Prometheus Group Reviews
28% would recommend to a friend
(373 total reviews)
32% approve of CEO
Found 373 of over 405 reviews
Updated Nov 13, 2023
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- "There is always something new to learn and there are some really great people here." (in 31 reviews)
- "Decent benefits and casual dress" (in 12 reviews)
- "Great place to go and awesome coworkers; great if you like challenging but rewarding work." (in 10 reviews)
- "The team at Prometheus is amazing." (in 10 reviews)
- "Good Snacks in the kitchen and a cool office that is located in downtown Raleigh." (in 9 reviews)
- "Management is terrible and has no direction for their employees." (in 49 reviews)
- "No training for any role" (in 21 reviews)
- "There is also no work from home policy and even just the suggestion is scrutinized." (in 19 reviews)
- "low pay" (in 18 reviews)
- "Upper management are all dishonest and dont care about employees." (in 17 reviews)
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- 1.0Nov 3, 2023Business Development Representative (BDR)Former Employee, less than 1 yearRaleigh, NC
I experienced about 2 weeks of sales training that I can now say I have sales experience, barely. Then had 1 and a half weeks on the phone. They had beer Thursdays as well, right before going home which has to be dangerous.
The first red flag was that, in the department, the person who worked their the longest has only been the for 6 months at the time. Then unprofessionally laid off a group of 6 people. We walked into a fake meeting, then laid us off, and didn't even receive proper salutations until HR stepped in. We all just walked out with our things in boxes, with no previous knowledge or warning of being laid off. They took advantage of the fact that we were younger and 2 of us did not reach 30 days & severance (8 days away).14
- 2.0Aug 27, 2023SalesCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
Free beer every other Thursday and great coworkers. Too bad none of them stay. Casual dress code is nice.
Basically what the title says. I didn't listen when I applied. I mentioned the negative reviews in the interview process and the recruiter calmed my nerves by saying that employees that have been let go skew the ratings. Just run. This place will chew you up and spit you out. The turnover is absolutely *bonkers*. I'm talking 17 people either fired or resigned over the past two months in my department alone. No amount of snacks make up for the anxiety and weariness this job brings. I feel suicidal every Sunday. If you think you're different, tougher, or more equipped to handle the daily grind of this gig, I want to warn you in saying I felt the same. I had a chip on my shoulder to prove myself and make that quarterly bonus. I assure you, you are not capable of meeting the expectations and quotas that've been set.21
- 2.0Oct 23, 2023Business Development Representative (BDR)Former Employee, less than 1 yearRaleigh, NC
Most of the people you work with are kind, and the manager does seem to care about their team.
Honestly, not the best job if you don't like being constantly scared of being fired. They sat us down the first week and told us 20 different ways we could be fired, then you are constantly watching people leave, and when they do leave they don't give you a feeling of any job security. Don't recommend if you are questioning if you want to be in sales.... You NEED to love cold calling and hitting metrics to be in this position!6
- 4.0Sep 13, 2023BDRCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearRaleigh, NC
Everyone is so nice and I get along well with my team and manager.
I love my team, but several BDR’s have unrealistic expectations. My dad is in sales, so I knew what to expect from an entry level sales role before I even interviewed. And this is it. It’s clear to me that some of my colleagues decided to just give sales a try. Idk if it didn’t click what the job would be when the recruiter and hiring manager told them the expectations or what, but this is what I expected.
