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Primatics Financial Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2019

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Kwang Sin
4 Ratings
  1. Helpful (9)

    "Used to be great"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Primatics Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    First, the biggest advantage of working at Primatics is that you are working with really smart people. Everybody says that but here you are really working with people with very high IQs Second, the executive management is really interested in fixing problems. Most of the senior management are made up of very analytically oriented people. Once you get them to take notice of a problem, they will find a solution. You...

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    Cons

    I've been at Primatics for 4 years. Over the past 4 years the growth has exploded and Primatics was bought over by the Carlyle group. As Primatics has grown, it has gone from being more people-oriented to being more process-oriented. Also, unfortunately, since Carlyle bought Primatics, everything is going downhill. Yes, when they first came on board, the company line was "Carlye is not telling us how to run the company....

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    Advice to Management

    Stop bean-counting

    Primatics Financial2013-08-08
  2. "A good place to work, going through a tough stretch"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primatics Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and good location provide a good working environment. Pay and benefits were both good.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be an issue at times. There is sometimes a disconnect between the different levels of management

    Advice to Management

    Plan more for the long-term, not the short-term.

    Primatics Financial2013-07-22
  3. Helpful (8)

    "Used to be fun. Now it is not."

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    Current Employee -  
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Primatics Financial

    Pros

    The pay is good and the raises have been good. That will probably all change now that there is a new CEO and since Carlyle acquired company.

    Cons

    Very bad work life balance. Very high turnover. Seems like someone resigns every week. There were multiple layoffs this year. People are very glad to have gotten out or are trying to get out unless you are in upper management. The company reorganizes every 2 months and there is consistently a lack of personal employee management or communication. The work is also very monotonous and dull. It's like doing your taxes...

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    Advice to Management

    There is 0 management of employees.

    Primatics Financial2013-08-13
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Wish things were different..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primatics Financial

    Pros

    Still a handful of great people to work with, compensation is above average which is good for some and laughable for others.

    Cons

    Like the other real reviews say, favoritism is rampant. Lots of people still at the company where no one even knows what they do. Lack of direction reflects struggling at the top. Like another review said, too many people brought in from failed Fannie and Freddie trying to adopt their awful methodologies into a company that once had promise. Many employees have failed at the positions they were hired for and were repurposed...

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    Advice to Management

    There are probably <= 5 people left that could help save the company. Find out who they are and listen to what hey have to say. Or just keep doing what you have been. That is working fine, right?

    Primatics Financial2013-04-24
  5. Helpful (10)

    "Firm is Very Political and Sr. Management is Incompetent"

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    Former Employee - Valuation Analyst in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primatics Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation and friendly co-workers

    Cons

    They just hired a new CEO and laid off about 15% of their workforce. If you went to James Madison University, there's a very good chance you did not get laid off. The company is just one big fraternity with 50% of employees completing their undergrad at James Madison and 20% of the employees alumni of the University of Maryland. The training is non-existent and managers at the firm have poor communication skills. Also,...

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    Advice to Management

    Reorganize middle management and hold all employees accountable for any mistakes regardless of whether they went to James Madison or the University of Maryland.

    Primatics Financial2013-04-05
  6. "Primatics Financial"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Primatics Financial

      Pros

      Lot of things to learn from the company.

      Cons

      Should be flexible to compromise on the work life balance

      Advice to Management

      None

      Primatics Financial2013-02-21
    • Helpful (1)

      "Is the right hand talking to the left?"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Primatics Financial full-time

      Pros

      Strong growth trajectory and niche market which is good for the firm. There is plenty of work to go around and you can be as involved as you would like.

      Cons

      There is limited communication between the business and technology areas of the firm. Most firms have a solid requirements and development iterations where requirements gathering is formal, and dictated from the business. This company has ample room for improvement here.

      Primatics Financial2013-01-26
    • Helpful (5)

      "Doomed to fail, if management changes are not made soon."

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I have been working at Primatics Financial

        Pros

        Smart People, competitive compensation, good work/life balance. Co-founders are amazing!

        Cons

        Management has no idea how to manage. Everyone's ego gets in the way of real work. Meetings, meetings, meetings. And always the same people running their mouth to hear themselves talk. Middle/Senior management needs a complete overhaul. The company is struggling because there is absolutely no continuity or consistency. Everyone is so busy trying to make their presentation "pretty" for the endless meetings, they don't...

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        Advice to Management

        Start replacing middle and senior management, before it's too late. Executives, look down, who's licking your shoe? Start replacing those people first. Glorified admin assistance do not constitute lofty positions just because they have been around since the beginning. They do nothing and act like they own the place. No one wants to work for someone like that.

        Primatics Financial2013-01-25
      • Helpful (5)

        "a real review for a change"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I have been working at Primatics Financial full-time

        Pros

        Relatively good package - on par with average DC job market, H1B processing, opportunity to acquire technology skills, limited tuition reimbursement, opportunity to learn some business processes end-to-end from technology to accounting nitty-gritty details

        Cons

        Constant and escalating infighting between senior management. Frat-party feel of the middle-management: it all seem to come from one tight circle originating in James Madison University's fraternities, absolute lack of accountability as long as you belong there. Rampant favoritism across the board: ass-lickers rule both in product group and services. Constant re-shuffling in client services group, the same people are...

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        Advice to Management

        When you send your HR/recruitment people to post fake reviews with 5 stars on Glassdoor, tell them not to be too obviously fake. It's pathetic.

        Primatics Financial2012-12-25
      • "Fast growing company with alot of smart people"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Primatics Financial full-time

        Pros

        - Very smart people - Great office environment - Upper management is approachable and supportive of learning curve - Rapidly growing company

        Cons

        I have yet to find any cons as I am relatively new to the company; it is still a young and growing company with an ever-changing product so hard work is to be expected to adapt to change.

        Primatics Financial2012-10-24
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