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Bankrate Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
23 Reviews
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23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Miami, FL

    I worked at Bankrate full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, collaborative culture

    Cons

    Company business is not growing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more agressive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Bankrate full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company culture, no micro management.

    Cons

    New clear path for advancement. Lack of communication between departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to keep the people who are great at their job with advancement opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Loyal to employees and lots of good bennies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reporter
    Current Employee - Reporter

    I have been working at Bankrate as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The staff is smart. I've never worked for anyone who I didn't consider a good editor. Lots of evenhanded feedback -- both critical and compliments. That has helped me get better.

    Cons

    I just got a raise so maybe I shouldn't complain, but the pay is just OK.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamlining and prioritizing would allow people to accomplish more with less. It would also seem smart to encourage more experimentation and use of better presentation tools. I understand the concern about security, but sometimes it gets in the way of improving the website. I would also like to see greater enthusiasm for visual storytelling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Director in Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at Bankrate full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Convergence of diverse technology stacks.

    Cons

    No cons in my tenure with BankRate

  6.  

    awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Analyst in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Market Analyst in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

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

    Pros

    very laid back, no micromanagement, work at your own pace

    Cons

    phone work, dealing with irrational people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging and rewarding, fast paced work internment--great team!

    • 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

    Amazing group of individuals. Competitive benefits and salary. Great work-life balance. Paid holidays and vacation. Fun group outings and activities.

    Cons

    Don't have many cons. Wish my position could work remotely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to challenge and reward your staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Manager in North Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Software Manager in North Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at Bankrate as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are good, most employees are very friendly. Good management staff. Hours are good for developers.

    Cons

    Infrastructure is overly complicated for what they do. Growth seems pretty limited, development environment suppresses creativity at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep treating people well.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Excellent website for freelance personal finance writers

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

    I have been working at Bankrate as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Editors reply promptly and courteously. Once you build relationships, you can have steady work. Quality of writing on website is high, and everyone is professional. Pay rate is respectable for online work. Bankrate pays very quickly.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons. Management considers queries on Wednesdays, so get your ideas in on Monday or Tuesday for the best chance of success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Want preferential treatment, lack of leadership.. Then this is for you...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in North Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in North Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at Bankrate full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people who actually do work here are great, but that's just a limited few

    Cons

    Within the IT group, it's all about preferential treatment. It's not an even playing field from management. Too many chiefs, not enough indians. Everyone gets promoted here (as long as you're already in management), and many of them don't deserve it. I've been here over 8 years and it's never changed here. If you're not a manager already, you'll never get anywhere, don't try because I have and it's a non-winning situation. I stay here only because it's close to my home in north palm beach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think of some advancement and get some training yourself on employee relationships.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 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

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