Premier, Inc. Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
59 Reviews

3.3
59 Reviews
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Premier, Inc. President & CEO Susan DeVore
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29 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility to have a work life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • You will learn a lot and be paid well with good benefits (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • They talk up the importance of work/life balance but do not care about employees (in 15 reviews)

  • Last minute decisions and micromanagement cause poor work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Pretty much owned by IBM now, but without the perks of being an IBM employee.

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Marketing in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    The location is much nicer than previously.

    Cons

    Premier has been going downhill ever since Rick Norling left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. The ship sailed when PINC went public.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Premier, Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Employee well being is very important to management. Not a lot of turnover here.

    Cons

    Moved headquarters to Charlotte, laid off San Diego staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    An ok experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers. Lots to learn. Honorable mission.

    Cons

    There are a lot of VP's. Not enough people to get the busy work done, so expect to work many hours, with very little recognition for a job well done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continuing to add responsibilities to peoples roles without adequate compensation will lead to good employees leaving. The perception that Premier values their employees is beginning to fade fast. Churn an burn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great People, A lot of changes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Premier, Inc.

    Pros

    Great People to work with
    Up to date technology

    Cons

    Many Reorganizations
    Technology needs to be consolidated

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent Place to Work

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits- offers multiple options for retirement (Roth 401k, standard 401k, etc). Also offers FSA, PPO and HSA options.

    Movement within company- Opportunities are available to move within the company

    Cons

    -Base pay tends to lag behind competitors in the industry

    -Upper management in some areas of the company (pharmacy for example) are out of touch with the lower levels of their respective departments. Directives are extremely vague and there is no organization to speak of. For example, reports created by lower level staff members are constantly requested by the department VP to be resent months after they were originally sent out. At other times, management will request an analysis be made and when it is finally completed, either forget that the analysis was requested or never use the analysis at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better organization...especially in regard to reports that are sent to you by lower level staff members

    Specific directions- vague directions do not help management or the employee that they are being dictated to,

    Be more engaged- Actually take the time to know what is going on within the department and ask your employees what projects they are currently working on

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Premier, Inc. as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Work culture is awesome, so are the teammates.

    Cons

    I cant think of any!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up with the good work!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I have been working at Premier, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    good environment, flexibility and you have the power to be creative

    Cons

    I have not seen any negative thing at Premier

  9.  

    i had a great experience at premier.... not perfect, but a pretty good place to work

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    progressive, creative culture; casual dress code; flexible work arrangements; excellent health benefits and generous maternity leave; open communication to employees; it's easy to move around within the company; clear vision

    Cons

    lean staffing; hectic pace; lots of constant change; many people work long hours (i didn't, though)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overworked and Underappreciated

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Premier, Inc. full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The upper management really seems to believe in their vision of transforming healthcare, and you feel like your job has an overall contribution to the grand plan.

    Cons

    There was way too much work and not enough people on the team to do it all. I spent most nights and weekends working in addition to normal working hours and still never felt like I could catch up. There is no appreciation given from middle management. I'd scramble to get a last minute request complete, finish it around 1 am and email it out for review first thing in the morning and there would be zero acknowledgement or thank you.

    The priorities were constantly changing. We'd spend weeks/months working on something that was #1 priority and then find out they decided not to do it and all of the work would be shelved.

    Office politics were out of control. You're either in the clique or you're not. And the clique is composed entirely of people willing to kiss up and do the extra effort that has nothing to do with the actual job. You can be amazing at your job and have a great relationship with your team (the people you work with every day), but if you don't volunteer for some random committee or teach some fitness class at lunch, or always shoot your hand in the air first when mid/high level managers need something then you're ignored.

    The company is all about "Values" and acknowledging co-workers, but it is not followed through with at the lower levels, and certainly not by middle management. Co-workers would take credit for work they didn't do and managers would not acknowledge someone's extra effort or job well done. The only recognition would be at the peer level, and eventually people gave up publicly acknowledging each other because it didn't mean anything if your manager never acknowledged it.

    People overall seemed burned out, miserable, and individualistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make people feel appreciated for the hard work they do. Your "Values" aren't doing the trick because it isn't practiced at the lower level, and the big company Values Awards once a year are a popularity contest. Care more about people at the individual level on an every day basis. Stop spreading the message that everyone feels overworked and that's the way it is, and instead hire more people to help with the workload.

  11.  

    Region Director

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    Current Employee - Region Director
    Current Employee - Region Director

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

    Pros

    unlimited learning opportunities, good bonus opportunity

    Cons

    work-life balance & hectic travel schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To improve competitive recruiting: include deferred, tax sheltered compensation as optional payroll benefit; provide off-line expense management tool for later upload for the road-warriors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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