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Premier Tech Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Premier Tech Chairman and CEO Bernard Bélanger
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  1. "Maintenance Technician"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Technician in Alexander City, AL
    Former Employee - Electrical Technician in Alexander City, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Premier Tech (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The job is fun because you hardly ever work on the same machine for an extended amount of time. There isn't hardly any heavy physical labor.

    Cons

    The turnover rate for employees is horrible. There is a lot of waiting on the supervisor to assign work for everyone to do.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to the Management at Premier Tech would be to hire someone as a production planner so that there wouldn't be any gaps in between the projects and all of the needed materials would be there on time instead of having to wait.


  2. "Better than nothing, maybe"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Premier Tech full-time

    Pros

    Better than nothing maybe. May be able to gain experience but it may not help as the product line is unique so skills may not transfer to other jobs.

    Cons

    45-50 hour work week. There is a really long probation period on hire (6 months) and then no raise until a year after that. No real training. The biggest problem though is the old boy network. One guys has worked almost all his live at Premier. Most has been there so long they can’t work anywhere else and they know it. One of these old boys is the only one that can do the final programming and testing of the bagging systems no one can challenge his authority. A few months ago a new hire made a comment about some code he wrote, he got mad, harassed the guy for 4 weeks and then fired him! He also chews tobacco and always has a big dip in his mouth. Disgusting!

    Advice to Management

    Get the dinosaurs under Control. No one person in that office should have that much power!


  3. "Lost Opportunities, Incompetent Middle Management, Senior Management better but unaware of MM's lack of talent."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    If you are French of speak French very well that is a definite plus. Privately owned, so not under the gun for quarterly performance nonsense. They have excellent techical people and research facilities and research and technical budgets.

    Cons

    Middle Management has tried to use a business model that has worked for them in Canada, where they have absolutely no competition in the market, and then applied that model to a US market with over 20 competitors and 11 times the population in the US as there is in Canada.

    Advice to Management

    To penetrate the US market you are going to have to hire US Middle Management with experience in the U.S. biotechnology market in order to be successful.


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  5. "Corrosion specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Premier Tech full-time

    Pros

    Great company.Room for development,Management always willing to listen to new hires.

    Cons

    Pay is not good enough,Location is terrible,Lack of vacation


  6. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Premier Tech (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None. I need 5 words for the review so that is it

    Cons

    Just an awful place to work for. Worked there for 14 years. Management is awful. That place is one class action lawsuit away from jail hopefully

    Advice to Management

    Walk into oncoming traffic


  7. "Developer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Rivière-du-Loup, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Developer in Rivière-du-Loup, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Premier Tech full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great offices and perks. Business is growing really fast

    Cons

    World headquarter in a small town far for any big town.


  8. "Great Culture&Values, Career opportunities, Inspiring Leadership team!!"

    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
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Premier Tech full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture that fits with entrepreneurial spirited, innovators and ambitious people; Room for growth, for experiencing business acumen and for acquiring high technical skills; An inspiring Leadership team, available and close to people; Right to make mistakes (unless you learn from it!); People-oriented (good services to employees and celebrations activities).

    Cons

    Not always well structured; Fast paced environment due to the ambitious vision; Strong culture where it's hard to fit in; High expectations of quality of work and execution; located mainly in region - so "urban lover" people have to change their mind and move in smaller cities.

    Advice to Management

    When people feel engaged and happy, they will talk positively about you to their networks and will bring them onboard, so continue in taking care of people, everywhere!


  9. "Automation Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Premier Tech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Employer, Good work behaviour

    Cons

    Not seen yet about downsides


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Highly political environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Premier Tech full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very prestigious company. Lots of very good people

    Cons

    One man show; even in the higher sphere of management. Very few initiatives are tolerated.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Get your focus on global"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Premier Tech full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They talk about culture but don't live it

    Cons

    They do not look outside of Quebec Mr. Belanger open your eyes


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