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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (2)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.80
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Prime Controls, L.P.

Reviews - What employees say

2.80 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 06.Oct 2016
  • Employee

Career Development

Cannot develop further when laid off

Job Security

Contract positions easy to eliminate

Suggestions for improvement

  • If you decide to work for Prime Controls in a Controls Engineer/Automation Specialist position, be very specific during the interview regarding hourly rate (for contract) and salary (for full-time) expectations. The "Controls Engineer" job posting says "Full Time", which is supposed to mean salary position. That's what I believed going into the interview. They didn't mention anything about contract role until long after the interview. If you decide to accept a contract role, don't be misled by how well they appear to be treating you. All that "we treat everyone equally, whether salary or contract" is utter nonsense. When work dries up, you - being on contract - will be the first to go. Lastly, if they mentioned that they had never laid off anyone, they are lying.

What I like about the company

I worked at Prime Controls as an Automation Specialist on contract, and was laid off after 8 months. They claimed they didn't have any work available to keep me around. During the interview 8 months earlier, they had claimed to have plenty of work that they had to borrow people from other locations, and never had laid off anyone. Both are no longer true. During the 8-month period, Prime Controls hired 3 Automation Specialists on salary and several technicians for the Houston office. I can only assume their other locations grew similarly. Furthermore, they recently opened an office in Tempe, AZ (an e-mail with the subject line "Here we grow again" addressed that). Sounded like a company that wasn't downsizing. What I didn't realize was that some jobs were to be cut to facilitate growth, including mine.

So long as you're on salary, you're safe no matter the offense. An Automation Specialist at the Houston office frequently slept at his desk. I know that because my desk was behind his. He snored loudly. Did he get laid off? Absolutely not!

What I dislike about the company

The manager justified my layoff by claiming (repeatedly) that he had lost his job in the past. He didn't specify how many times it had happened to him, so it's a fair assumption that it was only one time for him. This is my 4th layoff! He then added insult to injury by telling me to treat this time as long vacation. How am I supposed to go on vacation when I'm broke and have no income?!! He also tried to play psychiatrist by insisting that I should get how I felt off my chest. How would it help? I'm out of a job, with no income to support my family. I was also informed by same manager that Aerotek would be notified if I'm to be needed back at Prime Controls. This is a clear message that Prime Controls has no intention of ever bringing me in permanently.

Teamwork
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Challenging Work
4.00
  • Company
    Prime Controls, L.P.
  • City
    Lewisville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Design
  • 22.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Support from management

Goals and priorities tend to clearly stated, but how to achieve them is not always as clear.

Suggestions for improvement

  • More consideration given to employees in terms of work-life balance.

What I like about the company

They pay well, have decent benefits, and employee appreciation events.

What I dislike about the company

They expect you to be very willing to work extreme hours on short notice. In house politics can be rough, and you better know everything you need to do your job when hired because there are few opportunities to learn.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Prime Controls, L.P.
  • City
    Lewisville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee events is offered

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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (2)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.80
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Prime Controls, L.P.
2.80
2 reviews

Industry average (Consumer Electronics)
3.28
46,008 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,669,000 reviews