Progressive Digital Media

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Progressive Digital Media Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
38 Reviews
2.7
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  1.  

    Only for freshers from C- grade colleges and those who have been sitting unemployed for over an year

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

    I worked at Progressive Digital Media full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    1. You can learn innovative ways to avoid work
    2. Will learn office politics very quickly
    3. Soon develop thick skin

    Cons

    Cannot be finished. But here are the major ones:
    1. The HR will outright lie to you about package when they need to recruit you. They will talk about your package and bonus separately, even though they will include it in the salary. HR will tell you that average hike is 10% minimum, but at the time of appraisal, you will not get more than 3-3.5% hike.

    2. Management treats everyone like dogs. Most of senior managers are coming from similar backgrounds so have not learnt anything better, in terms of behavior.

    3. Everyone in the management wants to show off their skills. So, policies and work style will keep on changing every few months.

    4. Strike system - if you do not reach office by 9:15 AM, three such misses will deduct half day of your leave.

    5. Frequent churning. No job security and the company goes on splitting itself.

    6. Almost all non-office websites are blocked. Even yatra and IRCTC. If there is an emergency at home and one needs to buy ticket, it will not be possible.

    7. Management and HR create fake profiles in Glassdoor and Naukri to track whether employees are trying to get jobs outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is such a company that there cannot be any advice for the management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing company if you do have the profile

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

    I have been working at Progressive Digital Media full-time

    Pros

    - Very dynamic
    - Amazing team, with a very friendly attitude
    - Collaborative environment
    - Global company
    - Work/ life balance is a pro
    - As it is a growing company, tons of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    - Lack of training
    - Very agressive targets
    - Goal oriented, sometimes too much in the short term
    - Sales oriented
    - Needs to improve its overall brand in the media/ research sector

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    High hopes!

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Progressive is a company for people with a strong sense of ownership. Go after and you will get it, but if you have the profile of waiting things to come to you, then this is not your company. Global company, with an amazing portfolio of research companies covering a vast number of industries.

    Cons

    Structure is not very clear yet. Due to the many acquisitions, people are still confused on functions and new functions. Need to organize better and invest in high quality people in order to trace a long term planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think mid to long term!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A Growing Company

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is growing and structuring itself in the research and consulting area. Through an agressive acquisition plan, Progressive managed to incorporate top brands within the research area, which will bring to it a lot of credibility and a vast portfolio of services. Ownership is key so if you have this spirit, you will be recognized and have the freedom to put into practice your work.

    Cons

    As a company that is still structuring itself, they are too focused on costs... This can be a restraint as instead of seeing some actions as investments for a mid to long term result, the company sometimes think too much in reducing costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think in the long term, and benchmark with top players.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It's a good company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    good team, efficient, interesting environment

    Cons

    questionable product, management and decision making capabilities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Absence of Vision, Bad quality of work, Poor Management

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

    I worked at Progressive Digital Media full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Cannot actually think of anything good about this company, its work and the culture

    Cons

    Poor work - Low quality monotonous work,
    Weird managers
    Fixed punch in hours
    Do not value employees at all
    Cant see any personal or professional growth
    No flexibility to wfh or timings
    Salary has a crazy annual gift sort of thing.. part of CTC u get only on ur 366th day in company.. silly!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow Up! You are running a company.. not a school..
    Dont give just any work to valuable resources.. U cant progress without good people

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

    No standard principles

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salary on time
    If your manager is GOOD then you may enjoy

    Cons

    No standard principles
    Acts as per the whims and fancies of PM"s and PH's
    Fire the employees in a instance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing as anyway they won't take it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Bad Company, Bad Policies, Worse Management. SWEAT SHOP

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

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

    Pros

    You learn to work against the odds

    Cons

    No defined process, Decisions are taken per senior management whims and fancies. Most of the senior management in UK and India comprises of people who failed a successful running company. Will not hesitate to mis-sell a product or service to clients. Most of the data fudged and outdated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. For it wont make any difference

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    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 (less than an 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
  11.  

    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 (more than an 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

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