Reed Technology & Information Services

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A warm, muddy sinkhole for those that have surrendered

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

I worked at Reed Technology & Information Services full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Moderate stability, decent benefits, 401k, attempts at morale boosting, free bad coffee, free tea, vending machine accessibility, smoking bus shelter, parking, personal cubicle, a paycheck, you can trade your off time with others if you feel sympathy for their lack of time, if you're production- you may use headphones at your desk.

Cons

Raises are a joke (25 cents annually is considered good for production), bonuses are low, management is by the book and is constantly breathing down your neck. If you're successful, they'll raise the production rates until unmanageable), listed as one of the best places to work out of 11 other places in the area; proud of this title (getting the picture?) favoritism is a plague, employs management from outside company, work you to death if possible on most levels, cynicism/pessimism is bread and butter.

Scenarios:
Supervisors do not lead by example, they often take several hours to finish conversations in front of you. If it is a bad day for them, they may yell at you for speaking at your desk in front of others. High powered, raucous laughter may ensue later in the day when they finally get to blow off some steam with their selected friends from within production (for an extended period of time).

2 hour lunches are typical of all supervisors. You get thirty minutes.

Don't favor falling asleep at your desk? Don't visit the in-house cafeteria for refreshment in five minutes time. You may earn yourself a warning if your supervisor doesn't like you.

Too hot? Dress code for men requires pants or capris if you're into that. Dress code for women isn't much better. AC doesn't work in most areas.

If you get a written warning, you can't aspire for promotion for six months.

Cafeteria food is of VERY poor quality. The staff dropped an egg on the floor and attempted to serve it to me. Other times I've found plastic wrappers cooked conveniently into my food. Three day old pizza, old lunch meat, elder salads are typical. They used to have knock off Duncan Donuts coffee, marked up in price. Don't use the creamer.

Get yelled at for talking during work (for five minutes), watch and hear the executive staff clap and cheer loudly down the lengthy hallways to give away phillies tickets. Hopefully you love sports. They sure think you do.

"Anonymous" employee surveys are handed out.

-Everyone is overworked save for executive staff, who seem relatively at ease when you see them in the halls.-

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

5 Other Employee Reviews for Reed Technology & Information Services (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Good place with confusing business directions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Horsham, PA

    I worked at Reed Technology & Information Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom for creative and skilled IT professionals working on various projects, room for advancement and training. Working from home. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Confused business and project managers with little or no directions given to developers straggling with constantly changing requirements. Very hard to get job done often with lots of frustration, taking way much longer time than needed. Lots of incompetent bureaucrats and ever expanding bureaucracy. Slow in accepting new technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more skilled and passionate IT professionals and less bureaucrats. Engage currently employed folks in creative way. Stay away from consultants and dotCom expansion in business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Overall, a decent place to work.

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

    I have been working at Reed Technology & Information Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pension
    401(k)
    Some room for growth
    Company seems to care about its employees

    Cons

    Focuses too much on hourly employees, forgetting that the management team works just as hard
    Too much time wasting activities, too many reports to be run, but keep pushing your team....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please spend more time out on the production floor. The view is totally different on the floor than what you may read in a survey.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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