Rapid7 Interview Questions

Updated Apr 15, 2015
Updated Apr 15, 2015
30 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Rapid7 in March 2015.

    Interview

    - It seems they are not well organized in SW
    -It was OK technical interview
    - No strong process
    - Roles seem interesting in surface
    - I would not recommend it as Rapid7 is not well known company

    Interview Questions

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Rapid7 (Boston, MA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    An HR rep reached out to me regarding a position for which I met the job responsibilities and had the appropriate skill set. The interview consisted of two 30 minute phone interviews with an HR rep and a manager followed by on-site half hour interviews with four team members. The interview was entirely behavioral. I found the culture to be off-putting and from the questions I posed during the interview it seemed that there was a real lack of structure internally. They seemed to value company culture and fit above talent level, skill set, and ability level. The HR staff seemed really unorganized. They forgot, re-scheduled or ignored several phone calls / follow-up deadlines that the company themselves imposed. I wasn't impressed.

    Interview Questions

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Account Executive Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Rapid7 in December 2014.

    Interview

    Multiple phone-screenings, followed by an in-person interview with 5 people, individually (ranging from Directors to Team-Leads). There is no room for wasted time in this interview process, as they have you interview with decision-makers, who will be directly involved with your success within the organization. One of the most thorough and fair interviews I have ever experienced. They do not try to sell you on their company, and give you a realistic evaluation of the job requirements and expectations.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing terribly difficult or unexpected. Interviews are more of a conversation to see if you are a fit for the culture/team, and have the motivation to work extremely hard. The job requires a high level of dedication and effort, and they look for people willing to go the extra mile to be the best.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Fair negotiation.

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    Business Development Representative Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Rapid7.

    Interview

    Applied through a reference, then spoke with a recruiter for about 15 minutes over the phone. The phone screening was relatively straight forward - they run through your resume. I would recommend trying to turn it into a conversation as best you can. I was then asked to fill out a personality test online and come into the office for four 30 minute interviews with members of the sales team. It's not a very technical process, they're looking to see if you're motivated and easy to talk to - technical knowledge is teachable.

    I'd like to note that a lot of the crazy reviews on this site from several years ago are true (from what people have told me), but also extremely outdated. The company made an enormous shift about 2 years ago by bringing in new management and changing the sales model entirely. The training program is unparalleled, they truly invest in you for the first month (about 5 hours of training per day for 4 weeks).

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation - it's an entry-level position

  6.  

    Support Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Rapid7.

    Interview

    It was not bad. I had a phone interview and then came in for two face to face and also a test. I think the whole process was not bad. The place was OK and the people were even better

    Interview Questions

    • nothing at all. I could handle all the question. The manager at the time was wired but i could handle him, the backline engineer had just moved to LA   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    they gave me a good offer

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Rapid7 (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    Hunted through their recruitement department. Initially I wasn't interested. They continued to contact me and in the end I had a meeting with them. Company looked awesome on a great location (Pru in Boston). I had 8 interviewing rounds including 3 C-level executives. After that they made me a proposal which I countered with a request which they accepted

    Interview Questions

    • They ask for specific examples what you influence has been in situations
      They do a PI index test
      They ask you specific names from potential employees that you will bring with you to the company
       
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    Negotiation

    Go back with their offer if you apply for a sales job

  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Rapid7 (El Segundo, CA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    First phone interview, with recruiter, purely non technical. On site interview, within 2 weeks, consisted of 4 half hour interviews. 2 technical and 2 behavioral. Technical Interview questions were vague, and it was hard to decipher what the question really asked.

    Interview Questions

    • Java questions, basic. Second guy just drilled into my resume skills, and basically discussed my projects, and what the hard parts were.   Answer Question
  9.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Rapid7 (Boston, MA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Long and exhausting. Dragged out over a very long period of time.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    no negotiation necessary, they met my requirements

  10. Helpful (2)  

    Business Development Representative Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Rapid7 (Boston, MA) in July 2013.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview for this position on a Friday and was asked my availability to come for an in-person interview for the following Monday or Tuesday. I said it had to be in the afternoon because I had another job still. On Monday, I get an email with my scheduled interview at 8:45 am the next day. Annoyed by the total disregard of my availability (why bother asking), I rearranged my schedule to attend. I got to the office building at 8:30 to find my name was not registered at the security desk. I called my point of contact twice with no answer. I used the phone at security to call the main office line. No answer. I emailed my point of contact asking what I should do. With no answer, at 9:00am I left. I was in complete shock as my first time slot was supposed to be with the exact woman who was blowing me off. At 9:05 I sent another email to let them know I was no longer interested and that they had completely wasted my time. Fifteen minutes later, I get an email -an EMAIL, not a phone call - apologizing for the miscommunication. Apparently, she was "tied up" in a meeting during my interview slot and didn't realize she had screwed up with security. I responded to her half-hearted email saying I would like to time to think about whether I wanted to interview at a different date. She never even responded to that email. I have not heard from anyone at this company since. This is by far the most unprofessional firm I have ever dealt with and if this is any indication of how they treat their employees, it is definitely not a place I would ever want to work.

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult or unexpected questions in the phone interview - I never had an in person interview after the first disaster.   Answer Question
  11.  

    Marketing Operations Coordinator Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Rapid7 (Boston, MA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    One phone interview with the prospective direct manager, followed by one in-person interview with prospective direct manager

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