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Updated September 17, 2017
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  • Senior management is disconnected from the rest of company (in 12 reviews)

  • Usually upper management gets the boot first (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Glad to be here!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Renewal Specialist
    Current Employee - Contract Renewal Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Work/Life Balance
    -Award Incentives
    -Company Lunches
    -On Premise Gym
    -Casual Attire

    There is always an opportunity to expand knowledge on products and the industry. Stay committed to getting things done every day, and your hard work will be rewarded. Managers take notice of goal achievement, and offer valuable feedback to improve performance. It's a team environment. When hurdles arise, the issues are addressed in order to move forward. I enjoy coming to work everyday, and appreciate and respect my colleagues.

    Cons

    Changes in general processes and systems. If you're prepared and open to change, then this should be a non-issue. Take it as an opportunity to expand your knowledge.

    Progress Response

    Mar 3, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for the review and for offering the great insight into our culture and work environment. Together, we approach every day as a challenge to meet expectations, and then drive ourselves even... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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

  3. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Progress full-time

    Pros

    Most benefits and salary were good.

    Cons

    Several top management changes over a few years, but it may be stable now.

    Progress Response

    Aug 21, 2017 – Human Capital

    We are glad that you enjoyed your time at Progress!


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Dysfunctional Strategy, Leadership Clueless"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Progress full-time

    Pros

    free coffee, some good people.

    Cons

    where to start....I would avoid this company. Most employees are looking to get out due to the craziness and (lack of) strategy

    Advice to Management

    pick a strategy and stick to it. Stop putting people that continuously fail in leadership roles.

    Progress Response

    Aug 21, 2017 – Human Capital

    Thanks for your review. Earlier this year, we did announce a new strategy regarding the direction of our business. This strategy resulted from an in-depth and intense examination of our products... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Company loyalty, Great customers, very solid products

    Cons

    Poor compensation plan , Very little upside, turnover

    Advice to Management

    Fix compensation, sales need to run sales not finance

    Progress Response

    Aug 21, 2017 – Human Capital

    Thank you for dedicating more than 5 years of your professional career on the Progress team! We hope that you shared your frustration with the sales compensation plan to your manager and your Human... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Strategy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Progress full-time

    Pros

    working hard to try to create a new culture

    Cons

    over time, there have been many strategy changes so hard to commit to the current one

    Progress Response

    Aug 21, 2017 – Human Capital

    Thank you for your review. We recognize the fact that a change of culture isn’t something you can create overnight, but it is something that occurs over time and with dedicated focus from... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Bored"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I was introduced to a few standout people at Progress.

    Cons

    Everything about the company was boring. The product and the lack of success made it difficult to care.

    Progress Response

    Aug 8, 2017 – Human Capital

    Yes, Progress is filled with many smart, outstanding folks. Your job is often what you make of it; you put in the extra work and effort - you get out the same. "Code hard, play harder". Thanks for... More

  8. "Spend lots of time in Bulgaria"

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

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

    Pros

    Good company making good products

    Cons

    Very focused on perspective of Bulgarian programmers. If you are going to work here, be sure to spend a fair amount of time in Bulgaria getting to know everyone


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

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

    I have been working at Progress full-time

    Pros

    I'm fortunate to work with a team of highly skilled individuals. At the same time, the executive team that came in starting with the CEO in October has given a renewed sense of confidence to the employee base-- something that was lacking previously. My manager, who joined as part of these changes, is extremely knowledgeable and understands the value me and my team bring to the organization.

    If you asked me a year ago, I would not have referred anyone to Progress. Today, I would absolutely recommend this company for career opportunities, and have.

    Cons

    I don't consider this a "con" but we are a company of "do'ers" so if you're looking for a managerial role in which you delegate work to a team versus getting your hands dirty, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to keep the lines of communication open.


  10. "Programmer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Progress full-time

    Pros

    The company has set realistic yet exciting future goals. Great work environment. Other employees are professional and helpful.

    Cons

    Employees should be able to learn about new technologies and grow laterally.


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