PROS – Why Work For Us?

Interns Tell It Like It Is

They’ve learned a lot: code formatting and the development cycle, the spaces in which PROS operates and the products we sell to solve business problems, the culture, and what it means to work for a rapidly growing tech company.


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Barrett Hinson
Barrett attends U.T. Austin as a computer science major and soon-to-be sophomore. He has worked in software development this past summer.

What brought you to PROS?
An opportunity to get real-world experience at a well-established tech company before I’m actually dumped out into the real world.

What have been the two or three most important things you’ve learned here this summer?
• Code formatting standards
• The development cycle, from design/concept, to coding/reviewing, testing and back again

Has the internship been helpful to you and in what way?
Yes, I got an opportunity to really feel what it’s like to be a professional software engineer while I’m still in school. I now know more of what I need to focus on in class and what to look for when learning.


Has there been a particular PROS event you’ve enjoyed?
The intern outings going bowling and golfing were all a great change of pace and a lot of fun. Also, the whole office atmosphere during the World Cup was great, being able to watch big matches while working was great.


John Rideout
John worked in marketing this summer. He’s a business administration major and senior at U.T. San Antonio.

What brought you to PROS?
The opportunity to gain experience with a successful, fast growing company.

What have been the two or three most important things you’ve learned here this summer?
I’ve learned so many valuable things I could not just name or rank a top two or three.

Has the internship been helpful to you and in what way?
Yes, the internship has been incredibly helpful to me for many reasons, particularly because I have learned about various areas of business and marketing in a real-world, hands-on setting. It’s taught me things that college courses could not.

What are some of the fun things you’ve been able to participate in at PROS? Has there been a particular PROS event you’ve enjoyed?
The Top Golf team-building event was awesome, and the birthday socials are always something to look forward to.

Any other interesting stories or comments about what you’ve done and people you’ve met?
Starting my internship here at PROS, I was a bit intimidated being thrust into the business world without even really knowing what to expect. Everyone here seemed to be an expert in their field, which made me nervous about being able to work at the same level and meet PROS standards. I quickly learned that as busy as everyone is, literally everyone here – even those outside of my department – would help me, teach me or advise me in any way, at any time. I truly feel like I’ve been spoiled by having the opportunity to work here. Everyone’s kindness has made my time here a wonderful experience!


Margaret Schroeder
Margaret, who worked with the Technology and Process Team in Professional Services, will attend the University of Pennsylvania as a freshman. She has enrolled in the Management & Technology program, and plans to study bio-engineering and economics at Wharton.

What brought you to PROS?
I found out about the company from close family friends who worked at PROS for many years. I reached out and learned that PROS hires interns just out of high school. This company bridges the gap between business principles and technology, which are my future areas of study.


What have been the two or three most important things you’ve learned here this summer?
• Not to be afraid to ask questions. In school, I rarely sought extra help and avoided relying on others. Because I could get a good handle on the material on my own, I got away with this. But not at PROS. Because I knew so little about the company, my department, our products and our process, I was forced to ask questions to complete my tasks. Now I have grown more comfortable reaching out to people when I need help, and this has helped me improve my work and discover my mistakes ahead of time.
• Not to underestimate my ability to help out or impact change. During my first weeks at PROS, I doubted whether I would be able to add value or bring anything to the table with my limited skill set. Fortunately for me, my managers did a great job of identifying where I best fit on my project and which tasks were appropriate. Now I am confident that when I am doing work I am making a meaningful contribution to the project.

Has the internship been helpful to you and in what way?
Yes – immensely. I’ve learned so much this summer in so many areas: PROS as a whole, its products, structure, software innovation, agile methodology, B2B pricing and business problems and many soft skills. I came in with a vague (if that) understanding of what Professional Services does and what problems my team is solving. Now I have a pretty thorough understanding of how the organization works, as well as where we are headed.

I had no technical knowledge; I can’t program a computer and I still refer to the command prompt as the “big black box.” Now I’m certified in both Scientific Analytics and Price Optimization configuration. My pricing knowledge was limited to high school economics, and most of what I learned in that class has been completely wiped away by what I’ve seen at PROS. The bulk of what I’ve learned has to do with my project, XPRESS, a new PROS Solution Suite configuration automation tool. I went from knowing nothing about the project and its initiative to becoming somewhat of an expert, at least according to my boss. I’ve been involved in many areas of the project – brainstorming for development, facilitating usability feedback, developing information documents and tracking implementation statistics. Now I’m almost fully versed in the PROS lingo.

What are some of the fun things you’ve been able to participate in at PROS? Has there been a particular PROS event you’ve enjoyed?

I love the birthday socials (who doesn’t love free food?).

PROS does a great job keeping its employees happy and offering networking opportunities, but more than that, I think PROS employees genuinely like to have fun with each other.


