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Updated April 12, 2018
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Thoughts from a long-time employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Progress full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - good group of people to work with
    - flexible working hours and ability to work from home
    - excellent employee stock purchase plan (15% discount from lowest price in 27 month offering period)
    - company stock has been relatively stable
    - new management with new ideas on making the company successful
    - new CEO seems very direct and open to answering questions.

    Cons

    - did have a large reduction-in-force back in January under new management team. Was sad to lose some good colleagues but hopefully the cost reductions will put us in a better position to succeed

    Advice to Management

    Ultimately, the shareholders/employees want the company to do well and grow. The previous management was not successful so it was time for a new team to try. I think there are some good ideas and I hope that we're successful.

    Progress Response

    Aug 21, 2017 – Human Capital

    Wow - more than 10 years part of the team. You really know the ins and outs here at Progress! We are so happy to have you on board. It's employees, like you, that make Progress such a special... More


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Progress Stopped Making Progress"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -They simply hire the best people, the brightest most talented people you will ever meet
    -They have great benefits
    -Many offices have a "young startup" feel
    -The pay is reasonable for most roles

    Cons

    -Where they hire the best talent they don't seem to retain them, the best people are all either let go or leave for better opportunities
    -The is a major communication problem at this company
    -They are constantly changing direction
    -Incredibility depressing to work here over the last few years. They don't seem to know what they are doing, everything is held together with chewing gum while their amazing talent is told to wait for direction. When one direction is picked they go with it for a few months and then turn around and change their minds.

    Advice to Management

    -Provide more guidance to your staff, be more involved on a smaller scale, the company is not so big that the CEO can't meet with every employee at least once.
    -Learn more about your talent before they leave for other opportunities
    -Make each employee feel like part of the company, like they matter to the grand plan

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Great people on the ground, upper management not so much"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Marketing in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some terrific people at this company who really care about the technology and the work they're putting out. Great, friendly environment with managers who get the work-life balance.

    Cons

    The decisions made at the C-level are puzzling at best and harmful at worst. So many acquisitions have flopped over the years, and so many good people laid off with no consideration of knowledge, experience, value, etc being lost to the company. With the continued offshoring of work, there is no stability and great people are leaving right & left.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on stability and continuity. Actually get to know the products and people working on them so that you can understand the value being delivered to your customers, instead of recreating the wheel every year with new buzzword "strategies."


  4. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sof in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Sof in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Progress full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    pleasure working there for entire career

    Cons

    long hours, base pay is low

    Advice to Management

    more interactions with employees on daily basis


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Getting More and More Depressing To Work Here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Progress full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Nice co-workers
    Teams band together to solve issues
    Relaxed attire and work environment

    Cons

    Company has an issue deciding whether they want to do date-driven or feature-driven development.

    Has an identity crisis. Each CEO picks a new direction and logo for the company and leaves a year or two later.

    Not much job stability here these days. Even though it's common knowledge that the pay at Progress is usually less than the same positions in other companies in the area and a couple employees left of their own will after the initial layoffs, there is still not enough money to go around. I've seen emails about lay offs, goodbye emails from co-workers, and emails about program cuts at least once a month for the last year. No sign of that stopping this year.

    When I first started, the environment and benefits made up for the pay. Ever since the new CEO took over, everyone feels uneasy about when they'll end up on the chopping block. It's made worse by what Progress used to be: really makes it feel like your watching family is getting the boot.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your workers like parts. People that once ignored better job offers out of loyalty and community at Progress are rewarded with pink slips. The way things are going, you'll never break even because everyone with decades of experience is going to leave before you have the chance to lay them off. There will be no one skilled enough to maintain the current software or help you keep up with market demand.


  6. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Progress full-time

    Pros

    awesome coworkers, relatively low pressure sales environment, good place to see if sales is right for you.

    Cons

    payroll is constantly wrong, and slow to fix. Legal team opperates as a blocker on deals, not an enabler.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the payroll problems


  7. "Great Company with a bright future. Focused on the right things."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for! Very intelligent people who are always willing to share knowledge.

    Cons

    In the recent past, the company seemed to have lost their focus, but now seems to be back on track.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on the strengths of your core products.

  8. "Consulting Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Progress full-time

    Pros

    Learn new technologies used by customers

    Cons

    Information sharing is pitiful. There were too many instances of the same information being managed/changed by multiple parties making it all the more confusing for customers.

    Advice to Management

    Work smarter so that information can be easily shared and maintained.


  9. "Object design"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Progress full-time

    Pros

    Great professionalism and work ethic among staff

    Cons

    No room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the staff


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company creates tech for cutting edge web/mobile dev

    Cons

    There can be some incertitude at times

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the positive changes that they have made since new CEO


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