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Updated 9 April 2019
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Pros
  • "Great benefits, employee stock purchase plan, work/life balance" (in 61 reviews)

  • "A professional and comfortable work environment with well-promoted company culture and values" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Recent changes disconnected senior management from employees" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Usually upper management gets the boot first" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Knowledgeable workforce. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Lacks vision. Constantly changes strategic direction


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    1. Flexible timings
    2. Compensation is good
    3. Good learning opportunities

    Cons

    Not much i can think of

  3. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Progress full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture and collaborative team work

    Cons

    Can be lack of transparency from top down


  4. Helpful (2)

    "I hope things have changed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Semi-flexible hours, free breakfast. Easy commute.

    Cons

    Everything else, from the managers down.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be managers.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Run for the hills"

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

    I have been working at Progress full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If I could think of one it would be a pro

    Cons

    Too many chiefs etc. Management are disconnected from the people they manage (or don't). Flexible working hours for some but not for others, constantly moving the goalposts, 'face fits' culture.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "No go company"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Bracknell, England
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Bracknell, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Progress (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is no pros about this company.

    Cons

    Loads! Lies from management at interview and throughout employment. Unrealistic targets that get reduced later on as management realises they had messed up with the target and the team management. Inexistent training Brand new team formed gone within 3 months!

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the liar managers and set realistic targets for team members.

    Progress Response

    19 Jan 2017 – Chief Talent Officer

    Thanks for your review. We are sorry to hear that you did not have a positive experience here at Progress. We aim to have an open-door policy and strive to address employee concerns when they are... More


  7. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance reasonable. Good culture amongst the long-termers. Small enough to care about customers and employees. Recently refocused the business and looks in better shape to deliver for existing customers and partners.

    Cons

    Are they big enough to matter? Lost their way around 2009-12. Tried too hard to compete against the big guys and set crazy growth goals during a global downturn.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on existing customer, partner base. Look after them and existing employees. It's more likely to be people relationships that develop business rather than any new marketing strategy.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed"

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    Current Employee - Salesman in Bracknell, England
    Current Employee - Salesman in Bracknell, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable salary and nice people. The Bracknell office was a pleasant environment.

    Cons

    During my time the strategy and senior management changed multiple times. I left because the company was flatlining - no real excitement - good company if you want to hide and have an easy life.

    Advice to Management

    Try and work out how to be relevant in the model digital world.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "in constant transition..."

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

    Pros

    Progress had some fantastic products and some great people working for them - the Kick off are great fun and there is an annual president's club for the companies highest achievers.

    Cons

    Progress has sold most of it's portfolio and let a large number of staff go which means that it has lost a lot of it's soul

    Advice to Management

    staff need assurances that their jobs are safe for the forthcoming 6 months!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "They don't know their donkey from their elbow"

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

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

    Pros

    the kitchen is clean and full of M&M's and fruits

    Cons

    - They check your education and past work history, so you would think you'd joined a clever bunch...but the clever bunch has long gone and left standing political animals.
    - Crabs' nest
    - Donkey licking culture
    - Most products don't get new customers, the ones who did have been sold off. No long term vision, no backbone. Hence the sinking ship.
    - Products have gone from the leading edge to the bleeding edge.
    - Product management is not really innovative but just desperately trying catch up with a vague image of a glorious past

    Advice to Management

    get some management education.