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Updated April 23, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be inconsistent depending if you are working in the office or in a customer's premise (in 8 reviews)

  • relatively low salaries and low chance on advancement (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Interesting Projects and International Environment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burr Ridge, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burr Ridge, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reply (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting and impactful projects. International Environment. Good learning and career opportunities.
    Good compensation and 401K. Outstanding collegues.

    Cons

    Perks to be improved. Offices a little overcrowded


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    "Major improvements needed"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Burr Ridge, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Burr Ridge, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - High level of responsibility early on

    Cons

    - Nonexistent work life balance.
    - Very top down management approach - management will promise a deadline without talking to its developers, and then expect long hours to meet the deadline that was never discussed.
    - Compensation below market value; only discussed once per year.
    - Only one main customer; no other projects coming in.
    - Absolutely no working from home.

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance needs major reform; employees should not be buying their own monitors, keyboards, mouses, etc.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ambivalent"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Burr Ridge, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Burr Ridge, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Slow work environment...good for inexperienced developers. They are good about providing paid training related to your work. Good about reimbursing expenses.

    Cons

    Lower end of pay scale, medical package very very expensive with not great coverage. 401k is about less than average with not a great match. No bonus structure.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more direction to your newer employees. Folks are hired and left to fend for themselves. Very little nurturing or advice given.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "A great stepping stone that offers good experience"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The experience is very good: you work as a consultant to a very big client right off the bat.
    - Because it is a small startup, you are given much responsibility early on in your position.
    - Small startup makes for a more casual dress code and workplace.

    Cons

    - Moving up to the next position is very difficult; there are senior consultants here who manage 5-10 people each that the company refuses to promote to manager.
    - Career path and other such discussions are difficult to have because career path is not clearly defined.
    - The pay and benefits are low compared to other positions of the same nature.


  6. "Okay to hone your telephone sales skills while you find something else"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are pretty nice but the managements pretty harsh

    Cons

    Find it out phone calls all day selling leads that aren't very good

    Advice to Management

    Don't be shady


  7. "Good starting point"

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

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

    Pros

    Great starting point if you just got your degree. More focused on innovative technologies than other consultancy companies. Good chances to grow and very meritocratic. Typically good wages. Very good work life balance. No dress code.

    Cons

    Professional growth may be quick but limited, or in some societies it is more difficult to grow than others (may cause inequalities).


  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team very united, challenging projects, innovative spirit, great benefits

    Cons

    Don't have seem any cons during my time at the company


  9. "Whitehall Reply. Relaxed workplace"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Rome (Italy)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Rome (Italy)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, workplace is relaxed, workhours flexible
    Good starting salary

    Cons

    Projects are confused, often picked up for integration without having any documentation for them.
    Mostly old technologies


  10. "It's ok to start - not to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reply full-time

    Pros

    1) IT courses offered by the group, a great opportunity if you wanna learn something you don't apply in your daily job but you like it, or you wanna meet with other companies' Replyers

    Cons

    1) time. No time for you - unless you love working the entire day. You start at 9 am and you don't know when your job day ends... especially when your colleagues arrive at 10.30 am and they pretend you stay here until 8 pm. If you're a developer with a functional team you can't organize your time, functional team will organize it and it's really frustrating
    2) organization in the company. It depends on your working company. Most of companies are small (< 50 employeers); sometimes (as in my case) you don't understand which is the main purpose of the company because all teams are focused on really different areas - not all dealing with IT. Managers cannot control all activities and teams have to manage themselves: in some cases you don't have a tech lead which organize dev activities and if you have poor working experience it's really annoying.
    3) low meritocracy. Only "reverential" people will be considered; managers and partners call them at any time to talk about anything - not all works, or chat using WA, or decide presents for other managers. You always think to be the least considered person in the company
    4) job quality. All previous three points can be translated in a poor job quality. Subsequent deliveries cannot allow dev teams to work in a better way and produce a bad work product.


  11. "Nice environment but few opportunities for professional growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reply full-time

    Pros

    Informal and dynamic environment
    Nice people, from peers to the CEOs.
    Lots of projects to work on.

    Cons

    Despite its commitment on several areas of IT and its great entrepreneurial culture, the company, as many others in Milan, relies on cheap workforce from outside the region, who are willing to work for long hours and a low wage given the scarce opportunities in their own regions. This leads to a chaotic working environment where things have to be done in a hurry and software becomes hard to manage.

    Little focus on professional growth and professional software development.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more on research, internal processes and workers qualification, i.e. more on the quality of the work and less on the quantity.


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