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Pretty Good...And Improving

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Current Employee - Technology - Software Development in Ann Arbor, MI
Current Employee - Technology - Software Development in Ann Arbor, MI

I have been working at ProQuest full-time

Pros

Nice work/life balance
Flexibility to work remotely as needed
Friendly people
Complementry coffee bar with Starbucks
Interesting problems to solve, and technolgoies to use

Cons

Heavy reliance on foreign contractors (both on-site and off-shore)
Not enough knowlege-sharing, mentorship, and mobility amongst technology teams.
Seems like junior staff don't get a chance for development or promotion.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

New CIO is doing a lot of things right!
He's promoting agile practices, encouraging collaboration amongst technology and operations staff, and actively listening to input.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wasn't my last career

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    Former Employee - Sales in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Sales in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at ProQuest full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    From day one had benefits and perks. Loved my job (as long as it lasted) which wasn't long. I was in sales and spoke to Librarians all day which was challenging but fun.

    Cons

    Management was horrible. The left hand never knew what the right hand was doing. And if they did they never informed sales. Was told during corporate meetings not to worry about a lay off. WRONG. Half of the sales force was laid off without a reason. When they choice which people to lay off-they said there is no rhyme or reason but "we didn't just pick names out of a hat." REALLY then what did you do? How did they actually come up with who was laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to get rid of more VP's who actually don't contribute, they just take up space and a pay check.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People and Tech Culture

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    Former Employee - Project Lead in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at ProQuest full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun, cool products. Good work/life balance. Lots of fun and varied technology and very smart people.

    Cons

    Typical raise pool was in line with cost of living adjustment. You had to get promoted to get ahead of the game in terms of pay.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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