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Reynolds and Reynolds Houston Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Great salary and benefits for the College Station area for an entry level job (in 52 reviews)

  • The company also does a lot to encourage people to get to know each other through sports leagues and other company events (in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • There is not much room for advancement and limited raises (in 26 reviews)

  • So since upper management almost never sees you in Dayton (more later) they won't know who you are, so you will likely not move up very high (in 60 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Entry Level Software Developer - I Resigned Once I Found Something Better..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reynolds and Reynolds full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All the pros I've listed may be specific to my position, or my team, or my department and may not extend to other positions, teams, or departments within the company.
    -Flexible work environment (my department had core hours between 10 to 3 so you could adjust your 8 hour work day however you wanted as long as you were there for the core hours).
    -I got my own office! (no cubicles ftw!)
    -Self-paced work environment.
    -They have a cafeteria.
    -They train you (although their training consists of material you should've covered in college).
    -I worked alongside a pleasant and understanding team.
    -They have a quite a few extracurricular activities for their employees (Bowling, Softball, Picnics, etc.).
    -If you get there early enough, you can park within a garage

    Cons

    Before I start listing any cons, I want to mention that I did not list any of the cons out of anger and I was truly grateful to Reynolds for offering me a position after graduation. That being said...
    -Below average pay (I was paid 48k, when a entry level software developer salary is around 55k to 60k).
    -They have a policy prohibiting employees from discussing their salary with other employees. This only benefits the company by withholding information from the employee about whether their peer in making considerably more for the same work (search 'Adam Ruins Everything Salary' on YouTube).
    -Business Casual dress code (I considered this a con, but maybe it isn't to everybody).
    -Aside from salads, the cafeteria isn't very vegetarian friendly.
    -No paid vacation during your first year.
    -You get 2 unexcused paid sick days plus an additional 3 sick days, where a doctor's note must be provided.
    -You can't smoke ever, they test for nicotine when they drug test you (As a non-smoker, I actually considered this a pro but I don't think a company has the right to make this decision on your behalf).
    -I only worked here until I found something better but the benefits weren't great from what I saw
    -You have to stay with the company for 2 years before you become fully-vested with the 6% company matched 401k but you can start contributing to it right away
    -There didn't seem to be much you could do to improve your skill set with the company (This should definitely be a priority for a new graduate).

    Advice to Management

    At least pay your employees, the average starting salary for their position. You claim to recruit the best employees, but you can't possibly hope be able to retain them, nor should you expect to, by paying only 75% of what they deserve.


  2. "An OK place to work"

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    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reynolds and Reynolds full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Houston office employees were given our own rooms.
    Building and rooms are temperature controlled all year long.
    Projects can be completed at our own pace.

    Cons

    Salary isn't very competitive.
    Strict rules of coding.
    Very little collaboration between co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    Strict rule of coding can be frustrating at times.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Desktop intern"

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    Former Employee - Desktop Support Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Desktop Support Intern in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reynolds and Reynolds (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good cooperate environment experience. People usually very helpful and friendly.

    Cons

    The salary is bad. Bad management

    Advice to Management

    People are worth more than what you give them


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  5. "Not A Bad Job"

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    Current Employee - Account Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reynolds and Reynolds part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work environment is nice. The people are very great and welcoming.

    Cons

    Working part time, you make terrible pay despite doing the same work as a full timer in the same position.

    Advice to Management

    Increase part time pay.


  6. "File Data Administrator"

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    Former Employee - File Data Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - File Data Administrator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Reynolds and Reynolds full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Business classes to help improve productivity

    Cons

    High turnover in several departments


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Education Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Education Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability - tenure holds too much weight. 401k match is great but other benefits are lacking. I recommend working here as an entry level job if you do not have a family.

    Advice to Management

    If you notice a team is suffering because their supervisor is incompetent, do something about it instead of just agreeing with the associates and making jokes.


  8. "A good place to gain work experience"

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    Former Employee - Business Applications Developer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Applications Developer in Houston, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - Willing to hire pretty much anyone
    - Good starting work experience
    - Great people to work with

    Cons

    - Management more interested in saleable results over quality of code
    - Pay lower than average


  9. "IT Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - IT Operations in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - IT Operations in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reynolds and Reynolds as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience about the IT field. Many chances to work on projects both solo and group.

    Cons

    Interview was process took a long time.


  10. "Software Implementation Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Implementation in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Software Implementation in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reynolds and Reynolds as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Got to work hands on with team, gained experience in the automotive industry, very welcoming environment.

    Cons

    In the department that I worked in, they travel a lot so there were times that the office was kind of boring.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with things that you would like the interns to do before they start. I felt like I was just thrown random assignment when they can up and there were time where I didn't really do anything.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Structured environment and good training. Strong standards and project management. Plenty of activities outside of work for employees. Good benefits package with insurance and 401K.

    Cons

    The company had a family feel when it was Universal Computer Systems. When it bought out Reynolds and Reynolds it became more corporate and lost that feel. Many long term loyal employees were let go and compensation was low.

    Advice to Management

    Keep loyal employees



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