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Pramerica Reviews

Updated Dec 10, 2019

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3.3
62%
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71%
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Pramerica Senior Managing Director and CIO  Ciaran Harvey
Ciaran Harvey
37 Ratings
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  • "Salary not great, working hours can be extreme(in 6 reviews)

  • "Low Salary and Increase is 1 percent of salary per year(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Pramerica full-time

    Pros

    Very Good Work culture, Understanding people and supportive attitude

    Cons

    No cons. The Company is really very good.

    Pramerica2018-10-24
  2. "Career vs Job"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pramerica full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent work culture. Lot of opportunities if you want to build you career.

    Cons

    Salary is comparatively low, but when compared with cost of living and quality of life I would prefer to take a hit on salary.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Pramerica2019-02-21
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  4. "Data Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pramerica full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good internal educational program to help grow your career.

    Cons

    Wages are lower than market average.

    Pramerica2018-03-05
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Systems Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pramerica full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Superb promotional opportunities for technology and people leadership roles. Great training and further education courses. Employees are empowered and encouraged to make decisions/choices. Innovation is welcomed and all ideas brought to the table are considered and developed upon. I spent 10 years with Pramerica and was sorry to leave but my family needed me to return back to Dublin.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than Dublin but the cost of living in Donegal especially for housing make it more than worthwhile to relocate.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. MAGIC COMPANY TO WORK FOR>

    Pramerica2017-02-27
  6. "Very bad from top to bottom"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Donegal
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pramerica full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working from home is accessible to some employees after 6 months in a role. Non traditional working hours (ie not 9-5) is a bonus for some who prefer to work later in the day. Nice scenic views from some parts of the building.

    Cons

    -The company has taken major steps backwards over the last few years in terms of the quality of jobs on offer. -In certain departments and teams bullying is widespread, quieter and well mannered employees are especially prone to this treatment. HR will do very little to assist. -Many posts are filled through personal contacts at the expense of appropriately qualified and experienced people who are already working... in the company. -The salary is entirely atrocious, apparently the salary is scaled due to living costs in the region, why then are people in the civil service without 3rd level qualifications in Donegal paid much more ? Why are the employees in the company up the road paid much more for similar work ? -Career development is very difficult to acquire, the general protocol being someone takes on a job within a certain function, fulfills that role for 1-4 years and either leaves the company within that time span or takes on something very similar in another team. Actual career progression is non-existent. - A lot of people work there because they cannot get jobs anywhere else or are too lazy to look elsewhere. -As business partners are based in another country, flying under the radar is common practice. -As the company supports a constantly fluctuating company - Prudential Financial, it is entirely possible that your job will be taken off you at anytime due to business needs, trying to find another role in Pramerica is not straightforward and a lot of people leave as a consequence of this practice. -Management appear to have no clue how to react to these well documented problems.

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    Advice to Management

    Change the business model, project your employees as being skilled professionals, instead of 'resources' who are dispensable and are happy to work for below average salaries in a cheap labour environment.

    Pramerica2019-12-10
  7. "Associate Information Security"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pramerica full-time

    Pros

    Great teams across the floor. Very approachable.

    Cons

    Expected to sit on a hotline throughout every shift. Hot line calls are never ending. Pay.

    Pramerica2019-10-24
  8. "Review on Pramerica Systems Ireland"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pramerica full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Energetic work atmosphere, enthusiastic, good work, interesting, challenging. Broad range of roles and teams, work life balance in Donegal

    Cons

    Salary expectations, depending on lower cost of living in Donegal

    Pramerica2019-10-15
  9. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager 

    I have been working at Pramerica full-time

    Pros

    Good career progression & ability to work from home

    Cons

    Salary not great, working hours can be extreme

    Pramerica2019-10-06
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Info Security"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Pramerica full-time

    Pros

    Shop LK vouchers at Christmas

    Cons

    Very hard to progress career wise, bad management

    Pramerica2019-10-14
  11. "Senior Compliance Associate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Associate in Cork

    I have been working at Pramerica full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good experience, people are friendly

    Cons

    Salary, lack of progression. As an American company.. May have to work US hours

    Pramerica2019-10-15
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