Bankrate Reviews

Updated June 13, 2015
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Bankrate President & CEO Kenneth S. Esterow
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  1. Freelance writer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bankrate

    Pros

    Some of the pros of freelancing for Bankrate are that the pay is high and the editors are high-quality and great to work with.

    Cons

    Some of the cons of freelancing for Bankrate are that the articles are often published several weeks or sometimes longer after they are written; it can take a long time to get paid.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest that management invest in their freelance writers, on which they heavily depend, by providing greater incentives (ie, higher pay) and ensuring that writers are paid in a timely manner.


  2. Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bankrate

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible management, solid team environment.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth in the smaller offices.


  3. Great company

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

    I worked at Bankrate full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, collaborative culture

    Cons

    Company business is not growing

    Advice to Management

    Be more agressive


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  5. Decent company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company culture, no micro management.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


  6. Great Company

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

    I worked at Bankrate full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Convergence of diverse technology stacks.

    Cons

    No cons in my tenure with BankRate


  7. Helpful (1)

    awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    phone work, dealing with irrational people

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees


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

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

    I have been working at Bankrate full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Continue to challenge and reward your staff


  9. Helpful (4)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (2)

    Not worth the time

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

    I have been working at Bankrate full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Career limiting company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Scapegoat in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Principal Scapegoat in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Bankrate full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Downtown Denver is a nice location, provide eco pass with employment, benefits are decent, but none of the Pros are worth the headache of working there.

    Cons

    High employee turnover (4 left this week). Constant 'which hunting', unhealthy team dynamics, protectionism, Everything else you can imagine.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in strong management from outside the company. Promoting from within continues the downward spiral the company is experiencing.



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