PROS

  www.pros.com
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Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1985
Type Company - Public (PRO)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

PROS (NYSE: PRO) is a big data software company that helps customers outperform in their markets by using big data to sell more effectively. We apply 28 years of data science experience to unlock buying patterns and preferences within transaction data to reveal which opportunities are most likely to close, which offers are most likely to sell and which prices are most likely to win. PROS offers big data solutions to optimize sales, pricing, quoting, rebates and revenue management across more than 40 industries. PROS has completed over 600 implementations of its solutions... More

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Employee Referrals Can Lead to Bucks for our employees

Last year, PROS awarded $60,250 to 53 employees who made referrals.

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Caleb Jones, Strategic Consulting Manager – Professional Services MDS

Who did you refer and for what position?

I referred two people: Colin Hemminger for a position in Professional Services in 2010 and more recently, Ross Winegar for a job in the Science and Research Group. 

I met Colin when he came to my front door conducting the census in 2010. I was working from home one afternoon and was making a smoothie when Colin came by. I invited him inside, gave him a glass, and asked him what college he went to and what his major was. It turns out he was a recent graduate of Texas A&M and was looking for a job in technology.  I thought PROS would be a perfect place for a young technically-minded recent graduate, and encouraged him to apply.

I also referred my cousin, Ross Winegar, who works in the Science and Research group with other scientists.  I pulled him out of academia and brought him over to what academic economists call the “dark side” i.e. for-profit business. J

How did you find out about the job opening for your referrals?

At the time of Colin’s referral, we were really growing as a company, and Professional Services VP Martin Simoncic and Director Elliott Williams told me about several openings.

With Ross, I learned of a job opening through conversations with Neil and the Science team.

What steps did you follow in making your referral?

I told both Colin and Ross about the company. With Ross, I forwarded the official job application link. To keep the process moving quickly, I also let Neil Biehn and HR know once Ross had applied.

 

 

 

 

 







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Chris Oakman, Senior Software Engineer – Product Engineering

Who did you refer and for what position?

Saul Maddox for the Drupal developer on the Information Design team.

How did you find out about the job opening for your referral?

We’re always looking for talented UI developers. I knew about the Drupal position from talking to ID Manager Jenn Carlos about the Connect portal project.

How did you know the person you referred?

Saul was also a contact made through the Houston JavaScript (Houston.js) meeting. He reached out to me about using an autocomplete.js that I’d built for some PROS products and then open sourced. He heard me give a presentation about it to the Houston.js group sometime last year and a couple of months later, he let me know he was looking for a new job. The Drupal developer position seemed to fit the bill.

 What steps did you follow in making your referral?

I participate and stay active in the Houston tech community and follow up with people with whom I want to keep in touch.

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Phil Gorman, Senior Implementation Consultant – Professional Services

Who did you refer and for what position?

Laura Stroy for Implementation Consultant in Professional Services

How did you find out about the job opening for your referral?

We were recruiting in Professional Services at the time, so the openings were listed on pros.com

How did you know the person you referred?

Laura and I are old college buddies.  We were neighbors freshmen year in our dorm at Rice University (BSWB!)

Any interesting twists to your referral story?

Laura’s first project was Australia-based project, and PROS sent her to Sydney just a few months after she started.  I was super jealous because I wanted to go to Austraulia!  Then I got assigned to Coates Hire too and joined her in Syndey.  We celebrated Thanksgivig at the Australian Hotel with crocodile pizza and Fat Yak beer.  I never would have expected to end up hainging out "down under" with an old colleage buddy. 

What steps did you follow in making your referral?

Laura and I were catching up and she told me she was working a boring job as an analyst. I told that our Implementation Consultantants do challenging and exciting work that I thought she'd enjoy.  Laura sent PROS an appication and we got toghether for a bit of pre-interviewing coaching.  I told her what to expect form the interviews and we reviewed her presentation.  She nailed it and got hired, no problem. 

 

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Colin Hemminger, Technical Consultant II – Professional Services MDS

When did you come to PROS and what was the job you came to?

I started in July 2010 as an Implementation Consultant 1.

What are your impressions of PROS?

I love the culture and feel like I can ask anyone a question and get a helpful response. There is no judgment if you don’t know the answer.

How did you learn of PROS? 

I learned about it when I was working for the U.S. Census Bureau and ended up at Caleb’s house on my rounds. Caleb happened to be working from home the day I went by his house. He was interested in how the census worked and asked why I was doing it. I explained that I was just working to make a little money – the hourly rate was pretty good – while looking for a job.  Caleb told me about PROS and one thing led to another. I’ve been here for almost four years now.

Why is this a good job fit for you?

