RainKing Reviews

Updated August 7, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Success Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Client Success Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RainKing full-time

    Pros

    Growing company, great environment and really enjoy the people I work with. You interact with all departments, and higher ups, on a regular basis. Good at keeping everyone up to date on changes and keeping a happy fun work environment.

    Cons

    None at this time- and not anticipating that changing!


  2. Flexible work

    Current Employee - Researcher
    Current Employee - Researcher

    I have been working at RainKing (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work is very flexible

    Cons

    It is not very consistent


  3. Helpful (1)

    Growing.....A LOT!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RainKing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    RainKing is growing a lot....like A LOT! And it's pretty awesome to be part of a company that's growing at the rate that it is. It feels like every week they're coming out with new things to make the product even better and I guess it's working because they're hiring so many people to keep up with the demand. You get to learn a lot, from direct managers all the way up to the senior executives. And if you feel like you want to learn something from a different department, RainKing will give you that kind of flexibility where you could do that. The work culture is pretty relaxed and casual - everyone gets a long with each other but we all understand that we're here to work, and like most people mentioned before, you will get fed plenty between breakfasts, lunches and happy hours at RainKing, there's even a snack kitchen!

    Cons

    RainKing is still relatively a young company so you're bound to have growing pains. Don't get too attached to things or processes cause in a couple of months it's more than likely going to change.

    Advice to Management

    Try to find a way to keep employees more engaged to the company besides just food, possibly do more company outings that involve all the departments so everyone feels like they're part of the reason why the company is doing so well.


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  5. Change Change Change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RainKing full-time

    Pros

    - Company consistently grows year over year. - Culture is relaxed and casual - jeans are the norm here. - Flexible work schedule - There is a lot of opportunity to learn new skills and implement new ideas if you're a self-starter. - Experienced management - executives have done this before. - Lots of autonomy, and in general you'll be well-supported to carry out your job regardless of position. - In my experience, hard work is recognized and rewarded. - It's true that you will get fed a lot here. Company lunches, happy hours, snacks and drinks abound.

    Cons

    - Life is mutable here - it's likely that what is true today won't be 3 months from now. The earlier you learn to not get too attached to things and roll with the punches, the easier it will be for you. - We're still a relatively small, young company in the grand scheme of things. While we've certainly come a long way since we started, we still lack some polish. Some see opportunity there, others might be put off.

    Advice to Management

    Consider raising the Metro reimbursement. It's nice to have, but it currently doesn't even cover half of your commuting costs per month if you're coming from the city.


  6. In transition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at RainKing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great product Idea, a real time saver for IT sales and marketing People are warm, welcoming and work very hard Dramatic growth doubling.

    Cons

    New product has some hiccups but is improving Lower cost competitors are driving down pricing Major renovation has slowed down innovation, till now!

    Advice to Management

    Address the elephant in the room and ask for loyalty and give a reason to stay


  7. Helpful (15)

    Forcing employees to write positive reviews

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Really hard to think of any. But we'll give the work at home options a nod.

    Cons

    If you're so concerned about your online image, than starting improving the work environment and pay of your employees. Common sense. Company forces new hires to write positive reviews on glassdoor to boost its image.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pressure people to do that, scumbags.


  8. Helpful (6)

    First Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RainKing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You could make your own hours, if you were a morning person you could get there early and leave early. Vice versa if you were a night owl.

    Cons

    It is a sales position. Having to call people all day was awful because no one seemed to be receptive on the other line.


  9. Business Development Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, decent benefits including parking and free lunches. Top management is generally their to reach out too. Takes a while to move up but if you work hard they notice your hard work and try to move you up

    Cons

    Pay could be better, they generally expect you to work over normal 9-5 hours which isint as fair. Work becomes repetitive every day. Generally speaking though the training you receive is great

    Advice to Management

    Connect more with your employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great starting point!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research in North Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Research in North Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RainKing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    RainKing is great for work-life balance (HUGE flexibility with work hours and remote working arrangements). This is probably one of the best things about the company. However, there is also a great group of people that work there, opportunities for professional and personal growth, and the benefit of a casual office vibe. Like everything else, working at RainKing is what you make of it. Work hard, play to your strengths, and you will most likely find your niche here.

    Cons

    Compensation is on the lower end of the scale and perks are few. It is easy to get complacent here and to have time just fly by, while you get by.

    Advice to Management

    Put more investment and resources into training employees, particularly in regards to technical skills. Not only will it improve the general attitude of employees, it will improve work output at RainKing and better position employees for opportunities after RainKing.


  11. Energizing growth ride!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RainKing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No fear of experimentation here. Management is willing to try anything that will help the company grow. The most apolitical place I have worked - the only thing that matters is success and the only currency is merit

    Cons

    In some ways the research team is a victim of it's own success - it has become so efficient in setting up a machine that churns out data that now growth opportunities for researchers are limited. But opportunities are still out there if you have ideas you are willing to run with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep experimenting. Celebrate the experiments, successful or not!



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