Prime Therapeutics

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Prime Therapeutics Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
67 Reviews

2.6
67 Reviews
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Prime Therapeutics President and CEO Eric S. Elliott
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very professional environment with a good work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • The people are great and fun to work with (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor infrastructure leads to unnecessary regulatory risk and poor customer service (in 4 reviews)

  • Growing pains, growing very rapidly, can get lost in the shuffle (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clinical review.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great health benefits, PTO, and employee perks. Flexible scheduling with work from home options. Advancement and growth from within strongly encouraged.

    Cons

    Rapid growth can make environment stressful at times. Lots of contract employees without job security can lead to lower productivity overall.

  2.  

    Perfect size - family feel but with corporate infrastructure

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bloomington, MN

    Pros

    Work/life balance, positive energy, great benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of new employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Associate Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work life balance
    Good benefits and competitive pay
    Company is growing which means job security

    Cons

    systems are outdated
    Lack of resources to keep up with company growth

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good implementing a client and or working in silos

    Cons

    Overworked, company needs to catch up with industry in reporting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    It was an OK Job not the career I expected.

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    Former Employee - Member Service Agent  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Member Service Agent in Irving, TX

    Pros

    Benefits Great, Opportunities Great, Training WAS An Awesome experience.

    Cons

    Very Non-Professional Floor Supervisor, my immediate supervisors left shortly after I started. Therefore, my team did not have an immediate supervisor. However, on those occasions when another floor supervisor would attempt to emanate our team this was only to write you up or rather some negative indentation. It all just became way to stressful and hard to deal with to the point where I started having panic attacks upon arriving to work and I have been in customer service for over 20 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retrain some “Floor Supervisors”, on professionalisms, HR’s policy and procedures and ethics.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is extremely dysfunctional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire 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.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Managers lack integrity!

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    Current Employee - IT Systems Engineer  in  Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - IT Systems Engineer in Eagan, MN

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Unless 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers that have people skills and integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crappy

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Omaha, NE

    Pros

    Benefits right after you started.

    Cons

    not so good pay. Favoritism ("pets" got special projects, or even pulled off phones.) In house interviews were so misguided, even if you had the experience, they passed you over for someone who did not have the proper training. Threatening to write people up.for doing their jobs. Not everyone was on the same page with the training. The training I had from 7 years ago is different then what new hires got. Shift bids.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't nitpick at petty stuff. Let employees do their jobs, and retrain if something is wrong

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN

    Pros

    Company 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.

    Cons

    Past 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Direction, but poor talent management

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Manager in Eagan, MN

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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