Prime Therapeutics
2.8 of 5 57 reviews
www.primetherapeutics.com Eagan, MN 1000 to 5000 Employees

Prime Therapeutics Reviews in Eagan, MN

Updated Jun 16, 2014
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67% Approve of the CEO

Prime Therapeutics President and CEO Eric S. Elliott

Eric S. Elliott

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    It was miserable and I would not recommend it

    Product Analyst (Former Employee)
    Eagan, MN

    ProsPTO is generous but nice

    ConsVery sticky environment
    co workers are nice

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great company filled with employees that lack business knowledge and professionalism

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Eagan, MN

    ProsPTO, salary and health benefits

    ConsI have never worked in a company that has had such a lack of customer focus and a lack of processes to aid in helping the customer. I have never experienced such a lack of management skill and professionalism before in over 20 years of working. Managers manage through instant messages sent from friends with no actual first hand knowledge of the situation or asking both parties involved. A huge pool of bitter divorced women in their 30's lends a negative attitude to certain departments. "Bad ex" discussions at manager meetings along with disparaging comments on a personal level of other employees is the norm.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior Management knows what the issues are., They don't know how to fix them. This shows they lack the skills necessary to grow this company into a large player in this field of business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company is extremely dysfunctional

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Eagan, MN

    Prosgood benefits; generally attractive working environment; at least one outstanding HR generalist

    Consback-biting; lying; broken performance evaluation model; rampant nepotism/favoritism

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more outstanding HR personnel. Increase the number of male HR professionals.
    Educate managers to to be more open to opinions of individual contributors.
    Encourage managers to understand that being a manager is a privilege, not an entitlement, and that they should never abuse the institutional power with which they are invested.
    Encourage management to be more supportive of new-comers.
    Replace current performance evaluation model with one that is more performance based and does not allow opinions of an employee's peers to be automatically accepted as truthful.
    Carefully scrutinize managers who really are not doing their jobs.
    Avoid punishing employees with vast experience and a stellar work record simply because they know a lot and want to share their opinions and suggestions.
    Investigate and eliminate female prejudice against older males, especially if those women are in positions of power. Strike a better balance between the number of women and men in certain departments.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Direction, but poor talent management

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Eagan, MN

    ProsVery interesting company with a lot of growth potential. Some great people who have worked to make it the success that it is.

    ConsManagement has forgotten the hard work and dedication of folks who made it happen. They replace who teams within a year. Lots of Management turnover - only 1 executive who was here 3 years ago still is. Poor HR team - not truthful in dealing with employees; they tend to let a lot of people go in their own department, which tells you something

    Lots of little fiefdoms among senior leaders. Too hard to get any projects done -- there's a backup of projects for the next 24 months!

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out how to recognize and reward real talent, not just those who are "buddies" with managment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Managers lack integrity!

    IT Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
    Eagan, MN

    ProsPay is okay and 196 hours of PTO is generous, but that's about it

    ConsUnless you're willing to inform on your team mates, you will not be a "favorite" and you won't go far at Prime. Prime refers to the work environment as a "fast paced environment". What this really means is long hours, high stress, a sweatshop mentality. Prime is the only company where I witnessed fellow employee's break down and cry from the work load and unrealistic deadlines. Good work isn't rewarded, instead managers keep track of every little thing you do wrong, like missing a meeting. This is used against you at your annual review to justify a lowered annual bonus. Do not believe HR when they tell you you will get a 6% annual bonus.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire managers that have people skills and integrity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Rapid growth, reactive, constant change, and zero fail equals challenging work environment; not for the faint of heart.

    (Current Employee)
    Eagan, MN

    ProsCompany continues to enjoy significant growth year over year with its rank and file people genuinely caring about the quality of their own work and the services extended to customers.

    Each employee really can effect change if they stand up and take ownership. Just don't expect it to A) be easy, and B) to hear angels sing and harps play when done.

    ConsPast decisions by management have created an extremely reactive work environment rather than a more plan full one. This, along with the continued rapid growth of the company, has led to a working environment that requires you to be able to react quickly to a near constant barrage of unplanned work while still completing all previously assigned duties and projects on time and budget. Burn out is high for those unable to separate work pressure from their personal lives. The phrase "don't take work home" has real meaning here if you value your sanity.

    Management has also taken a "zero fail" approach to everything which in some quarters is leading to an increase in finger pointing, back stabbing, and an increase in severe reprimands for mistakes or oversights that anywhere else would warrant no more than a lessons learned exercise and changes to prevent recurrence.

    Company needs to do a better job of selecting candidates for management positions that are interested in actually managing their area of responsibility rather than managing up in preparation for their own personal advancement. Personal experience has been that there are more ineffectual managers lacking basic emotional intelligence here than at past employers of similar or larger size.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe current pattern of lurching from one "peak" to the next to meet only immediate client requirements needs to grow to encompass a more thoughtful planned approach that would enable the company to address changes as well as new requirements without upending the apple cart. Stop focusing only on the short term when planning projects and start considering what could be done now to make things more efficient even if there isn't an immediately positive ROI (you have to be willing to invest and build better foundations if you want a solid framework upon which to grow). The current culture of cramming a full year's (or more!) worth of projects into a 4-6 month time table, without also increasing your work force, is a recipe for burnout and mistakes that simply can't be maintained over the long term.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 CEOs in 5 years. High Excecutive level turnover. Favoritism runs rampid from managers.

    Facilities Tech (Former Employee)
    Eagan, MN

    ProsNice entry level job.Good pay and benefits.Nice south metro locations.

    ConsExecutives out of touch with employees.No job security, company is slowly reducing ,then converting full time positions into contract positions .Zero positive job recognition on reviews from managers which affects raises and bonuses.There is no incentive to go above and beyond.Most of the good people move on to another job while the lazy people stay and get promoted.Jobs duties are continualy added to your plate and should be considered buisness as usual.Office supply /copier areas are randomly restocked and usually empty of paper or supplies needed to do your job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementExecutives should be more concerned with employee morale because it's not passed on by managers.Reduce the 4+ levels of management by of couple so that there are more people doing actual productive work instead of being just company overhead that spends their day making sure their butts are covered when problems happen.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Rapidly growing company

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
    Eagan, MN

    ProsLots of opportunities to grow with the company.
    Friendly environment.

    ConsLimited resources at times.
    Aggressive growth plan that comes with some challenges.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLarge company with a small company feel. Aggressively growing and at times feels like the cart is being put before the horse. Challenges are abundant at times, but I'm certain once the dust settles Prime will be a great company to be with, more so than it already is.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place to work!

    Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
    Eagan, MN

    ProsCompetitive pay and compensation. Medical benefits are excellent! However, the number one reason to work at Prime is the people. The team atmosphere is excellent, as is the overall technical quality of the individual contributor.

    ConsPrime is a growth company, so sometimes there are pain points related to that.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that we are a growth company, and the absolute best way to grow successfully is to retain good people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Growing company with high demands

    Senior Systems Administrator (Current Employee)
    Eagan, MN

    ProsPrime has a lot to offer in terms of growth and opportunity. The people are great and fun to work with. There is a lot of collaboration between staff and departments.

    ConsThe company may be growing too fast. There is a lot of demand but not necessarily enough resources. Some departments don't see growth which hurts project timelines and everyday workloads.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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