Return Path

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Can talk the talk, but not walk the walk.

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Former Employee - Account Manager  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

Pros

- Weekly lunches
- Snacks
- Interesting product*
- EXCEPTION CEO (one of the sincerest CEOs I have met)
- Reasonable Salary

Cons

Specific to Client Services:

- knowledge: even though RP is good at what it does, it does not mean its the be all, end all. In the time I worked at RP, I learned a lot but a lot of this was contradictory to what I had learned before. Which is not a bad thing, but RP really does not have the ability to back up its own knowledge, as the space (ISP filters/algorithms) is ever changing.

- people: i understand there politics every where, and 90% people in corporate environment put on a facade. But after 11/12 interviews, its ridiculous certain people do a 180. One person, can change the spirit and atmosphere of the entire team. This is demoralizing in the face that the CEO is one of the nicest guys for where his position is. simply put, even though RP core values is putting people first, reality, the same people suck.

- clickish people: people who have been here since the inception of email, think they are the bomb-diggity. Which is great, but learn not to put those who are younger than you down.

- mangers - my manger talked a good talk. The fact he was 100% sales guy, should have been the first clue that this was not going to work out in the long run. Even though he was a manager, he really was a whiny-follower. He let other people control him, whether they joined 6 years ago, or were hired the day before.

- product: its interesting, but not really effective. RP is more like a thorn in the side of company who send commercial emails. Because RP lives delivery, it causes more headaches and issues unnecessarily. Clients who like RP is most likely because the email service provider they are using is doing a crappy job of handling and delivering their email.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

CEO - its difficult to vet all your managers, but there should be a more effective way of reviewing your managers and higher ups. Politics and bias will lead to loss of talent.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Return Path

  1.  

    Everyone was extremely welcoming and always looking for an opportunity to make the company a better place.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, opportunities for growth, company works as a team

    Cons

    Still developing and oftentimes the system had a few kinks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Will Return Path outgrow it's famous culture with the infusion of external senior management new hires?

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

    Pros

    Return Path promotes a work/life balance, fosters personal development and offers excellent healthcare benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries low compared to peer organizations. Senior management roles are often filled by external candidates, making advancement opportunities somewhat limited throughout the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organizational changes within Client Services are long overdue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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