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RedPrairie Chairman and CEO Baljit S. Dail
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Pros
  • Great people at RedPrairie - good set of solutions - good focus (in 9 reviews)

  • services were well received by customer base (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Incredibly poor at merger integration (in 7 reviews)

  • Massive legacy codebases that aren't going anywhere (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer II in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Developer II in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at RedPrairie full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Nice people.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say. This was a good company to work for. They are bought out now by JDA. I left before that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. Helpful (4)

    Was a great place, once upon a time; the JDA merger killed a good thing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Development Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Product Development Manager in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at RedPrairie full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    For most of us at the Alpharetta office of RedPrairie, we came from the old BlueCube acquisition for the retail solution. That was the perfect merger; RP stayed out of BC's way in terms of retail businesses. And things were great! The people were fantastic and it showed it employee retention and loyalty.

    Cons

    Then the JDA merger came along and while they called it a merger, it was a takeover by JDA. People with fancy titles having no clue what our products did were put in charge and they killed the free enterprise spirit. Development-wise, we were eons ahead and instead of encouraging it, they killed the spirit and dismantled the teams. Bad idea.

    Advice to Management

    Well, in some ways, it's too late. If people weren't laid off, most of the talent walked right out of the door. There are very few people from the old RP days left behind and most of them are new and can't push the product forward anymore.


  3. Wide variety of software and consulting services provided

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at RedPrairie full-time (More than 5 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    International portfolio of clients. Wide and deep product portfolio. Lots of variety of assignments for employees. Kept filling pipeline. High involvement in User Group Community.

    Cons

    Trained employees on customers' billing time. Project Managers rarely certified during employment. Poorly defined separation of duties between project teams and Help Desk personnel.


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  5. I learned a lot at RedPrairie, but there are some frustrations I had.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Master Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Master Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at RedPrairie full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. I learned more at RedPrairie then I've learned at most jobs. I worked with MOCA, C, Java, C#, shell scripting, SQL, Unix and Windows. Their supply chain package is one of the most customizable and flexible with the MOCA architecture, DDA's, and report writer.
    2. I worked with integration and multiple versions of several different WM packages.
    3. There are a lot of good people at RedPrairie that care about doing a good job.
    4. There is good training available and I took several week long classes.
    5. The salary was ok. I did get a bonus for extra hours worked.

    Cons

    1. When I made suggestions to improve the product, product help, or documentation, it seems like some people did not want to listen or accept feedback.
    2. You basically have to work about 1 or 2 levels above your job title sometimes. I found myself doing a lot of checking and rechecking of functional designs from Project Leaders and some Project Leaders don't want to listen when their designs aren't written well or have mistakes.
    3. Sometimes it was frustrating to be pulled on and off projects. One project I was pulled onto about 4 times, each time I did some work and then I wasn't given anything on that project for weeks, just to be pulled back on again.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the opinions and suggestions of the Master Software Engineers and Senior Software Engineers that are customizing and implementing the product for clients. The Product teams have too much control and it seems like ideas to improve the products get rejected or ignored from the guys and gals in the field actually working with the product. Also improve support. The help desk should be more responsive to customers and every other email shouldn't be a request for a trace file and then a response days later that it isn't an issue - when the issue is obvious. Way too many times did I have to spend a back and forth email battle with the Help Desk or the Product team about a bug - even when I found the issue in the trace file and the source code and pointed it out.


  6. Best Job Ever!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at RedPrairie full-time (Less than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is GREAT! Redpairie offers competitive salaries. The people are amazing to work with. It has a laid-back feel but is an extremely fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Layoffs due to JDA Software Group merger. The new CEO of JDA is bound to change the culture of Redprairie. Leadership at JDA Software Group seem extremely snobbish and arrogant, and don't seem to care about the people at the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at RedPrairie full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good DDD design. Good agile practices. Good people. Good work-life balance. Latest tools.

    Cons

    Company has declared that 70% of all jobs must be outsourced after it merged with JDA Software. Total staff demotivation. Do not bother applying for work at this company (unless you live in India).

    Advice to Management

    Congratulations on completing the merger with JDA Software. It should present a compelling value proposition to the clients and also the investors.


  8. Flexible, but chaotic work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at RedPrairie full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Work from home
    Friendly co-workers
    Robust, marketable software

    Cons

    Last-minute assignments & travel (usually on a bad project)
    No onboarding
    Several re-orgs in a short timeframe

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at RedPrairie full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    RedPrairie is a wonderful company to work for. They have a relaxed environment and NO CUBICLES, but instead open desk areas. There hours are flexible and this means that you can have a great work/life balance. Everyone that I have met thus far is so inviting, welcoming, and friendly. From the point you walk into the doors you feel like you are part of a team.

    Cons

    Meetings-- everyday, twice a day, sometimes all day. Its very meeting heavy and somehow it still means that there is a lack of communication between departments when trying to keep products consistent.


  10. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at RedPrairie full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun place to learn and grow

    Cons

    you have to work, but it is a great place to do that

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging employees and allow they to grow their career


  11. good line of products, no structure whatsoever, poor management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at RedPrairie full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good hours, good people, interesting product line with a lot of potential

    Cons

    Extremely poor management, not rewarding those we deserve it but rewarding purely on billable hours which can be easily manipulated

    Advice to Management

    You have a good product line, please do something to better serve your customers, your workers



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