Rearden Commerce

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204 Reviews

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204 Reviews
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Rearden Commerce Chairman and CEO Patrick W. Grady
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Pros
  • They are very flexible in terms of hours, manaing your own work load and allowing a work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Some good people get hired, unfortunately they don't stay (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Way too many people and the wrong people are in senior management roles (in 14 reviews)

  • Hard to take upper management seriously when they seem to be so out of touch (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great program in hiring, set me up with a buddy, everyone friendly, lots of stuff to learn

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

    Pros

    Before I started here, I was nervous because of the stuff posted on here. I have actually found the place to be friendly and my peers work hard to do the right thing. There are some tensions you see between people arguing loudly about their point of view and I turn around and see them say I'm sorry.

    People genuinely help you out to learn and I've felt comfortable asking questions to anyone.

    Workspace is fantastic and encourages everyone to talk amongst teams very easily.

    Cons

    Critical knowledge amongst key engineers not well distributed. One or two people seem to hold the keys to all the knowledge in the firm.

    The company seems like they are cheap on dumb things like phones, paper supplies.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Solid company....top to bottom

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

    Pros

    -strong work ethics
    -good compensation levels

    Cons

    -discipline to stay focused on smaller tactical goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -maintain discipline

    Recommends
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  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good mix of technology and practical engineering problems

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

    Pros

    Fairly current technology
    Use of open technologies
    First hand experience in dealing with large codebase

    Cons

    Significant amount of codebase is legacy and poorly written in parts which makes it harder to make quick changes
    Too many changes in direction causing unnecessary churn at work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have a vision and follow through to see it achieved and not change direction too frequently

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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    has big upside if executed

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

    Pros

    Equity opportunity in well funded pre-IPO co. Could be a game changer on the web if vision is executed. Engineer talent is strong. CEO has a big ego drive and wants to win. Have some very strong engineering leaders who joined in the past year which is good to see.

    Cons

    less a downside more of a challenge, execution is hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    share knowledge and continually remind those deeper in the co of the big picture vision. it is easy for a developer cranking code to get lost in the day to day and they need to see the big picture to stay motivated. also, lead more.

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  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Sound vision with the opportunity for greatness...faint of heart need not apply.

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

    Pros

    Obviously, it is a pre-IPO company with a a head start on a vision of greatness. If executed properly, the potential for the platform is astronomical. Frankly, it is cool to be in on something game changing for potentially commerce as a whole, and be a part of building that greatness.

    Cons

    Some of what is built and marketed appears to be done within a bubble. Rather than seek assistance or even feedback from power users and support staff who use the product and hear feedback from actual customers, they rely on the clairvoyance and clinical user studies. With a bit of communication, there are a number of projects that could have been done better the first time rather than redone to fix what could have been avoided. On the flip side, it has been my observation that this process was prevalent at my previous employers as well.

    Also, remember, this is a PRIVATELY funded venture, and with private funding comes risks. Rather than be caught unaware, senior management was proactive in reducing expenses (translation: firing people) to position the company for success in a down economy. Realistically, going back for more funds in this market would be extremely expensive or even impossible, so they made cuts quickly to position properly. I don't fault them for that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage and institutionalize the leveraging of internal experience in addition to the standard mantras of justification to fix things before they are built and avoid wasted effort.

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