Concur

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Concur Reviews

Updated November 6, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014
208 Reviews
4.0
208 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work is fairly fast paced, but people have a good work life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • As far as travel and expense booking tools go, it is number one in the market (in 9 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good product, pretty top heavy with management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I like our product, and I fell like I could position it against any of our competitors easily. There is a nice amount of time off, and some flexibility to work at home depending on position.

    Cons

    The company is very different then when I started a few years ago when we were only 1100 employees. I have no idea what to expect with the recent SAP acquisition, but I can't imagine it being good. Ever since we have been growing rapidly... things have gone downhill. There are so many layers of management, it's hard to even make a difference unless you play the game perfectly.

    Senior titles are given out (in certain roles) without any ryhme or reason. Rewards are given out to people who are successful at putting up numbers... but are notoriously difficult to work with. It's discouraging at end of year when everyone has to bow down to whatever sales wants no matter what.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop rewarding people who aren't well rounded. There are also way too many of you. There doesn't need to be a manager that reports up to a director, that reports up to a VP, that reports to another VP, and so on... Managers should be able to step in and do the job of their reports... but we don't hire those types of managers. They just know how to use excel spreadsheets, and are good at approving time off. There's not a lot of respect if they can't even demo the product.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Client Development Regional Sales Executive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Development Regional Sales Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Client Development Regional Sales Executive in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Concur full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can make decent money. The company was positive for the most part. Perks and amenities were good.

    Cons

    Always under pressure. Upper management is very cool, but immediate management requiring all kinds of reports etc. The first year was a trusting environment where we all worked together. 2nd year became very strict and hard to operate. Territories were cut down dramatically. Hard chance to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like people rather than just a tool.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was good overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Concur full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The team I work with and my ex-manager were awesome. That makes a big difference in motivation and work choices.

    Cons

    There are some people who take advantage of being in a senior position to sort of harass the ones who don't choose to climb the ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Owners are great, but then some senior management in sales is not really carrying the owners' work culture forward. Happens.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast growing company with too many levels of management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Concur full-time (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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    No career growth, clueless executive management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
  7. 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 (more than an 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
  8. 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 (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

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    people are friendly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful start in IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Everything is good except the pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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

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