Reynolds and Reynolds

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Reynolds and Reynolds Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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2.3 487 reviews

20% Approve of the CEO

Reynolds and Reynolds Chairman & CEO Bob Brockman

Bob Brockman

(384 ratings)

24% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They had a range of entry level positions available that they were recruiting for that peaked my interest(in 30 reviews)

  • It always surprised me how so many good people ended up working for such terrible leadership(in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management does not allow for managers to give recommendation letters(in 41 reviews)

  • There is absolutely no room for advancement(in 12 reviews)

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    Corporate Recruiter (Current Employee) Kettering, OH

    ProsGreat starter job with awesome training. Good work environment with a lot of amenities and extra curricular activities to participate in. Fun environment.

    ConsGrowth within is advertised and does happen but very rarely! Salary is much lower than other similar positions. CEO likes to push his opinions and views on his employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wonderful

    Software Consultant (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsTraveling the country and experiencing different workplace environment.

    ConsYou would have to put in 80 hour work weeks from time to time. This could be draining.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow more value in the workers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good entry-level, resume and experience builder. Not generally good long-term career.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Reynolds is a good place to build experience and resume fodder.
    - The company is large enough to provide a wide range of opportunities.
    - The department I worked in had a good amount of training to learn skills that could be applied to future jobs elsewhere.
    - On-site cafeteria (food is definitely cafeteria food, but not terrible; slightly overpriced)
    - On-site gym (basic but meets most needs for cardio and lifting)
    - Lots of rec league activities available
    - The company does a decent amount of charitable giving

    Cons- The pay could definitely be better, but their target recruitment is geared towards younger people fresh out of college which usually are very much in need of a job, even if it doesn't pay the best.
    - The management style is very much micromanagement.
    - The headquarters is in Dayton, but the main (much smaller) office for the owning company is in Texas. Very often the mindset ends up being "this is the Texas way so it is the right way" even if it doesn't necessarily translate well from the way their office works to the way the headquarters works.
    - Benefits are decent but drop every year
    - High turnover rate is likely because it doesn't feel like the company places value on its employees. It seems that they are seen as replaceable by the next recent college grad they hire.
    - Lots of red tape
    - Favoritism shows up here and there
    - Management not always in touch with the realities of those working "in the trenches" (note - this is not necessarily the case for all departments)

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind ways to improve upon the above-listed cons.

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    Good job for college students

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt's an easy place to work. I got to plan my own hours, but that depends on our supervisor. Coworkers were great.

    ConsIt was SO SO boring!

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) College Station, TX

    ProsEntry Level Employment - This is a great company to get started in the your industry. Repair / Call Center / Programming / Manufacturing / Logistics
    Flexible schedule - Part time AND Full time. I have always been a full time employee and I have requested a modified schedule from time to time. I have never been denied the request to change hours.
    Transparency to upper Management - It is encouraged that employees communicate with their direct management chain.
    Benefits - The medical is great for those that budget and know how to take advantage of the tools and flexibility of the benefits that are offered.
    Onsite workout facility - Not the best but I've worked for companies that didn't have one and this is certainly a bonus.
    Onsite Cafe - Not the best but I've worked for companies that didn't have one and this is certainly a bonus.
    Company sponsored Intramural sports - Bowling, Soccer, Softball, volleyball

    ConsPay is well under industry average. Even for the area or Bryan/College Station.
    Hiring process is extremely slow as decisions to hire are not made in a timely manner by hiring departments.
    Does not do well at retaining their "better" associates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRaise salaries across the board.
    Make hiring decisions quicker
    Do not be so quick to allow associates to leave. Work toward retaining your current staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Opportunity for advancement if you work hard.

    Web Consultant (Former Employee) College Station, TX

    ProsSteady, reliable income. No random layoffs and you don't have to fear being fired unless you don't perform your job duties. Good management in the department I worked in, Naked Lime Marketing. They are good at what they do, are knowledgable, and care about their team members.

    ConsPay is below average, but they are bi-annual performance reviews and if you perform well, you can get a raise. Also, in my department, they have certifications you can take to increase your salary. I earned over $4,000 onto my salary from certifications.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to department managers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for new hires

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey were very focused on new hire training, development and retention which was great for us newbies!

    ConsUnfortunately, the focus on new hires, who were often college grads with little experience, really discouraged the people who had worked there for a long time.

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    An okay place if need a job

    Software Developer (Former Employee) College Station, TX

    ProsWell the pay is good you start off above minimum pay $9.50

    ConsVery hard to move up if part time, they don't like to make you fulltime. They say that they love to upgrade within, not 100% true.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more to full timers, move people up like you say you will do. Don't say someone that is working there is not qualified for a job if they want to switch departments.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great experience from 2004 to 2006

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSelling into a single market (automotive), and small enough to network to the leadership team.

    ConsSince new ownership, I can't comment on the working environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo comments

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    Simple. Thoughtless. People make it enjoyable.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAs a part-time employee the management are extremely flexible around my college schedule. The cafeteria serves pretty good food at a decent cost. Working on the bench it is a lot of repetition with the occasional problem to solve. The people definitely make the job more enjoyable.

    ConsThe building is extremely bland. The no tobacco policy is VERY strictly enforced, and you will get fired if you test positive for it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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