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    Has anyboby ever worked for Ramesys?

    Just a quick question to everyone... Does anybody on the forums currently work for Ramesys or has worked for them in the past?

    The reason I ask is that I have just this morning attended an interview for a position as a fixed onsite support technician at a BSF site in Greater Manchester.

    I was wondering if anyone has any positive (or even negative) feedback on what it is like to work for Ramesys in this kind of role?

    Cheers chaps,

    Andy

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    Not worked for them but we certainly purchase software licenses from them and they seem very good value on that front.

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    Thanks for the feedback speckytechy

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    I was sub-contracted to Ramesys to do a network install in Grimsby, I had a project manager who i met on the first day, we made up a project time table, then i didnt see him again untill the last day when i handed the network over as being complete.

    I did 3 weeks Install/Migration & 1 week bug/fine tuning.

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    I heard on the grape vine today that Ramesys Licensing was being investigated for fraud by Microsoft!?

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    Cheers guys - Anyone else with any experience of working with/for Ramesys?

    Basically I'm trying to gather some 'additional' first hand research on the company, should I get offered the position I really need to know as much as possible before accepting.

    Interesting to hear about the MS investigation Dafty... Hmmm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by speckytecky View Post
    Not worked for them but we certainly purchase software licenses from them and they seem very good value on that front.
    I'll second that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dafty View Post
    I heard on the grape vine today that Ramesys Licensing was being investigated for fraud by Microsoft!?
    Very strange. I heard dodgy things about how they sell licenses before but since then have asked MS licensing questions and been pointed at Ramesys..plus they're on the MS website for Education supplying.

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    Well all I know at the moment is Ramesys dont send out the original CD's but a copy with there branding. Someone also said it was a possibility that they had a massive volume license type thing to resell, but never registered half of them with Microsoft.

    Hence the stupidly cheap prices!!

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    There's rumours about all suppliers if you look for them.

    They sell own branded media this is true, because it's cheaper than the MS Originals and I've only ever heard good things about them.

    Without proof though I'm not convinced.

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    Ramesys dont send out the original CD's but a copy with there branding
    It's very possible, many OEMs do this to 'brand' Windows installations and is perfectly legal. As for licensing, that's a matter for Microsoft to investigate

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    There's rumours about all suppliers if you look for them.

    They sell own branded media this is true, because it's cheaper than the MS Originals and I've only ever heard good things about them.

    Without proof though I'm not convinced.
    Well I was told it made headline press but I haven't had the time to look into it. We still buy our MS licenses from them.

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    Working for them I'd imagine is OK, being a BSF school under them I imagine not so.
    If you want any other info feel free to PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    It's very possible, many OEMs do this to 'brand' Windows installations and is perfectly legal. As for licensing, that's a matter for Microsoft to investigate
    Indeed, our current license supplier ships branded CD's.

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    My other half worked for Ramesys when it was both Construction and Education sector. Since the split she works for the construction half of the company, however when it was Ramesys, she complained that the majority of staff knew nothing and were effectively working on a shoestring. The licences were a key thing for them, and yes they are getting investigated for fraud.

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