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SciQuest President & Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board Stephen J. Wiehe
Stephen J. Wiehe
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overall, a good place

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

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


    * There are a lot of really smart people who work here. My coworkers are far and away the best thing about this company.
    * Benefits are pretty good - PTO, 401k, insurance, etc. Also free coffee and soda, as well as Hurricanes/Bulls tickets available throughout the year.
    * I honestly think the company values work/life balance. I don't work in the evenings/weekends unless it's a rare "crunch time" where we're trying to push to get something finished. This may vary by department, but this is pretty consistent across my department.
    * The new office space is really nice!


    * Ok, to address the comments in previous reviews - yes, the CEO did mention Glassdoor at a recent company meeting. However, he did not ask people to come here and write fake good reviews. He just asked people to write reviews. As with any other "review" site on the internet, negative people with negative experiences will seek out a way to complain, while people who are perfectly happy won't. To give potential employees a better overall view of what the company is like, he asked people to write reviews about their experiences here. This was probably not a great idea, since several people interpreted it as "please go write good things", but oh well.
    * Communication is not the best. I know that's always a challenge when you have 500+ employees, but it seems like information rarely makes it all the way to the top or bottom of the org chart.
    * In much the same way that my coworkers are the best thing about this company, they are also the worst - those people writing incredibly negative reviews are the people with bad attitudes, and I hate working with them. I wish they would leave and take their bad attitudes somewhere else. Though every company has those bad apples, they definitely have the ability to ruin an otherwise good day.
    * It's tough to move up in this company. If you want to become a manager, there is no good process/training in place. It's disappointing for people who want to do more, but don't know how to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Help your employees grow and move up in the company. We have entirely too many managers who are external hires. That's unacceptable with a company with so many people who are ready and willing to move up and do more.
    * Keep working on communication. It can always get better, and it will get worse if you don't maintain a focus on it.
    * The yearly self-review process is so cumbersome and time consuming. Can we make this easier? It feels like such a chore and takes forever.

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    Solution Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at SciQuest.

    Interview Details

    I was linked up to the company through a recruiter. The phone interviews went very fast, and I was told, extremely well. Interviews were with 3 VPs and 1 Director. Visited the Corporate HQ for the final step, where I was to role play a sales presentation. The presentation went fairly well, except in the eyes of one individual, who showed up late, and spent the entire presentation going over my resume; it appeared, for the first time. A few questions were asked that are really outside the scope of introductory sales presentations, I didn't answer them well in their eyes, so the process stopped there.

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Headquarters Morrisville, NC
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1995
Type Company - Public (SQI)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

SciQuest is on a mission to help organizations get closer to their suppliers. The company's on-demand procurement software helps customers manage those costs by integrating with their suppliers. Its SciQuest Supplier Network enables clients to tap into a marketplace of more than 30,000 different suppliers and includes tools for negotiating discounts, automating orders, and managing contracts. The company serves industries it deems to have similar procurement characteristics. It began serving the higher education and life sciences markets, then expanded into health care and... More

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