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Updated February 20, 2017
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  1. "Software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ProQuest full-time

    Pros

    A friendly and work-life-balance workplace.

    Cons

    Proquest never figured out how to best utilize the Seattle Engineering talents to launch new products.


  2. "Proquest"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ProQuest full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and work-life balance

    Cons

    Periodic layoffs due to reorganization


  3. "Great Mentor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at ProQuest (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was an intern over the summer and I had a really great mentor who took the time to guide me and gave the opportunity to learn on my own.

    Cons

    Not a lot of physical comforts, like free food or pool tables. Working in a satellite office also meant lots of online collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    I'd recommend having a more organized internship program. My experience was only as good as my mentor.


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  5. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Jupiter, FL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Jupiter, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ProQuest full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, very competitive compensation

    Cons

    Too many products too manage effectively, changing leadership goals unclear and inconsistent at times.


  6. "About Average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ProQuest (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love the products and the people. Great environment with a lot of laughter and dedication. Compensation was fair.

    Cons

    Hard to get work done across cilo's. Business units confusing to customers. International business units have too much autonomy.

    Advice to Management

    Commit to a culture that would benefit the business. Be clear on strategy and business plans. Address survey results more quickly.


  7. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Canton, MI
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Canton, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ProQuest (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is growing and improving its organizational culture.

    Cons

    Pace of progress and advancement.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "ProQuest"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ProQuest (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, laid back environment, excellent office manager, amazing location (Home Plate Center)

    Cons

    Not the place to be, unless you enjoy seeing your facility get cratered.

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve at blindsiding your staff. Maybe next time, wait until two days before the annual kickoff to come in and lay off 3/4 of the personnel who are already ticketed.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Two sorts of decisions: bad decisions and no decisions"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ProQuest full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supporting librarians and library users. Depending on team, very supportive of work from home.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, resources, commitment, career ladder. All the problems that were there when I started three years ago are still there, with new ones, and fewer resources to try and address them.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a good direction and stick to it, stop going for quick and dirty solutions as the default, since after a few years of that, it's very difficult to move out of reaction mode to the quick and dirty solution from last year that's now gone bad.
    Pay competitive salaries for Seattle in Seattle, not for Ann Arbor in Seattle.


  10. "Interesting Content"

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    Former Employee - Director in New Providence, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in New Providence, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ProQuest full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get to work in the academic, library and publishing industries and the content of their databases is interesting and valuable. They utilize their budgets wisely and prioritize their projects well.

    Cons

    Like all mid-size and large companies, they are prone to reorganize themselves every 18 months so you have to regularly evaluate the importance of your department and job to the company or you may be downsized.

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective in your hiring. Hire managers who are looking to stay with the company for several years, not people who change companies every two or three years.


  11. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager, Senior Software Engineer & Scrum Master in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager, Senior Software Engineer & Scrum Master in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ProQuest (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great to be here in PQ

    Cons

    Need some modifications in growth opportunities.



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