Careers and Culture

Careers At Progressive Components

Thank you for accessing our Careers page! Review our Progressive culture, and consider joining our team:

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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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If you don’t see an open position that fits your skill set at this time, don’t worry… we have a solution.


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?

"Our company is very employee driven. Meaning that they listen to their employees wants and needs and create benefits, activities and an environment we are excited to be a part of."

"Friendly, positive, encouraging environment. Leadership is invested in employees' professional growth and personal wellness. Very team-oriented."

"I have worked for over a dozen companies, and this is by far the one that cares about their employees. Their benefits, the open-door policies of every leader, and their employee-focused polices make this a real great place to work."

"Treat everyone with respect and make them feel appreciated."

"You're not just a number working at Progressive Components. They care about you as an individual and do their best to show that they care. They are willing to hear and implore ideas to better the company."

"Given the challenges with Covid and the way other companies are dealing with employees leaving, our company stayed ahead of the trend and put improvements in place to ensure employees are happy--more benefits, more flexible hours, meeting-free days. All of these attract new employees, but give existing employees a good sense of stability."

"PRO has a culture of interest in its employees - excellent benefits and commitment to team and individual development programs. New employees are recruited with suitability to PRO culture in mind. Employees are encouraged to work /collaborate together."

"At Progressive Components it is obvious that creating a culture of teamwork and community is a priority."

"This company has great family work-life balance, good pay with growth incentives, plus a comfortable environment with caring and personable staff. Everyone is very friendly, welcoming and fun with regards to work and life in general."

"Allows personal development whilst engaging with you from all levels of management. Excellent training with driven goals and suitable rewards."

"The culture is very important, which adds to the exciting, fast-paced 'work hard/play hard' atmoshpere. We work as a team, celebrate the wins together, and team-up to improve the areas that need more attention."

"Very employee centric Company. Have all the Technology and Training available to excel on our marketplace. Incredible Customer Service and Technical Teams. A cooperative feel at every step with seasoned skilled long-time employees willing to reach out and help the new employees."