Ramsell Corp

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Ramsell Corp Reviews

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
3 Reviews
1.9
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Eric Flowers, M.B.A
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  1.  

    Great to work for a company that assists people in getting their life saving medication.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ramsell Corp full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I love the people who I with at Ramsell and the company's culture.

    Cons

    This is a small company doing big business and it's employees often have to wear many hats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a little more time to focus on the non-management employees needs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Seek Employment Elsewhere

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ramsell Corp full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - The staff is great, but under-appreciated, under-paid and unhappy for the most part.
    - Close to an up-and-coming Jack London Square.
    - I wish I had more to list. :-(

    Cons

    - Inexperienced CEO that spends most of the year on vacation then running a company that is clearly on the verge of crashing. Worse of all, he relies too heavily on a team of overpaid consultants to run his company. Ahh, FYI, they are raping you. Use that money to take care of your employees and I guarantee you'll get better business results.
    - No raises for over 5 years (confirmed by many of the old timers there).
    - Lack of trust for the employees by a some exec management is outrageous, even though there some great people that work there.
    - Executives make decisions based on personal financial gain and completely disregard the employees.
    - The culture is of a "management by fear" mentality - real bad.
    - No growth opportunities, unless you want to get promoted to a position with more responsibility and NO COMPENSATION.
    - Huge turn-over rate with contractors, and many of the ALL STAR employees that were passionate and made a difference are no longer there either (hint, hint....those that are still there are looking for a job).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do away with the politics and reliance on consultants to run your business and pay more attention to your employees. Take care of them and they will take care of you. Pay attention to the good employees that are slowly leaving your company. Yes, everyone is replaceable. That's true. The question is, have you been able to replace them?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    This is not the job your looking for...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ramsell Corp as a contractor

    Pros

    Most people are capable and/or hardworking.

    Cons

    The company allows people who've been with the company for years (even decades) to refuse to collaborate with others and not document their work so that more than one person can work on a project.

    Management claims because the product offerings are new, the company (which has offered its service for decades) is like a startup. What they really mean is they're almost always in crisis mode.

    Some in the service component of the company, who don't have *any* software industry best-practices experience, are allowed to derail and/or sabotage the efforts of those who do and who are trying to make the products viable, under the guise of "that's not how we do things here", and "we're not a software company"... you sell software, that makes you a software company.

    You'll come to this company thinking you can really make a difference and help them get on track to being the great software company they claim they want to be. Then you'll spend most of your time arguing with long-tenured people as to why there are other and better ways to do things, and when you finally convince people to make a change, you'll be told there's no time so the change (no matter what it is) will be pushed back or put on hold. Then you'll be disillusioned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring consultants to tell you how to fix the company, the well qualified new hires you keep bringing in already know the answers - listen to them, and let them make the changes that need to be made.
    Get rid of the dead wood. Keeping people out of loyalty when they have little skill does not help the company move forward.
    Cap the contract-to-hire policy to 3 months. No one wants to wait more than a year to become an FTE, especially when HR tells candidates 1-3 months is the usual conversion period.
    Split your software development department into 2 groups - support, and those code to the roadmap.
    Kill the legacy system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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