Primatics Financial Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 12 May 2020

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11 Ratings
Pros
  • "Lots of smart people to work with, either in the business group or engineering/software development space(in 9 reviews)

  • "Decent work-life balance, certain benefits are ok(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very late sittings affecting work life balance(in 12 reviews)

  • "For a company of its size the firm is surprisingly very political and senior management is incompetent(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Used to be good, not anymore..."

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance, certain benefits are ok

    Cons

    No innovation, declining sales and no vision for growth

  2. Helpful (1)

    "PMO"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primatics Financial full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary Ample Parking spaces

    Cons

    Extremely Political Environment Blame culture prevail Pathetic Work/Life Balance Working Environment needs serious improvement specially in older buildings

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  3. "Implemenation Analyst"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Implementation Analyst in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primatics Financial full-time for 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. "Senior Business Lead"

    5.0
    Risk Specialist Auditor in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Primatics Financial for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible timings and cordial environment

    Cons

    Very late sittings affecting work life balance

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    "Nice Place To Work"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olney, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Primatics Financial full-time for 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.

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  6. Helpful (5)

    "Not a great place to work"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There was a lot to learn and a number of bright people that worked there that you could learn from. Pay was decent, work was interesting.

    Cons

    Very cliquish, you had to belong to the JMU crew to get any meaningful projects or get promoted. They teams are not a colaborative as the claim and you were either part of the "it" group or not. Expect long hours, work life balance is not a priority here.

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    "Last one out shutoff the lights?"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primatics Financial

    Pros

    Very good compensation (potentially great) and work life balance (potentially greater) as long as you are working on an unimportant client. Excellent telecommuting opportunity especially if you have a needed skill - in fact, the Keystone Cop management has no idea who's doing what to whom most of the time so as long as you're not on one of the big 2-3 projects you can dial it back by telecommuting and work 20 hours a week or so.

    Cons

    Compensation and work/life balance suck if you're working on one of the big leading (or bleeding, make that bleeding profusely) projects. In this case your compensation is roughly half or your company peers and they all hate you because you get to take all of their resources leaving them to explain to their clients why their project is now falling hopelessly behind schedule. Top level leadership is nonexistent and often at odds with each other as the private equity investors, Carlyle Group (who should have openings on their due diligence team) put in a group of outsiders trying to make the company something its not on technology that can do what it wants it to do. What Primatics does is slick, BUT hard to see it being platform leverageable. You'll need to brush up on hearing skills as most local people are being replaced with offshore people and many of them have a tenuous grasp of the US language and customs. There have been a lot of departures and it wouldn't be shocking to see another riff in 2015 or early 2016, if only to replace them with cheaper foreign/offshore labour.

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  8. Helpful (13)

    "Heed all the warnings posted here- You have been warned"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Primatics Financial full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, great staff below Director. Most people just waiting for other shoe to drop ( aka the earn-out) before exiting. Lots of openings as many of the recent hires ( in last 2 yrs) quitting. If you are on a project run by a founder - rules/SOP will not apply to you but you will work 60 hrs/week.

    Cons

    Read all the postings on Glass-door - there is a theme. For a company of its size the firm is surprisingly very political and senior management is incompetent. The majority of VP and Directors have only worked at Freddie/Fannie which only adds to the bad habits and haphazard way in which they apply processes. Work/life balance is very poor.

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  9. "Great company for people looking for a challenge"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primatics Financial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Primatics is a young technology company and with that come ups and downs. I have been present for many of the highs and lows during my tenure. Employees who excel at Primatics are those who are bought into the vision and understand that hard work and dedication pay off. Flexibility / adaptability are a must, as change is ever-present. This company has some of the best and brightest people I have ever encountered. The leadership team does a great job of balancing what must be done to continue a growth pattern while also considering the human impact; tough decisions have been made on many occasions, but never without consideration of the effect on employees. In my experience, the company still has a "family" feel, despite its size - most employees form lasting friendships here. Pay is above-market for the majority (never below-market) and the benefits package is competitive in most respects, especially in the current climate of rising healthcare costs. Employees have the flexibility to move throughout different areas of the company to expand their skills.

    Cons

    Again, this is a growing company constantly going through change. Work-life balance is a challenge for some at times. Mistakes are made, but there is always a lesson learned. The management team has more work to do to ensure people in all departments are actually being managed - there are too many managers with subject matter skills who lack "people" skills, but are still assigned to oversee employees. This can negatively impact an employee from day one, skewing their experience in the organization. This is definitely a culture where fit is important - if you don't like change or expect opportunity to be handed to you, this is not the place for you. As with any workplace, you will have tough times when work just isn't very fun, but in my experience, sticking through the hard times has always proved to be a great decision.

  10. Helpful (7)

    "Company getting worse by the day"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Primatics Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Compensation is good; Work/life balance is good for some; terrible for others. Colleagues are bright and hard-working.

    Cons

    The company has taken a turn for the worse in 2013 and the outlook for the future is bleak at best; there have been multiple layoffs this year and there seems to be a mass exodus with multiple people leaving each week; the culture has turned toxic with everyone pointing fingers at one another and playing the blame game for why the company is not doing well. It's an awful environment to work, and I would not recommend taking a job here.

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