Progressive Digital Media

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Progressive Digital Media Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
30 Reviews
2.2
30 Reviews
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  1.  

    If you can sell this product, you can sell anything

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Progressive Digital Media

    Pros

    20 vacation days
    Decent incentives (half days, cash prizes, etc)
    Laid back work environment
    Lots of young people
    Opportunities to advance

    Cons

    Salary is way to low for San Francisco
    Not sure where US office is headed in the future
    Relatively difficult product to sell
    Steep learning curve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher base salary, and restructure of commission to give the employees an opportunity to make more money. This will keep the good employees around longer.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fairly good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Progressive Digital Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good pay, friendly people, good pace

    Cons

    not as much training as i would have liked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more training and value staff more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Researcher  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Researcher in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Progressive Digital Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    time to time salary
    no goodthing

    Cons

    work load
    very less salary
    no facility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please see for employee benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Quick career progression and high earnings. Great co workers and a good location.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Progressive Digital Media full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    If you are willing to work hard and don't expect things to land in your lap you will do well here. Hard work is essential but rather than moan about having to put the hours in more people on this site should learn that no employer is going to reward a mediocre level of performance.

    Cons

    Having to deal with a lot of generation Y employees who as mentioned above believe the world owes them a living and who want to live the London lifestyle without grafting for many years to achieve a high level of success, which the management here have done. If you want more holidays be a teacher. If you want a 9-5 go and work in admin.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good grounding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Executive  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Progressive Digital Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people, rewards for high performance - quite a scruffy outfit - training and grounding for sales is good.

    Cons

    Poor products, autocratic way of managing with no freedom to develop. Change of sales strategy is regular

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Avoid like the plague if you value your career

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

    I worked at Progressive Digital Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are some good people working here
    Fairly chilled out
    Good to gain entry level experience

    Cons

    Awful pay
    No promotions - You want to progress your career here? Forget it.
    Long hours
    Management haven't got a clue
    110% sales focussed - They don't care how you make a sale, as long as you do it.
    Unethical - A customer overcharged for a product? No worries! Milk every penny we can!
    Staff feel like just another cog in a stuttering machine
    Many employees are demotivated - There is no interest on management looking to raise morale
    Zero benefits
    Embarrassing business processes - This is supposed to be a 'big company'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in and value your staff - They are your most important assets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sweatshop, Boilerroom, thoroughly unpleasant place to work when behind Target

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

    I have been working at Progressive Digital Media full-time

    Pros

    You will learn a lot about sales techniques.
    If you worked there for a few months recruiters will want you because they know you can survive at the harsh end

    Cons

    Sociopathic management style
    People arent people just a sales figure
    Ive never worked in a place like it, its amazing for a Ftse company to be like this
    Dirty office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the products rather than just take the money and run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    An absolute joke. Management are Pigs, I wouldn't read their reviews

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Progressive Digital Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I like my work colleagues. Although using narcotics is promoted.
    Teaches employees hard work, to lead source etc .
    There is money to be made, but if managers don't like you, you won't make a thing.

    Cons

    -no training given. Stand on your own 2 feet and pitch.
    -be aggressive as possible
    -narcotics and alcohol encouraged
    -isolated if you don't fit in
    -disgusting work conditions
    -Hr department useless, everything goes.
    -bullying used as a form of management strategy.
    -public humiliation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually help people rather than shooting them down. Was it because a lot of you were bullied as kids and need to show how big you are now?
    More encouragement would lead to better results. The atmosphere is constantly tense, lighten up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    constructive if stressful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Editor  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Editor in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Progressive Digital Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    career opportunities, solid business, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    office facilities, micro-management, poor office facilities, management focus is on sales performers not content staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less micro-management, reward high performers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    London based Sweat Shop - driven by greed and not value creation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Progressive Digital Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice on CV for graduates
    Job title impressive
    Lasting co-workers alliances useful

    Cons

    Organised by neoptism, managed by fear and CMA culture
    Products are outdated, worthless and sold via PPI claim methods

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stick to investment business - don't try to run a real one

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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