RedPrairie

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RedPrairie Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
RedPrairie – US – “RedPrairie HQ”

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 72 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

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Hamish Brewer

(6 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people at RedPrairie - good set of solutions - good focus(in 8 reviews)

  • Work from home and travel (could go either way)(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor communication between departments(in 3 reviews)

  • Measured by billable hours, and little concern to customer satisfaction(in 4 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people at RedPrairie - good set of solutions - good focus

    ConsTop level management issues (disagreements between top management). JDA merger really set back RedPrairie from a direction and focus standpoint. On paper the merger looked positive, in reality, JDA and RedPrairie were a cultural mis-match - most RedPrairie folks have left, got let go or are unhappy

    Advice to Senior Managementfocus on the people - get the right people with the company and success will follow

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very unsupportive

    Technical Writer (Former Employee) Brookfield, WI

    ProsIt was a pay check

    ConsThe atmosphere of the office, with dim lights and a constant buzzing, did induce drowsiness. Since I suffer from epilepsy and take a strong medication, the fact that the management never tried to facilitate my needs but let me go with no notice was unconscienable. At the time massive lay-offs were imminent, but the company maligned my character.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people with dignity and respect. Find out if issues that may be controllable are at play.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company was good until being bought out by JDA.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPeople were great. Flexible schedules. Many talented people.

    ConsI worked on the ecommerce product at RedPrairie for several years. The merger of JDA and RedPrairie as well as outsourcing most of the jobs to India killed the product.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter overall planning, design and direction.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Product Development Manager (Former Employee) Alpharetta, GA

    ProsFor 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.

    ConsThen 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 Senior ManagementWell, 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good place for a developer to start.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Waukesha, WI

    ProsLots of smart developers around.
    Wide variety of languages and business areas to learn.
    Some respect, since JDA is a software company.

    ConsMassive legacy codebases that aren't going anywhere.
    Lots of short term (6mo to year) misdirection, time wasted.
    Culture shift since merger.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProduct direction before an entire application is developed should really be a norm. Rewriting apps as soon as you finish them the first time around is not a viable approach to development.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A fast-paced growing supply chain technology company

    Director Services (Current Employee)

    Pros- products were on latest technologies
    - services were well received by customer base
    - company culture was balanced between earnings and customer service

    Cons- experienced services resources were in tight supply
    - new customer implementations started without a template so each project was starting from the beginning which added risk and time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Milwaukee, WI

    ProsSome really great people work here

    ConsThere are people that work here that are only out for themselves and will continue to step on top of you to get ahead.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen communication would assist the people issues in the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company

    Software Developer II (Former Employee) Alpharetta, GA

    ProsGood company to work for. Nice people.

    ConsI 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 Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    General Manager

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWide open opportunity but no execution

    ConsToo many previous stories to customers, too much politics, too few efforts to do the right thing

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company with plenty of opportunity

    Product Development Intern (Former Employee) Waukesha, WI

    ProsGreat people
    Relaxed environment
    WFH
    Plenty of opportunity
    Good management
    Flexible hours
    Employees/Dev's care about what their work

    ConsDo not prioritize QA enough
    Do not prioritize documentation enough
    Not everyone is keen on sharing their knowledge

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe main thing to work towards is making your developers more integrated in the testing and documentation process. And switch to git already!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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