I majored in management information systems (MIS), which is a combination of technical and business skills. Working in Professional Services, I get to use those skills every day.

Ross Winegar, Associate Scientist –  Science & Research

Former job: I was a professor in the Economics Department at Ball State in Muncie, Indiana, teaching business statistics and economics in the media.

I’m originally from Austin, and I definitely prefer the warm Texas sunshine to the frozen gray windy cornfields of Indiana. It’s good to be home!

How did you learn of PROS?

Caleb told me about PROS and this job, and it was exactly what I was looking for.

It would be great if my cousin would actually share some of the Employee Referral Bonus with me. Instead I got an enchilada, a margarita and a thank you.

Impressions of PROS?

PROS is an industry innovator in bringing bleeding-edge research to the forefront of business. I’m excited to be a part of it and enjoy working through the challenges the job brings. Plus we get free beef jerky every day.


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Saul Maddox, Software Engineer – Product Engineering

When did you come to PROS?

I started three weeks ago.

What are your impressions of PROS?

Great, and still great.

How did you learn of PROS?  

I learned of PROS through Chris. He said it was a great growing and stable company, a place where I would be able to grow my skills and become a better developer.

Why is this a good job fit for you?

I have a great manager, a great team and great resources.

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Laura Stroy, Implementation Consultant II – Professional Services

When did you come to PROS? 

I started as an Implementation Consultant I at PROS three years ago, and celebrated my anniversary recently! The years have definitely gone by quickly.

What are your impressions of PROS?

I was surprised by how open and collaborative PROS is. Everyone is always working together across different areas of expertise to come up with the right solution.

How did you learn of PROS? 

I heard of PROS through Phil. He had started here right after graduation and seemed to really love it. I was bored and frustrated with my job at the time, and Phil convinced me PROS would be a good way to flex some mental muscles.

Why is this a good job fit for you?

I love how much this job challenges me on a daily basis, and how easy it is to find someone at PROS to help me with any challenges I’m facing. It has definitely made me grow as an analytical thinker, as well as a communicator.

Referrals with a Twist: A Slam Dunk for PROS

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Central MDS Executive Account Manager Zeke Ziliak has had great success making referrals through his alma mater, the University of Houston.

Here are interviews with three employees Zeke has referred to PROS through the U of H Honors College. All began as interns.

Jose Parr, Digital Marketing Manager

When did you come to PROS? 

I started as an intern working the summers in 2009 and 2010, and was hired fulltime in January 2011.

Did you begin as an intern?

Yes, in Airline Solutions, reporting to Marcela Pasten.

What was your first fulltime position at PROS?

I was hired on as a Marketing Specialist in January 2011.

Why is this a good job fit for you?

The job I came into the company with didn't exist until I got here. It's been a complete learning experience. I'd say I picked up well over 90 percent of my relevant job skills at PROS.

Josh Luedicke, Information Designer II

When did you come to PROS? 

April 2009

Did you begin as an intern?

Yes, I started as an intern on the Information Design team.

What was your first fulltime position at PROS?

I started as a Junior Information Designer in 2010.

What are your impressions of PROS?

PROS has more than doubled its number of employees since I joined the company; however, it hasn’t lost its small company feel. Take a stroll down the hall and you’re sure to receive smiles and greetings. Very quickly you’ll come to know your coworkers by first name until one day you realize you actually know hundreds of people! And the people here are more than willing to share their time, knowledge, and experience to help others succeed. As a new employee, you’ll soon realize the people you work with are more than colleagues — they’re friends. And that makes PROS a great place for developing your career and yourself as a person.  Also, investing in the well-being of its employees has remained a top priority for the company, and the results are quite visible.

Chris Powell, Information Designer I

When did you come to PROS? 

October 2013.

Did you begin as an intern?

I was an intern during summer 2011 and winter 2011/2012 for the Information Design team. 

What was your first fulltime position at PROS?

I began as an Information Designer in 2013.

Why is this a good job fit for you?

PROS values students and recent graduates and treats them very well. The Information Design team has wonderful people who welcome my skill set, encourage me and help me learn. What more could I ask for?


 

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PROS President, CEO, and Director Andres D. Reiner

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Company is getting better and better every day

  Current Vice President in Houston, TX

Pros: Really turning into a great company. Culture is getting more healthy and constructive. Success is building on success. It is a great place to be proactive and make good things happen. Lots of potential for this company in a growing market. Full Review

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Interview Details – I had a phone interview with a recruiter and a second phone interview with the hiring manager and a team member. The third phase was a 1:1 interview. Got the offer upfrontFull Interview

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PROS Awards & Accolades

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CRM Watchlist Award, ZD Net, 2014
America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009
America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2008
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