REAL Software Systems

www.realsoftwaresystems.com
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Helpful (5)

It contains all of the trappings of a small and large company, with very few of the benefits.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at REAL Software Systems

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

- Great colleagues
- Flexible work environment
- Multitude of client interactions and expectations to develop inter-personal skills and business tact

Cons

- Isolated departments, with muddled lines of communication
- Lack of clear communication from upper management
- Lack of clear career advancement path
- Lack of clear responsibility
- Unprofessional firing practices (no notice or prior warnings)
- A reactive, versus proactive approach to handling issues, internally and externally

Advice to Management

- Give us a clear goal for the company that everyone can look up to, aside from, "Let's make these sales figures."
- Promote true innovation and openness within the organization to tap the full potential of their employees (there are quite a few that are under-utilized and having their skills go to waste)
- Re-evaluate the hiring process. It takes too long, is too elaborate, and provides no transparency for the organization as a whole.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good life balance but no opportunity for advancement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Woodland Hills, CA

    I worked at REAL Software Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good colleagues, flexible environment, opportunities to learn various technology.

    Cons

    antiquated structure, politics, very limited communication with management, middle managers more concerned with protecting their domain than helping staff learn and advance.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your people and understand new people may bring more value than old

  2. Not a place for new ideas to flourish.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at REAL Software Systems full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Good for work-life balance
    - Intelligent and knowledgeable colleagues
    - Many interesting and challenging projects
    - Company is growing

    Cons

    - Insecure middle management are resistant to new ideas
    - Seniority trumps quality. It is hard to get your voice heard unless you have many years' experience in the company, regardless of the quality of your ideas.
    - No clear advancement trajectory through the company.
    - Lack of clear support from management

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on excellence rather than maintaining the status quo
    - Shake up complacent middle managers
    - Listen to and empower your best workers

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