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Progress CEO Yogesh Gupta
Yogesh Gupta
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Progress

    Pros

    Knowledgeable workforce. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Lacks vision. Constantly changes strategic direction

  2. Progress Not Progressing Fast Enough

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    Former Employee - Sales in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Progress full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Telerik: -Progress hires some terrific people who are extremely knowledgable and care about the products, as well as their teams. -Leadership is extremely intelligent and dedicated to make the business grow. -Progress' product offerings seem fairly stable and have high retention rates. -Provides good benefits, like a match on 401K, Employee Stock Purchasing Program, great work/life balance, as well as unlimited...

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    Cons

    Telerik: -Not enough sales enablement training. The products in Progress' portfolio are rather complex, and while there are resources to learn the products, there isn't enough training. Customer Advocates still don't seem like they have received enough training. -Old business model - The majority of Telerik's business relies on renewals, and the licensing is based on a perpetual licensing model. Get with the...

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    Advice to Management

    It seems unclear where the Telerik business is going, as competition with their UI tools have gained some ground. There needs to be a commitment to be more forward thinking and adaptive rather than reactive. Additionally, the discounting on products needs to be managed better, and Marketing needs to coordinate and communicate better with Sales. Progress has done a better job being transparent internally, but they still...

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  3. Helpful (3)

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Progress full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits. Technical staff are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Executive management team changes strategy about every 3 years.

  4. Helpful (3)

    Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Progress full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good CMS prodcut which has value for money for customers

    Cons

    Top Management does not care for emplyees

  5. Helpful (5)

    Sr.Customer Order Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Progress full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great open atmosphere and culture, both departmental and company wide. Open time off policy recently instituted. Great people and CEO gets himself among all the company workers.

    Cons

    Company has been around since 1984. Few people actually work here over 20 years and even fewer retire from Progress. With the changing of the company's mission and direction, fewer of the old guard/mentors remain, if you are feted at a 5/10/or15 years of service dinner, many of those at the dinner will be victims of the next layoff. Rule of thumb is don't stop upgrading your personal skillset.

  6. Helpful (10)

    Constant Layoffs and churn

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

    I have been working at Progress full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people and good product

    Cons

    Our div. has had 5 layoffs in the past year. The constant threats of layoffs and churn creates a bad work environment. Also just announced a new extremely expensive facility in Bulgaria the same day the latest layoffs were announced, terrible planning!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your teams and utilize the talent you have in the USA instead of building expensive and unnecessary facilities offshore.

  7. Helpful (8)

    Marketing

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

    I worked at Progress full-time

    Pros

    People you get to work with

    Cons

    - Management needs manager training. Due to a large amount of layoffs, particular managers were promoted who had no understanding of how to treat employees and that being a manager meant building a team (instead of just relying on everyone else to make them look good). -Managers will take credit for work you have done in front of the entire organization -There are a lot of "new ideas" in this organization that you...

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    Advice to Management

    Take a class

  8. Helpful (8)

    Great Products, Decent Benefits, Some Paranoid Sales Management

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

    I have been working at Progress full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. Good products and decent new go to market strategy and messaging, smart coworkers, trying to modernize, some of the best marketing in the industry. Top level execs are competent and bringing new ideas and seem to want to be more of sales led company.

    Cons

    Challenges with resources and antiquated systems and process. Finance led company and culture don't help with this. Some front line managers are paranoid, defensive, and completely scared of upper management and the C Suite therefore manage up and don't support their teams. These front line managers don't have the experience, understand sales, account management and strategy or where their revenue comes from because...

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    Advice to Management

    CEO and team need to skip over hovering managers and communicate directly sometimes with customer facing team so they really know what is going on and can address issues and barriers to revenue that exist. Train new managers better so they won't be so scared. Open up real lines of communications at all levels without repercussions from direct managers who only say what they think the CEO wants to hear. There is a...

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    Progress Response

    May 1, 2018Social Media Manager

    Thank you for the balanced and constructive feedback. We are always looking to be a better company and will take these perspectives into account as we evolve our culture and the organization.

  9. Helpful (5)

    Sales

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    Current Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Progress full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Not to many positive things to say about Progress.

    Cons

    Continuous changes. No clear growth plan and strategy. Not growing company.

    Advice to Management

    Focus. Execute and stop changing every day.

  10. Helpful (13)

    Progress Stopped Making Progress

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    I worked at Progress full-time for more than 6 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...

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    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

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