RedPrairie Reviews

Updated December 27, 2014
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Hamish Brewer
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Pros
  • Great people at RedPrairie - good set of solutions - good focus (in 9 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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  1. RedPrairie used to be wonderful, prior to JDA merger

    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at RedPrairie full-time

    Pros

    I loved RedPrairie. I had great co-workers: smart, passionate, loyal and supportive - most had been there 10 years+, surviving several mergers. Until JDA.

    I was happy with my office environment, my expenses were promptly reimbursed, my boss was brilliant and fair and as a whole, the company was well run. Some reviewers mentioned developers having to create features already promised by the sales force, but that's not unusual; yes, we worked long hours, and traveled a great deal, but that is the nature of the Professional Services industry. I feel we were compensated well and we were able to work from home at times. I've seen way worse!

    Cons

    Sadly, JDA bought RedPrairie in 2012. About half the employees in my office were cut before the purchase was even announced, many of whom were the backbone of this company. Instead of retraining or restructuring dedicated workers with long-term, established client relationships, JDA cut everyone loose. The handful that they kept were all gone within a few months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't know what could be done now, except to hire back some of those RedPrairie employees. JDA has alienated people with one of the worst mergers ever, but RedPrairie clients are incredibly loyal folk, so who knows.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Customers of RedPrairie aka JDA that I expereinced of JDA were great to work as were most employees. Benefits were good and expenses were promptly paid.

    Cons

    I'm not familiar with the current testing or sales team practices of JDA. When I worked for RedPraire the sales team sold smoke and mirrors by promising the customer features that were not available in the solution. As part of the project team, we had to go in and tell the customer what was and what was not a working feature. Additionally, QA was a loosely used term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A business based on a solid product will earn more loyal customers and increase revenue. Look at Mac compared to all the other Intel based products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Employee review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RedPrairie

    Pros

    helpful people, great bonus, and fast paced

    Cons

    lack of standardization across the company

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  5. Lost direction

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer - Senior Product Eng
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer - Senior Product Eng

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

    Pros

    Great brand
    Great customer base
    Great product portfolio

    Cons

    Incredibly poor at merger integration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take another look at assets required by RedPrarie - if it's not too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Very unsupportive

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    Former Contractor - Technical Writer in Brookfield, WI
    Former Contractor - Technical Writer in Brookfield, WI

    I worked at RedPrairie as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a pay check

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with dignity and respect. Find out if issues that may be controllable are at play.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Company was good until being bought out by JDA.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People were great. Flexible schedules. Many talented people.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Better overall planning, design and direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful

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

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Product

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RedPrairie

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Top 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 ManagementAdvice

    focus on the people - get the right people with the company and success will follow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    A good place for a developer to start.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Product 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. A fast-paced growing supply chain technology company

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    Current Employee - Director Services
    Current Employee - Director Services

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

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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