Bankrate Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
21 Reviews
3.0
21 Reviews
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Bankrate President & CEO Kenneth S. Esterow
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  1.  

    Loyal to employees and lots of good bennies

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    Current Employee - Reporter
    Current Employee - Reporter

    I have been working at Bankrate as a contractor for 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
  2.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Director in Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at Bankrate full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Convergence of diverse technology stacks.

    Cons

    No cons in my tenure with BankRate

  3.  

    awesome

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    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 for less than a 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
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  5.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bankrate full-time for more than a 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
  6.  

    Good Company

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    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 for less than a 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
  7.  

    Excellent website for freelance personal finance writers

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    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 for more than a 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    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 for 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not worth the time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bankrate full-time for more than a 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ad Trafficking Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Ad Trafficking Coordinator  in  North Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Ad Trafficking Coordinator in North Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at Bankrate full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to work, great benefits, great culture

    Cons

    Small team, so it can take a long time for new opportunities to become available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. One word of advice: Ask for more input from employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Career limiting company

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    Current Employee - Principal Scapegoat  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Principal Scapegoat in Denver, CO

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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