PROS

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PROS Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
70 Reviews
3.5
70 Reviews
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PROS President, CEO, and Director Andres D. Reiner
Andres D. Reiner
29 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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  1.  

    Great company, but not great location.

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    • 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 an 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company, unbelievable market opportunity

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    • 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
  3.  

    Great company to work for in a booming industry.

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    • 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 an 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
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  5.  

    Great place to learn new skills!

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    • 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
  6.  

    Excellent

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

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

    Pros

    Innovative
    Good people
    Well managed
    Ceo cares for people
    Strong product

    Cons

    Lesser known product to general public, but they are the market leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue excellent intern program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    They make you work as much as you can

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Beverages, snacks and nice meeting rooms

    Cons

    No process development orientation is given. They make tests but you don't get a formal orientation on what they expect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't assume all developers have work on a team environment. Training is valuable for solo developers to be integrated as part of a team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    An easy, dead-end job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    PROS has a pretty relaxed work environment (within the development organization) with long periods of little work.
    The benefits aren't bad (okay pay, flexible hours).
    It is a very easy place to simply show up and not make waves.

    Cons

    There are no interesting problems to work on, not that I've ever seen. The only "work" is patching up problems induced by poor processes which in turn adds to the already significant technical debt.
    There is no long term vision for the company, which means no career development.
    Things like the tuition reimbursement program are a sham, but good for selling new hires on the company.
    It is very easy to be pigeonholed into whatever role you were hired into. Lots of folks have been doing the exact same job for years on end, which becomes the expectation for new employees.
    Training is nonexistent, which would be a problem if you ever needed to know something about the products offered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd recommend training your workforce and establishing a long term vision for the company (and then sharing it with your employees).
    Stop contracting out development and QE. Invest in your employees - it will probably cost more in the short-term but the hole only gets deeper the longer you keep digging.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice challenging work, friendly environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PROS

    Pros

    You learn a lot of new trchnologies, interesting customer interaction

    Cons

    Getting recognition in money form can be difficult

  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Wants to be great.....but isn't

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Hard to say, some nice people, overall challenging work

    Cons

    Too many leaders, they have gotten over-loaded with Vice Presidents.....not enough people doing the work. No work/life balance, pay not competitive, many senior managers operate in silos and not qualified to be leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Free snacks don't overcome fundamental flaws in leadership. Focus on your people and not on your bottom line. Add resources where it counts, not more presidents, more people in the trenches.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    Entry level does all the work. Management gets all the pay

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. Enjoy the people I work with. Can work from home.

    Cons

    Work life balance is tough. Zero concern for employee development. Management plays favorites. Never say no to a customer, so the entry level employees have to deliver way to much while management looks good for keeping customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start being concerned with bottom line, not top. Stop reporting Non GAAP earnings when we lose money. Stop acting like we are peers with Deloitte/Accenture/IBM and stop acting like we are a "big data company" We use MS SQL Server....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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