Concur

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10 people found this helpful  

Nepotism runs rampant at Concur!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

I worked at Concur

Pros

Concur is very friendly, overall has good benefits (although their maternity leave sucks), and if you're in the right position (sales) you can do very well both professionally and financially. They are a growing company, so they can offer you job security and financial stability.

Cons

"Revenue generating" (a.k.a. sales) employees are really the only staff who are fully appreciated, recognized, and rewarded. "Non-revenue generating" employees (a.k.a. marketing, accounting, etc.) receive low salaries, miniscule pay raises (even when they are promoted), and are not allowed to attend the annual internal conference because they are not important enough. Sales continues to increase in head count, while all the departments who support sales remain the same and are therefore overworked and under appreciated. Nepotism plays a huge role in getting hired at Concur - you have to know someone to get your foot in the door. Your position has nothing to do with how much you know or have accomplished, and everything to do with who you know (or who you're sucking up to).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize the departments who work to support your sales staff as important and increase the head count - you'll continue to lose good people if you over work them. Hire and promote people based on knowledge and experience, not because they are a friend of a friend or someone's relative. It's frustrating to work for someone who knows and does half what you do for twice the pay all because they knew the right person to get them in that position. I know several instances within the company where this exists and it kills the employee morale.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management has lost touch with the business.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Concur

    Pros

    Concur provides employees with a lot of latitude to run with tasks and take the lead on projects. It's a terrific place to work if are able to run with projects and tasks with minimal management involvement.

    Cons

    Management is often disengaged from the daily operations. There seems to be a lot of work to be done, but staffing to support the growth has been slow. The Human Resources team seems to be overly involved in every aspect of the business. Positive and negative performance is often taken in extremes and HR seems to promote such extreme views.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Comfortable Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Concur

    Pros

    Heated ping-pong battles are a common occurrence. Management are all incredibly knowledgeable. Employees jump at the chance to help each other. Everyone is friendly.

    Cons

    Cubes everywhere. Often too dark. Older employees => older technology. Bureaucracy. More of a sales company than software development company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move fast and break things. Bring in and/or promote some of the younger employees and push them to create crazy products.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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