Rocket Fuel

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18 people found this helpful  

All of the 1 star ratings are giving Rocket Fuel too much credit!

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

I worked at Rocket Fuel full-time

Pros

It's a pay check. Easy parking.

Cons

There appears to be rampant sexual, age and racial discrimination. And, God help you if you complain to HR.

Complete and utter incompetence from HR in particular, but it extends across all disciplines at leadership level all the way to the top.

This is one of the most disrespectful work environments I've ever work in.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Good luck with the class action law suit that will more than likely come from your bigotry and hostile work environment.

I am amazed at the number for reviews just like mine. Guess what? Your problem is not a single disgruntled employee. You have serious HR & Leadership issues.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Best of the many places I have worked

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    • 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
  2. 17 people found this helpful  

    Toxic culture beats you down - good luck lasting a year

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    • 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 (less than an 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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