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"A lot to like, punctuated by frustration"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Collaborative work environment and colleagues, robust suite of products and services for the target markets, steady growth, clear bonus metrics (although some are out of the control of the individual), flexible work arrangements, tight but not oppressive travel policies, an openness to new ideas, at least at the department operations level.

Cons

Communication from executives about strategy and changes is very guarded until moments before it is implemented, leaving employees no opportunity to provide feedback before new policies, structures and approaches are implemented. Advancement and growth opportunities are stifled by absent career path definition, cost controls, and the suspicion that there are backdoor deals between executives to keep employees where it is most convenient for those executives rather than allow them to pursue roles that grow them.

Advice to Management

If you want to develop a succession plan, and long term employee loyalty, you must do better at using the quarterly and annual review process to outline career paths and opportunities for employees, you must improve communication (take that as a general and universal suggestion across all areas) and strive for as much transparency as possible when structural changes are made.

Other Employee Reviews for RealPage

  1. Helpful (10)

    "RealPage San Francisco: Stifling Start-up Culture & Morale Since 2011"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Located in the SOMA district
    -Close to BART, MUNI, SF Giants Stadium
    -Contemporary open office space w/ Rooftop access (Comcast & PAC 12 Sports Building)
    -Many open positions due to HIGH attrition

    Cons

    -The environment stifles ingenuity and innovation
    -Salaries are not competitive in any market at any skill level
    -Benefits are based on the cost of living in Texas (Our free snack station was removed because it does not exist in TEXAS)
    -There is no CLEAR training program or career advancement road mapping
    -High attrition
    -Management openly discuss the personal affairs of subordinates
    -HR was brought in from “Bain Capital”…You know, Mitt’s company
    -Displaced management from acquisitions somehow end up leading new teams and verticals into the ground
    -Centralized sales teams are incentivized in absence of selling your products
    -Consumer products are developed independent of user research
    -Projects are routinely scraped after months of development
    -Morale is dehydrated. The running joke among employees new and tenured is “Take this job and shove it”.
    -Growth is inflated through acquisitions

    Advice to Management

    Offense is only a good strategy if you have a defensible product. Lean on the strengths of your acquisitions and provide them the resources to continuing scaling, hire competent management that monitors micro/macro metrics, pay employees based on defined performance metrics and schedules and update legacy web technology.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "A solid paycheck and nice people, but no chance of bonus and low level culture."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid paycheck and nice people.

    Cons

    SF office run from Dallas, which has an overbearingly right wing/corporate bent. Not the culture people in SF are used to.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen to your employees when they speak and try to help them with career opportunities, not bury their applications inside your desk.


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