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Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
192 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people, good location, people are treated right (in 12 reviews)

  • Decent work/life balance but it all depends on your manager and group (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Staff is always stressed and depressed, no such thing as a work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management does not readily share information (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crazy Land!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX

    Pros

    The offices are close to lunch spots and reasonable housing options. They do offer benefits after 30 days but they are below par compared to other employer options within the DFW area.

    Cons

    Vast majority of staff are inconsequential to any decision making capability within the company as everything must go through the CEO, literally. This results in mediocrity as the norm and little to no engagement from the staff because they feel there is no value add based on their knowledge and/or decision making capability. The company is able to attract talent at the Manager level and below although above the Manager level it is difficult due to zero autonomy. Turnover at the VP level and above is high as their skills are under utilized primarily because of the control freak CEO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire individuals and give them an Executive title if your not willing to provide them with the level of autonomy and benefits that is normally accompanied with a role at that level in vast majority of other public companies. Shaking my head...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    worst company ever was glad when i found something else

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are quite a few great shopping and eating places located near by, lots of living areas around the facility

    Cons

    do not care about employees, tend to move managers around too much. The vip's bounce from one position to another when one mistake is made

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop being so eager to let people go and try to train employees properly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 8 people found this helpful  

    Started off strong, then went south and never got better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT  in  Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - IT in Carrollton, TX

    Pros

    Employees worked well with each other. Always helpful and team oriented.
    Some managers use to care about their employees and balanced the business needs well.
    Use to be lots of opportunity for improvements, allowing several chances to be noticed for quality work. Still some of that going on today but at a fraction of the past.
    Upper management use to keep everyone in the loop at appropriate levels.
    Managers, no longer in the company, covered my back and I theirs when it mattered most.

    Cons

    I'm not angry, just dissapointed & passionate about my time here.

    1. Execs & Upper Management are completely disconnected from the trenches and share little to no directional knowledge with employees.
    2. My Executive had a rinse repeat attitude in fixing our departments growth needs by limiting or cutting off any meaningful internal promotions. This executive instead hires an upper manager to bring in his staff, pay them all 30%-50% more, and then leave it to us to train them. This same process repeated more than once, resulting in the existing staff feeling outright depressed about their dead end jobs. We often joked, if you wanted to get compensation closer to the new hires or to be appreciated more, just quit and come back later for more money.
    3. In the last couple of years, most of the "Go To" people have left the company. With no succession planning of their replacements, back fills are often left to fend for themselves and muddle through, best they can.
    4. Get it done now, rush decisions, handed down with little or no warning and no clear explanation why.
    5. Upper Managers running teams without any knowledge of the tools being used or systems their teams support, resulting in a "That sounds good. Lets do that" decision making.
    6. Project Management was not driving effectively or given the inclusion to projects they should have run.
    7. Promoting the most disgruntled employees just to quiet them down, resulting in stepford wife employees. Keep taking your pills and be happy! :)
    8. Good managers left in waves due to no empowerment, broken promises on bonuses & slashed budgets. All when we are meeting number goals. My last quarterly bonus was so low, it helped me decide to leave.
    9. Facilities were not maintained well. Broken restrooms, sinks staying clogged and employees brought their own coffee, as the company coffee was not good and then upgraded to folgers for a time. Exec's had company issued Kurig machines and all the K-Cups they wanted.
    10. Consistently told i was a top performer and consistently paid under market by high double digits. Exec told me we are trying hard to get your pay in range and then i would watch yahoo finance as the guy cashes out $300k in stock options, in a single day.
    11. In less than a year, my department changed hands so many times my temp manager asked who i worked for? I politely responded, "I'm working for you, but i'm not %100 sure on that sir." - btw, he left it up to me to find out and fill him in once i knew.
    12. In the few months before resigning my position, I was physically ill every day. Constantly not knowing the future and so many changes being made, with no inclusion in the process, made this job very difficult to continue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ask your employees to voice their opinions, if you aren't willing to listen and take measurable action.

    Spend more money on your valued employees and less time trying to figure out how to cut the spending down. Wake up and fight for people!

    At least monthly, make sure all levels have directional knowledge and clear meaningful goals. Be transparent as possible!

    Promote a proven leader to correct the problems. Quit hiring "departments in a box" as your solution for staffing issues.

    I used to believe in the strength of this company and would love to feel this way again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    developer 2

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dev II
    Current Employee - Dev II

    Pros

    Good Medical, 401k Match, possible to move up into management

    Cons

    Lots of individual units that don't work together well. This is primarily because RP acquires several small companies a year and doesn't integrate them really well.

    RP is also in the process of replacing the current workforce of developers, QA, BA's and so on with a new cheaper workforce in the philippines. Basically, when someone quits here, their work goes overseas and no one is rehired in the US. What's happening because of this is that there is a heavy management presence in the US corporate office but few actual workers in the US.

    Most of the directors/vice presidents aren't former developers which doesn't work well as this is a software company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sheer of the director level of the company and add more project managers who are actual developers in their place. Stop hiring overseas, because this is causing resentment here. I'm having to work my regular 9-6 plus once or twice a week get online at 9-10 pm to work with people over there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great coworkers but horrible management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX

    Pros

    The employees are great. Some of the best coworkers you could ask for. Most everyone goes above and beyond to do a superior job.

    Cons

    Management leaves a lot to be desired. They are two faced. They say what you want to hear but are only interested in looking out for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to intimidate the employees because you feel threatened by them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very Corporate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant  in  Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant in Carrollton, TX

    Pros

    Some business units are truly great places to work

    Cons

    Other business units have extreme turnover and morale...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the business units more cohesive, and

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Offsite Leasing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Off-site Leasing/Service Agent  in  Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Off-site Leasing/Service Agent in Carrollton, TX

    Pros

    Good training program for entry level position and opportunities for growth within the company.

    Cons

    Very structured with supervisors counting every minute and monitoring calls.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 9 people found this helpful  

    How they managed to take this company public is a miracle

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managerial  in  Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Managerial in Carrollton, TX

    Pros

    Not the worst job in the world. I've met some decent people.

    Cons

    Bad benefits that have absolutely no administration. Very poor culture and morale. Leadership was placed in position based on politics and personality rather than skill. Incredibly micro-managed -- the CEO has to approve everything. No strategic direction. Unclear job roles. Outdated work method of sitting at desk all day rather than telecommuting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to take this company into the future, you should get rid of legacy employees and managers and find people who know what they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tenure is a good thing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX

    Pros

    - seems to be a company that is respected in the multifamily industry
    - peer employees are easy to get along with and are very helpful

    Cons

    - being micromanaged
    - some departments are understaffed, some employees/managers very overworked
    - at one point, employees were asked to submit schedules of all the tasks they performed (by the hour)

    Also, a large number of recruiters have mentioned that there is very much a revolving door with this company - 2 have asked this exact question "oh did they have another reorg?"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Opportunity in some groups; difficult place overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX

    Pros

    Great people in certain roles. Good place to learn new skills or technologies.

    Cons

    Oppressive. Upper management generally is undesirable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trying to build empires and work together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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