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SciQuest Reviews

Updated August 11, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work environment, great people" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Most managers at this point at least have a general ballpark idea as to what a successful and employee friendly work environment should be" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Unprofessional company with a mediocre management team running things" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Shady management practices have caused a lot of good people to leave" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Software we can be proud of"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SciQuest full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's been a treat having a mandate to develop innovative software. Those who get this are stoked. We are talking with customers, reviewing the competitors and delivering cloud based solutions to the market that's ahead of the game. It feels good to be part of something. This company has changed.

    Cons

    Working with some deadheads who just don't get it and moan about how great things were when they could get away with sitting around and playing on Facebook. I wish these losers would just go away instead of trying to spread negative energy. See is some other company would put up with your attitudes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going strong - we're developing things for a global market now - keep pushing.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "You know how shady a company is, when they post the same job with 3 Companies!!!"

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

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

    Pros

    I dont recall a single Pro working for this employer.

    Cons

    - Shady leadership
    - Shady recruitment
    - Shady handling of clients
    - Shady pay for hires

    Advice to Management

    Hahaha... they dont care! Look at the fake reviews they keep adding on Glassdoor. Do you think there is any way to extend a word of advise to this management.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Miss the small company atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Broader product offering and sales opportunities

    Cons

    Less intimate atmosphere
    HQ in North Carolina

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your new team members


  4. Helpful (1)

    "sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at SciQuest full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    pay and benefits are in line with industry

    Cons

    no business strategy


  5. "Great entry level job"

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, great people.

    Cons

    Didn’t feel like there was lots of room to grow in the company


  6. "SciQuest dba JAGGAER"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, good work and life balance, pay, benefits, compensation for working hard, control your own destiny, great clients, talented employees

    Cons

    We have had a lot of changes over the last year or so which presents many challenges. We have lost a lot of good people and historical knowledge during this time of transition, but I’ve noticed that people are coming back and the culture is making a turn in the right direction.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency is key with employees and customers. A little positive reinforcement can go a very long way, so be sure to thank your team members and focus on building a fun, rewarding work environment. Continue to listen to your customers and employees.


  7. "A review of Sciquest Inc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SciQuest full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working conditions around the organization

    Cons

    There is no room for growth

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Unprofessional Company"

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

    I worked at SciQuest full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Flexible work environment
    - Decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    -Unprofessional company with a mediocre management team running things
    -Let go of people without just cause or explanation
    - There was no consistency the entire time I was employed
    - customers are leaving left and right because of the lack of innovation in the product
    - communication is lacking from the top down

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees well and stop instilling fear to create results. Work on being more transparent and open about the future of the company. Take a look at your mid managers because there are some that are not good leaders and your individual employees are very much aware. Treat the employees who do well with respect and encouragement. Stop being cheap when it comes to paying for things that a company needs or that would bring morale up at the company.


  9. Helpful (19)

    "Not a great place for software engineering"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SciQuest full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    * Fairly flexible
    * Nice vacation policy
    * A couple really bright people

    Cons

    * Absolutely toxic culture for such a small company
    * Way too much dead weight in all facets of the company
    * Extremely low morale

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to jettison people that aren't working out / doing work. It really does bring everyone else down to see these people coddled and sometimes even promoted. Long term vision has been non-existent.


  10. Helpful (12)

    "Full of Freeloaders"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Decent PTO
    Decent 401k
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Disconnect between sales teams and actual products
    Out of date technology
    Toxic workplace environment
    Drowning in bureaucracy for such a small company
    Most managers are simply collecting a paycheck

    Advice to Management

    Layoffs are a part of life, no one is questioning that. What is questionable is why layoffs would occur with seemingly no oversight. I have never seen any company lay off over half its workers and still be mostly dead weight. There is no way to sustain a company where most of the workers come in and collect a paycheck with as little effort required. I see this in every level of the company.

    We need to fix the sales process! We do a great job of getting clients signed, then we pretty much hang them out to dry. If an issue comes up while implementing new software with a client, the next time we should not repeat the exact same mistake; unfortunately this is NOT the case.

    I hear good ideas for change coming from the top, but until those changes start happening, I have little hope. The culture is to look out for yourself and avoid accountability at all costs. The company was in a bad place before it was purchased by AKKR, i'm not sure why many of the mid level managers who got us into that mess are still around.

    Best of luck turning this ship around, I'll believe it when I see it (if i'm still here).


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