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Progressive Digital Media Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, nice managers, perfect incubation for freshers to start their careers (in 15 reviews)

  • Good work environment to work full time (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • High turnover, highly KPIs-focused, no career progression, Money is not good at all (in 5 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is non existent (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Do not work here if you want a career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Digital Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Progressive Digital Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment
    No need to buy suits because everyone is under dressed
    Leave early on Fridays

    Cons

    No editorial integrity
    Too much micro-management
    Very unprofessional
    SSP paid for sick days
    Only 20 days holiday, 3 of which are taken over xmas
    Staff are encouraged to miss-sell and lie to clients
    Targets are out of line with business units and unrealistic
    Staff undervalued
    Very poor staff retention rate
    Health & Safety is ignored
    Offices are dirty
    Sales roles are all glorified tele-sales roles

    Advice to Management

    Improve the serves offering to customers. Focus on developing a good product instead of ripping off other companies


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Dirty office, marxist leadership, short-term vision and profit obsessed."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Progressive Digital Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Quite compassionate when it comes to personal affairs. Accept you need time off but only when you are earning the company good money.

    Cons

    Employees are the equivalent of battery hens. Expect sweat shop conditions, back smacking, clicking in your ears and indirect insults. Unrealistic expectations placed on staff. Uncomfortable and unethical environment.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Do not waste your time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Progressive Digital Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, I guess I was lucky to be in a great team. It is a great place to kick-start your career in sales, to cut your teeth on, but don't bother staying too long. Money can be great if you are ready to give up 8/9 hours of your day to lead-source outside of work hours.

    Cons

    High turnover, highly KPIs-focused, no career progression, Money is not good at all.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating staff like robots, pay more.


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  5. "Chamchagiri Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Manager in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Progressive Digital Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary in time
    Work life balance
    New technologies and processes - if you are energetic, enthusiastic and willing to learn.

    Cons

    'Chamchagiri' company where under performers will get promotions, hikes and awards for gossiping and time passing in canteen.
    30% attrition rate.
    'Govt company' environment for managers who will just pass away their time till the company closes. Won't get job anywhere else.
    HR dept knows nothing.
    Finance dept knows nothing.
    UK totally depends on Hyd, and treats employees like It's British Raj in connivance with traitorous management who look after their own selfish financial needs.
    Financial misappropriation in crores, happened twice where first obscured and then finally, COO was fired.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront and honest to employees. Treat long time employees well.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Ruthless, disorganized and stupid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Not Sales in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Not Sales in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Progressive Digital Media full-time

    Pros

    The location of the head office isn't bad. Coworkers are mostly interesting, intelligent people.

    Cons

    No promotions or raises
    No leadership (just new performance targets)
    No HR department, no internal communications
    Noisy, crowded office
    No clue what people actually do
    Etc.
    Can't say too much or I'd reveal my identity

    Advice to Management

    Make yourselves redundant.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The worst company I ever worked for"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Progressive Digital Media full-time

    Pros

    good balance work-life, some colleagues are nice, great potential (wrong hands), no bad place to start the career but no longer than a year

    Cons

    No promotions, no pay rises (except for the top managers that at 5 clock are out of the office), no career, lies to employees, micromanagement, short sight in business, employees are treated like rubbish, if you have a problem at work there is no one to talk to because no one cares, bad organisation, lack of communication, slacker managers

    Advice to Management

    Have meetings to build up decent products, talk to each others and treat good employees decently giving benefits and money and not just making money for yourself as top managers earn a fortune keeping the employees on minimum wages !


  8. Helpful (1)

    "London based Sweat Shop - driven by greed and not value creation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Progressive Digital Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice on CV for graduates
    Job title impressive
    Lasting co-workers alliances useful

    Cons

    Organised by neoptism, managed by fear and CMA culture
    Products are outdated, worthless and sold via PPI claim methods

    Advice to Management

    stick to investment business - don't try to run a real one


  9. Helpful (1)

    "An absolute joke. Management are Pigs, I wouldn't read their reviews"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Progressive Digital Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I like my work colleagues. Although using narcotics is promoted.
    Teaches employees hard work, to lead source etc .
    There is money to be made, but if managers don't like you, you won't make a thing.

    Cons

    -no training given. Stand on your own 2 feet and pitch.
    -be aggressive as possible
    -narcotics and alcohol encouraged
    -isolated if you don't fit in
    -disgusting work conditions
    -Hr department useless, everything goes.
    -bullying used as a form of management strategy.
    -public humiliation

    Advice to Management

    Actually help people rather than shooting them down. Was it because a lot of you were bullied as kids and need to show how big you are now?
    More encouragement would lead to better results. The atmosphere is constantly tense, lighten up.


  10. "Sweatshop, Boilerroom, thoroughly unpleasant place to work when behind Target"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Progressive Digital Media full-time

    Pros

    You will learn a lot about sales techniques.
    If you worked there for a few months recruiters will want you because they know you can survive at the harsh end

    Cons

    Sociopathic management style
    People arent people just a sales figure
    Ive never worked in a place like it, its amazing for a Ftse company to be like this
    Dirty office

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the products rather than just take the money and run.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid like the plague if you value your career"

    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
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Progressive Digital Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are some good people working here
    Fairly chilled out
    Good to gain entry level experience

    Cons

    Awful pay
    No promotions - You want to progress your career here? Forget it.
    Long hours
    Management haven't got a clue
    110% sales focussed - They don't care how you make a sale, as long as you do it.
    Unethical - A customer overcharged for a product? No worries! Milk every penny we can!
    Staff feel like just another cog in a stuttering machine
    Many employees are demotivated - There is no interest on management looking to raise morale
    Zero benefits
    Embarrassing business processes - This is supposed to be a 'big company'.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in and value your staff - They are your most important assets.


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