Jake Smith
The economics major is attending the University of Houston and in his fourth year as a Ph.D. candidate. He worked in Professional Services Technology and Process area this past summer.

What brought you to PROS?
The work and the types of problems we are trying to solve. Also, the culture and the attitude of the employees.

What have been the two or three most important things you’ve learned here this summer?
• The business. The spaces in which we operate and the products we sell to solve business problems.
• The culture. What it means to work for a rapidly growing tech company.

Has the internship been helpful to you and in what way?
Extraordinarily helpful in providing experience and insight into the type of career I would want to pursue upon graduation.

What are some of the fun things you’ve been able to participate in at PROS? Has there been a particular PROS event you’ve enjoyed?
Other than the work – which I honestly do enjoy – being able to interact with tenured employees outside of work has been the most enjoyable part of my time here.


Daniel Eliades
Daniel wants to major in computer systems security analysis upon graduation next year from Stratford High School. He has served as an intern in the IT department for the past year.

What brought you to PROS?
My Network Administration professor Peter Prelli worked for the company back in 2009 and recommended me for the internship.

What have been the two or three most important things you’ve learned here?
• A computer is just as likely to have a logical problem with a logical solution as a logical problem with an absolutely farfetched and unexpected resolution.
• The best jokes are the ones about the Macbooks.

Has the internship been helpful to you and in what way?
This internship has helped me enter the world of business IT, with its massive data center relays, servers and international employees.

What are some of the fun things you’ve been able to participate in at PROS? Has there been a particular PROS event you’ve enjoyed?
I enjoy going out to lunch with other interns.

Any other interesting stories or comments about what you’ve done and people you’ve met?
The great thing about PROS is how the laid back environment creates so much productivity.
It’s a company approaching its 30-year anniversary with so much growth – both internal with new hires and external with business acquisitions – that still maintains an environment where casual dress and tattoos are perfectly OK, and the rising quarterly revenue margins are continuously being met. PROS is creating an environment where the next generation can be excited to work and the existing experienced employees are more than happy to train anyone willing to learn.

Jake Kornblau
Jake is a junior in computer science at Rice University. He worked in Development for the past 13 weeks.

What brought you to PROS?
I’ve always been interested in economics, statistics and computer science. PROS is a unique company as all three of these fields are at the core of the product that PROS sells.

What have been the two or three most important things you’ve learned here this summer?
I’ve learned numerous new technologies and what it’s like to code at a larger company.

Has the internship been helpful to you and in what way?
The internship has taught me many new technologies, improved my coding style and shown me what it’s like to be a developer at a larger company.

What are some of the fun things you’ve been able to participate in at PROS? Has there been a particular PROS event you’ve enjoyed?
The interns have had an outing to Lucky Strikes Bowling and Top Golf that were both very fun, but the endless stream of informal and impromptu intern lunches are one of the best things about the internship.

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Andres Reiner, CEO and some of his Execuitive Leaders shared with the 2014 Summer Interns during an Ice Cream Social.  

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JULY 1, 2014  - Kim Ferrarie Joins PROS as Chief Human Resources Officer

Kim is a seasoned HR leader, who has worked in high-growth, global organizations that haveachieved mass scale. She brings great experience and leadership in implementing innovative HR practices designed to help people reach their full potential. Kim also will focus on making PROS a Top 100 best-places-to-work company and a destination for the industry’s top talent. undefined

Kim joins PROS from Air Liquide, where she served as senior vice president of human resources for a $4 billion operation spanning the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Caribbean and South America regions. She previously served in leadership roles with Dell, Nokia, Shell and General Electric.

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PROS Expands Sales Leadership; Extends Strategic Focus on Alliances & Partners
Expanding its global go-to-market leadership team, PROS announced two new senior leadership appointments yesterday. Both reflect PROS commitment to accelerating adoption, expanding into new markets and driving customer success across direct and indirect sales channels.

  • John “Jake” Cleveland, an accomplished sales and business leader, joins PROS as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales.

  • Chris Jones, who previously led Sales, is taking on a new strategic leadership role as Senior Vice President, Alliances & Partners.

Both of these seasoned executives bring extraordinary leadership talent to our organization and will report directly to COO Blair Crump.

Jake will lead the global sales organization, bringing together all of the sales teams, segments and regions, which will enable us to scale and drive PROS growth worldwide. He will also hold responsibility for post-implementation customer success, ensuring our customers continue to gain strategic business value from their PROS solutions. Reporting to Jake are North America Sales SVP Kevin Wholey; Customer Success VP Brent Burns; Mid-Market Sales VP Ryan Ashburn; and a soon-to-be-announced EMEA Sales VP.                                                                                                                            

Chris is taking on a newly created leadership role as SVP, Alliances & Partners. As we grow our business worldwide, our partner ecosystem is an increasingly important part of our diversified growth strategy. Chris’ appointment is indicative of our strategic focus on driving demand, adoption and scale through alliance relationships and partners. His success in driving sales growth over the past four years and his institutional knowledge of PROS clearly give him a unique and powerful perspective on how to drive new growth for our partners.

