Progress Reviews

Updated 20 Jan 2021

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Progress CEO Yogesh Gupta
Yogesh Gupta
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  • "Recent changes disconnected senior management from employees(in 13 reviews)

  • "Lay-offs were a regular occurrence and took its toll on morale, but most importantly the ability of a department to produce its best(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Great first 5 months"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President Corp Dev in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Progress full-time

    Pros

    Onboarding in a complete virtual model and it was flawless Focused corporate strategy allows great alignment in overall execution

    Cons

    External markets don’t truly value what has been built...

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Progress full-time

    Pros

    Professional work environment with lots of flexibilities.

    Cons

    N/A - there's nothing negative to say about Progress.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Poor office environment in Melbourne"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - N/A in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Progress full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility is the only positive feature at Progress

    Cons

    Poor office culture and no team work.

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  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great company and place to work; wonderful work/life balance"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Progress full-time

    Pros

    Existing clients are great; all levels of management are inspirational and experienced; new offerings to the market are right; long time successful company; small enough to be personal - you are not just a number. I was inspired to write this review because of the previous (ridiculously) negative review. If that was a review from a sales person, as stated, this person is a team member of one of the strongest performing progress regions in the world. He/she will soon be attending Sales Kick Off in The Netherlands; has qualified for Circle of Excellence in Morocco; and has recently enjoyed staff team events at Peppers Moonah Links; a Vietnamese Cooking afternoon; Movie and Karaoke afternoon; and soon the Xmas party at Southbank. Plus food and drinks in the office. We are treated like grown ups, and employees are expected to act like grown ups... There is great work/life balance and trust - if you are trustworthy. Rare in this industry at the moment. No colleagues are incompetent; our strength is in our varied experience. Those that want to work as little as possible but expect easy wins will find it difficult. Those that don't understand the changing nature of the industry and the global nature of the company will find it difficult. But anyone willing to put their head down and bum up will be successful in this company. You will need to be self driven, though, because you won't be micro-managed - a big plus in my book. Look at the big picture and you will see endless opportunity - look backwards and needing the comfort of 'mates' and you won't...

    Cons

    Going through change which is always hard; some decisions about retrenching staff that are perplexing; colleagues who don't see the big picture or understand the global SW industry can bring you down at times; you really are in charge of your own destiny which can be a challenging ask.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be a good place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Progress full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work with good benefits

    Cons

    Too many changes at the top, lack of stability.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Average"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Executive in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Progress full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stable company with long history on the market. Relative job security (if you are not top manager). Always pay on time.

    Cons

    Process oriented rather than result oriented. Lack of flexibility and internal resistance to change. Over complicated processes. Salaries are not great and it is next to impossible to get a pay rise.

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    Progress Response

    January 26, 2017Human Capital Manager

    Thanks for your review and advice. We are continually strategizing and making improvements to engage and retain our employees so they are proud and enthusiastic contributors to our team. We have recently made an announcement about the direction our company will take going forward and we are excited to begin executing on that vision.

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Serious Challenges!"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Sales in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Progress full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Quiet and nice office, good location, good pantry

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover. Existing staff is too eager to please, (most) lacking in actual experience, too much time talking and not enough doing, long tenure staff have gotten complacent, unhealthy 'holier than thou' environment to name a few.The APJ region is like a neglected family member.

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "Progress have no idea where they are going and why."

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Asia Pacific in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Progress full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some great talent that has hung around for many years

    Cons

    If you are not located in Head Office you have an average life of 2 Years

  9. COVID-19

    "Great open, transparent company and culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President of Product Marketing in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Progress full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great team members plus solid strategy positioned for continued success. Great collaboration between different business disciplines (corporate supporting different product teams). Greatly strengthened and built up past acquisitions - Telerik and Ipswitch - with promising investments in organic development that will drive more value for a committed customer and community base. It's also worth noting that our employee engagement scores have improved dramatically based on the executive team's management of the COVID crisis.

    Cons

    Unfortunate that blame for changes at Chef fell on Progress as Chef had to be right-sized based on org structure built for extreme growth. Having significant experience, I'm heartened by knowing that what seems like painful change usually leads to a better situation both for individuals and organizations. I am also encouraged by working with many of the Chef team members post-acquisition. They are truly committed and energized in their commitment to customers. Also, been included in numerous customer conversations that ended on an extremely upbeat note. I would highly recommend Progress to anyone.

  10. "Great company, lots of learning opportunities and plenty of options for development"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist 

    I worked at Progress full-time

    Pros

    Great career opportunities, compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be a bit difficult due to the intensity of the industry.

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