Primavera Systems

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Primavera Systems Chairman, President, and CEO Joel M. Koppelman
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  1.  

    My Experience At Primavera

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bala Cynwyd, PA

    I worked at Primavera Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Comraderie - good people working together to accomplish goals
    Opportunity - if you showed you were willing to work hard and share good ideas, you earned more responsibility
    Customer Focus - Primavera often went out of its way / above and beyond to satisfy its customers
    Resources - Primavera provides access to all the info you need to do your job

    Cons

    Location - HQ located outside of city (Philadelphia); tough commute & hard to reach via public transportation
    Management Style - not as progressive as some tech companies; some micro-management; hesitant / resistant to implement fairly new concepts, such as work from home & flexible scheduling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have good people. Trust them and watch productivity soar.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bala Cynwyd, PA

    I worked at Primavera Systems

    Pros

    Exposure to software industry, relaxed/low stress environment, many sales tools/resources.

    Cons

    Quite a few folks who had worked there for 20+ years who wouldn't let you "in." Zero repercussions for lateness/missed work/wasting time - which affected morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide opportunity for newer employees to interface more with veterans. Offer mentorship program or something similar in order to promote teambuilding.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Thank God Oracle saved Primavera Systems

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

    I worked at Primavera Systems

    Pros

    Collegial atmosphere, employees grow up in the firm and seem to love to work there. Employees are passionate about the software and take ownership and pride in their work.

    Cons

    Many employees "grew up" in the firm and only know one way to do things. Employees can be very territorial when it comes to sharing information / knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good move selling out to Oracle. Most of the management team were over matched. Try to learn as much as you can from Oracle.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A decent place to work but not very satisfying if you want to do a lot creative wok.

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    Current Employee - Programmer  in  Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Current Employee - Programmer in Bala Cynwyd, PA

    I have been working at Primavera Systems

    Pros

    They are willing to use and pursue new and advanced technologies. They emphasize on the culture of learning, and have study groups for leading technologies. The project management software is used by big companies in various industries, so the sale is stable.

    Cons

    Most people are working on existing software products. Have to do a lot of maintenance work. It is not easy to transfer inside the company from one group to another right now. They used to transfer inside on a regular base. So it's not good if you want to try different things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunity to transfer inside the company.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Review for Primavera Systems

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bala Cynwyd, PA

    I have been working at Primavera Systems

    Pros

    The development organization has good work environment with a good balance with regards to work life. The people are friendly and I have found internal politics to be limited. It is a good engineering department and lets engineers do their work without constant interference from middle management. People are fun to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of career growth opportunities is the single most important downside. However this might be the case with most small companies and I am not the best judge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better outline career opportunities and growth potential for individuals.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company, some good people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Primavera Systems

    Pros

    Decent career pathing.
    Good 401k

    Cons

    Bad compensation.
    Poor management in some areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't leave

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting times for this company

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Guildford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Guildford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Primavera Systems

    Pros

    Team spirit and flexible working times

    Cons

    Office location in US and confusing marketing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep in contact with all members of staff

    Approves of CEO

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