Radiant Systems

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Radiant Systems Reviews

Updated June 15, 2014
Updated June 15, 2014
39 Reviews
3.2
39 Reviews
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Radiant Systems CEO and Director John H. Heyman
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  1.  

    It was great to work there at the beginning!

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Radiant Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great compensation. Great teamwork. Awesome building

    Cons

    As the company grew and they started hiring these high level people that had come from other companies that they had messed up. They came in and wanted to change a well working machine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Glad they sold to a company that can take the great products to the next level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good People But Poor Management / Salaries Stagnant Despite Stellar Reviews

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Radiant Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * Good people
    * Worldwide operation provides opportunities
    * Loyal to long-term employees
    * Work space large and equipment good
    * Flexible schedules with top workers

    Cons

    * Difficult for top technical people to advance or leave division for better opportunities
    * Loyal to long-term employees who do not perform
    * Too many meetings
    * Lack of education and training budget
    * Complacent attitude towards improvement
    * Poor talent retention policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to review policy of technical management promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Radiant Systems Review

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Prompt with pay, easy to communicate with via e-mail

    Cons

    Recruiters do not speak English very well, rates are not as competitive as other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach your recruiters to speak better English or hire people in the US and not India.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Don't expect much progress in your career

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Radiant Systems

    Pros

    Money is reasonably good but not great. Vacation is better than average. Casual work environment.

    Cons

    Career advancement is tough. It's who you know not how good you are that will get you a promotion. Accomplishments are rarely acknowledged.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great people to work with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Radiant Systems

    Pros

    Great people to work with.
    Very professional environment.
    Flexible time off.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities.
    Very top management heavy.

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced, with lots of daily challenges and opportunities to move outside of "your box"

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Radiant Systems

    Pros

    Radiant is a large company with a small company mentality. Not a lot of structure for individual jobs - you'll love it if you like freedom to make improvements where you see fit, you'll hate it if you need a lot of structure and direction.

    Cons

    Very hard to promote within this company. Leadership is a very tight knit group, and like many other companies, it's who you know more than what you do that gets you promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continuously seek out opportunities to make Radiant the best place to work - not just strive to be on par with other companies.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not a terrible place, could be better

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Radiant Systems

    Pros

    Time off is good, not tons of overtime is required. Direct management is willing to be flexible with work schedule. Some working from home is allowed.

    Cons

    Salary is low after working there for many years, but that may be common for other places as well too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your employees up to market on their salaries, even if they have been with the company for years. Deadlines should have developer input before being set.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall a good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Support Technician  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Client Support Technician in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Radiant Systems

    Pros

    Always challenging
    Never boring
    Most ideas are considered
    Management tries to fit the best person for the job when promoting

    Cons

    The downside of the above happens when you get a little seniority and the guy who just stepped in the door is promoted ahead of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more transparent in your promotions.
    How are employees supposed to know what to strive for if we don't know why people are chosen for projects, promotions, etc

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Best days behind?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Support Technician  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Support Technician in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Radiant Systems

    Pros

    Limited responsibilities, not asked to work overtime, predictable schedules, some opportunities for career growth and decent communication with peers and management.

    Cons

    Company seems a bit stagnant and stock is not much of an incentive. Not a lot of innovative thinking taking place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to expand growth beyond the same model that has been out there for 15 years so that shareholders can reap some benefits and provide the capital needed to invest in innovative technology.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed bag, as with most companies...

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Radiant Systems

    Pros

    Radiant Systems has always had a fun "work hard, play hard" culture, and always lots of great people to work with in all areas of the company.

    Cons

    I am not sure if it's the industry they're in or perhaps a lack of innovative leadership, but I get the impression that they will not ever succeed in generating any real and dramatic growth (i.e., not just buying other companies) and shareholder value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deal with the individuals not pulling their weight. It is always easier to move them to a different project/department than to have a hard conversation and/or part ways with them. But in doing so you are doing the company (and these individuals) a disservice by not being forthright.

    Disapproves of CEO

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