Reynolds and Reynolds

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Reynolds and Reynolds Reviews

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
544 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Several entry-level opportunities with on-the-job training (in 32 reviews)

  • It always surprised me how so many good people ended up working for such terrible leadership (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management does not allow for managers to give recommendation letters (in 43 reviews)

  • Not much room for advancement, from what I could tell (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Helpful in determining what kind of company not to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Content Writer in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Content Writer in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Reynolds and Reynolds part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    At R&R I was a content writer for their marketing branch called Naked Lime Marketing. Most of the people I worked with were friendly and helpful while others were closed off and unwilling to help out new employees. This job gave me professional writing experience through writing auto blogs for different car dealerships across the country.

    Cons

    A real lack of training, I was thrown into writing content without any actual training and just a piece of paper vaguely explaining what to include in my writing. My position as a part-time writer was advertised as being an internship (look out for the content writing position being listed for both Naked Lime and Reynolds & Reynolds because it is the exact same position) which it wasn't. I had to write 34-38 blogs a week, 200 words a piece, which is like a full-time job when you are also a student. Time off was stingy. I was still attending college while working here part time and my main editor was reluctant to give me any time off for my finals week, yet kept telling me my education was important. The company tends to go after students who are seniors or close to graduating so they can suck them in and guarantees they will be employed after graduating, all while misleading candidates of what the position really entails. The environment does not foster growth or facilitate learning, editors are unnecessarily critical of work and hide behind their computer screens and tend to be confrontational through emails rather than making a phone call or meeting face-to-face = extremely unprofessional. Due to being a student I felt taken advantage of and was making a fraction of what other part-time writers like me were making. Definitely not worth the time investment and I recommend that college grads looking to write for a living seek a company that appreciates their talents and provides an environment conducive of learning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not for those hoping to start a career

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Reynolds and Reynolds full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Well established company in the automotive industry
    - Decent starting base salary in sales
    - Most of the people you will start with are young and ambitious

    Cons

    - Well established unfortunately does not translate to well respected
    - Private company with no HR department (seriously). Gossip and inter-office drama is constantly present
    - Promotions within sales happen very few and far between
    - Training is WAY too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Figure out a business structure and strategy and stick to it
    - Stronger mentorship program is a must

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Get some experience and move on.

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    Former Employee - Web Support Specialist in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Web Support Specialist in College Station, TX

    I worked at Reynolds and Reynolds full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have some very nice, dedicated people at this company. It is easy to fit in.

    Cons

    The compensation is not competitive at all. The projects and products that you work on in the Web Support department do not carry over to other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your employees so your turnover rate won't be so high.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Started great and deteriorated from there

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    Former Employee - Various in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Various in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Reynolds and Reynolds full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fitness oriented, vacation time, opportunity

    Cons

    Severe micro managed, since the takeover in 2006 became too regulated in your personal life. Anti motorcycle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the way things were ran in the early to mid 2000s. Become more friendly to employees with Auto Dealer experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for resume builder, not a skill-builder

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Kettering, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Kettering, OH

    I worked at Reynolds and Reynolds as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lot of professional development opportunities, Great gym access, fun intern events. All the other interns were great to work with!

    Cons

    No direction from supervisor, Very low pay, It was the exact same tasks every week for three months. You had to sit in your cubicle for 8 hours a day, and it was a typical boring office job. Not much room for advancement, from what I could tell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your employees feel valued, and not like they are just there to do all of the things that you didn't want to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Traditional, man culture rules all. Incredibly old-fashioned

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reynolds and Reynolds full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits (such as gym, cafeteria)
    Great Training
    Stability

    Cons

    Company values Republicanism-only
    Silent cubicles at all times
    No creativity
    Behind in processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get into the 21st century

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok job for college students/ bad place for full time employees

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    Current Employee - Associate in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in College Station, TX

    I have been working at Reynolds and Reynolds part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible with school schedule, many different departments were to work, on site fitness center,
    employee discounts, on site cafeteria.. food is ok at best

    Cons

    too many levels of management and no opportunity for advancement
    in my time at Reynolds & Reynolds raises were given to other departments
    within the company and we were told no one was getting raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers are good but because of the way the company works they
    have little power to do things everything has to be approved by another superior
    manager and so on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wouldn't recommend

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reynolds Solutions Specialist
    Former Employee - Reynolds Solutions Specialist

    I worked at Reynolds and Reynolds full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company car, short hours, management was generally a great group of people as well as co-workers.

    Cons

    Low pay (38k starting doesn't work), absurd vacation policy (10 days/yr for first 5 years), even worse sick day policy (2 days without qurstion, 4 more but those require a doctor's note), car costs $100-$200/paycheck (non-negotiable), and long hours driving. But the worst part was the product. As a software consultant, it was tough representing such an antiquated product (originally built in 1987). Final note, working with dealerships is not for everyone. Make sure it's a group of people you don't mind being around!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ignite was a great step in the right direction , but the roll-out in bits and pieces is frustrating for customers and field-reps alike. Spend some more time on R&D and release the rest at once. You might really impress some people with a finished product!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Mediocrity is the name of the game

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reynolds and Reynolds as an intern

    Pros

    There's nothing horrible about this company, just really nothing good either. Stable (poor) pay. Office seems to get along ok.

    Cons

    No one cares about their work because there is very little accountability. Reminds me of the movie office space, to a tee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are not upper management even though you think you are. Stop acting so entitled. 85k a year does not grant you that right. The real upper management rarely intermingles with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    A very jagged stepping stone

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Implementation Consultant
    Former Employee - Software Implementation Consultant

    I worked at Reynolds and Reynolds full-time

    Pros

    You get to travel a lot (Although that has recently changed). You also get to keep all the miles and points. Some of the people are genuinely nice. They hire fresh graduates.

    Cons

    The management is very strict and can be unforgiving depending upon who you are under. If you make one of your coworkers upset, even if they are in the wrong, you will have a hard time feeling accepted into the culture. It has a lot of recent college graduates which creates an atmosphere of "let's go drinking after work" almost every day. With a family, that can make the culture a bit difficult to acclimate to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees better and don't let the veterans treat the new hires like crap. Also, follow your discipline guidelines. If someone is doing something wrong, tell them how to fix it and the consequences, not just "you're doing it wrong".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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