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Growing pains, wild rides, lots of learning, super fun and still going strong.

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Current Employee - Senior Rocket Scientist  in  Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Senior Rocket Scientist in Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Rocket Fuel full-time for more than a year

Pros

Context: I am in the engineering team.

1. Learning opportunities are huge in most major areas of computer science (AI, Big Data and Big Systems).

2. Feels like a small company even after going public. I have to take big decisions and I have to take them responsibly.

3. Ability to make a difference: from mentoring new engineers to enabling new features for customers, my work seems to make a direct impact in the current and future well being of the company.

4. A very high percentage of people are super-competent and a pleasure to work with/learn from.

5. Free food, game room, talk sessions, and most importantly a lot of cool work still left to do.

Cons

Package/benefits are ok - not super great. Management needs to get better at "more wood behind fewer arrows". This manifests itself in many symptoms all over the company - from milestone planning, deliverables prioritization etc.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The popular solution to many problems is "hire someone to solve it". Maybe we need to introspect a little more and work more efficiently to get it done.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work, great people

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    Current Employee - Senior Rocket Scientist
    Current Employee - Senior Rocket Scientist

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

    Pros

    * Work is very exciting, diverse and flexible. Its spans a wide range of areas.
    * People are excellent, knowledgeable and helpful (great backgrounds)
    * Compensation and benefits are very nice
    * The company is growing very fast and has great potential. Lots of customers and exchange integrations
    * Opportunities to contribute to community (food drive etc.)
    * Great work/life balance
    * Great office space and location
    * Founders / management is very good and accessible

    Cons

    * No cons (its a great company)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fast growth, great tech, fun people.

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    Current Employee - Middle Manager  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Middle Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Rocket Fuel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart, fun, well intentioned people.
    Fabulous AI based technology.
    Growth and opportunity abounding.

    Cons

    Growing pains. Some haven't adjusted to the larger company phase well (see sour grapes reviews for proof of same).
    Can be hard to get all the info you want/need. Takes more effort than is ideal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep optimizing, and don't be afraid to make changes when and where they're needed. Change doesn't favor the meek.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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