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3 people found this helpful  

Best of the many places I have worked

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Rocket Fuel full-time

Pros

Still has small company feel while growing like a teenager.
Always trying to find better ways to treat employees.
CEO is always willing to spend time with employees on a one-on-one level.
Trying hard to NOT be IBM or anyone else, just Rocket Fuel.

Cons

Employees having to live through the company transition from small to big. This is good and bad. Some will feel like the train is running them over. Others will embrace this.
Lack of systems can cause the appearance of confusion (part of rapid growth)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep on top of the changes and don't let it get away from you. Keeping the "Feel" of the company you started is crucial from the employee standpoint.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Rocket Fuel

  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    It was great! Always free lunch, happy hour, game days, super great culture.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rocket Fuel part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and enjoyed my co workers

    Cons

    There wasn't much to improve. I had a great experience!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 17 people found this helpful  

    Toxic culture beats you down - good luck lasting a year

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

    I worked at Rocket Fuel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great product - consistent renewals, which is wonderful if you're in sales

    Cons

    Constant office gossip, managers don't trust their staff, salespeople fight for books of business and throw each other under the bus, constant drama - absolutely toxic work environment. HR is a hot mess and doesn't have policies in place to manage issues in the workplace, so you are stuck putting up with it. This is the kind of place where you'd email HR and they'd forward it directly to your manager.

    It's a popularity contest and those who are favored can get away with just about anything (A $15K/month expense budget? Sure!). Or if you're just a regular sales guy doing what sales people do and you go a bit over budget for a client dinner, good luck getting it paid for.

    and finally:

    -Management has no regard for actual culture - they just care about revenue.
    -If your in sales or ops, enjoy the work/life balance (or lack there-of). Get ready to drop everything for a manager you can't stand.

    For the love of God, Don't.Work.At.Rocketfuel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open and honest. Set clear expectations, and stick to them. Quit picking favorites and using that as your basis for who to respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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