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June 19, 2014 - CEO Andres Reiner shared PROS' platform approach at the All-Hands Meeting for Finance and Corporate Administration meeting. 


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May 2, 2014 - Houston

Science Dept All-Hands Meeting - Morning with the Scientists


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PROS Appoints Blair Crump as Chief Operating Officer

PROS announced that D. Blair Crump has joined PROS as its Chief Operating Officer.  In this newly created role, he will lead PROS sales, Marketing and Professional Services, reporting directly to President and CEO Andres Reiner. Crump is an accomplished executive with a demonstrated track record for driving growth.

Crump joins PROS from salesforce.com, where he served as president of its Global Enterprise business group. He previously spent five years with Verizon Business, where, in his last role, he led a team of more than 5,000 as group president of its Worldwide Sales and Consulting Services business. Crump began his career at MCI, where he worked for over 20 years before Verizon acquired the company in 2006.

“Blair Crump is a recognized, high-performance leader, who has had tremendous success building teams that drive growth,” said Reiner. “As we continue to scale our business, his experience leading large enterprises and global organizations adds even greater depth to our leadership team. Blair is a great fit for our culture, with his passion for customer success and commitment to building high-performing teams. We are excited to welcome him to PROS.”

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PROS Appoints EMEA General Manager

Sebastian Mamro has been appointed as PROS General Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Mamro, who is based in Europe, will report to PROS Chief Operating Officer Blair Crump. Mamro joined PROS in 2008, and as head of EMEA Professional Services, he has been a key leader in growing the market by successfully supporting sales and customer strategies. Mamro earned an MBA at The Open University Business School in London and a M.S. in information systems management at the University of Economics in Krakow, Poland.

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2014 - All Employee Kic-Off Meeting

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"You have to think big to be big,” was the key message to all employees at this year’s Kick-Off Meeting in Houston, with more than 525 employees attending. CEO Andres Reiner shared this quote from World War I reporter and author of the Magic of Believing Claude Bristol, emphasizing to a full ballroom that PROS 3.0 is about mass scale. “It’s not about being 30 percent bigger, it’s about being three times bigger," he said. 

PROS has experienced phenomenal growth and recognition, and Andres reflected on 2013's successes including two acquisitions: Cameleon and SignalDemand.  Employees from both companies were in attendance for the All Employee meeting.


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Proud Moment PROS Signs Intent to Acquire Cameleon

PROS has made an historic announcement today, disclosing its intent – through a definitive tender offer agreement – to acquire Cameleon Software, a market leading Configure, Price and Quote (CPQ) software company.


“This is another step in our mission to help customers outperform,” said President and CEO Andres Reiner. The addition of Cameleon’s market-leading CPQ solutions with PROS big data applications would offer a powerful, end-to-end sales effectiveness solution that drives sales growth.


Like PROS, Cameleon is a growing and profitable company. Cameleon is publicly traded on the Euronext. Work is under way to complete the tender offer, and our goal is to close in early 2014. Until that time, it is business as usual for both companies.


“It’s an exciting day for PROS,” said President and CEO Andres Reiner. “We look forward to having Cameleon’s people, customers and partners join PROS. I know you share with me the possibility and excitement of bringing together our two extraordinary teams.”


“Together with Cameleon, we plan to bring to market incredibly compelling solutions that help our customers outperform. Thank you for your passion, energy and commitment to customer success. I have never been more proud of our team, and our future has never been brighter.”

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CEO Andres Reiner recently spoke about the qualities of a leader at SVP Oscar Moreno’s weekly leadership meeting. The Information Design team recorded the discussion and created video to share within PROS. In addition, we’ve captured a few of Andres’ thoughts.

Andres Reiner on Leadership: A Conversation with the Product Group

  • The transition point from individual contributor to leader is when you move from "I" to "we" – when you care more about your team’s success than your own.
  • A good leader is a scout and coach. As a scout, a leader assesses talent; as a coach, a leader helps employees grow. If you combine these, you can build a strong team.
  • The only way you know you’re growing is when you’re doing things you’re not comfortable with.
  • Lead by example: Never expect something of your team that you’re not willing to do yourself.
  • What’s my number one focus area? Customer success and making our people successful. If we do that, the rest will come.


Community Outreach 

#LifeAtPROS Peeps responded to Interfaith Ministries Meals On Wheels call for volunteers to help fill immediate needs to feed the Houston Homebound.  

