Reynolds and Reynolds

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Reynolds and Reynolds Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
552 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Several entry-level opportunities with on-the-job training (in 32 reviews)

  • It always surprised me how so many good people ended up working for such terrible leadership (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management does not allow for managers to give recommendation letters (in 43 reviews)

  • Not much room for advancement, from what I could tell (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Reynolds and Reynolds full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    very friendly work environment, every one is like minded.

    Cons

    low raises even with hard work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Naked Lime & IMN: Sexism, Racism, Turnover & More!

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    Former Employee - Marketing Support Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Support Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Steady (albeit low, according to industry standards) paycheck. Onsite dining room that serves good food -- the cookies are excellent.

    Cons

    Sexism: There are no women in positions higher than supervisor at Naked Lime. At the company birthday party, only two women won company-wide awards (from parent company Reynolds and Reynolds), out of 10+ awards that were given.

    Racism: In IMN, there have only been two associates terminated, both of whom have been black women -- two of the three black associates ever employed in that department, actually. No black men have ever been employed in that department. One supervisor even relentlessly bullies the women of color on her team, until they are terminated or forced to quit due to health issues.

    Favoritism: While favoritism is expected in a work environment, it is absolutely glaring and unprofessional at this company. If you are your supervisor’s favorite, you can arrive up to 30 mins late and not get so much as a slap on the wrist. If end up the bane of your supervisor's existence (most of the time through minor mistakes), then your life will be made as miserable as possible. Even worse, the director of NLM also has this tendency. Everyone is micromanaged, and supervisors must be CC’d on every email you send -- to your 60+ clients, no less.

    Environment: There are no windows and bright, curious, recent college grads are turned into sad-eyed cubicle mice that launch emails all day. While commission is presented as an “additional” benefit during the interviewing process, your job security absolutely depends on you meeting certain (pointless) benchmarks each month. The additional income is a pittance for the amount of work it takes to meet those benchmarks, and if you decide to work past your regular hours, you will not get paid overtime. And even if you do well and embrace your status as favorite, you will probably be stuck in middle management for a decade or longer.

    Administration: THERE IS NO HR DEPARTMENT, and while this might not sound terrible at first, it definitely can be -- especially in regards to sexual harassment and being under middle- and upper-management that relies too heavily on favoritism and not enough on logic and good business sense. An associate sexually harassed a former associate for months, sending her love letters and even trying to inappropriately touch her in an after-work function. Yet her supervisor did not like her, and she felt her voice and concerns would go unheard. It is not easy to speak up, and most especially if the environment you navigate for work is hostile and unsafe.

    Fast Facts: Your experience at Naked Lime is solely reliant on your supervisor. In the past 12 months, there has been a turnover rate of approximately 40% for the IMN department. Clients are rapidly canceling because the IMN program is dated and clunky. Upper management wants to start penalizing people for not meeting on particular benchmark by taking money from their already low paychecks. Upper-management is encouraged to leave reviews on here to even out the rating. If you smoke cigarettes, you will be fired, regardless of performance. As account managers, we are trained to treat our clients like walking money signs, not people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When it was suggested that they put some automotive industry related art on the wall, the manager who takes those suggestions told associates to beat their heads against the wall so that their blood could be used as decoration. This was endorsed by the company by not firing or demoting her. This anecdote alone should provide a good idea of what management is like towards entry-level employees and their "advice."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Trains you in anything you need to know.

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    Former Employee - Software Education Department Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Education Department Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Reynolds and Reynolds

    Pros

    Lower level employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    Low pay, not the best benefits, don't look for advancement or high pay here. after a few raises your income will freeze with no room for advancement. Company micromanages and tracks everywhere you go in the building with a computer tracking system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher pay goes a long way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great summer internship with meaningful work and fun people.

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    Current Employee - Software Education Inter in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Education Inter in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Reynolds and Reynolds as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very kind to interns. Learn how to use new software. On the Job training. Fun potlucks. Dress policy is not too strict for interns.

    Cons

    Sometimes things can get backed up and you are working on many things simultaneously. Hard to say anything as I only did intern work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being fantastic and interacting with the interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Naked Lime Marketing Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Naked Lime Marketing Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Naked Lime Marketing Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Reynolds and Reynolds full-time

    Pros

    - Great People
    - Promotes from within
    - Affordable benefits

    Cons

    - Low pay, even for entry level positions
    - High turnover, leads to sometimes lacking mentoring relationships
    - No smoking policy - obviously related to the affordable benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Weird "recruiting process" all the way around... a disrespectful waste of time

    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Reynolds and Reynolds

    Pros

    Nice building. Strange that a place that does advertising campaigns for dealerships doesn't have any examples in their lobby.

    Cons

    They ran ads for a GRAPHIC DESIGNER. I filled out the on-line application. The contacted me, put me through an hour on-line intelligence test for the better part of an hour, then a second one at their establishment. Nothing in their testing had anything to do with any of the applications or typical problems encountered in this arena... non-sequitur.
    I have close to 30 years of experience in all areas of graphics for printing and web.
    I saw lots of people with their portfolios with them. There was no interviewing taking place. It came off like some kind of oddball NSA experiment. I sincerely doubt they had any jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are wasting a lot of people's time and good will.

  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Administrative Assistant

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Reynolds and Reynolds full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Working full time and willing to work overtime

    Cons

    Don't have any at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open for discussion

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Intern Ship

    Former Employee - Customer Training Professional in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Training Professional in Houston, TX

    I worked at Reynolds and Reynolds as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I learned a lot with this internship. The management staff are welcoming and they know how to guide their employees to success.

    Cons

    I have no cons to say about this company

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a great company to work for although each department varies greatly.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reynolds Solutions Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Reynolds Solutions Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Reynolds and Reynolds full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Great benefits - medical, dental, 401k, etc.
    -Not highly stressful or demanding

    Cons

    -Vacation policy is subpar at best. Only 10 paid days for the first 5 calendar years of employment.

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Reynolds and Reynolds full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Traveling the country and experiencing different workplace environment.

    Cons

    You would have to put in 80 hour work weeks from time to time. This could be draining.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more value in the workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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