Prime Reviews | Glassdoor

Prime Reviews

Updated March 13, 2019
204 reviews

Filter

Filter


3.5
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Prime President Robert E. Low
Robert E. Low
121 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "Good pay and support plus training" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Great company and benefits as well" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "No or next to nothing for home time" (in 25 reviews)

  • "That’s about it if you have a family or don’t like to be away from home then very stressful" (in 9 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Professional driver"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Duke, OK
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Duke, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and benefits as well.

    Cons

    None great company to work for.


  2. "Best Company in Springfield"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Operations in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Environment
    Leadership
    Culture
    Breaks
    Pushb you to work hard

    Cons

    In Springfield MO. Not an appealing city but definitely the best business that will be in the area.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity to gain experience with a company that treats you with respect"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver
    Current Employee - Truck Driver
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plethora of freight around the country
    Good starting pay
    Free apprenticeship with 1 year contract
    Great equipment
    Employees are treated with respect
    Priority on safety

    Cons

    Not much home time
    Hiring more people than trucks


  4. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Driver in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good entry level job too start

    Cons

    Nothing is bad about this place


  5. "Solid Starter"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Pittston, PA
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Pittston, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Equipment is leased so it's pretty fresh. They rotate out trucks after they hit 300k miles.
    Pay is decent depending on where you live and what you're doing. Get the dedicated contracts if you're in the northeast.
    Great dispatcher (Glenn Waters if he's still there)

    Cons

    OTR pay was lacking. Kept running me in the northeast where they made a killing and I wasn't getting much because of traffic and long waits at shippers and receivers.
    It's reefer so you're gonna have a lot of "hurry up and wait"

    Advice to Management

    Balance short and timely runs with long and quick runs. Not fair to the people that live in the northeast to get stuck running in New England.


  6. "LEASE Operator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Springfield, MO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The equipment (trucks and trailers) are top in the industry. Possibly the best starter trucking company in the industry if looking to get a CDL. Decent amenities at the Springfield terminal. I've had good medical service overall. The maintenance side of the house wins MVP honors hands down.

    Cons

    Make no mistake, these fleet managers highly encourage (subtle) FORCED DISPATCH. Home time locations need to be treated like a 90 [in other words, as high a priority it is to deliver to a customer on time, the fact that it is not the same to get home is alarming]. Mindset is more pro sales staff and fleet manager staff than driver, easily. Great starter company, but goes downhill with time. Lots of driving equating to little off time. (Average 3 days a month). Fleet managers tell drivers what loads are worth taking (they think all of them). Would like to buy a truck from Prime, but the high cost moxed with the inflated lease payments shew away the idea of making any in-house transactions (I'll purchase elsewhere).

    Advice to Management

    STOP saying you care about drivers without committing the actions to verify that as the truth. LISTEN to your drivers. LISTEN to your drivers. LISTEN to your drivers. LISTEN to your drivers. LISTEN to your drivers.


  7. "There's a reason why trucking isn't full of millennials"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay if you work hard

    Cons

    Lack of respect for their employees

  8. "Overall great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dispatchers are great and the pay is some of the best for a starting out company. Huge emphasis on safety.

    Cons

    They will get you to pay for everything they can.


  9. "Good pay if you enjoy working like a slave."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay if you don't count hours worked.

    Cons

    If you do count the hours worked and do the math (pay/hours worked), your pay amounts to +/- $3.25/hour - 1970's wages! Eating, sleeping, working, relaxing, medicating - all in the confines of a truck with only mileage paid is the biggest rip-off of all time! Stay away or lose your family for peanuts!

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to the drivers, they butter your bread while you go home nights and eat it, then sleep in your own bed!


  10. "It was ok"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Driver
    Former Employee - Driver
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Prime full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    training program

    new equipment

    plenty of work

    Cons

    pay isnt the best

    not enough home time