Prime Therapeutics Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Mixed bag as a contract employee

    Former Contractor - Contractor in Eagan, MN
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Prime Therapeutics as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Many quality people at various levels of experience in the organization, lots of friendly and helpful mentoring available when times allows for it, at least in my case. Working environment was clean and the on-site food offerings were decent. Solid entry level pay as a contractor, days usually ended by 6pm.

    Cons

    As others have mentioned, really a lack of acceptance and almost a dispensable attitude shown towards lower level contractors. I was frequently supported by coworkers in the organization but rarely management. I'm sure there was advancement opportunity but only if you pleased the right people and hung around long enough. For me the most difficult component was the unreasonable demand of OT, very high expectations related to commitment in hours and production from staff in some departments, with little in the way of acknowledgment or ownership of decision making from leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great organizational values and focus, however given the volatile nature of peak season and the high turn around, consider committing more upfront to your lower level employees to keep them engaged and invested in their roles. There was clear marginalization of some departments in Prime while others had comparatively comfortable situations. Lower level contractors and employees simply did not seem to have much say in the ebb and flow of decision making, a mistake given they are often the ones who bear the burden of peak season and the workflow fluctuation. Listen to your employees and do not make unreasonable business decisions with volume and leave your entry level staff to clean up the aftermath. Having said that, I have heard since leaving that the culture has changed a lot and many quality employees are being retained and promoted, so well done Prime.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Depressing Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Clinical Reviewer in Eagan, MN
    Former Contractor - Clinical Reviewer in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Prime Therapeutics as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free bagels Once a month.

    Cons

    Managers are inexperienced, overworked, and stretched thin. Lots of gossip, cliqueishness, extremely depressing work environment. I was moved to three different offices in 6 months of working there. People sit at their desks the entire day not talking to anyone. TONS of temps. This place is like a revolving door of recent college grads. Lots of forced overtime. If you have to work overtime on weekends, you sit in the dark on a Saturday morning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Not well managed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at Prime Therapeutics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits were very good. Number of days given for vacation were good, but you were never able to use them.

    Cons

    You were never able to use your time off because you were expected to be on call. Not enough staff, so the staff working put in terribly long hours. Trying to build a company on old and outdated systems, contributed to the struggles. Management would not make a decision. Paralysis by analysis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend the money to update the systems and get some additional support staff in place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Disappointing overall experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Benefit Design Analyst in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Benefit Design Analyst in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Prime Therapeutics full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice benefits and generous PTO but hard to get PTO approved

    Cons

    Managers have their cliques and if you don't fit in, good luck going anywhere in your department. Unprofessional culture and work environment.

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Decent pay and benifits, if you are ok with being treated as a production robot with no value or life.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialty Pharmacy in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Specialty Pharmacy in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at Prime Therapeutics

    Pros

    The co-workers, clean breakrooms, cafeteria onsite

    Cons

    Management, extremely low morale, oppressive work environment. You are not allowed to talk to your coworkers unless both of you are on break. So dont try it, or management will walk up and ask if you are on break. NO FAMILY/WORK LIFE BALANCE stay away if you have children!! You will be penalized for everything from being over 5 mins late due to traffic/weather etc. and you will also be penalized for sick kids! Very punitive attendance pt system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like human beings. We are expected to stay late and do mandatory OT with not so much as a thank you. Being micromanaged does nothing but cause terrible morale with low production.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful

    Good company undergoing growing pains

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

    I worked at Prime Therapeutics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice work environment, generous PTO

    Cons

    The company grew too fast and now the people who remain are at huge risk. It is an incredibly siloed organization and no one seems to talk to anyone else. In addition, leadership has made some huge knee jerk reactions that will ultimately sink this once promising company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please live up to your "five words" promises. They are being abused by senior leaders throughout the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Rapidly growing and therefore comes with many good challenges

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Information Technology in Eagan, MN
    Former Contractor - Information Technology in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Prime Therapeutics as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Rapid growth and have continual change of processes. Some may view change as a negative. My perspective is it is a small company becoming bigger and working to develop "big company" thinking which will ultimately lead to their long term success. They know where they are and where they wish to be in the future. Also..Great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Due to rapid growth and required timelines of the project, dates can get a little too short.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Prime Therapeutics is a great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Operations Analyst in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Product Operations Analyst in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at Prime Therapeutics full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good PTO benefits
    Work life balance
    Like the culture, business casual with jean day on Friday
    Help the community
    Try to make fun activities for various events/holiday's

    Cons

    Health Care Coverage is too expensive
    Compensation is too varied, people with no degrees are making more than people with degrees. Seems they do not take into account when hiring someone from the outside that they should not be making more than the seasoned professions especially without a degree. The new hires still have to be trained and when they lose the good people to other companies paying more, they have to train all over again, They have lost a lot of good people due to compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they deserve to be paid even if it means fighting to get them a raise.

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

    Would not recommend

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Benefit Design Specialist in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Benefit Design Specialist in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Prime Therapeutics full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    People, training, location, office space

    Cons

    Lack of structure, no perks, bad benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. Excellent work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Senior Systems Analyst in Eagan, MN
    Current Contractor - Senior Systems Analyst in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at Prime Therapeutics as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very defined work hierarchy and architecture.
    Wonderful team to work with and provide all support to new consultants in place.
    Have clear understand of systems and know what they are doing

    Cons

    Need a little bit of improvement when working with contractors.
    Should allow a little relaxed environment
    No overtime allowed, you need permission even if you have to put an extra hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great work, and wonderful work environment and infrastructure.

    Please invest some time in revamping your IT and relaxing the team rules a little to attract more talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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