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Progress Overview

Bedford, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
1981
Company - Public (PRGS)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Progress offers the leading platform for developing and deploying strategic business applications. We enable customers and partners to deliver modern, high-impact digital experiences with a fraction of the effort, time and cost. Progress offers powerful tools for easily building ... Read more

Mission: Progress offers the leading platform for developing and deploying strategic business applications. We enable customers and partners to deliver modern, high-impact digital experiences with a fraction of the effort, time and cost. Progress offers powerful tools for easily building

Company Updates

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  • "In times of crisis, people rally together. We have seen it multiple times throughout history. When we come together as a global community — when we do our part to be good global citizens and shelter in place — we see that we can flatten the curve." A nice read on how our very own Sara Faatz tackles the extreme work-life balance of being a woman in STEM during COVID-19.

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Progress – Why Work With Us?


Together, We Make Progress

Progress is an inclusive workplace where opportunities to succeed are available to everyone. As a multicultural company serving a global community, we encourage a wide range of points of view and celebrate our diverse backgrounds. Our unique combination of perspectives inspires innovation, connects us to our customers and positively affects our communities.  It is only by working together and learning from each other that we make Progress.

We build products that customers love! 

We’re Progress – we offer the best platform for building and deploying tomorrow’s applications quickly and easily.

From engineering and services to sales and marketing, from finance and legal to human capital, we are bold, forward-thinking innovators who build things that work and care about our customers. We invent and reinvent every day, work together as one, value and respect each other and cheer our wins.

Our customers need to dramatically simplify the process of creating and deploying modern applications. Progress provides the necessary set of capabilities to build the next-generation of mission-critical, cognitive-first business apps.

Check this video recap of ProgressNEXT - the largest global gathering of the Progress customer, partner and developer community, where people come together to connect, learn and collaborate. 

 

At Progress, we believe in continuous learning. That is why we empower you with career development tools and resources to help you continuously upgrade yourself.

Still, career growth and development are personal and go beyond your current role. It even extends beyond Progress. Everyone has a different view of their ideal career and what "success" looks like. However, when you understand your objectives, your aspirations and motivation, we can help provide opportunities that assist you in building the work-life you want. At Progress, your success is our success.

Choose your own direction

It is a climbing wall for a reason! The traditional career ladder that focuses on set career paths is no longer consistent with today's business realities. Career paths are now more like climbing walls than ladders. So, start exploring the opportunities that Progress provides and create your ideal career!

Take control of your career – we support you

While your future is in your own hands, we are here to help you make your career dreams a reality. You own your professional future, but you are not on your own at Progress.

Giving back to the community

We stand behind giving back to the community and empowering our people around the globe to contribute based on their skills and passion.

Social responsibility resonates with our maxims to Move Forward as One, collaborate and bring ideas and people together to deliver maximum value; to Be Accountable, solve problems and be role models not only in our workplace but as a team and an active part of the community.  ​​

Progress supports global initiatives specific to STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Math]. In addition, offices around the world support organizations in our communities based on local needs and team preferences.

All our people are encouraged to get involved in community service volunteering, and you can see Progressers from around the world planting trees, running for charity, spending quality time with kids deprived of parental care, caring for dogs in a shelter and more. Progress provides you with up to 16 hours of paid time off a year to be used for community service work.

Rewards

We seek to provide market competitive rewards, be fiscally responsible and incent behaviors that drive the results necessary for our company success. With globally aligned processes and tools, we believe this company-wide approach to attracting, motivating and retaining talent contributes to our competitive advantage as an employer.

Recognition

We believe there is incredible power in saying “thank you”— it is a way for us to empower, encourage and appreciate each other. We all contribute to the success of our colleagues, teams, products and customers, and our recognition platform Praise is our shared forum to spotlight and celebrate the impact our colleagues are having. Cheering our wins together inspires us even further and gives us the energy to move Progress forward and to achieve even more.

Benefits & perks

We truly care about your employee experience. It is important to us for our people to balance their work and home life, obtain viable options for their health and wellness, grow their career and plan for financial success. 

The Progress benefits package is designed to recognize the diverse needs of our workforce. We offer a variety of options for your health care needs, financial benefits, including an Employee Stock Purchasing Plan, a variety of options to continue your career growth and more. Progress provides flexibility to our people through flexible vacation time, flexible hours and telecommuting/work-from-home options. 

Progress Reviews

  • "Casual and people focused environments with lots of oppertunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Bedford, MA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Progress full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Laid back culture that encourages team building and growth

    Cons

    Whereas information sharing is good, sometimes too much irrelevant information is shared.

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Progress Photos

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Progress photo of: The Waltham office hosted a MassTLC Women's Peer Group, which welcomed women in tech from all over MA!
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Progress Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Progress.

    Interview

    Very professional and structured interviews, quick response from the team and good feedback, I was interviewed by 3 people, Senior HR, Junior HR and the Hiring Manager for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself,

      Where do you see yourself in 5 years time,   Answer Question
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Progress Awards & Accolades

  • 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
  • 2017 WorldatWork Seal of Distinction, WorldatWork, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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