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Rand Worldwide Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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Rand Worldwide President & CEO Larry Rychlak
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  1. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Owings Mills, MD
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Owings Mills, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company with fabulous leadership. Open communication from management, you are supplied the tools you need to do your job. They want you to be successful.

    Cons

    Nothing of note! Good people!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  2. "Fun and Dedicated Team"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Marketing in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rand Worldwide full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - People care about what they do.
    - People care about clients.

    Cons

    - Lots of work/projects to juggle (also a pro)

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking to the future and internally for new ideas. Work more on cutting red tape.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Bright People, Great Work Culture!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stimulating, productive environment where colleagues are eager to help one another, excellent benefits/perks, bright and interesting people...this is a growing company so there is potential upward mobility, and hard work is definitely acknowledged and rewarded.

    Cons

    Processes and systems are bound to be in flux for a growing and evolving company, so the ability to embrace change is key.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace new and innovative ideas from within the organization; creativity can be a driving factor for transformational change!


  4. "Director of IT & Project Management"

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    Current Employee - Director of IT and Project Management in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Director of IT and Project Management in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rand Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rand offers a friendly casual work environment. Everyone is focused on their goals and works together as a team to support the company. Management provides transparency and cares about employee feedback.

    Cons

    Many small office locations for a company of this size. As a result company culture may vary between office locations.

    Advice to Management

    US health benefits could be better :)


  5. "Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Trainer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Trainer in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of travel, freedom to run my own classes

    Cons

    management did not make long term smart decisions

    Advice to Management

    slow and steady wins the race. Buck the trends and be innovative


  6. "Manager of Recruitment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rand Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leadership of company have a clear vision and continue to focus on innovation and customer satisfaction. The culture is collaborative and everyone truly wants their colleagues to be successful. New hires especially are given a lot of support and everyone is willing to lend a hand or answer questions. It is a constantly evolving company who has their feet on the ground and is fiscally healthy.

    Cons

    Although the company promotes from within it doesn't have any formal career paths in the sales organization.

    Advice to Management

    Develop career paths and provide necessary training so sales employees have more opportunity to grow and be challenged past their current job duties.


  7. "Neutral"

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

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

    Pros

    Good product and most people were helpful and team players.

    Cons

    Constant high turnover gave stable competition an advantage.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Consultative sales process focused around added-value solutions, support, implementation services snd professional development to augment Autodesk software. IMAGINit Technologies offers some proprietary solutions such as Clarity, that can help design firms save time/money in helping them achieve process/workflow efficiencies.

    Cons

    Highly competitive and price-sensitive. IMAGINiT has lost many clients to competitors due to high sales rep and manager turnover and lack of consistency in those areas. Many of the value-added services do not resonate with clients/prospects that already have firm relationships with other Autodesk resellers and are seeking additional Autodesk seats but who do not perceive that they have significant challenges in their workflows or process efficiencies. Many clients/prospects do not see enough of a compelling event to switch to IMAGINiT based on the relatively high-priced services that IMAGINiT offers.

    Advice to Management

    Set clear earnings expectations for incoming sales representatives. Many are led to believe in a $140k on-target earning potential. A more realistic expectation for a first-year sales rep making quota is closer to about $70-80k. An Account Executive would need to double their typical 2nd year quota to earn in the $140k range. While management is patient in the first 6-8 months while a representative is getting up to speed, pressure begins to mount around the 1-year anniversary mark. Many reps do not reach annual quota until their 2nd anniversary with the company or beyond (for those reps who make it to the 2-year mark)


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Not what you think"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rand Worldwide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company has a lot of good people with great potential. They are well known, large and organized for the most part with logistical items.

    Cons

    Leadership has very little vision to invest in people and partnerships. They really don't do well at helping and coaching. VP's want to make comments and micromanage everything all the time. They don't want to pay or invest in people even when they are top performers. They also have a serious issue with letting creeps stick around. They fail to realize that bad apples bring the whole company down.

    Advice to Management

    Let people sell in their style. Stop micromanaging and fire the disrespectful jerks. When one person has issues with almost everyone there is a reason!


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Marketing Team and Sales Support Team very helpful

    Cons

    If you're a seasoned sales executive, this is NOT the company for you. Expect to be micromanaged, treated like you are an inside sales rep. Sales managers have no voice to assist and help with closing opportunities. If you have to discount the opportunity for a win, it's the sales executive commission that is affected. If the client pays via a credit card, the sales executive pays the 3% credit card fee out your commission.
    The hiring managers will tell you that you can make a lot of money by selling training and custom implementation services but it's not true. Rand Worldwide and IMAGINiT truly do not believe in paying sales executive, they will find a way not to pay you. If you choose to work for Rand Worldwide and IMAGINiT, I wish you the best of luck but beware.
    Autodesk is moving to a direct model, resellers like IMAGINiT not be need in the near future.
    Also, Autodesk is hiring sales executive, they offer support and training again no need for resellers like Rand Worldwide and IMAGINiT

    Advice to Management

    You hire professional treat your sales executive as professionals.


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