Rainmaker Systems

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Rainmaker Systems Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
40 Reviews
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  1.  

    Marketing Manager

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Campbell, CA

    I worked at Rainmaker Systems

    Pros

    flexible schedule
    high energy atmosphere
    cutting edge technology
    competitive salary

    Cons

    too much turnover at the top
    competing priorities among VP's and CEO
    no passion among employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commit to a path and follow it instead of changing key players and visions every 6 months.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good people trying to undo years of bad decisions made by others

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rainmaker Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and View Central their LMS is a great product. Current CEO knows what he is doing.

    Cons

    The current administration is paying for the sins of the past. It's hard to believe that the shenanigans went on for so long.

    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Previous Employee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rainmaker Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed working here, my team and my managers were top notch

    Cons

    My entire team was laid off... after we trained the employees at a lower cost location and brought them up to speed

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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Small Business Advisor in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Small Business Advisor in Austin, TX

    I worked at Rainmaker Systems full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Team work is emphasized. Bonuses for exceeding expectations. Lots of great employees who are very intelligent and kind. Great morale.

    Cons

    Closed down Austin location and moved their operations back to California. They offered to relocate me, but I own a home here and my adult children live here as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider reopening your Austin location again. Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good for entry level experience in the inside sales industry

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX

    I worked at Rainmaker Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rainmaker is a good company for entry level experience in the inside sales industry, they give opportunities to new college grads, they are also good about promoting to management positions from inside the company

    Cons

    The expectations can be a little unreasonable, the work is tedious and constant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the business development reps give realistic expectations to potential new clients. Also, you really need to evaluate employees based on results, not metrics. Metrics don't always tell the whole story, especially in a sales environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    OK for temporary job... terrible for a career

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX

    I worked at Rainmaker Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people I worked with and that is what made me stay there longer than I should have. It serves as a good place to get experience working on many different technologies. It helped me land a much better job working as a Territory Manager for Microsoft.

    Cons

    A portion of management was absolutely horrendous and a complete joke. One of the last managers I had was notorious for throwing her reps under the bus to cover her abysmal management skills. The last straw for me was I had a planned vacation scheduled months in advance, as time approached for me to take off she stated that the needs of the account required me to work (in 5 years there I have never heard this rule used). If I were to take the previously approved vacation it was an act of resignation. I was ready to walk and had to get the Site Director involved then to be told I could take the time off. She would not show her face around me again even though she was still technically my boss. Shortly after that event, I found a great job and my only regret was wasting 5 years working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Terribly managed company. When it was Sunset Direct it was run by good people that wanted the company to grow. When Rainmaker Systems bought out Sunset Direct they changed the culture and drove out the old Sunset Direct Management. That killed what made Sunset Direct shine... It is no wonder they eventually shut down the Austin building, actually it was Rainmaker Management that shut it down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst career move ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA

    I worked at Rainmaker Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not much is positive. Free food at times. Employees are nice but management is bipolar.

    Cons

    No reviews, no raises, low salary. Constant layoffs. Company is imploding. Constant movement of people getting axed and new people coming in then later getting laid off and more new people get hired. They cannot figure out what direction to steer. Are they a call center, an e commerce company or a learning services company? They are not making money doing all 3 at once.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more respect for employees. Give raises or bonuses.
    Tell people what is really going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wish you could do negative stars

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rainmaker Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - free coffee
    - ice cream socials
    - free pizza

    Cons

    - unorganized management
    - worst product on the market, years behind competitors
    - over priced products that have not changed since they were developed in 1999
    - management belittles employess

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire all new executives and a new CEO that does not drink on his lunch break then take a nap for half the day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dynamic turn-around company-- focused on a new vision, people, opportunity, fun, and a competitive comp package.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA

    I have been working at Rainmaker Systems full-time

    Pros

    The new management team is moving the company forward. The culture has changed dramatically since the new CEO came on board and the Executive team is focused and highly motivated to make the Company succeed. Hard working collegues and fun team building activities make for a good corporate culture. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    There is still a lot of work to do to turn the Company around, both in the market and internally. There are still some legacy and bureaucratic processes from the old days. Hopefully, management continues to eradicate them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, great transformation the last 10 months!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good work culture, new management seems to be promising.. Have good products and employees. But not making much progress

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rainmaker Systems as a contractor

    Pros

    Great Colleagues
    Flexible work hours
    Good work culture

    Cons

    Lack of communication from management
    Poor pay and benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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