- 2.0Sep 20, 2023Account ManagerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearRaleigh, NC
-Insurance is good and extremely cheap -Decent 401k match -Free snacks -Beer Thursdays -Half Day Fridays (even though you still have 44 hour work weeks...) -Software actually helps customers -There is potential to make good money here if you play your cards right
You will leave Prometheus Group, and still be thinking about how dysfunctional it is for months/years to come. People who have left PG talk about a certain trauma that sticks with them even after moving to new companies and roles (not joking). I read bad reviews before joining and thought "it can't be this bad. I'm sure these people just didn't have what it takes to be successful in sales." Please listen to the reviews...it really is that bad. It is not normal for a company to have this kind of turnover. They will tell you that's how sales organizations are...that is a lie. It is actually remarkable how many people I saw get fired or quit during my 2 years. The KPIs here are absurd- it went from 40 cold calls a day, to 60, to 80+ a day because they don't see the results they want. They will also tell you these KPIs are normal for sales...again, not true. Maybe for a call center, but not 'account managers'. How can anyone have time to actually put thought or energy into anything useful when you are making cold calls for 9 hours straight? If you have a productive day full of demos/discos and cannot fit in cold calls? You better make up those missed calls the next day or you'll be staying late on Friday. Oh, and you have to tally mark every call you make and track them on a sheet of paper hourly that you hand in at the end of the day like a 3rd grader. The work environment at PG is based on fear - everyone is scared of getting fired, scared of getting in trouble for not doing enough (even though you do your best), scared of what hasty decisions will be made that affect you, etc. No one is ever at ease there - it's constant stress and chaos. I could go on and on, but everything I could say is already in other reviews. The sad part is, I actually had a lot of good days there and had moments where I really thought it could change. And then they would always ruin it. They actually did right by me and treated me well, but I still wouldn't recommend working for this company to anyone.20
- 2.0Sep 27, 2023DesignerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearRaleigh, NC
The snacks are good. Some of your coworkers might be cool. Decent insurance/benefits.
I can't recommend working here unless you enjoy being micromanaged. Definitely don't work for their sales department, I found different coworkers from sales crying in the bathroom near sales at least once a week. Beware of homophobic/racist/sexist management and company culture. This place is a lawsuit waiting to happen, they know this and contract very expensive lawyers. Very clique-y. Bad pay. They give the whole company alcohol every other Thursday right before everyone is about to drive home so that's weird.10
- 3.0Oct 9, 2023Project ManagerCurrent Employee
Lots of opportunity to take on extra responsibility and gain experience.
Experience will be about the only reward for going the extra mile.2
- 2.0Jun 15, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearRaleigh, NC
Good place to get your foot in the door if you’re new to tech. There is a ton to learn here. The building is nice. There are some really amazing coworkers. Some managers really do try.
No formal training or designated trainers. They rely on already really busy coworkers to train you and documentation isn’t organized. You’ll never get a raise so don’t bother asking- no one does. The turnover is terrible and they fire without warning or cause. The moral is pretty low here.12
- 1.0Sep 14, 2023SalesFormer Employee, more than 1 yearRaleigh, NC
If you want to consider some snacks and drinks a "pro" fine, they have snacks and drinks. It doesn't even come close to making working there worthwhile. Some would say half day Fridays, but honestly its a scam. You're not really getting a half day, it is just another 4 hours tacked onto a 40 hour week. Do the math if you're in office from 8am-6pm Monday-Thursday you have already hit your 40 hours before you even come in on Friday.
Management: Management does not care about employees at all, and it all stems from the CEO - he has been heard referring to employees as "dogs who deserve to be beat", and has surrounded himself with people like the CRO who share that disgusting mindset. Not only is management uncaring, they're so clearly inept. Nobody in management is qualified to be in the role they're in, they're simply former sales people who got in at the ground floor. None of them have any prior management experience, and they have no idea how to run a company. The company is hemorrhaging money and was 10s of millions off its financial targets. There is no "go-to-market" strategy, clear organizational structure, or rhyme or reason to anything they do. They refuse to let their employees work hybrid or remote so that they can micromanage sales people and activities. Their only "strategy" is to have employees make an absurd amount of cold calls (over 100 per day), and as that hasn't worked, they frequently raise the activity metrics sales people are expect to hit without any increase in pay. Sexual Harassment: You'll be pleased to know sexual harassment is alive and well at Prometheus Group. No, its not a joke, it really is. This company is the reason almost every other company has those painful onboarding sessions about unwanted advances, inappropriate behavior, etc... Even amongst the C-suite, a high level executive was fired for sexual harassment and sending unwanted explicit texts & pictures. Don't worry though, he was conveniently rehired later as