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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not worth the time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bankrate full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people and provided coffee/breakfast. I am really not sure there is anything else positive that could be said that wouldn't be a flat lie.

    Cons

    Executive management of the Insurance branch is too junior to make the proper decisions and place priorities where they need to be placed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop behaving as though you belong to a contemptuous clique, communicate to your employees, and focus on long term objectives rather than short term gains.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    BR Insurance had potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Bankrate

    Pros

    Located in lower downtown of Denver
    Benefits are decent

    Cons

    Culture has a negative tone. Ever since the merge of InsureMe and NetQuote, the culture is not set and there is a feel of 2 companies working under the same roof. Due to this, employee morale is low.

    There is also a feel of a control battle. Senior management is composed of both NetQuote and InsureMe employees, so there is this constant tension in the air.

    High turnover in various departments due to the above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep your quality employee's happy.
    Leadership and Vision is needed in senior management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Highly paid, undervalued

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in North Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer in North Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at Bankrate

    Pros

    Great pay. Great benefits. Good time off. Some interesting projects.

    Cons

    Terrible morale. Awfully negative culture. too much departmental infighting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can all the directors in IT.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good for the resume not good for personal career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bankrate

    Pros

    Company has name recognition
    Company is profitable

    Cons

    Poor senior management -- they have succeeded more because of luck and inheriting a business that unintentionally had very strong SEO than business skill or decent management skills
    Promotions -- titles and salary -- are given based on whether it's someone they want to hang out with and not on performance
    Dumpy no personality offices
    Stingy on equity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look harder at those who work hard and have the ability to move up
    Look beyond presentations and spreadsheets to see if people really understand the business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bottlenecks need to be fixed to make Bankrate a top company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bankrate

    Pros

    Benefits like health care, matching 401k, other employees, location.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a project to move along, it wont. There are way to many things that slow the process down in QA and IT. I came from a small company to Bankrate and got much more done in a smaller amount of time. Too many bottlenecks at Bankrate and because of this you will see many of the employees using work time for play time. Play Farmville lately? I like to be busy at work and this job was tough because I had to wait for approvals that never were in site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find and fix your bottlenecks so projects can move along and you will see and increase in productivity.

    Also the Accounting dept. needs to set-up a process to work with all the acquired companies instead of working against them. Standard forms, a phone call to explain your processes. I dont care how busy you may be in this dept. these types of things will save you time in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bankrate

    Pros

    Good benefits and location in FL

    Cons

    too many to mention on this site

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop pitting employees against each other

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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