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Primatics Financial Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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  • Very late sittings affecting work life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Fast paced growth, so be prepared to put in extra time - but that is required for career growth anywhere (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Primatics Financial full-time

    Pros

    Laid back environment with room to expand knowledge.

    Cons

    You will rarely get a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Increase raise rate to at the very least cost of living adjustment.


  2. "Sincere but still immature"

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    Former Employee - Technical Staff in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Staff in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Primatics Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    [Note: I worked in the company's Tysons Corner office, I can't speak to the experience in the Pakistan office]
    Employees are enthusiastic and proud of the product, very social workplace. Lots of emphasis on employee cohesiveness and a small company atmosphere. Open, collaborative work environment (a mix of cubicles and open-plan layouts). Limited competition in a niche market results in lots of new features and solutions under development, with associated opportunities for advancement (depending on your role). Ongoing interest and discussions on improving the product and development processes.

    Cons

    Despite ostensible emphasis on cohesion, the company's technology, development processes, and organization are extremely incoherent and dysfunctional. Communications between senior staff in the US office and development/engineering teams in Pakistan is poor, creating a chasm between intent and execution. Development processes and technologies are baroque and under-engineered. Development teams pay lip service to agile but actually use 3-month-long waterfall release cycles, with heavy-process testing, deployment, and support approaches. Offshore development staff is very resistant to change, biased towards schedule and release dates over product quality and efficiencies. Minimal architectural oversight of and engagement with developers.

    Advice to Management

    The onshore/offshore split is a huge problem, technically and culturally. Mitigate by improved communications, increased rotation between offices and cross-training, and stronger emphasis and commitment to product and process quality.

  3. "Implemenation Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Implementation Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Implementation Analyst in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primatics Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposed to all parts of the development life cycle and take on multiple roles
    Ability to go outside your role and work with other departments
    Managers care about your career growth
    Training resources are readily available
    Good work life balance for the most part

    Cons

    Training needs to be frequent for live sessions
    Work can be overwhelming sometimes because of multiple roles you might be taking on


  4. "Pros of Primatics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of room for upward mobility and implementation of new ideas. A stimulating problem solving environment with easy access to upper management.

    Cons

    Roles are not always clearly defined by management which has lead to misinformation about how to work together and poorly shaped expectations.


  5. "Excellent Company With Brilliant People"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Lead
    Current Employee - Senior Business Lead
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primatics Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learning, Salary, Growth, New Technologies, Superb Management

    Cons

    Nothing as such for Cons


  6. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Valuation and Risk Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Valuation and Risk Analyst in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Primatics Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Even entry-level employees are given a lot of agency and responsibility here.
    The people are great, and since acquisition by SS&C management has made a clear effort to improve on employee engagement and customer satisfaction.

    Cons

    There is a very steep learning curve (many people coming in have to learn both how to use the software and relevant accounting reg.'s). Since this is a smaller company, it is hard to get training just for your job (although they do a good job of big-picture training on things that affect everyone).

    Advice to Management

    Get more employee feedback and listen more to clients on what they need and what could be improved. Management seems to be refocusing on this, but it is extremely important.


  7. "Good place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Primatics Financial full-time

    Pros

    A lot of different technologies and accounting information to learn

    Cons

    Company culture has changed since being acquired.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Nice Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olney, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olney, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Primatics Financial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Upper management is very helpful. Co-workers are very nice and welcoming to new hires. Many opportunities for growth within company.

    Cons

    Small staff makes the job ten times harder. Very fast paced at times. Work-life balance is non- existent. No time for family life.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff for all positions. Staff members are constantly being moved and promoted, that there should be constant new hires at all positions.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great software platform, services and solutions, when it works. There is definitely a need in the financial services/banking market. Some very intelligent people have contributed to the design, integration, logic and infrastructure. Evolv has the ability to be and do so much more than the engineers are able to keep up with in order to deliver specific market needs.

    Cons

    A lot of turnover/attrition so finding the right talent to replace others is a struggle, which impacts the overall ability to deliver.
    The senior executive team is comprised of long-time employees that have moved up the ranks as others have departed. Unfortunately, they are not seasoned "Leaders", which impacts their ability to lead the company and retain good teams. They seem to leverage each other too often, when they should capitalize on the experience and knowledge of their staff. They are very controlling and set in their ways. If they would enable and empower their staff to offer best practices from their past experience, they could be much more successful. There seem to be "trust" issues that create an uncomfortable environment where the employees become afraid to offer suggestions or new ideas that may help improve the existing, but very limited, process standards.
    The company lacks detailed standard processes, procedures, policies and documentation on implementation, SW platform capabilities and features. Too much "human BI" and information hoarding vs engaging, reviewing, documenting and empowering their employees to allow them to grow, contribute and learn more about other aspects of the business. They continue to stay stagnant and unable to grow their client base due to the lack of structure and process.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all of your employees, no matter what level they are in the company, your personal (preconceived) opinions and leverage everyone's experience to create a better environment and culture across ask business lines.
    I would encourage SS&C to invest in their leaders by offering mandatory management training to improve overall skills, relationships and the future success of the company.
    Create a more defined "On-boarding" process with goals and timelines attached so new employees don't feel so lost from Day 1. There should be a standard process for week 1 to Month 1, M2, M3 and beyond that aligns with their expectations and the employee's role.
    All meetings should have specific agenda items defined prior to the meeting so everyone is prepared and it is a productive use of time for everyone.
    Be respectful to everyone and considerate in how you speak to others.


  10. "Great company to learn and grow in."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Primatics Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great place to learn and grow
    -Primatics is a small company so you will learn and have involvement of many different aspects of a software company
    - Awesome people
    - We were just acquired by a very large software company in the financial technology space giving us opportunities beyond our regular market space
    - Bonuses

    Cons

    - Sometimes the work is not easy
    - Because it is a small company, training may not be the best. You have to be proactive about learning

    Advice to Management

    My biggest point of advice would be increasing training or simplifying the training.


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