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The Color Run - benefiting Color Cancer 


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Austin - Backpack and School Supplies benefiting the Austin ISD. 


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Houston -  Backkpack and School Supplies benefiting the Children's Assessment Center in Houston


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Genesys Works Mock Interview Training

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Austin Food Drive benefiting Capital Area Food Bank of Texas

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PROS EMEA food drive benefiting the Manna Food Bank -Staines, England

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HOUSTON - Be The Match - Bone Marrow Donor Program and Blood Drive

20 - Employees signed up for the Bone Marrow Donor Program to try and find a match for a colleague's husband in need of bone marrrow. :)

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HOUSTON -  PROS Employees donated non-perishable food items for the Houston Food Bank and Pet Supplies for Interfaith Ministries. 


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San Francisco SignalDemand office contribution of donations to the San Francisco Marin Food Bank. 

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Skokie, IL - Cameleon Office held Supplies Drive for SCARCE 


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Houston - Volunteered for Interfaith Ministries

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Global Food and Supplies Drive Kickoff in Houston - Interfaith Ministries 


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PROS peeps participated in the Kidney Walk on a beautiful Sunday morning! 

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Tung's son is the first PROS baby to participant in a Community Event. He stayed awake the entire Kidney Walk! All tuckered out at the end.

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PROS employees volunteered at Tech-Sas this past Saturday.  Kudos to all the coaches/instructors!


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PROS is the proud recipient of the "Top Innovator in Big Data" Award at the DataWeek + API World 2014 Conference! http://bit.ly/1r3dpWz

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The World is Coming to Houston for the PRO Outperform Travel Conference from October 7-9, 2014. 

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Meet PROS at Dreamforce in San Francisco on October 13 -16, 2014.  

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Houston Chronicle: Houston's Leading Companies 2014 - Top 100 Public Companies  http://bit.ly/1zkik8C

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PROS HOLDINGS, INC. REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS

http://bit.ly/RJ3eIa

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PROS Wins Prestigious CRM Watchlist 2014 Award

http://bit.ly/1oyyWFX

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OUTPERFORM Americas Rates 5 Out of 5 Stars;

Up Next: OUTPERFORM Europe in Cannes

With record attendance and an outstanding speaker roster, PROS annual OUTPERFORM Americas 2014 event at the New York Stock Exchange provided an opportunity to shine the light on sales effectiveness that’s easier, faster and smarter.

Guests included manufacturing, distribution and services executives, seasoned pricing and sales practitioners, global alliance partners, and leading consulting and research firms. Presenters included customers who shared experiences of how they’re using big data to enable their sales teams to outperform and deliver significant returns to their businesses.

Noted big data authority, celebrated statistician and former political reporter Nate Silver delivered the keynote address. In his remarks, Silver noted that “… using big data intelligently gives companies a powerful advantage … and offers opportunities to accelerate growth.” Silver’s approach to thinking probabilistically using big data and analytics has made him one today’s foremost prognosticators and sought-after speakers.

http://bit.ly/1msJaE8

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PROS Corporate

World Headquarters 3100 Main Street, Suite #900 Houston, TX 77002 Phone: +1 713-335-5151 +1-800-555-3548 Fax: +1 713-335-8144

European Headquarters - United Kingdom 4th Floor, East Wing Communication House South Street Staines-Upon-Thames TW18 4PR United Kingdom Phone: +44 (0) 1784 77 010

PROS Germany GmbH Feringastrasse 6 85774 Unterfoehring Munich Tel.: +49 89 99216 270 Fax: +49 89 99216 200

Regional Office - Cary, North Carolina 1000 Centre Green Way, #200 Cary, NC 27513 Phone:+1 919-228-6334

Regional Office - Austin, TX 3600 Parmer Lane, Suite 205 Austin, Texas 78727

 

SignalDemand Corporate Headquarters

101 Montgomery Street, Suite 400 San Francisco, CA 94104

Toll free: 888.75.SIGNAL

Phone: 415.356.0800

Fax: 415.283.3002

 

US Headquarters

Cameleon Software Chicago

5215 Old Orchard Road, Suite 505 Skokie, Illinois 60077 USA Phone: +1 (847) 583 8450 Fax: +1 (847) 583 8451

European Headquarters

Cameleon Software Toulouse

Le Galilée 185 rue Galilée 31670 Labège France Phone: +33 (0)811 70 78 78 Fax: +33 (0)5 61 39 78 88

Satellite Offices

Cameleon Software Paris

6 rue Louis Pasteur 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt France Phone: +33 (0)811 70 78 78 Fax: +33 1 46 04 43 27

Cameleon Software London

Tower 42 25 Old Broad Street London EC2N 1HN United Kingdom Phone: +44 207 877 1037 Fax: +44 207 877 0708

 





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Website www.pros.com
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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