if nobody would ever notice. Lack of Regard For Employee Health & Safety: During the COVID-19 pandemic, they ignored the work-from-home mandates, and when they were caught, the company submitted false claims to the state to try and claim that they were an "essential business", which they are not, to try to continue to force employees to come in. Furthermore they coerced employees who tested positive for COVID to come into office, all while sitting in close-quarters to their colleagues and teammates. Product and Sales Outlook: The sales outlook is extremely bleak. Half the time the "software" you're selling is non-existant, in the production stage, or not software at all. Furthermore, PG doesn't have any standard pricing - they make it up as they go and try to shake down companies for as much money as they can with fake ROI projections, demos, and false promises. Due to this PG has a terrible reputation in the industry and companies simply do not want to work with them. This makes it particularly hard for sales people to actually make a sale, and very few people do. Even if a sales person finds something real or promising, those opportunities are almost immediately stolen and passed on to 1 of 3 reps that have been at the company since the beginning who are apparently excused from doing the same number of activities expected from the rest of the workforce. Even if by some miracle you are able to make a sale commission is only a whopping 3%, and the company has been known to fire people before the sale is officially closed to avoid paying the employee the commission they've earned. Pay and Benefits: Pay is well below industry standard, and the commission rate is terrible (3%). They will try and lure you in with a high OTE, but its ridiculously unrealistic. Most people don't ever manage to make a sale, and not because they're bad at their job, but because they are set up for failure from the moment they walk in the door and anything promising is stolen and given to management or 1 of 3 reps that have just been around forever and do nothing but collect on the hard work of others. Sometimes people are even fired just to pass those opportunities on. The benefits are mediocre at best too. PG doesn't give employees any sick days. If your sick you must use your very limited PTO (10-days), though they strongly encourage you to just come in anyway. They are also super stingy with their holidays, you can expect to be in office Christmas Eve. PTO does not roll over, but don't expect to use up the rest of your hours/days before the end of the year, they will decline any attempt to use up your remaining PTO around the end of the year because they are trying to scrap together any last morsel they can by the end of Q4. Furthermore, parental leave is only 2 weeks (for both mothers and fathers), and it is frowned upon if you actually take it. Hiring/Firing/Promotions: PG exclusively hires new grads for a few reasons: they can pay them and treat them like dirt, they are naive and easy to manipulate, and no experienced sales people would work for a company like this. The company goes on hiring sprees with the mindset that most of the hires will not stay on more than a month or two. They hire 10-20 people at a time with the expectation that maybe 2 will stay on. They also fire people left and right without cause or reason. They've even been heartless enough to fire employees held in high regard by their peers on Christmas Eve (no you don't get it off), shortly after having a child, and as scapegoats for management. I've personally seen them fire people who, by the grace of God, managed to overcome all odds and make a few sales, while promoting people who haven't made a single sale. Even when they do "promote" people they typically do NOT increase their pay, they just give them more work to do and more responsibilities. Trying to Leave: The company even makes cutting ties hard. They have been known to hold on to and refuse to pay commissions. They try to coerce you into signing a non-disparagement agreement by holding on to your last paycheck unless you do. They even sue former employees who leave claiming a breach of non-compete agreements (which they falsify). No, I am not joking, you can look it up, there have been at least 3, and all of them have been thrown out by a judge because of the ridiculousness of the claims and the fake agreements having so many issues that rendered them legally irrelevant. Management will even try to stalk you themselves or through others on LinkedIn to see where you ended up to try and sabotage your future prospects/career. I could go on forever... If you've made it this far, thank you so much for taking the time to read this review. Its my hope that this review will help you avoid the trap that I, and so many others, fell into. I cannot tell you how many former and current employees I've spoken with that have shared the same sentiment "I wish I took the reviews seriously". Prometheus Group is a terrible company with an extremely toxic work environment. Please do yourself a favor and look elsewhere for employment. Don't just take my word for it, read the other reviews and compare them. See what people are saying and take notes of the reviews that are marked helpful. You'll start to get a pretty clear picture of how awful life at Prometheus Group is.30
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Prometheus Group has an overall rating of 2.3 out of 5, based on over 405 reviews left anonymously by employees. 28% of employees would recommend working at Prometheus Group to a friend and 30% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.
28% of Prometheus Group employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Prometheus Group 2.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.2 for culture and values and 2.6 for career opportunities.