SciQuest

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12 people found this helpful  

Good at first, progressively worse after IPO

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC

I worked at SciQuest full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Frankly, I wouldn't recommend working there at this point.

Cons

After the IPO management decided to cull higher paid employees, regardless of performance. Micro-management became the rule. Turnover became high, morale dropped, and current employees with whom I'm still friends are trying to get out.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start treating people with respect.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    The focus was on throughput over quality. My boss was a micromanager that lacked leadership and made me hate my job.

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    Former Employee - Supplier Services Consultant in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Supplier Services Consultant in Cary, NC

    I worked at SciQuest full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    sciQuest is a relatively well run and disciplined company. They put an emphasis on repeatable processes and does a good job of delivering an ROI fairly quickly. Their application plays well with many other applications.

    Cons

    I think their operational strategy shifted focused somewhat since the company went public. They seem to be going away from what made them successful. sciQuest overworks people and has a do whatever it takes mentality... bad work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's an overall lack of accomplished leadership at the manager level and the big picture approach is lacking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 12 people found this helpful  

    Worst company I have ever worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC

    I have been working at SciQuest

    Pros

    The press releases make it look like an attractive company to join

    Cons

    No workplace flexibility (have to be in your seat and the CEO watches you come in and out of the office), terrible product, dissatisfied customers, good old boy culture, no leadership at executive level, short-term thinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, do not misrepresent workplace flexibility (lack thereof), invest in your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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