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PROS Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
76 Reviews
3.2
76 Reviews
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PROS President, CEO, and Director Andres D. Reiner
Andres D. Reiner
34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • A lot of smart people working here (in 9 reviews)

  • Great company, lots of smart people, and a lot of growth potential (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • work/life balance; poor benefits; too much politics; leadership (in 7 reviews)

  • Too much work to cope with at times (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at PROS full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you work hard, you will find many opportunities to grow in the company
    It is a nice work environment
    Lots of smart and friendly people
    Leadership is accessible
    Company is growing fast

    Cons

    As in most of the companies that grow too fast, you will find lack of process in different areas, which makes it challenging to work sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work (if you are content to stay there)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Get to work with a few good developers. Emphasis on writing clean and efficient code. Exposure to a lot of technologies. Get to work on interesting and challenging problems. One of the few core software development companies in Houston. Work experience and programming skills acquired at PROS look impressive on resume. Free soda, snacks and leftover lunch from client meetings.

    Cons

    Bonus and salary increments are small. Benefits are average. Cannot cash out PTO balance when you leave. Typical office politics, managers play favorites. Developers (and wannabe managers) occasionally follow latest fad and start promoting new technology without giving thought to its implementation. High probability that you will get boxed in one role and go nowhere even after spending a decade there. Workload is heavy, company puts a lot of pressure on developers in the name of keeping major airline clients happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I had a very good time when I worked there. Learned a lot of things about big data.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at PROS full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It's a good place for new grads. As a new software developer, you will need to try your best to understand the system and the process. It's not that easy to pick up them.

    Cons

    In my perspective, the guidance is not enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I had the chance to be mentor, I would be more than happy to help new people more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Friendly environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at PROS

    Pros

    Good benefit compare to other companies in Texas.

    Cons

    Have to learn lots of new tech to accomplish everyday work. However, most of time new employer will need to learn by themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes try to Listen to young people will result something new

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    This is one of the most chaotic companies I've ever worked for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PROS

    Pros

    Great location, casual work environment, interesting technology, ability to work from home & flexible hours. The company is solid and growing.

    Cons

    The culture that everyone talks about is not what you're led to believe it is. It's very political, a number of managers don't know how to manage & it's hard to get straight answers. Some people are treated badly & there are no clear growth paths.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a clear communication strategy & clean house. There are employees that have been at PROS for a long time that aren't easy to work with, or for. Employees that raise concerns are told that that's just the way that person is. Nothing is done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Only a Wannabe, Not a Significant Software Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to get a start in software
    If you got stock or options, you are happy
    Airline group is a significant player in the industry

    Cons

    Poor salary / no stock
    Does not look good on your resume
    Extremely poor leadership. Get ready to walk into meetings unexpectedly and hear a VP yelling and screaming at you.
    Trying hard to expand solution footprint to very limited success thus far.
    Everybody's a Director or VP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt 360-degree review of leadership all the way up to CEO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, but not great location.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant II in Houston, TX

    I worked at PROS full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are all really great and the company really trains you well. Maybe the most structured training program I've seen. Very professional but friendly environment.

    Cons

    The location in midtown Houston isn't ideal. It's kind of a not-so-nice part of town. Many people commute an hour each way, since they don't want to live in the area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    PROS Response

    Jan 26, 2015Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your submission and for sharing your positive experience while employed at PROS regarding the excellent structured training program. To add your comment, PROS does have a friendly ... More

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company, unbelievable market opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at PROS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great company in an exciting and growing market. The company has a long history and a long list of very satisfied customers. The culture is very focused on customers making money from the PROS software and being reference-customers - which is very rewarding. Seeing how your work makes a real difference is the source of my satisfaction - even it it sometimes requires long nights when we are close to going live at a customer.

    Cons

    The company is making the transition from being a smaller niche player, to a much larger company. There is still work to do to get all of the processes in place - but the company is making progress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great progress and great leadership in place. Harness the big market opportunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for in a booming industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Data Scientist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Data Scientist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at PROS full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very laid back. A lot of smart people working here. Company keeps growing very fast which allows for growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Length of time at the company plays a bigger role for promotions than I would like to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to innovate by taking bigger risks and not just satisfy current customers with current complaints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to learn new skills!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at PROS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best reason to work at PROS is to gain relevant experience working through large software implementation projects across a multitude of industries.

    Cons

    One con I've noticed while working at PROS is underestimation of project timelines, but I've come to realize this isn't just a problem at PROS.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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