Recommind Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
36 Reviews
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  1.  

    Growth and Ramifications

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

    I have been working at Recommind full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A thriving culture of a small company is always to work hard and together towards a common goal. That feeling is mostly felt at this company and is on the verge of doing some impressive things. Recommind has a long way to go to be a major player in the market but the foundation looks to be set up for success.

    Cons

    With growing pains comes bureaucracies, new processes (that don't always work) etc. Changes are good but change for the sake of change is not -- and that is what's happening today. Some newly implemented processes need to be rethought.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coming back to culture, I don't feel that the company takes care of employees the way we used to. A retreat or some type of unifying company-wide event is long overdue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't bother

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Recommind full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The view! And the employees are a really fantastic group of people.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, these fantastic employees are not appreciated in any way by the upper management of Recommind. Benefits sucked, no matching 401k & management is made up of some really big douchebags. There are more than 500 employees worldwide, yet there hasn't been a single HR employee for six months. How is that even legal???

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They know there's a problem with morale, but they just don't care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Case Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Case Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Recommind full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work Life, Benefits, and Culture

    Cons

    Compensation not on pace with the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very bad management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Recommind (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great view and nice office. Unlimited great coffee and tea.

    Cons

    Manager don't care that much u feel about your job. Even you have done an excellent project, they will just think "that's your job, so what?" No appreciation, bonus or promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should think about employee's work and life balance more than just keep pushing employee to work and work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Shine on You Crazy Diamond. Yes you, I'm speaking directly to you.

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

    I have been working at Recommind full-time

    Pros

    When I say 'Shine on You Crazy Diamond', that's a Pink Floyd reference. It's easy to get discouraged here but if you're proactive, there's the opportunity to learn. If you learn things on your own then engage others they get excited and contribute to your learning. If you can stay passionate, stay committed to an achievable goal, then you will probably achieve it. Stay hungry. Shine on you crazy diamond.

    Cons

    Bimodal distribution of benefits, normal distribution of responsibilities for employees. This may contribute to a poor long term outlook for this company because it incentivizes good employees to leave. In other words, if you land here you better learn to fly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They know what's up. There's nothing to tell them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience for someone that is willing to learn. Great overall place to work, but remember you get worked!!

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

    I have been working at Recommind full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great please for a someone to get in a learn. work with a lot of great and friendly people that care.

    Cons

    too much work. say good bye to your personal life. management seems to be brought in from outside and not promoted from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you guys are doing better, but you need to look at lower level employees more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Resolution Engineer

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

    I worked at Recommind full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pretty relaxed culture.
    Coworkers that you can work cooperatively and bond with.
    Adequate place to build e-discovery and litigation support experience.
    Unintentional hilarity (e.g. my technical manager asking a question about the product's rudimentary functionality and being faced with "Are you seriously asking that question?" from an Engineer in the Rheinbach office).

    Cons

    Department was 3 managers for 8 (6 at one point) non-managers.
    Separation in cliques for those who value image versus those who value substance.
    Broken promises concerning reviews, compensation, bonuses, promotions.
    Unhealthy work-life balance unless you willingly let the volume of work overwhelm you.
    Inappropriate prioritization by management (e.g. dress code was more important than 50-55 outstanding client requests)
    Management that ignore bad behavior and work ethic, due to favoritism.
    Management that does little work themselves (playing a putting game, or playing with nerf guns, and saying "it's good to be king")
    Non-technical employees in technical roles (e.g. my technical manager asking a question about the product's rudimentary functionality and being faced with "Are you seriously asking that question?" from an Engineer in the Rheinbach office)
    No official training module (though one was in progress for over a year).
    No metric to account for employee onboarding and continual learning progress.
    Interview process for technical positions was not technical, leading to bad hires.
    Unscrupulous management (hiring someone because the manager needed a physical Amtrak receipt from an applicant to receive reimbursement from the company)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See the cons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Small company, was not organized and unsure what certain positions were to do.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support Specialist in Norwood, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Support Specialist in Norwood, MA

    I worked at Recommind full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work with very interesting companies and people.

    Cons

    No way to work in other parts of the company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Employees are unhappy!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Recommind full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is free coffee and tea

    Cons

    Employees are unhappy, under paid, and unappreciated. Upper management is very disconnected from the employees. The "new and improved" product is not doing well. This company is a sinking ship! Avoid it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Have potential but needs work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at Recommind full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Product is great and works as advertised. The team overall is great. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Top heavy management. Hosting is not up to par vs other players in same space. And bonus or commission structure needs to be redone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like a startup and grow up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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