I worked at RedPrairie full-timeDisapproves of CEODisapproves of CEO
I loved RedPrairie. I had great co-workers: smart, passionate, loyal and supportive - most had been there 10 years+, surviving several mergers. Until JDA. I was happy with my office environment, my expenses were promptly reimbursed, my boss was brilliant and fair and as a whole, the company was well run. Some reviewers mentioned developers having to create features already promised by the sales force, but that's not unusual; yes, we worked long hours, and traveled a great deal, but that is the nature of the Professional Services industry. I feel we were compensated well and we were able to work from home at times. I've seen way worse!
Sadly, JDA bought RedPrairie in 2012. About half the employees in my office were cut before the purchase was even announced, many of whom were the backbone of this company. Instead of retraining or restructuring dedicated workers with long-term, established client relationships, JDA cut everyone loose. The handful that they kept were all gone within a few months.
Advice to Management
I don't know what could be done now, except to hire back some of those RedPrairie employees. JDA has alienated people with one of the worst mergers ever, but RedPrairie clients are incredibly loyal folk, so who knows.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 1 day – interviewed at RedPrairie.
I was interviewed by a head of Development in the local R&D office. The whole interview took app. 30 min and was rather a discussion that covered a broad range of different topics (about my past experience, my global vision, career plans, soft skills, language proficiency ) than a pure technical interview. I was really impressed about professional and friendly atmosphere.
- The most difficult was change language and topics during the interview within short notice. So, it was good check of my ability to support different conversation topics and consequently emulate a short conf-call with a prospect or customer. Answer Question
Want to optimize your little warehouse on the prairie? RedPrairie provides supply chain execution, store management, logistics, and warehouse management software that companies use to manage their supply chains. Its applications monitor and control all phases of the supply chain, from inbound logistics and inventory management to order fulfillment and transportation. It also provides collaboration tools to help companies interact with trading partners. Customers include electronics distributor Avnet, retailer The Body Shop, and consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble ...