Rearden Commerce Reviews

Updated July 9, 2015
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Rearden Commerce Chairman and CEO Patrick W. Grady
Patrick W. Grady
108 Ratings

Pros
  • Lots of talented people within the organization (in 5 reviews)

  • At a high conceptual level the strategy of the company makes total sense (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is very volatile, high turn over rates (in 10 reviews)

  • manageny laughs about the amount of lay offs and firings (in 6 reviews)

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  1. wonderful place to spend time

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    smart people, big lunch room

    Cons

    the lunch room is too big


  2. Sales

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Rearden Commerce

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice office, good location, decent pay and insurance.

    Cons

    Management was controlling, gossipy, and wanted a very "stepford" type employee. Don't offer new ideas, or complain about anything or you would be out the door! Plus, the actual Home Run product was not great when compared with Groupon. I'd work so hard to sell the program, then their voucher would run and no one would purchase it. Just awful!

    Advice to Management

    Get real! Seek feedback from your employees!


  3. Stay far away

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Rearden Commerce full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you don't have a job and they offer you a job, it can pay your rent, which is probably better than not being able to pay rent.

    Cons

    CEOS don't get worse than Grady. He could just as easily have been an evangelical pastor of a sham religion. Visualize that - now you know what you're dealing with.

    Advice to Management

    There's no advice to give. Grady is insane. In the past VPs have gone to the board to try to oust him, but they were all fired.


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  5. Had a ton going for it….

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Developer
    Current Employee - Web Developer

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Mature clients and a sense of togetherness

    Cons

    Product spread too thin, no real impact.

    Advice to Management

    Just one home run, and it'll be back to the top.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Poor on the job coaching

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Market Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice lunch room. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Poor coaching. Favoritism towards their buddies. Management doesn't know how to truly manage. Just wants to see the bottom dollar.

    Advice to Management

    Go on the floor and try to make 200 outbound calls per day.


  7. Helpful (2)

    A powerful ship that is rudderless

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Rearden Commerce full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At its heyday, lots of cool technical problems to solve. Had its upside financially. Great potential to build an amazing product that's useful to a lot of companies. The platform and architecture teams had good technical challenges. Systems integration, message-oriented, SaaS, NoSql, you name it, the technology was used.

    Cons

    Engineering leadership was a revolving chair which caused a lot of churn in direction and philosophy. Quite a lot of "science projects" rather than focussing on solving business problems. No focus on product quality, which meant poor user experience for early adopters.


  8. Lacks QA management ladder

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rearden Commerce

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I had a good learning experience technically but there are a lot of non technical managers which is not essentially a good thing. Start up culture, there is food/drinks, fun activities, games etc. Not that process heavy but i see that changing everyday. Good starting salary but bad adjustments. The company makes an effort to attract talent but doesnt know how to retain it.

    Cons

    Lacks QA management ladder. The organization is very development-centric, They like to think that they value quality of application but they dont. Upper management is very volatile, high turn over rates. Since i had joined the company i have seen the upper management change several times. Every new management brings their own management style. Very top heavy not enough engineers. A lot of people enjoy fancy title and get away with not having to technically contribute.

    Advice to Management

    Design QA management ladder Reduce the numbers of managers and director/sr directors Stick to a business direction.


  9. Helpful (1)

    A company destined for nothing but the toilet bowl. Not a ride I would want on anyone.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Market Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Rearden Commerce full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent hourly pay, except that will be all you make so be sure to come in on the higher 35,000 range.

    Cons

    - all the wonders you will be sold in interview process are lies - you hours will change from a start time of 5 am to 9 regularly and this is mentioned not once prior to hiring. I have seen mothers who were told 8 am, who had even discussed hours for specific reasoning of getting kids to school in interview, get fired when on Fri were told new hours of 6 and they couldn't make fast enough arrangements get fired - company focus changes weekly so no stability and constant change without notice, very hard to deal with the abusive corrections for doing what you were told the week before - CEO, VP and all management from the top down manage and deal with people through abusive, demeaning tactics and literally value the fear based atmosphere they have created. I have heard them laugh about a woman who made the mistake of voicing she felt Confused on her job duties and that she was afraid of loosing her job. She was fired the next day. - training includes 2 weeks of nothing. You leave training asking what it is you do. Training on floor from immediate manager further confuses - any time they had a good thing for the company, like contracts with large financial institutions, they were fires because as with everything...Rearden over promises and under delivers on everything and to everyone. - this is a place that fire 9 out of 10 people within 3 mo this before insurance kicks in. They will promise you the world and then out of the blue fire you. I would hate for anyone to have to go they what I did with these people, so please really think hard about it. I don't care who you are, chances are you will be fired sin e anyone who is a good quality person and a talented sales person gets fired. - manageny laughs about the amount of lay offs and firings -this place will turn the most balanced, level headed person into a stressed out, blessing ulcer, mess of stress and what's sad is they love it. They have created an environment that keeps people afraid and they have learned to enjoy it. -scottsdale office the worst in the world. A broiler room would nicer

    Advice to Management

    -get a game plan and stick to it - deliver what you promise or at lease part...better yet stop making promises you have no intentions of living up to. -get a real trainer and learn to train your people - stop changing roles of job on regular basis. - most important, represent the job honestly. Stop bieng dishonest and secretive about the job. It is a groupon and nothing more. Maybe if you could accept this and stop saying you are not a groupon competitor it would make life easier - stop treating employees like they are expendable for fun. Your behavior is dishonest, violent in a passive aggressive manner, demeaning and over all more horrific than anyone who has not experienced it can understand. Have some respect for the great people you manage to hire and stop being abusive. Has anyone ever though that maybe Khama is why nothing works out for Rearden? Nothing good comes from such a fear based environment. Turning your employees on each other out of fear of loosing job and bullying because you can is sick.


  10. There should be a warning beacon around this company

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

    I worked at Rearden Commerce full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is decent. They do manage to hire some talented people along the way, even though those people don't last long.

    Cons

    Everything. - Horrible CEO - Toxic culture of fear that starts at the top and rolls all the way down - Everyone gets fired - Product and concept keeps changing because the vision is flawed. If it hasn't succeeded by now, it's not going to. - Lots of promises are made during the recruiting process that turn out to be just lies

    Advice to Management

    The Board of Directors should really replace the CEO if they ever want any chance of having a successful company


  11. Software Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Rearden Commerce full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice work culture. Flexible hours. Collaborative team approch. Free Food. Everything is so clear between company and employees. Many party events.

    Cons

    Technology in some QA area need to improve.



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