Concur Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
195 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work is fairly fast paced, but people have a good work life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • A lot of opportunities for growth (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life Balance - Not unusual for some IT employees to work 60 hour weeks (in 9 reviews)

  • Too fast paced, too much information (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fast growing company with too many levels of management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Company has grown from 1000 employees to over 4000 in 5 years. Stock price has risen almost 200% in the same time frame. Senior leadership makes it a point to be seen and share information/strategy.

    Cons

    Supervisors, Managers, Senior Managers, Directors, Assistant VPs, VPs, Senior VPs, etc. Flat is definitely not a word used to describe the organization of Concur.
    High tolerance for sub-performers
    Acquisitions have led to groups not feeling part of the "whole"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flatten out the organization. Companies larger than Concur have done it with success. Too many layers leads to miscommunication as objectives/goals are filtered down the organization.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    No career growth, clueless executive management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Designer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Free snacks and drinks. Smart people to work with. Time-off isn't bad.

    Cons

    Lack of momentum. Poor upper management. Company culture is depressing with so many recent departures. Compensation is average and benefits are at the lower end of average.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    High hopes for the future that didn't pan out

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Finance in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Concur full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Growing travel management industry. Lots of people use the services

    Cons

    Everyone is salaried and the work / life balance is out of whack

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the annual reviews of the company given by the employees as they are stressed and stretched too thin

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Concur Response

    Jul 18, 2014President & COO, Co-Founder

    Thank you for the feedback. And thank you for referencing the employee engagement survey that we started running among our employee base last year. It has been an invaluable tool for us to learn ... More

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Better than Microsoft, but not much

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Concur full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent benefits and work/life balance, nice co-workers and good morale.

    Cons

    Still very corporate feeling, cube farms, many layers of management. Not as start-up as advertised, difficult to really get things done and have an impact.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    people are friendly

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    the people are smart and friendly.

    Cons

    re-org almost every 6 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide clear direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful start in IT

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Concur

    Pros

    Very Nice Office, Small Groups

    Cons

    No growth up until a certain point in my own opinion as most management is not in the local office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the prague office more autonomy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Everything is good except the pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SDET1  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - SDET1 in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Concur has great people and does a good job with moral events.

    Cons

    Low pay, high demand for free OT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structure, less chaos

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Reorg changed things

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people who have been with the company a long time. That alone tells you something. Executive leadership team is sharp, fair and approachable. The vision for the company is inspiring.

    Cons

    Ever since there was a reorg, there's not been a lot of congruence with what was expected and how the actual execution has worked out. Company doesn't like confrontational situation, which is great, but also hampers when those under performing are not dealt with in a timely and effective manner. Instead, those who are performing or exceeding performance are overloaded and spread thin to the point they start to get ineffective are not as high performing as they used to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check in with the front line on how things are going after such major changes such as a reorg or shift in strategy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company! The SMB segment still needs fine tuning.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RSE SMB
    Former Employee - RSE SMB

    I worked at Concur full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture and benefits. At first I thought that there would be great opportunity for growth and career development. Coworkers are really nice and welcoming!

    Cons

    Management quality especially and the mid manager level does not align with segment goals and style. Organization is moving so fast that even if something might be working company would have already moved on to next idea.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better training program.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't do it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Concur full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work from home, flexible hours, good superivors

    Cons

    Limited Product Set, C-Levels change direction and focus of the company every year it seems. Don't care about employee retention. No problems conducting massive layoffs to streamline and boost profits for Wall St.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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