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FirstRain President & CEO Penny Herscher
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work, flat structure, jump on the chance to work for FirstRain

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at FirstRain full-time for less than a year


    Work Culture- Hard work and commitment is highly appreciated
    Product- Great product which is constantly changing to become better every day
    Management- Great leaders who focus on the company and employees as well
    Peers- No politics, fair people, always ready to help, we work together to make FirstRain a success


    Location- wish I could use public transport

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    Keep doing what you are doing, we believe in you.

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    Management - Sales and Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Foster City, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at FirstRain in November 2008.

    Interview Details

    First interview with staffing agency
    Second interview was on phone about background
    Onsite interview was with several people one on one and sometimes 2 from a variety of team leads - product, marketing, sales.
    Was asked to wait for a few minutes to talk to CEO. 6 hours into the whole interview, met with CEO who seemed really snobby and judgemental about my big company backround and how much time would be required to do a good job in their start up. Oddly enough, Sarah Palin came up as a topic and she railed on her and of course, I skipped comment - did not think it was appropriate for interview. She did not like that I was 'too careful' and said so. I left knowing she would not give me the job if I was not the type of person to bare my opinions and stances in the interview :-). Too bad because she would have been great fun over a beer.

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Headquarters San Mateo, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2006
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

FirstRain wants to shower its customers with intelligence. Founded in 2000, FirstRain provides business intelligence research services that help companies gather information and turn it into analysis they can act on to improve their performance. The company monitors internal and external business conditions and detects trends, using information extraction, filtering, analysis, and personalized delivery technologies to help clients stay on top of their own businesses and the markets in which they operate. FirstRain's customers come from industries such as financial... More

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