Rational Retention

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Rational Retention Reviews

Updated August 31, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
11 Reviews
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    CTO

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    Current Employee - Chief Technology Officer  in  Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Albany, NY

    I have been working at Rational Retention full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    We are committed to creating a challenging and exciting place to work and grow. Negative reviews of the past are taken seriously; however most appear to be traceable to individual issues and circumstances. For the most part a great group of people to work with and learn from. As CTO I stand committed to ensuring a balanced and exciting work experience at Rational for those willing to work with us to continue to improve and grow.

    Cons

    Sometimes a large degree of flexibility is required as far as focus goes. This challenge; while typical of organizations of this maturity and size; is often not easy. When we are successful however, that 'home run' feeling is great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We will continue to strive to improve all aspects of production, growth and employment at Rational. The current staff is awesome and each individual can take pride in their individual contributions to our team and company successes!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Do not work here. Take any job other than this.

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    Current Employee - N/A  in  Albany, NY
    Current Employee - N/A in Albany, NY

    I have been working at Rational Retention full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Location is decent. Walking distance to a Starbucks however management took away "Coffee walks".

    Cons

    Abysmal environment. Moral is extremely low. Management is disconnected from employee's. Company was renamed to "Rational Enterprise" -- DO NOT BE FOOLED. Still the same company & the same horrible work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do not work at this company

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Albany, NY

    I worked at Rational Retention full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Close to shopping and restaurants.

    Cons

    Absolutely awful culture! Dishonest and aloof management with no regard for people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close the doors or sell to Oracle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't work for this company

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer/QA Analyst  in  Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Writer/QA Analyst in Albany, NY

    I worked at Rational Retention full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good location but that's it

    Cons

    I was employed with them for 9 days when I was fired. Their reason for firing me was that I didn't have enough training. They made zero effort to train me all the time I was there. They are extremely unorganized and management is incompetent. Do yourself a favor and don't even bother submitting your resume to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not Recommended

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Albany, NY

    I have been working at Rational Retention full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Location, enough parking space. No other pros that i can think of.

    Cons

    High Employee turnover rate , Understaffed (approximately 20 employees: 5 devs, 3 QA, 3 ops, 3 project managers and few client managers),Condescending attitude of Management, Low Quality Product. Employees resigning every other month. I have been working for this company only for 7 to 8 months and have already seen lot of good employees resigning and getting good jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  7.  

    Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY

    I worked at Rational Retention full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked as entry-level employee at Rational. There is great communication with the ops team/tech team and with upper management. Both teams are eager to assist with meeting deadlines, and employees are especially intuitive. Personnel has shifted in the last year resulting in a more positive, productive work environment.

    Cons

    Company has roughly 30 people in Albany and could improve by giving more employees private offices.

    Recommends
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  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wait for a better opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rational Retention full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are friendly and easy to work with. Suyvesant plaza is next door

    Cons

    Things are very unorganized a lot of wasted time spent fixing issues. Poor communicating result lost jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buckle down on management. Fix these roots will reduce employee turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Company Has Improved Hugely

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY

    I have been working at Rational Retention full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High Morale, direction and goals are clear, no more negativity! There was a negative culture at the company, and a lot of complaining. The previous reviews matched the feelings of a group of unhappy (former) employees. In addition to no longer tolerating the bad attitudes, there has been change at several team lead and some higher management positions, and also people with PM experience have been added to the project management team to be able to talk with clients and keep projects on track. People work well together and there is a good team environment.

    Cons

    No more monthly bar tab :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hours should be the same across the company, as well as other things. Some flexibility on hours, working offsite and other things depends on who you work for in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    I do not recommend working here

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    Current Employee - Technical  in  Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Technical in Albany, NY

    I have been working at Rational Retention full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The developers and testers are friendly and I enjoy working with them. The work is interesting and we have access to latest tools and technology.
    There were some unhappy people that left recently. I did not work closely with them but I understand the decision. The management team is difficult to work for.

    Cons

    Senior management is disconnected from the rest of the company. Poor decisions are made and expected to be followed by everyone underneath. But the blame is passed and nobody learns from it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept responsibility for the poor decisions. Appreciate your team more.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst place to work in the Albany area

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rational Retention full-time

    Pros

    Convenient office location. Styvesant Plaza is a short walk away which makes lunchtime and coffee breaks easier.

    Cons

    Terrible environment. Management is not trustworthy. Horrible decisions are made without any input but then management doesn't handle it well when those decisions result in poor outcomes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the CEO, COO, CFO, and sell it to a company that will manage it better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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