Reynolds and Reynolds

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Reynolds and Reynolds Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
544 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporate Recruiter

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Kettering, OH
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Kettering, OH

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

    Pros

    Great starter job with awesome training. Good work environment with a lot of amenities and extra curricular activities to participate in. Fun environment.

    Cons

    Growth within is advertised and does happen but very rarely! Salary is much lower than other similar positions. CEO likes to push his opinions and views on his employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok job for college students/ bad place for full time employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in College Station, TX

    I have been working at Reynolds and Reynolds part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible with school schedule, many different departments were to work, on site fitness center,
    employee discounts, on site cafeteria.. food is ok at best

    Cons

    too many levels of management and no opportunity for advancement
    in my time at Reynolds & Reynolds raises were given to other departments
    within the company and we were told no one was getting raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers are good but because of the way the company works they
    have little power to do things everything has to be approved by another superior
    manager and so on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wouldn't recommend

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reynolds Solutions Specialist
    Former Employee - Reynolds Solutions Specialist

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

    Pros

    Company car, short hours, management was generally a great group of people as well as co-workers.

    Cons

    Low pay (38k starting doesn't work), absurd vacation policy (10 days/yr for first 5 years), even worse sick day policy (2 days without qurstion, 4 more but those require a doctor's note), car costs $100-$200/paycheck (non-negotiable), and long hours driving. But the worst part was the product. As a software consultant, it was tough representing such an antiquated product (originally built in 1987). Final note, working with dealerships is not for everyone. Make sure it's a group of people you don't mind being around!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ignite was a great step in the right direction , but the roll-out in bits and pieces is frustrating for customers and field-reps alike. Spend some more time on R&D and release the rest at once. You might really impress some people with a finished product!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Administrative Assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good entry-level, resume and experience builder. Not generally good long-term career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reynolds and Reynolds full-time

    Pros

    - Reynolds is a good place to build experience and resume fodder.
    - The company is large enough to provide a wide range of opportunities.
    - The department I worked in had a good amount of training to learn skills that could be applied to future jobs elsewhere.
    - On-site cafeteria (food is definitely cafeteria food, but not terrible; slightly overpriced)
    - On-site gym (basic but meets most needs for cardio and lifting)
    - Lots of rec league activities available
    - The company does a decent amount of charitable giving

    Cons

    - The pay could definitely be better, but their target recruitment is geared towards younger people fresh out of college which usually are very much in need of a job, even if it doesn't pay the best.
    - The management style is very much micromanagement.
    - The headquarters is in Dayton, but the main (much smaller) office for the owning company is in Texas. Very often the mindset ends up being "this is the Texas way so it is the right way" even if it doesn't necessarily translate well from the way their office works to the way the headquarters works.
    - Benefits are decent but drop every year
    - High turnover rate is likely because it doesn't feel like the company places value on its employees. It seems that they are seen as replaceable by the next recent college grad they hire.
    - Lots of red tape
    - Favoritism shows up here and there
    - Management not always in touch with the realities of those working "in the trenches" (note - this is not necessarily the case for all departments)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to improve upon the above-listed cons.

  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Document Solutions Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Document Solutions Consultant
    Current Employee - Document Solutions Consultant

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

    Pros

    Manage your own territory as you see fit. Lots of freedom if you hit your numbers. Company car, laptop, and phone. Good people to work with. Overall a good company to work for as long as you're not on the system side of the operation. I had a good manager that did not micro manage. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Prices are high and need to be cut a lot to get new business which cuts into commission a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not worry about gross profit so much making one dollar is better than making no dollars because prices are too high.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 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 an 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
  9. 8 people found this helpful  

    Naked Lime Marketing-Owned by Reynolds and Reynolds

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The only good thing about working here are the fellow coworkers and the cookies in the lunch room. Everyone here collectively agrees that this place sucks the life out of you, and makes you wish you were hit by a bus instead of going to work.

    Cons

    Training is a joke - all classes and no hands on training, then they throw 50-80 accounts at you unannounced and expect you to be perfect at doing your job. The pay is nothing so you're broke all the time, the benefits are fluffed up, supervisors treat you like children, and yes, they only promote from within, but I wouldn't advise anyone to stay here long enough for that to happen. There aren't even any freakin' windows in the Naked Lime office!! It was previously a warehouse, so you walk in and are immediately depressed. How a person stays sane here I have no idea. Also, for a company that specializes in technology (for car dealerships) their own programs are the most ineffective tools ever and constantly cause problems. It got to the point where we attempted to warn new trainees about how awful it truly was. In conclusion, if you'd like to spend every day in a meaningless, soul sucking job that makes you want to cry under you desk, and causes anger and alcohol issues then feel free to apply. But don't say you weren't warned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For all the BS your employees put up with you need to pay them more. And it wouldn't kill you to add a window or two to the Naked Lime office. Seriously. I couldn't even tell there was a thunderstorm until I walked outside.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    15 Year Veteran

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX

    I have been working at Reynolds and Reynolds full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Entry Level Employment - This is a great company to get started in the your industry. Repair / Call Center / Programming / Manufacturing / Logistics
    Flexible schedule - Part time AND Full time. I have always been a full time employee and I have requested a modified schedule from time to time. I have never been denied the request to change hours.
    Transparency to upper Management - It is encouraged that employees communicate with their direct management chain.
    Benefits - The medical is great for those that budget and know how to take advantage of the tools and flexibility of the benefits that are offered.
    Onsite workout facility - Not the best but I've worked for companies that didn't have one and this is certainly a bonus.
    Onsite Cafe - Not the best but I've worked for companies that didn't have one and this is certainly a bonus.
    Company sponsored Intramural sports - Bowling, Soccer, Softball, volleyball

    Cons

    Pay is well under industry average. Even for the area or Bryan/College Station.
    Hiring process is extremely slow as decisions to hire are not made in a timely manner by hiring departments.
    Does not do well at retaining their "better" associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise salaries across the board.
    Make hiring decisions quicker
    Do not be so quick to allow associates to leave. Work toward retaining your current staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good job for college students

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reynolds and Reynolds

    Pros

    It's an easy place to work. I got to plan my own hours, but that depends on our supervisor. Coworkers were great.

    Cons

    It was SO SO boring!

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