Careers and Culture

Careers At Progressive Components

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Check out this video from our recent Ribbon-Cutting and Open House of our completely updated Headquarters, in Wauconda, IL! We’re grateful to so many industry friends who were on hand for the event, for the hard work delivered by our ProCompers, and for the decades of support by our customers. Together, we’re working to continue setting new standards and positively impacting our industry for the next chapter ahead.


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Progressive is named first runner-up in Crain’s Plastics News Best Places to Work! Don and Glenn Starkey graciously accept the award at the 2023 Plastics News Executive Forum and thank their amazing team of ProCompers and the company’s great customers!

Click HERE for info on our 2018 Best Places to Work Win.

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Our Engineering Team works with our Tech and Sales colleagues around the world to establish new global standards.


From Customer Service to Shipping, operations personnel pride themselves on best-in-class accuracy and customer satisfaction.

Our annual summer picnics enable team members and their guests to enjoy a day of great fun together.


Our annual Progressive Holiday Party gives us all a chance to “formally” celebrate the season together.


STAR (Sharing Time and Resources) is an employee-run registered 501C-3 non-profit charity foundation which helps support local causes in need.


Progressive Components has partnered with SEDOL Vocational Training Program to provide students with career explorations and an opportunity to learn work skills.

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Progressive was selected as one of Plastics News 2023 Best Places to Work. We were asked to create a lip sync video to the song “I’m Good” by Bebe Rexha and David Guetta to be included in a larger presentation featuring all of the 2023 PN Best Places to Work nominees. While our team loves to work hard, we also know how to play hard too! 

Hear From Our Team

We collected thoughts from team members throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and proudly present them in the following video:

Employee Testimonials

Recently, all Progressive employees were interviewed for Crain Publication’s “Best Places To Work” award and listed below are the responses to the question: What does Progressive Components do that makes it a place where people would want to work?

"Employee centric culture (takes care of employees so employees can take care of customers). Opportunity to make an impact. Great sense of teamwork and working together to get things done and overcome obstacles."

"The company has created a fun, rewarding environment where hard work leads to results and recognition. The ownership and leadership team treat people like they would like to be treated and hold everyone to a uniform set of expectations. Everyone is encouraged to bring their whole self to work - sharing both personal and work challenges and triumphs together."

"The employees. All have a common goal and want to succeed. Leadership thinks of fun ways to get everyone involved, whether it's random food trucks or the monthly meetings--it's a way to make work positive and see one another in this hybrid environment."

"The People, ProCompers are tremendous human beings. Progressive’s newly renovated headquarters building is an inspiring place to work and collaborate, but the flexibility we have to work from home or otherwise remotely as well is much appreciated. The perks and benefits and celebratory events offered by PRO are all wonderful."

"A healthy environment cultured by optimistic leaders who care about their employees."

"Great benefits are offered, sound market position for products offered and a collaborative teamwork."

"Culture - Employee centric, cooperative, supportive, work hard and have a little fun. Communication - Open and Transparent. Actions reflect culture and company values."

"The culture within the company is amazing. People are very friendly and will listen and help in whatever ways they can."

"Progressive Components is making a positive impact on the industry, enjoys working in a friendly and upbeat environment."

"Overall company culture. Employees are encouraged to develop themselves. High quality products and service."

"The company defines their goals well, so I have no doubt of what my contribution is to be and how it impacts my coworkers. The communication within the company is open and honest. We have a fun and enthusiastic working environment; we have monthly companywide meetings that encourage participation and provide insight into the company's health."

"The culture at Pro is second to none. The people are what makes it great! Everyone is genuinely happy! Happiness is contagious!"

"The culture here is second to none. The Company believes in its purpose and identity and shows that though its behavior and how it treats employees. There is a level of personal care for each and every employee that goes above and beyond just a job function."

"We function as one big family where the camaraderie is very high, leadership treats us with respect and genuinely cares about us all, customers hold our components and staff in high regard, (which is often and wonderful to hear). And, lastly, the flexibility with work/life balance as needed is appreciated."

"The work environment is great, you actually enjoy coming to work every day. We all take pride in working for this company, and it shows with how everyone comes to work and gives their best."