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Updated Jul 23, 2021

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4.1
72%
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Progress CEO Yogesh Gupta
Yogesh Gupta
174 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance (depends)(in 72 reviews)

  • "Professional work environment with lots of flexibilities(in 35 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Recent changes disconnected senior management from employees(in 13 reviews)

  • "Lay-offs were a regular occurrence and took its toll on morale, but most importantly the ability of a department to produce its best(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Best place to work

      May 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This company feels like family to me. My colleagues are all talented and highly qualified. Teammates and leaders take so much pride and care in their work and making sure there's a great work-life balance. CEO Yogesh Gupta clearly cares deeply about employees and their families. Compensation and benefits are great. The culture is unmatched. I've made friends for life.

      Cons

      It's a growing company. Things move fast.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Wonderful place to work

      Jul 7, 2021 - Marketing 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      -Nice team -Healthy environment -Nice time off opportunities

      Cons

      -Nothing! This is a great work environment.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Best Software Company Evahhhhh

      Jun 21, 2021 - Customer Account Representative, Senior in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Having been in Software Inside Sales and Account Management over 25 years, I can honestly say Progress is the best company for which I have ever worked. The leadership and employees are smart, focused on the right things (taking care of customers, treating everyone with respect, supporting the communities where Progress has offices, personable, thoughtful and appreciative).

      Cons

      For a time there was a tendency for a handful of managers to insist that their direct reports made it into the office. With Covid, however, this is no longer the case (and will not be the case) for employees that have roles where collaboration is most-beneficial.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great place to work

      Dec 11, 2020 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      So much to list here. The people are #1, from the CEO on down everyone is really great. Loaded with talent. The work here is challenging as well. I have a lot of work to do with non stop projects and what is good is that these projects really tend to stretch me, which means I am constantly learning new skills and getting better. At times it can feel like there is too much work but honestly I love it and I love the intensity. Overall the benefits here are good - competitive with other companies. They are not the best you'll find anywhere, but they are very good benefits. Also, over and over the senior leadership at Progress has demonstrated that they care about the people. There is a lot of flexibility here. Finally, while this is a company that has been around a while, they keep their products and technologies on the cutting edge.

      Cons

      While their products are cutting edge, some of the internal infrastructure is not. This is not a big deal but at times it is a pain dealing with something older, like the phone system or getting a new cutting edge laptop to work on. There are career opportunities at Progress but its not always easy. For example, some teams have one function like Support around the world, but Development and QE local to one country. If your goal was to move to another function not in your country your options are limited.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good Company, Prudently Managed, Strong Products that Work and an Orientation Towards Business Partnership

      Dec 21, 2020 - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The individual products within the Progress portfolio are mostly solid technologies and well regarded within their specific verticals (Database Connectivity, Front End Dev Tools, App Dev, Monitoring, mBaaS, etc) and the company continues to invest in bringing them forward. Most of the execs were engineers before they went into management so the company has an Engineering focus. The company takes a long term view of their business relationships and has loyal customers who are (in general) happy with the relationship.

      Cons

      Company is run very cheaply - not much in the way of employee perks. Salaries are broadly in line with the market, if slightly lower, however salary is really all you should expect - there is a subsidized share scheme but the share price hasn't exactly rocketed up in the past few years so it really isn't really worth participating in. So unless you're an exec and get lots of options, overall compensation compares poorly to other companies.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company - business strategy, people management, great tech

      Jul 6, 2021 - Vice President of Strategy in Raleigh, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Truly care about customers, employees

      Cons

      Reputation / brand not in-line with company excellence

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Review of Ipswitch

      Jul 18, 2021 - Marketing Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice people, flexible hours, good benefits

      Cons

      Poor leadership with no long term vision. Legacy employees that coasted.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great energy across the board

      Jul 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      clear objectives flexible work private software company at the time allowed for interesting problems and solutions.

      Cons

      spread thin in some departments

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good career growth and exposure

      Jun 8, 2021 - Financial Analyst II in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - strong mentorship and career opportunities - interesting work, trusted with tasks that expose me to new areas

      Cons

      - I can't think of any

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee

      It's a place to work, I guess?

      Apr 1, 2021 - Senior Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      decent salaries and good benefits. Globally diverse workforce. They have been around a long time, so will probably continue to be a stable place to work (as long as you aren't laid off during an acquisition).

      Cons

      focus is on maintaining ARR for existing products, not on building new things or innovation. heavy focus on cheaper labor, at the cost of letting great talent go. Haven't the faintest clue how to work effectively in a remote environment. The global workforce means you're likely to work all kinds of crazy hours instead of focusing on asynchronous communication. The tooling available to employees is pretty terrible - definitely not best of breed. Company tech, tooling, and mindset seem stuck 10-15 years in the past.

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      6 people found this review helpful
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