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Updated 1 March 2018
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Pros
  • "Good salary, free soda and coffee, decent benefits package, smart co-workers" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and perks around the office" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Also, on-call shifts aren't pleasant to family/work life balance" (in 9 reviews)

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

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  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 (2)

    "Miss the small company atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    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

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SciQuest (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work is challenging and requires initiative solutions

    Cons

    The software developed does not work. The problem is the foundation is not developed for the Cloud computing

    Advice to Management

    Have better QA and develop software the actually works.


  4. "review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SciQuest full-time

    Pros

    had chance to learn new things

    Cons

    management doesnt know how to manage


  5. 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


  6. "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


  7. "SciQuest dba JAGGAER"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "A review of Sciquest Inc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    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


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (19)

    "Not a great place for software engineering"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    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.


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