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  1. "High ethics and good clients"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Proace Technology Consulting as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The CEO is very frank and that's what I like. It may come off as him being short but it doesn't bother me. In 20 years of working with business/sales people in tech I have never had a manager who actually turned clients money away if it wasn't a fit.

    Cons

    Little tight on the budget when it comes to getting purchases approved

    Advice to Management

    Hire more client facing developers


  2. "flexible and no bs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    not a lot of bs or red tape. you get to work with the clients directly without unnecessary layers

    Cons

    you often work on two projects at a time which can some times be distracting but i like to mix it up so not a big deal


  3. "Best company I've worked for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Developer in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Senior Developer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Proace Technology Consulting as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting projects, realistic deadlines, flexible, client focused. This was a great place to continue honing my skills. This is a solid company, seriously, so I would completely disregard most or all of the negative feedback. It's bogus -- probably competitors. I hope to work there again in the future.

    Cons

    Not exactly a con, but you need a diverse skillset to work there. They sometimes take on very difficult projects that other companies turn down.


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  5. "CEO is Unqualified to Run a 7-11"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Proace Technology Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful office downtown, that they can't afford.

    Cons

    All of ProAce's MANY problems begin and end with the CEO. He is the worst kind of fool: a fool who thinks he hung the moon. Google "Narcissistic Personality Disorder"...that's him. He's cheap (he'll pay for a bigshot office, but charges employees for soda and buys the worst coffee), doesn't understand technology, demands absurdly fast solutions, and blames everyone but himself for everything. He's a joke, and everyone working with him knows it.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to CEO: Go back to Best Buy.
    Advice to Management: Find a better job before His Highness decides to can you on a whim.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "What's going on here? no one really seems to know"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Web Developer in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Web Developer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Proace Technology Consulting as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent salary for contractors. foosball table in the breakroom. most coders seem to be good guys who like beer

    Cons

    coders get up once an hour to play foosball, meetings revolve around beer, managers are ridiculously incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    might be time to knock this whole thing down and start over. ask yourself what does your company actually DO and then DO it. Making banners for a wig website five times a week might sound like fun at first, but I can't imagine it's paying for all the lavish "startup" atmosphere you're trying to create.


  7. "high pressure, avg pay, relaxed environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Proace Technology Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    work with start-ups
    get to interact with clients directly

    Cons

    often overloaded with work
    unrealistic deadlines

    Advice to Management

    focus on bigger projects that let's each developer be dedicated to one or max two accounts.


  8. "Better than most"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Proace Technology Consulting full-time

    Pros

    I can't say that he'll be the best man at my wedding but the owner was generally approachable. The rest of the team was strong at what they did, and enjoyable to work with as well. Not the workplace you dream of, but definitely a step up from the other experiences I've had.

    Cons

    You have to roll with the punches of working for a small company so hope for and enjoy the highs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Totally incompetent."

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Proace Technology Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good full time development staff (now 2 people!)

    Cons

    The company lacks any sort of leadership or management. This might be the only software shop in the world with any project management or QA experience. Projects routinely go over budget or get canned by the owner or they just get forgotten until clients get annoyed. Knowledge of software and s/w development practices is non-existent. The number of staff revolving through the place is crazy and owner seems to randomly fire people. There's no focus on types of project - they'll take anything that has a check attached.

    Advice to Management

    Actually manage the business and spend some time looking at how competitors successfully complete software projects.


  10. "Lots of responsibilities and lots of learning opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Proace Technology Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back team. Access to executives. Lotsof visibility into projects. You get to work on different projects and with many different technologies. Pretty relaxed work environment. Tons of atonomy in your work.

    Cons

    This is not a job for those who just want to kick back and wait for the day to be over. It can be very demanding and stressful at times with deadlines and deliverables.

    Advice to Management

    continue focus on client satisfaction


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Absentee management, no upsides"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Former Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Proace Technology Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    :: Paycheck, average at best given the town and industry
    :: Some of the employees are good to know though beaten down through years of mis-management.

    Cons

    :: Owner is disliked by everyone, never shows up to work and sucks all the money out of the company. He also promises equity that never gets delivered (in my case and heard the same from others)
    :: Hiring manager is also the only sales guy
    :: Clients always overpromised with no ability to deliver
    :: Projects handed to contractors and told to get it done with no guidance, specification, PM or control over the client
    :: The only people doing any work in the whole company are the developers
    :: There's no room to develop professionally there, it's a developer sweat shop.

    Advice to Management

    Leave the software consulting industry to folks who know software and consulting