RWD was a mid-sized company. It recently went public and I was hired to assist the CEO and CFO. I learned about financial forecasting, competitive analysis and communicating with investors for a newly public company. The workplace culture was easy-going and friendly. The hardest part of my job was learning for the first time how to research competition in the technology industry and how if would impact RWD. The most enjoyable part of my job was working closely with upper management and how a mid-sized company is run.
I enjoyed working at RWD Technologies. They are a consulting engineering firm that were always getting new contracts with interesting project to work on. I was always learning new software programs to help support the next project. Management was respectful and always ready to hear what you had to say. They were always willing to make changes to make everyone work together as a team and get along. I loved my co-workers. Definitely a stress free atmosphere.
Interesting projects and learning new skills
After 9/11 they lost many contract's and had to down size.
InfoPak Expert (Former Employee) – London, ENG – 19 November 2013
My position at RWD entailed support for their own software product: InfoPak, a trainer for SAP, world leader Enterprise application; I went through the training of the product and very soon I was awarded the title of InfoPak Expert; the clients were large companies such as Pepsi or Johnson & Johnson and it was part of my job to go on-site to train them in InfoPak and to support them via telephone, chat or e-mail. This position definitely improved my communication skills to deal with different kind of people across several countries.
Great work environment, the ability to manage myself, demanding technical position
The location on the office was at the outskirts of London
Great opportunity to leverage services into new markets with lots of talent
Divi Dir-Financial Services Consulting Practice (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – 10 January 2013
Excellent team of professionals with single owner had reached a point of portfolio offerings diversification to gain access to underserved markets. Great support to the infinitive until financial crisis hit in 2007. Owner downsized, then sold RWD in three parts.
excellent project record, lots of helpful professional project talent, developing new leaders
single owner, difficult to get consense for growth, too many non-client meetings
Staff Engineer (Former Employee) – Columbia MD – 16 November 2012
Company spends a lot of time on writing good proposals, doing analysis, and things of that nature. But the problem is, a large number of individuals have soft skills, and there is no bare bones hard techies to be found here.
The best thing about the company was Mr. RWD himself, I hope he is still around and doing well.
the rwd culture, high compensation, women can attain high management positions especially if they are hot
not enough long term contracts, not good for hard skilled individuals
Working in RWD's Products Division (which is now mostly part of ANCILE) was mostly great. They have a very structured, chain-of-command style environment. This is good as long as you're willing to play by those rules. RWD was always very clear as to what was expected of you and quick to hold you accountable when you were delinquent in meeting those goals. Their process excellence and drive for quality products is unsurpassed by any company I've served with.