead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO is motivational and should staff direct reports/leaders to have the same leadership skills. HR should take feedback about management shared many times by exiting employees and take action instead of not acting at all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    GREAT PLACE TO WORK

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Performance Partner in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Performance Partner in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Premier, Inc. full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Get treated like a professional at all times. Benefits are exceptional, especially PTO, Sick, and floating holidays.

    Cons

    Training could be a little better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider looking into employee training prior to letting them loose on the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great company to work for, lot's of incentive to cross-train with other departments and learn new technologies.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Technology Administrator in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Lead Technology Administrator in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Premier, Inc.

    Pros

    Lot's of new technology to work with, cutting edge Health-Care software and a really high level of technical expertise is available to you from your peers through instant messaging.

    Cons

    Stringent change control procedures can often delay or inhibit your projects when quick changes are needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust the people you hired to get the job done and give your people more autonomy. Weekly one-on-ones with Sr. Management can be stressful and micromanagement instils fear, kills creativity and stifles initiative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Premier Review

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

    I have been working at Premier, Inc. full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pleasent work env with flexable work times
    Friendly People to work with and work for

    Cons

    Indecisive Business Decisions makes work feel pointless
    Pay less than other competing companies in the field

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Revenue First, Employees Last

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Services
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Services

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

    Pros

    Great facilities, good 401K match and talented co-workers. The home office is a in a great location. The ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Employees are not held accountable. Pension plans were cut and employee portion of the health insurance premiums have increased by 25% while the company portion has remained relatively flat since going public. Lack of leadership/strategic direction including inadequate resource deployment. Differences of opinions are not viewed favorably. High performers have been leaving the company in droves over the last 6 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the economy turning around and local companies hiring again be mindful of how you are treating your most valuable asset...your employees. The do more with less mentality creates a stressful work environment and coupled with the reduction in benefits could continue to cause major retention issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Difficult culture

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

    I have been working at Premier, Inc.

    Pros

    Salary is reasonable, company makes an effort to make employees happy

    Cons

    Being mistreated by supervisor, poor culture, unreasonable expectations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Work-life balance is an issue, no succession planning process to develop and promote employees within the organization.

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Provide healthcare providers with a lot of great strategies.

    Cons

    Company values are not practiced, for example, some of the folks on the leadership team can be in your face rude and unprofessional in their management style of their direct reports. Low to no tolerance for folks to think out of the box and bring a different perspective for consideration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Prepare to work HARD

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, MI

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

    Pros

    Great company overall with a noble goal. Challenging work with built-in skill set expansion. Good benefits and lots of perks: on-site exercise classes and semi-monthly reflexology and massage; relaxed dress code with option to wear jeans every day (with a small charitable donation); education reimbursement; bereavement leave; charitable donation matching; paid time off for volunteer service; generous PRO and sick leave; peer recognition system; plus many others.

    Cons

    Complex industry and company but very little training; demanding work that will likely require more than 40 hours/week; work-life balance may be difficult to achieve; senior leadership that is less concerned with employees than in years past, and now very concerned with shareholders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your people make you "Premier," stop whittling away at their benefits. Every position should have built-in promotability.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Summer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Premier, Inc. as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience, educational classes, wonderful coworkers. and exceptional benefits

    Cons

    Disparate departments, training could be more consistent across teams. Inconsistent leadership within teams. Supply Chain departments don't take advantage of refined analytical tools from IT side.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Leaders have lost focus on mission, shifting to chasing wall street expectations

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

    I have been working at Premier, Inc. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many smart employees, and they still have some people who understand the importance of Premier's history and how it helps them connect with their members as long-term partners to fix healthcare.

    Cons

    Focus on revenue has trumped the characteristics that made Premier, so the company is slowly losing its differentiation. Premier leaders say they are focused on long-term, but they crush many people and projects that do that if they do not see immediate financial benefits. It's all about hitting numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop chasing wall street expectations and examine what it is doing to your culture. Your company is nothing without people, so stop treating so many talented people so poorly. You cannot keep discarding talented, dedicated, and committed people as if they can easily be replaced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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