SoftPro Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
14 Reviews
3.6
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SoftPro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pros: fun environment; people matter; fast paced

    Cons

    Cons: could offer more training; more communication from managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer more communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This is truly one of the Best Places to Work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SoftPro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management rewards the high performers and makes this a fun place to work!

    Cons

    There a some negative people who don't realize how good they have it here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company - wonderful people & product

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Services  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Professional Services in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at SoftPro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cool product, they train you on everything you want to know. Nice, fun people. Some of the best & brightest people work here. The product is always being improved upon & it's because they listen to input of people who work with it everyday.

    Cons

    They are growing fast & lots of new people to meet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful customers, stuck in job forever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SoftPro full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - nice people
    - ok benefits

    Cons

    - no room to grow
    - allowed to be abused by customers
    - weak leadership
    - no learning opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    You're allowed to go home at the end of the day, but no chance for advancement in dev departments.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at SoftPro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most non-leaders get the weekends/evenings off. They bring in snacks. Okay place to get experience.

    Cons

    You keep the salary you come in with indefinitely. They dangle good experience tasks like candy, but no one gets them. The company is run by a cabal of women who aggressively discriminate against men (and could not care less about software). Complaining against men is widespread and frequent. Discrimination against aged developers is extreme (they are very public about it). Dev departments are flat and no one ever gets promoted. You spend 1/3 of your time defending your work (instead of actually working). Many depts require you to leave no sooner than 9 hours after you get there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mediocre compensation will yield mediocre interest from the best employees/candidates. You get what you reward. Stop running SoftPro like it is a Title/Escrow company! You make software! That's what your customers want!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people in a nice environment but lacking significant incentives

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at SoftPro full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The working environment is very employee-friendly and the schedules are flexible.
    Management does its best to get out of the way and let you do your job.
    The company is very good at hiring people that work well together.

    Cons

    The salaries are on the low end of average.
    There are few (if any) opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and compensate employees who excel and avoid the situation where all area knowledge is held by a single team member.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best companies in the area

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    Current Employee - R&D  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - R&D in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at SoftPro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cares about it's employees
    team effort that wants to build a great product and have great service
    if you show that you want career growth then managers will recognize you.

    Cons

    there is alot of work to do - guess the upside is job security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep employee recognition going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Company

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at SoftPro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    occasional perks such as luncheon, etc, pleasant environment, good clients

    Cons

    poor support from managers, software issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support Team works hard but aren't shown appreciation that could be given to them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at SoftPro full-time

    Pros

    1. Enjoyable place to work if in R&D, though other departments seemed to have high morale.
    2. Was very team oriented, the opposite of the "shark tank" atmosphere at some companies; for this reason, didn't have to continually worry about security of job.
    3. Not very stressful; one can devote energy to doing actual work rather than to CYA (covering one's back).

    Cons

    1. Limited advancement.
    2. Boring at times.
    3. Corp policy disallows any current employee giving a reference to anyone (even if that employee no longer works at SoftPro); this can hinder finding a new place of employment and puts employees in awkward positions when asked to do so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways of challenging or "stretching" employees, but without sacrificing the existing (and very good) company culture and collaborative atmosphere.

    Relax or rescind the unfair policy disallowing employees from giving references to others.

    Recommends
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    No reference for you

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at SoftPro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They keep you busy. Good opportunity to learn some cutting edge stuff.

    Cons

    Some reviewers have mentioned that SoftPro is only good for those starting their career as there are no growth opportunities. This may be true, however, be aware that it is a company policy not to give references or recommendations. When it's time for you to move on, and recruiters are asking for former manager's references, don't count on SoftPro to provide them, even if you did a hell of a job there.

    Doesn't Recommend

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