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Reddwerks Corporation Austin Reviews

Updated October 8, 2017
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Pros
  • You'll get to learn a lot and interact with really smart people (in 11 reviews)

  • The biggest plus is the people, lot of smart people who you can learn from (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Not the best place if you care about work life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Many things have changed for the better, and Alex continues to lead the management team to implement new improvements (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Project Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Management in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Project Management in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * The people are intelligent, open and awesome.
    * The culture is an amazing place to foster creativity and growth.
    * Management is our biggest advocate to provide a safe place to actively participate in molding the future of the company.

    Cons

    * The company is in the early stages of establishing repeatable processes so there is room for improvements, which also present opportunities.
    * There is an obvious level of professional immaturity with some members that tend to throw a shadow over the majority of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    * Hang in there and continue to support the vision of a structured, professional environment where we can grow and realize exceptional performance.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Don't waste your time. It's a bad place to work."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    One and only 1 Pro:
    Intelligent people around you who are always willing to help. But watch out, almost everyone's got out of there. People have just got a reason to still be there. Once it is completed, they'll leave too.

    It's a good place for freshers to gain experience and see how things work in production.

    Cons

    Here it goes, the big list:
    1) No process exists. For anything.
    2) Irregular work hours. You might end up working more than 14-18 hours a day depending on your project. This happens only because of the management's inefficiency in planning and communication. Most of the time the work is not even software. You have to lift / carry heavy boxes all around and work in a dusty warehouse. I lost my happy sleep cycle working like that. At the end of the day, its not even worth it.
    3) Pay is wayyyyyy below market average. You will get paid at least 20-30% below market value.
    4) Highly ineffective higher management. People in the leadership position do not know how things run in the company.
    5) People keep quitting the company, never they were (including me) asked what they can do to retain.
    6) Decade old technology stack. No personal growth can be achieved here.
    7) Too bad interviewing process. Panel interview with 5 people attacking the candidate for more than 2-3 hours non-stop is the worst thing that can happen here.
    8) I did not see the company doing any good events or programs that can make employees happy. Everyone is either busy in handling support calls or trying to rush into completing the projects with the improperly planned schedules.

    Advice to Management

    I have worked for more than 3 years here. Why does it take so much effort and pain to do things the right way ? Try to be employee friendly..
    Increase the pay. Make it at least be the average salary in Austin.

  3. Helpful (1)

    ""Rather Work at Gas Station""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Reddwerks Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Lot of intelligent Engineers and co-workers are supportive(excludes management).
    2. Decent work hours when you are not traveling.
    3. Free snacks.

    Cons

    1. Lots of travel with no sleep for weeks.
    2. No compensation for over time.
    3. Management claims the pay is way above the market rate(FYI: What a Joke).
    4. There is very high attrition rate. Every week you have someone quiting.
    5. No raises and promotion for years. When you do get a raise its very insignificant.

    Advice to Management

    1. Pay your employees well. Treat them like humans.
    2. Reduce onsite hours.
    3. Try retaining employees.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great co-workers but not the best work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The biggest plus is the people, lot of smart people who you can learn from. Everyone is super approachable. Decent benefits. There's a lot of scope for learning, if you're willing to put in the effort.

    Cons

    1. You might be on the road for long periods, depending on what team you're working on. The work hours when you travel is just crazy.
    2. Compensation is much below market standards.
    3. Not the best place if you care about work life balance.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good for starters"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being a small company you'll get hands on experience fast and expected to make quick impact. As a developer you'll get involved in everything from design to deployment and supporting the product. The team is smart and supportive.

    Cons

    - You might have to travel a lot depending on the project you are on. Something that has gotten better with the years.
    - Customers are not smart, and some even very pushy. Providing support can be challenging

    Advice to Management

    - Have support dedicated teams
    - Automate testing as much as possible
    - Start investing and including newer technology


  6. "Dematics Reddwerks Review"

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    Former Employee - QA Interview in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - QA Interview in Austin, TX

    I worked at Reddwerks Corporation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Growing, Travel, Client Exposure, accessible

    Cons

    Unprofessional
    Weird Interview Process
    Still maturing
    Too much travel
    Worklife balance

    Advice to Management

    Huge changes needed to attract talent


  7. "Great place to work with many opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reddwerks Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Recently purchased by Dematic and the KION Group, which is providing additional resources and infrastructure to help the company grow. Plenty of opportunities to guide the future of the company and affect changes to our product baseline. Great benefits plan includes 3 weeks of PTO and fully paid medical insurance premiums.

    For those that work hard and look to grow beyond their current roles, there is a lot of potential for growth. There are a lot of smart people in the company who are always willing to share knowledge.

    Cons

    The company has had a history of bad management, but under the direction of Alex Ramirez, the company has greatly improved over the last 18-24 months. Many things have changed for the better, and Alex continues to lead the management team to implement new improvements.

    Not really a con, but environment requires self-starters who are able to think on their feet and are willing to contribute to the team, even if it is outside their area of responsibility. People who aren't very creative, have to have their hands held or just want to come in and do the bare minimum aren't going to do very well here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Could be, but isn't."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reddwerks Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Has the potential to be a great place to work, but hasn't lived up to it. Interesting products and a few great people make it tolerable.

    Cons

    Culture in the office is not good. Several unhappy people come in, do the minimum, and then go home. Wash, rinse, repeat. Lots of cussing from management for unknown reasons can make things uncomfortable. HR is non existent. Employees come second to making a buck.

    Advice to Management

    Less talk, more action.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Support Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Organization is filled with brilliant minds

    Cons

    Lack in Coordination,Lack of document structure , lack of support from management


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome place to work!!!"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Reddwerks Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Had great screening, review and selection process. HR staff are really great helpful and hardworking.
    Great please to work with talented people and yet humble and helpful. Lots of great projects and new stuff learn. Good place to kick off your career.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can point at.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up great work guys.


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