Premier, Inc.

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Premier, Inc. Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
70 Reviews
3.2
70 Reviews
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Premier, Inc. President & CEO Susan DeVore
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35 Ratings

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.  

    Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Premier, Inc. as an intern (less than an 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
  2.  

    Prepare to work HARD

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    • 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
  3.  

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

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    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Noble Mission

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Premier has a noble mission to improve the health of communities by lowering costs of care while improving outcomes. The company is doing well under the leadership of its current chief officers.

    Cons

    Communication to employees has been declining for years. Executive management is growing more and more out of touch w/ employees. Training is woefully out of date; orientation for our new hires was consistently full of outdated information. The vast majority of staff drive themselves too hard, consistently working nights and weekends - in part a result of lean staffing in many areas; in part due to a lack of allowance of time to plan effectively (too many things are urgent and needed yesterday)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The executive team should not underestimate the value of communicating to employees at all levels of the organization. Also understand that no one is giving their true best when consistently pushing so hard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Right place....right time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Premier, Inc. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The business is solid, good colleagues, benefits are good, not much accountability for delivering results, lots of opportunity to work from home and work remotely.

    Cons

    Very little differentiation for performance -- everyone gets the same raise, feels a little like working for the government, politics are what get you ahead at this company, get someone senior to like you, and you're all set

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up, you have incompetent leadership starting at the very top

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Disappointed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Souring Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Strategic Souring Specialist in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and will allow you to work from home as needed.

    Cons

    Work life balance does not exist and I'm not sure if Senior Management cares.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    excellent work environment and benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Premier, Inc. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Offices and amenities are great, salaries are competitive

    Cons

    employee experience is dependent on department and manager. I've talked to many people from different departments and it was like they worked for a different company altogether - we had totally different experiences. Were micromanaged, bullied, dealt with politics, etc. I didn't encounter any of that. I had a fabulous 15 year run. I did notice that the ceo that came on in 2009 seems to avoid employees unless it's an "employee event."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They don't really take advice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Nonlabor expense reduction in IDN's

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

    I worked at Premier, Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    the GPO side is very good to work with

    Cons

    they are Cap Gemini in disguised. No orientation, no standardized tools, very catty leadership, gossip at all levels. Expect a 90 hour work week, no work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Solid company that has dynamic growth opportunities that can change the industry

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Premier, Inc.

    Pros

    Be part of something bigger than yourself, working to improve healthcare, benefits

    Cons

    work/life balance, constant change, lack of training,

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Premier was a great place to work until we headed in different directions.

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

    I worked at Premier, Inc. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people were great! The pay was good and it felt good doing work that helped the patients in a real way. The opportunities for learning available were good. The special programs were amazing.

    Cons

    The training was good but because the workload was so unbalanced some people did not have the opportunity to take advantage of it. Policies were not consistent across units. And the value of Focus on People seems to be suffering the past year or so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for more opportunities to take advantage of training across the company as a whole.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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