Lawson Software Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
69 Reviews
3.4
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  1.  

    Enjoyed my time working at Lawson. Quality people; quality product.

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Lawson Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people were a big part of what made Lawson Software special. There were a lot of very smart people, with solid Midwestern values.

    Cons

    We were the underdog against larger competitors, but I think that was a unifying force. Also with the consolidation in the industry, many of those competitors are now just Oracle.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Pre Sales Consultant

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    Former Employee - Pre Sales Consultant  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Pre Sales Consultant in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Lawson Software full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lawson used to be a fun, family run company, with great products.

    Cons

    Since going public and being bought by Info, the culture has gone downhill, and the products have not kept up with modern technology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Pre Sales

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    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant  in  Elmhurst, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in Elmhurst, IL

    I worked at Lawson Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Inability to manage remote work environments

    Cons

    Hard to maintain corporate culture

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  5.  

    Lawson Manila is a nice place to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lawson Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work with. You'll learn a lot, with friendly and flat culture. There is travel. There is work-life balance. Aligns with their "Simple is better" motto.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for career growth esp for mid-level employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve on providing trainings and opportunities for career growth (technical)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Lawson - Great

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    Former Employee - Services Director  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Services Director in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Lawson Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lawson (pre-Infor) was a great company to work for - hard work and results translate into financial reward and additional opportunity. Most people at the company were dedicated hardworking individuals, and always a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Some difficult customers and poor customer locations, but that should be expected and not necessarily a negative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shouldn't have sold to Infor! (too late now)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Should not have been sold to Infor!!!

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    Current Employee - Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Support Engineer

    I have been working at Lawson Software full-time

    Pros

    Casual working environment.
    Great place to work if you are in the right group

    Cons

    Declining Employee Satisfaction. Seems to be only focus on sales and acquiring more companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your Employees

    Approves of CEO
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    From good, to bad, to worse...

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Lawson Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Prior to the Infor acquisition the company showed commitment to customers and new products.

    Cons

    After the Infor acquisition, no commitment beyond serving the most immediate corporate needs, at the expense of customers, innovation and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. It's a lost cause.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Accounting

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lawson Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This company purchased my company.

    Cons

    This company was purchased by another company 6 months after I was laid off.

  10.  

    Gained tremendous experience working with Lawson Software

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Lawson Software full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology - flexible work hours - good salary

    Cons

    lack promotion possibilities and involvement with clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more employees involved with user group opportunities and allow more employees to interact with clients by attending user exchange.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great place to work, really enjoyed it

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    Former Employee - Practice Director  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Practice Director in Denver, CO

    I worked at Lawson Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people were top notch. I worked with lots of leaders of various sales and services teams that were very strong and great at getting results. The offshore resources were also the best I've worked with in years.

    Cons

    Incentive plan did not effectively motivate the middle masses to better performance. Worked well with top performers, but was not motivating to middle of the road staff and consultants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After the acquisition by Infor, I understand the environment changed significantly, no advice at this time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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