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- "Current Employee Satisfaction Survey hit the bottom line with reports of bad management, with employees being threatened and disrespected." (in 23 reviews)
- "The company has been shrinking (lots of layoffs)." (in 13 reviews)
- "Managers do not help you to figure out your career options." (in 12 reviews)
- "senior management is clueless." (in 8 reviews)
- "Senior Leadership screwed up with product direction big time." (in 6 reviews)
- 5.021 Nov 2022Presales EngineerFormer Employee, more than 5 years
Team Manager before he left was amazing - the work was good and challenging at times.
Once acquired from PE, no shares were given before Progress acquired, but i left before that.
- 5.07 Apr 2022Personal AssistantCurrent EmployeeReading, England
Great thanks for the opportunity. This is fantastic
None thanks for the offerProgress Response2y
Thank you for submitting a review. We realize that submitting feedback takes time and appreciate you putting forth the effort. We hope that you continue to enjoy working at Progress!
- 1.014 Oct 2020Senior Software Development EngineerCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
I can not think of any
Progress acquired our company and completely replaced the diverse leadership team with an all-male team. This a week after promoting their diversity and inclusion. They made roughly half of engineering redundant at a company where its greatest asset is its people- and shipped the jobs out to India. The day after announcing the redundancies (some of these people had worked here over a decade!) the CEO and leadership hosted a tone-deaf global onboarding with smiles on their faces to welcome us into Progress. All this for what? A company whose growth over the last decade can't keep up with inflation? To maintain a measly 1.7% dividend yield? Look at their history. This company creates nothing noteworthy or known in the engineering space. Engineers who live in the same town as Progress HQ have never heard of the company. This company represents all the dark parts of tech: endlessly firing and outsourcing, chasing a bottom line over valuing people, endless acquisitions... and it has none of the bright parts. No exciting products or projects. As an engineer, unless you live in India, you have to ask yourself: why on earth would you ever voluntarily want to work here?21Progress Response4y
We understand you might have this impression, but Progress has a strong history, nearly 40 years, of being a company that respects its employees, their families, our customers and the global communities in which we live and serve. And while it's true that we couldn’t keep every employee as we move forward, we do hope that the people impacted are able to make good use of the competitive severance, support services and outplacement services provided.
- 1.018 Dec 2020Software EngineerFormer Employee, less than 1 year
Learn how not to run a software company
There's been an influx of 5 star reviews to combat the large number of negative reviews following Progress's failure of an aquistion of Chef. How much does Progress pay these shills for false reviews. How pathetic of a company to force reviews to be hidden and have fake reviews written. Is Yogesh's skin really that thin? The corporate responses to negative reviews are delusional. It's hard to ignore the facts when an entire UK office resigned with in the span of 3 months. So many engineering losses that it's unlikely products can continue with any form of quality. Progress made every wrong move during the aquistion including refusing to admit their mistakes and correct them. If you're a prospective hire, consider if these actions reflect a company you'd like to work for. If you're an existing employee think about why you're sticking around, there are few companies as bad as Progress.8Progress Response3y
- 1.09 Oct 2020Software EngineerCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
The aptly titled "donkey elbow" review, in my opinion, was spot-on.
As an employee of a company acquired by Progress, the first question I had to ask myself was: can I work for a company that has summarily dismissed half of my very highly performing colleagues on day one? Without exaggeration, the first 15mins of Saving Private Ryan provide genuine insights on how they ruthlessly went about their business. As the onboarding process began, with smiles and generous welcomes from the C-suite, it was hard to see past the 100% tone-deaf lack of acknowledgement for all that had transpired. The lucky few given the chance to train their lower-cost, offshore & soon to be replacements can have no illusions about their fate. Get out ASAP.19Progress Response4y
It is always hard to see good talent leave, especially if they are our friends and long-tenured colleagues. It is a reality that is hard to comprehend, even if done with genuine empathy and professional respect toward those affected. That’s why it is significant to highlight we offer a competitive severance package and pair that with support services, like life coaching and outplacement services, to help workers find that next opportunity as quickly as possible.
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Progress has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 776 reviews left anonymously by employees. 79% of employees would recommend working at Progress to a friend and 79% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.
79% of Progress employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Progress 4.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 3.9 for career opportunities.