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  1. "I wish this company was like it was when I first started"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ramsell Corp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers were like family. Culture of the company WAS like family in the beginning. Everyone including some management was easy to work with.

    Cons

    Culture changed
    Salary for work load
    Work environment changed


  2. "This place has no direction for growth, loosing customers left and right, sinking ship!!"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you come in at 8am and stay until 5pm, leave your thinking cap at home, follow orders like robot than this place will pay you every two weeks.

    Cons

    This place has no direction for growth, more time is spend on time tracking and administration than value add activities

    Advice to Management

    Focus on adding value and not micro management of employees. No double standards

  3. "Good Company, Many Hardworking and Dedicated Employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many good and hardworking people at Ramsell who are committed to the company's mission of providing access to medications for the underserved HIV patient population, Company has amazing potential.

    Cons

    Company is under resourced in both staff and ancillary equipment in some of the key operational areas.

    Advice to Management

    Get the right people doing the right job; provide more support where necessary. Focus more on providing excellent customer service. Work toward creating a true middle management team; those employees who have an in-depth understanding of the areas they manage and rely on their feedback to shape decisions.


  4. "Doing good work. Needs some work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Most of which are still following the original mission and purpose the company was built on.

    Cons

    Some aren't, unfortunately. Company is having a hard time growing and/or innovating in general due in part to some of the more senior employees being allergic to change and adopting new solutions/technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Seriously. It's the only way to truly be successful as a company in this day and age. Look around at companies like Zappos and others all over the Bay Area. Turn over is high. Motivation is low. Bad combo.


  5. "Seek Employment Elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The staff is great, but under-appreciated, under-paid and unhappy for the most part.
    - Close to an up-and-coming Jack London Square.
    - I wish I had more to list. :-(

    Cons

    - Inexperienced CEO that spends most of the year on vacation then running a company that is clearly on the verge of crashing. Worse of all, he relies too heavily on a team of overpaid consultants to run his company. Ahh, FYI, they are raping you. Use that money to take care of your employees and I guarantee you'll get better business results.
    - No raises for over 5 years (confirmed by many of the old timers there).
    - Lack of trust for the employees by a some exec management is outrageous, even though there some great people that work there.
    - Executives make decisions based on personal financial gain and completely disregard the employees.
    - The culture is of a "management by fear" mentality - real bad.
    - No growth opportunities, unless you want to get promoted to a position with more responsibility and NO COMPENSATION.
    - Huge turn-over rate with contractors, and many of the ALL STAR employees that were passionate and made a difference are no longer there either (hint, hint....those that are still there are looking for a job).

    Advice to Management

    Do away with the politics and reliance on consultants to run your business and pay more attention to your employees. Take care of them and they will take care of you. Pay attention to the good employees that are slowly leaving your company. Yes, everyone is replaceable. That's true. The question is, have you been able to replace them?


  6. Helpful (2)

    "This is not the job your looking for..."

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ramsell Corp as a contractor

    Pros

    Most people are capable and/or hardworking.

    Cons

    The company allows people who've been with the company for years (even decades) to refuse to collaborate with others and not document their work so that more than one person can work on a project.

    Management claims because the product offerings are new, the company (which has offered its service for decades) is like a startup. What they really mean is they're almost always in crisis mode.

    Some in the service component of the company, who don't have *any* software industry best-practices experience, are allowed to derail and/or sabotage the efforts of those who do and who are trying to make the products viable, under the guise of "that's not how we do things here", and "we're not a software company"... you sell software, that makes you a software company.

    You'll come to this company thinking you can really make a difference and help them get on track to being the great software company they claim they want to be. Then you'll spend most of your time arguing with long-tenured people as to why there are other and better ways to do things, and when you finally convince people to make a change, you'll be told there's no time so the change (no matter what it is) will be pushed back or put on hold. Then you'll be disillusioned.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring consultants to tell you how to fix the company, the well qualified new hires you keep bringing in already know the answers - listen to them, and let them make the changes that need to be made.
    Get rid of the dead wood. Keeping people out of loyalty when they have little skill does not help the company move forward.
    Cap the contract-to-hire policy to 3 months. No one wants to wait more than a year to become an FTE, especially when HR tells candidates 1-3 months is the usual conversion period.
    Split your software development department into 2 groups - support, and those code to the roadmap.
    Kill the legacy system.