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Procurian Reviews

Updated September 23, 2016
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Pros
  • The company as a whole is great at giving a good work life balance what they can't afford to pay you, they try to make up in other incentives (in 5 reviews)

  • There are really great people in the rank and file who really want to help their clients (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • I had such a great experience working there (in 2 reviews)

  • Open office environment doesn't work for everyone (in 2 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Not for the faint of hearts"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Procurement in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Procurian full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The folks who do the actual work have a great time. You work with a lot of Fortune 100 clients around the world. Some decent technology has been developed.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to move up. Expect to work your ass off even on weekends. No formal training. Lots of back stabbing by superiors...Keep your resume up to date.

    Advice to Management

    Shake the tree and figure out how you can move folks up the chain.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Be Very Cautious."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Leader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Program Leader in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Procurian full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast growing company with an entrepreneurial dynamic.

    Cons

    Senior management are "bleacher coaches". One in particular thinks he can run the show from his bedroom in Chicago behind a command cell called "Sales Force.com". People get frustrated and leave. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Remember you are in a professional services business. Professional services are very "people centric". Treat your people like your most prized asset because, "They are dummy".


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Hard for middle management to get ahead unless you threaten to quit or go above peoples heads"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Procurian full-time

    Pros

    The HQ in KOP is really nice. Open spaces and high ceilings. There are really great people in the rank and file who really want to help their clients.

    Cons

    If your in middle management in a practice its very hard to get ahead. They have programs for advancement for junior personal but nothing for people further along in their career. Practice leaders do not give their subordinates exposure to senior leadership. Rank and file sourcing folks feel trapped with no clear direction on where their career goes next. Don't believe the company hype that the organization is flat and new ideas are welcome (most get shot down unless your manager can take credit for it in part).

    Advice to Management

    Senior leadership needs to stop taking for granted that the practice leads are giving them the whole picture. Perhaps start instituting 360 evaluations where junior employees can anomonously provide perspective. I promise you will be surprised.


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  5. "I work within the sourcing and category management group"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Procurian full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people and cool culture. Very intelligent group of professionals.

    Cons

    Senior management and limited growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people the way you did 7 years ago!


  6. "Analyst working on indirect spend projects"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity of project, clients and other employees backgrounds.

    Cons

    No mentorship. Employees have pet projects.


  7. "Not for everyone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The open working environment allows for a lot of collaboration and supports speed of working environment.

    Cons

    Not everyone can work in an open environment like this. There is no privacy or personal space and even managers sit elbow to elbow. You have to be able to block out a lot of noise and distraction. Introverts may struggle with this. The company is a bit of a sweat shop hiring younger employers for lower wages and often paying less than cost of living increases. It can be a good stepping stone to other procurement roles. It's an interesting experience but not everyone's cup of tea.


  8. "This company exemplifies overworked and underpaid."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Procurian full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great community of colleagues. Great non-traditional office structure.

    Cons

    There was never a good place for talented workers to move up.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Overall Good Company - Many Areas for Improvement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Procurian full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Open collaborative environment, friendly co-workers, overall relaxed environment, you can be your own boss, overall competitive PTO and Health benefits, growing company, ability to work in different client environments.

    Cons

    Large disparity in pay across the company even in same positions within departments. Do not always reward exceptional employees adequately or provide enough opportunities for advancement, almost no training opportunities or ability to attend conferences. Almost no real team building activities within some departments. Could be better with communicating information within departments. People often kept in the dark until last minute. Examples include people being laid-off with little or no warning or people being hired at much higher salaries externally with no opportunity given to current employees only for the company to have to fire the external hire within a few months. Some departments very hypocritical with higher management asking employees to be in the office every day when they work from home every day. No opportunity to negotiate or debate raise or bonus during annual reviews - already locked in. Many cost cutting measures have adversely affected employees in recent months with such things as not being able to upgrade old laptops which slow down daily productivity and a new phone system which has had its share of issues.

    Advice to Management

    Open communication within departments - transparency. Reward your exceptional employees. Allow your employees some say into their salary increases and bonuses.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Quickly growing; recognizes talents and promotes; No formal trainings"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Lead in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Procurian full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a place that really grew up quickly which means that it's getting to be a larger company with its roots still as a small company. that means that you need to really know how to contribute, be visible, and lead; some strong visionaries are very willing to encourage and promote talents from within; it's your job to be out there and proactively contributing and wait for those opportunities which come up often. very involved in technology and its great to see them constantly trying to make it better

    Cons

    no formal training or certification programs or classes; you really need to learn most things on your own;


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Over worked, under payed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Procurian full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cool people, good projects sometimes

    Cons

    High stress, confrontational, non-supportive; sales team over promises so the rest of us have to kill ourselves to try to make goals that aren't realistic

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees to be more supportive of eachother amoung departments.



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