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"If you can't put Prime before your FAMILY, don't work here."

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

None really. The pay used to be above average for the industry, and that was the primary reason to continue working there. But, incentives continue to be changed, effectively cutting a person's pay. Virtually everyone's pay has been cut to some extent over the past few years, with the exception of Senior Management.

Cons

10 hour days (at the least), extremely difficult to get time off- either when needed (family emergencies,funerals,etc.) or in advance (vacation), required to work weekends and holidays, poor overall morale among co-workers.
Basically an employee is expected to put the company before their personal life and families. Recognition for good work does not exist, but there are plenty of opportunities to get yelled at for something you may or may not have been involved with. Conflict resolution is rarely taken into a closed room for discussion, employees are yelled at on the open floor for all to hear. Embarassment is another form of control used here.
Most compensation is base + incentive, but incentives are manipulated (cut) when someone becomes too good at what they do. Or, when things are not being done to management's liking, a component of the incentive is added/changed- effectively becoming a "punishment" for not doing certain things.

Something not explained from the beginning is vacation pay- which is just your base salary for the time off. It's called a "paid" vacation, but it's hard to enjoy your "paid" vacation when your vacation pay is just a fraction of your regulary weekly pay. As the company sees it, you're not contributing to the company during the week off so you shouldn't be paid for it. Vacations should be seen by employees as a reward for all the hard work put in all those other days, weeks, and months. Why not average the last 4 weeks' incentives and make that part of an employee's vacation pay?

Advice to Management

Simple- to get respect, you have to give respect. Some at the Senior Mgnt. level have little regard for the personal lives of those that work for them. Most are literally afraid to ask for time off, mainly because they want to avoid talking to management if at all possible. Personal issues, however large or small, are seen as "inconveniences" to the company. You'll never get the full potential from a person that dislikes their working environment.

Other Employee Reviews for Prime

  1. "QA Lead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent management and good products

    Cons

    Few managers do micro management which is really annoying


  2. "Great firm"

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

    Pros

    Having the time of my life at Prime!

    Cons

    None I can think of!

    Advice to Management

    Good job!


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