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Progress Overview

Bedford, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
1981
Company - Public (PRGS)
Information Technology
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Progress (Nasdaq: PRGS) is a global leader in application development, empowering the digital transformation organizations need to create and sustain engaging user experiences in today’s evolving marketplace. With offerings spanning web, mobile and data for on-premises ... Read more

Mission: Our customers and partners have big ideas. We help them turn their ideas into business reality through the rapid development, deployment, and management of data driven applications.

Cloud, mobile, big data, and social networks are transforming the nature of ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We are proud to receive the 2017 WorldatWork Seal of Distinction Award. The award highlights the innovative steps we have taken toward future business success by investing in our talented employees with our total rewards approach.

  • "An internship at Progress connects you with people who care about seeing you succeed, and truly gives you the freedom to gain back whatever you put into it." Kyra, Marketing Intern

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Progress – Why Work For Us?



We are dreamers and doers, equal parts corporate guru and ninja developer. With a rare combination of experience and entrepreneurship, we help you solve today’s business challenges and prepare you for those yet to come. By enabling engaging experiences, we help propel your organization forward.

With proven people, products, services and passion, we redefine what’s possible and lead you boldly towards tomorrow.


Today’s digital transformation movement impacts every critical touch point, from user experience, mobile and analytics, to the cloud and big data. We enable you to free yourself from these complexities so you can focus on innovation—and your customers.

By living on the edge of technological evolution, thinking big and building bigger, we take risks so you don’t have to. Your success is our success.

So join us at Progress!

Progress people are obsessed with sophisticated, elegant application development. We approach every day as a challenge to meet expectations, and then drive ourselves even higher. We’re all about providing the technical foundation for digital transformation, and delivering great products that drive customer success.

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Create beautiful apps

We bring you the surefire tools and safe cloud infrastructure you need to rapidly build, deploy and manage both web and mobile apps. Our advanced, simplified mobile technology is woven right into the core of Progress solutions, so you enjoy more flexibility and less restrictions.

  • Anticipate customer needs and meet the demand for apps that are available anywhere, any time
  • Create modern apps for any device, using any data source, in the cloud or on-premise infrastructure
  • Save time and lower costs

Innovation fuels our growth

The Progress Product Innovation Initiative allows us to invent boldly and reinvent rapidly. We have broad grassroots participation, enabling new ideas and prototypes guided by strategic directions and set by our product executives, product management organizations and engineering groups. 

Four research labs teams from our development office locations gather for a hackathon and office-wide demo day, and their prototypes are reviewed, judged and awarded by our Innovation Council.


Interns at Progress

At Progress, we’re very proud of our high conversion rate of interns into full time employees, and we’re thrilled with the talent we’ve gained through our Internship Program.

"Great work experience for a software engineer in a professional work environment with an agile development process. Lots of friendly, experienced employees who are happy to answer any questions. Technical skills doubled during my Internship." – Brian McGrath, Software Engineer Intern in Bedford, MA

The Internship or Apprenticeship Program (UK) at Progress is aimed towards college students and we encourage all students who feel they’re a good fit to apply. These work-based training programs combine on-the-job training with nationally recognized qualifications and are a great way to build a skilled and motivated workforce. We’re very pleased to be able to help young people into a vocation and support them as they develop their career. In turn, Interns help Progress through the motivation, commitment, and passion they bring to the job every day. We’re proud of the positive feedback we’ve received from past interns and look forward to the next great wave of talent to hit Progress!

"I have learnt so much that I will carry on throughout my life and in future career, this experience has given me the confidence and knowledge as to what is expected in the work place and as an employee.” –  Molly Springall, Apprentice in Bracknell, UK

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    Pros

    -Work/Life Balance
    -Award Incentives
    -Company Lunches
    -On Premise Gym
    -Casual Attire

    There is always an opportunity to expand knowledge on products and the industry. Stay committed to getting things done every day, and your hard work will be rewarded. Managers take notice of goal achievement, and offer valuable feedback to improve performance. It's a team environment. When hurdles arise, the issues are addressed in order to move forward. I enjoy coming to work everyday, and appreciate and respect my colleagues.

    Cons

    Changes in general processes and systems. If you're prepared and open to change, then this should be a non-issue. Take it as an opportunity to expand your knowledge.

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Progress Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Progress (New York, NY).

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    The interview process was very relaxed, I applied for the position, the next day I had a phone screen interview with my Recruiter which lasted 30minutes. That same day after the phone screen, I then made it to the next round speaking with one of the managers over the phone for 30minutes which went really well. The next step, my recruiter reached out to me and told me that I was going to the next round, which was the on-site interview. The on-site interview lasted about an hour. It went extremely well, they asked about my background, and also things I like to do outside of work. Afterwards, I followed up with my recruiter after the interview. Then I received the offer. Overall, the process was great, and my recruiter stayed in contact with me every step of the way

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Progress Awards & Accolades

  • 2017 WorldatWork Seal of Distinction, WorldatWork, 2017
  • The Best Cloud Computing Companies And CEOs To Work For, Forbes, 2016
  • Visionary Award, Gartner Magic Quadrant, 2016
  • Excellence in HR through Technology, India’s Best Employer Branding Awards, 2016
  • Top 10 Best Employers, World HRD Congress, 2016
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