Primus Telecommunications

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Primus Telecommunications Reviews

Updated February 14, 2015
Updated February 14, 2015
24 Reviews
2.4
24 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work and Grow!

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

    I have been working at Primus Telecommunications full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    All new leadership including CEO. The new direction of the company in terms of employees is very positive. There is a lot of focus on learning and recognition. Very competitive salary and benefits and a positive environment. The people with the company now are very dedicated and passionate and great to work with.

    Cons

    Medium fish in a big pond. There is a lot of competition out there and the Primus name is not as big as the other telecom companies so sometimes it is difficult to have people interested in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on this path and keep investing in the people it is working!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lack of innovation and willingness to change

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Primus Telecommunications

    Pros

    Nothing. Bunch of monkeys running the show out of Toronto and Edmunston. One director is only worried about himself!!!

    Cons

    Sold a bill of goods upon hire that the environment fosters change and collaboration. Certain executives out for themselves. They feel threatened by others with great ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to be given since my ideas were regarded as me not towing the line. Also HR reps only working 2-3 times a week is not conducive to a workplace who works 7 days per week

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fast paced, difficult mangement, not much promoting from within

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Primus Telecommunications

    Pros

    This company will keep you very busy. Most employees do the work of about three or four different people so if you like a stressful and fast paced enviornment than this is the place for oyu!

    Cons

    People are fired very quickly and with basically no notice leaving the rest of the employees with more work to do. The leaders seem out of touch with the moral of the company. People are constantly quitting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you treat your employees with respect and hire from within than you're more likely to keep the good employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Vice President in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Primus Telecommunications

    Pros

    they need help in several areas

    Cons

    No regard for employees. Management promotes frequent change of employees as a good thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have people in senior team with true leadership talent and skills.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Laid back life slow pace and work / life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Windows Server Administrative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Windows Server Administrative in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Primus Telecommunications full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance , Easy going Job nice culture.

    Cons

    Slow not much room for growth for youngsters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the use of the knowledge that juniors have

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Downs and an Up

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

    I have been working at Primus Telecommunications

    Pros

    Provides a place to work that provides a salary. Nice co workers to interact with and share ideas and daily activities.

    Cons

    Management heavy with no clear direction or future ideas. Tough to navigate and understand purpose or role in the company. Slow moving train.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Be Wary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Support Technician in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Support Technician in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Primus Telecommunications full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The pros are that the people who do work there are personable and enjoyable co-workers.

    Cons

    Training is achieved by being read to from a book. Not useful for those that learn by doing. You don't get hands on experience until the end of your training and you are being shadowed. During the training I wrote two tests to verify that I knew what I was supposed to know. I received the first test back and it was graded so I new where I needed to focus extra attention. The challenge was they never returned my second test and I don't know what my grade was. In respect of remuneration, the company lives to the letter of the law and will not pay you for any holidays until your probationary period is over. Also, if you are expected to do shift work and take OC Transpo, the midnight shift ends at 12:15 am and it is a 25 minute walk to the nearest bus stop. The challenge is the last bus leaves at 12:15 am. The next one is not until 4:45 in the morning. There are a few perks including discounts on products and services. There is free coffee, tea and hot chocolate but don't use the vending machines, there is a snack cart that goes around twice a day so the stuff there is usually fresher than in the vending machines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Duck and Cover

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Primus Telecommunications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can move up quickly.

    Cons

    You will quickly find your self at the top of your pay grade resulting in 0% razes no matter what your review score are.
    Long work weeks based on understaffing.
    Expect purges of the Top and Bottom employees for Q4 results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to recognize and reward your team members or accept that they will leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Narcissistic Management in Vancouver

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

    I worked at Primus Telecommunications full-time

    Pros

    none
    company values are poor ,
    there is a sevrere absence of leadership, do as i tell you kind of policy or face consquences
    personal growth cannot take place in this stifling atmoshpere

    Cons

    Employees live in fear,
    Bullying and abuse by RSM
    Hostile behaviour and stare you down kind of tactics
    Aggresive behaviour
    bordering on the criminal
    culture of sycophants with employees sucking up to RSM
    management absent from office for long periods of time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be men and not wankers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Very Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fraud Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Fraud Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Primus Telecommunications full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working as a team was really a good experience

    Cons

    Direct Communications with Client is good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

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