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Prime Reviews

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
32 Reviews

3.3
32 Reviews
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  1.  

    Have been here for 4 years and has been the best company in my 17 years so far

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Leave you alone and let you make your money.

    Cons

    When coming off home time, it takes a week or so to get really rolling in the system again.

  2.  

    Easy job, no career path (Terminal employee for Prime Floral division)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Prime Associate  in  Pierson, FL
    Current Employee - Prime Associate in Pierson, FL

    Pros

    Benefits: Health/Life insurance and 401k options are very generous for Prime employees
    Low Pressure Environment: Even as a psuedo-manager I hardly interacted with my supervisors
    Flexible scheduling (non-holiday): Everyone is happy ro work with you when it comes to work/life balance unless its holiday
    Very easy work: After a 4 or 5 months even with no prior work experience you can do everything by yourself

    Cons

    Leadership: there is none; no trust between terminal mangers and Springfield, no authority for terminal operators, vision for company is clouded and confused, all decisions are knee-jerks not based on evidence or information
    Growth opportunities: They don't exist, there is literally nowhere to go unless someone above you quits or dies, and if either happens you get more responsibility with no extra compensation (aggressive salary negotiation when starting is a MUST)
    Compensation: Base salary is ok but the 'incentive' portion of your pay is completely non-transparent and fluctuates wildly. After asking around even people above me with years at the company don't know how it is calculated. It essentially acts as a cookie jar for management to reach into when they need cash to pay for something
    No challenge offered: If you can read and pay attention at the same time you will be bored out of your mind after 4-5 months on the job. Repetitive, simple, under-worked during non-peak periods. Bring a book.
    Rush periods: You will have no life or contact outside of work for 4 weeks out of the year. Period.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Starter Trucking Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OTR  in  Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - OTR in Springfield, MO

    Pros

    Went through there truck Driving training it is a great program better than most other company sponsored training, if you do what your told you are left alone by dispatch avg miles 2200-2800 per week

    Cons

    Slow trucks 58-62 mph but I don't pay for the fuel, minimum 21 days out and 3 days home, no dedicated routes in my home area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    10-14 days out 2 days home, trucks should run 65mph can be hazard on the road to other trucks and cars

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    No major complaints, thinking of returning.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver  in  Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Driver in Springfield, MO

    Pros

    I earned my CDL through Prime, and drove team for a year afterward. It was a positive experience because I went in knowing what I was getting into. Yes, you will be gone from home. Yes, it's a lifestyle, but if you enjoy the job then a paycheck is just a bonus.

    Cons

    My one complaint is that I had a horrible trainer, and she tried to get me kicked out of the program a few times. Luckily, other trainers stood up for me and picked up her slack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow company drivers more than 4 days off in a row without turning in the truck.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Was excellent training.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver  in  Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Springfield, MO

    Pros

    Getting to travel the USA and get paid for it

    Cons

    Minimum home time every 10 to 13 wks. Out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get family drivers home more to see the wife and children, with out cutting pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Prime a great atmosphere to work in.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Class A Lead Seat/Trainer/Instructor  in  Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Class A Lead Seat/Trainer/Instructor in Springfield, MO

    Pros

    Treated like family, great pay, state of the art equipment, time off with family

    Cons

    I tried hard to find negative about prime. Perhaps they need Moore dispatchers to lighten the load on response times with drivers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    lease owner/trainer/instructor/company driver reefer

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

    Pros

    good pay 425cpm,truck and trailer are fairly new plenty of freight

    Cons

    no hometime 3 weeks min for 3 days off 4 days off max! health benefits are high

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very high pressure environment.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice facilities at their headquarters in Springfield, MO. Long hours for the dispatchers.

    Cons

    They were more concerned about pointing blame for a service failure than figuring out how to fix the problem.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent Company, Always treated with respect.

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

    Pros

    I was always treated with respect here, even when I messed up on a delivery time. I never had a problem getting my truck fixed when I needed to. Always paid on time and if I needed to get an advance there was never any question about it.

    Cons

    They promote getting you to one of their shops to save money but the shop in Springfield is always back-logged. Hometime could have been better but hard to do when your truck payment is so high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a "middle ground" with lease payments. It's hard to want to take home time when the lease payment is so high... or add a program so that after your lease is over you have enough to switch to the buy option...and include that into the lease price.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great for Beginners

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lease Operator  in  Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Lease Operator in Springfield, MO

    Pros

    Great training, support, equipment, facilities, income, safety oriented. New drivers are trained and treated very well. You can come flat out broke with no other options and be trained, fed and housed for a well paying career.

    Cons

    Too much time away from home, health insurance is sky high! Drivers have to be on the road for two many weeks to make good money. Great place for newbies, road warriors, family teams. But not so much for families with children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to get drivers home more without killing their paycheck.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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