Procurian

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Procurian Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
56 Reviews
2.8
56 Reviews
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Procurian CEO Carl A. Guarino
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • fast growing company, work-life balance, competence of C-level executives (in 4 reviews)

  • Growing company and more opportunities (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • If your in middle management in a practice its very hard to get ahead (in 4 reviews)

  • Senior management are "bleacher coaches" (in 4 reviews)

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    Sourcing Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Procurian full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Growing company and more opportunities

    Cons

    company direction/strategy constantly changes, sometimes hard to coordinate with different team

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

    They'll squeeze the blood out of you...

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    Current Employee - Management in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Management in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    There are smart people working here....

    Cons

    Top management works mid-management until they no longer remember what their family looks like, then toss them out like a tissue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wise up, the smart ones leave & you are getting a bad name in the industry. I even met someone who was horrified at what was disclosed to them during the interview process about a current manager. He was told they were "getting ready to let him go, but please don't disclose as you will be reporting to him for a short time, just be patient".

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

    Decent Company if you get out of Operations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procurian

    Pros

    Excellent experience if you apply yourself.

    Cons

    There is a difficult gap between operations and category management / sourcing. They treat the operations team horribly. The operations management team should be replaced with people that actually care and value their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not for the faint of hearts

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Procurement in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at Procurian full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The folks who do the actual work have a great time. You work with a lot of Fortune 100 clients around the world. Some decent technology has been developed.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to move up. Expect to work your ass off even on weekends. No formal training. Lots of back stabbing by superiors...Keep your resume up to date.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake the tree and figure out how you can move folks up the chain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    I work within the sourcing and category management group

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at Procurian full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people and cool culture. Very intelligent group of professionals.

    Cons

    Senior management and limited growth opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people the way you did 7 years ago!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be Very Cautious.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Leader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Program Leader in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Fast growing company with an entrepreneurial dynamic.

    Cons

    Senior management are "bleacher coaches". One in particular thinks he can run the show from his bedroom in Chicago behind a command cell called "Sales Force.com". People get frustrated and leave. High turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember you are in a professional services business. Professional services are very "people centric". Treat your people like your most prized asset because, "They are dummy".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard for middle management to get ahead unless you threaten to quit or go above peoples heads

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at Procurian full-time

    Pros

    The HQ in KOP is really nice. Open spaces and high ceilings. There are really great people in the rank and file who really want to help their clients.

    Cons

    If your in middle management in a practice its very hard to get ahead. They have programs for advancement for junior personal but nothing for people further along in their career. Practice leaders do not give their subordinates exposure to senior leadership. Rank and file sourcing folks feel trapped with no clear direction on where their career goes next. Don't believe the company hype that the organization is flat and new ideas are welcome (most get shot down unless your manager can take credit for it in part).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior leadership needs to stop taking for granted that the practice leads are giving them the whole picture. Perhaps start instituting 360 evaluations where junior employees can anomonously provide perspective. I promise you will be surprised.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Overall Good Company - Many Areas for Improvement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    Open collaborative environment, friendly co-workers, overall relaxed environment, you can be your own boss, overall competitive PTO and Health benefits, growing company, ability to work in different client environments.

    Cons

    Large disparity in pay across the company even in same positions within departments. Do not always reward exceptional employees adequately or provide enough opportunities for advancement, almost no training opportunities or ability to attend conferences. Almost no real team building activities within some departments. Could be better with communicating information within departments. People often kept in the dark until last minute. Examples include people being laid-off with little or no warning or people being hired at much higher salaries externally with no opportunity given to current employees only for the company to have to fire the external hire within a few months. Some departments very hypocritical with higher management asking employees to be in the office every day when they work from home every day. No opportunity to negotiate or debate raise or bonus during annual reviews - already locked in. Many cost cutting measures have adversely affected employees in recent months with such things as not being able to upgrade old laptops which slow down daily productivity and a new phone system which has had its share of issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open communication within departments - transparency. Reward your exceptional employees. Allow your employees some say into their salary increases and bonuses.

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

    Quickly growing; recognizes talents and promotes; No formal trainings

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Lead in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    It's a place that really grew up quickly which means that it's getting to be a larger company with its roots still as a small company. that means that you need to really know how to contribute, be visible, and lead; some strong visionaries are very willing to encourage and promote talents from within; it's your job to be out there and proactively contributing and wait for those opportunities which come up often. very involved in technology and its great to see them constantly trying to make it better

    Cons

    no formal training or certification programs or classes; you really need to learn most things on your own;

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Over worked, under payed

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at Procurian full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Cool people, good projects sometimes

    Cons

    High stress, confrontational, non-supportive; sales team over promises so the rest of us have to kill ourselves to try to make goals that aren't realistic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees to be more supportive of eachother amoung departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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