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RealPage Reviews

Updated 13 August 2014
Updated 13 August 2014
192 Reviews

3.0
192 Reviews
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RealPage CEO Stephen T. Winn
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people, good location, people are treated right (in 12 reviews)

  • Decent work/life balance but it all depends on your manager and group (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Staff is always stressed and depressed, no such thing as a work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management does not readily share information (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great organization for performers

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    Current Employee - Developer III  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Developer III in Hyderābād (India)

    Pros

    Amazing organization for those who love product organisation culure and believe in performance

    Cons

    Not one I observed during my more than 3 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Wake up!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Various  in  Carrollton, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Various in Carrollton, TX (US)

    Pros

    When I joined RealPage, there were opportunities for growth, there was an aggressiveness to competing in the market place, and there was the ability to innovate and make a difference. There are still groups within RealPage that are that way, but they seem to be a dying breed.

    Cons

    RealPage has moved most of its development to India or the Philippines. They don't really innovate much anymore - they are mostly in maintenance mode. I've heard they are now an Agile shop and certainly engineering in the US has been significantly reorganized, but those I've talked to who still work there say it is window dressing, and nothing has really changed. Often, the people who are really good do not get promoted - they get sidelined. I guess it depends on the division/product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compete! You may be big and public, but you are capable of falling. Hire some User Experience experts and aggressively synthesize your UI's - you have so many products but no continuity. Hire some BI experts and actually deliver a product already. Hire front-end experts and finally support all modern browsers. IE8 is not a modern browser. You were once a great company - start acting like one again or risk losing your largest clients. You're a lot worse off than you think...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Job depends on your manager and group

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Carrollton, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Carrollton, TX (US)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere.
    Nice workspace.
    Decent work/life balance but it all depends on your manager and group. There are some really terrible managers that play favorites, politic constantly, talk behind everyone's backs and only worry about making themselves look good. They rule by fear.
    There are some managers that really care about the employees and growing them professionally. They lead by example and want you to have a life outside of work. The groups/departments are drastically different.
    If you are lucky enough to land in a good group with a quality manager that wants you to succeed, hang on! They do exist.

    Cons

    Decent pay if you're coming off the street. Transferring within the company, ridiculous. Promotions don't mean you can make what your peers are making for the same job or the offer you'd have if you were an outside candidate. It means an increase that has to be approved by 10 people and probably won't get you anywhere near where it should.
    The company has a lot of growth and you can almost do nothing and keep your job. That being said, new positions are only added in India and the Philippines but the tasks assigned to them is embarrassing. Most of my peers in India have 10 more years of education or experience or both but they are given the tasks that a high school student could accomplish. They should be utilized more or they'll be bored and leave.
    Management is so top heavy!! And they reorganize the groups every 30 days or so! I know people who don't even know who they report to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Those surveys we take every year, read them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fast growing, long hours, bad management & NO proper training.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Co-workers, casual environment, okay pay & benefits.

    Cons

    No work balance, management talks behind your back to other managers & your peers. EXTREMELY Long hours, high turnover rate in most departments. HR does not know the meaning of Privacy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more & take the advice of your employees. You are not the only ones that want the company to succeed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    OK place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    not much opportunity to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    figure out how to integrate the various groups from the different offices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Carrollton, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Carrollton, TX (US)

    Pros

    Good benefits for all employees.

    Cons

    Upper management does not readily share information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more willing to share information

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Developer Career Killer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer IV  in  Carrollton, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Developer IV in Carrollton, TX (US)

    Pros

    Hmmm. I don't have anything positive to say about my time here. It has been a very disheartening and disappointing experience.

    Cons

    1) No career path for Developers - I personally one Dev who has been at Dev III for ten years. 2) Outsourcing real development - what kind of software company outsources the development of its products to a third-world consulting company? It shows a complete lack of regard and respect for its own Developers. RP developers are there only for maintenance. 3) Lack of direction and obvious incompetence from Executive Management - RP goes through a management "restructuring" every six months. I personally have reported to four managers in 2.5 years and I know other Devs who have reported to 4 or 5 different managers in the last 1.5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fall on your sword already - you are the problem!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    HR stuck in the 19th century

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice office in the SOMA.

    Cons

    Their benefits are a joke. At least by San Francisco standards.
    They grant you 2 weeks of vacation per year. I think it is difficult to find a company in SF
    that would give you less than 3 weeks, 4 is the new standard. And the startups usually
    offer unlimited vacation.

    But there is more: you cannot use your vacation until you accrue it. So you want to take full week
    you have to wait to July. I had never heard about companies with such a policy,
    so I didn't bother to check the HR manual before I joined.

    But there is more: until last year, you didn't accrue any vacation during the first 3 months of employment.
    Because having to pay somebody for 2.5 days will make a different in company financials.
    Eventually they realized that that was putting them in the 18th century, so they got rid it this policy.

    I have to admit though that the middle management is quite reasonable and doesn't take the "accrue before use" policy seriously, which is why people still work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the person who writes "we offer generous vacation policy" in the job postings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Carrollton, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Carrollton, TX (US)

    Pros

    Great people, good location, people are treated right.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to get IT working, or necessary software installed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Publicly reward excellent work performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Watch your back...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer IV  in  Carrollton, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Developer IV in Carrollton, TX (US)

    Pros

    Negotiate well your salary going in. You will likely get it if you are a mover and a player in your chosen profession.

    Cons

    Behind the technology curve - they toss around terms like technology debt and wear it like a badge of honor.
    Too much development - when the pros have already made something OOB to take care of many of the problems RP has in its enterprise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let up off the gas and fix your infrastructure. There would be more gains by solving common issues that have been solved out of the box by other companies so that RP doesn't have to reinvent the wheel each time it has a problem. It waste lots of development time.
    People who are in leadership must rely more on the people on their teams. There are no solo acts on a team, and middle management for the most part are all about themselves and not about building teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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