Responsys Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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Responsys CEO Dan Springer
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Pros
  • The work life balance is also something that is good as well; the managers encourage that work stays at work (in 10 reviews)

  • Get to work with some good people (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Company is growing fast and sometimes systems/information management, etc (in 3 reviews)

  • I see staff here work hard and generally there is no opportunity to grow (in 3 reviews)

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  1. A great stepping stone into Oracle

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Success Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Success Manager in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    My time at responsys was a total slam dunk. After spending almost 2 years here, I was able to get a bigger and better opportunity doing business development for the Oracle Marketing Cloud. Everything I learned about moving into the big leagues I learned at Responsys. The NYC office was really a wonderful stepping stone into Oracle and I am grateful for my manager for hiring and teaching me everything I needed to know to make it big.

    As they say, "Go big or go home". I am going big thanks to Responsys.

    Cons

    The interns are a bit untrained and people here really have a strong hatred of their imagined or real competitors. Some people just need to lighten up.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up guys. We're part of Oracle and it's totally awesome!

  2. Too many changes in a short span

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

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

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

    Pros

    Strong Company with a confident management with good industry track record. Have a very focused approach to sales and going after them aggressively. Liked the fact that they knew what they were doing and where they were going.

    Cons

    Hot headed VP of Engineering/CTO. Low ball you on salaries and frugal benefits. Lack of flexibility for remote employees. I had a choice to either relocate or move on.

    Advice to Management

    Management has helped themselves to huge compensation and left behind the foot solders. While the company is doing good, it is not just because of Management only. All employees are contributing for it.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Responsys was great, but then Oracle took over...

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

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

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

    Pros

    ~Great software for enterprise B2C email marketing
    ~Great location at 3rd/Market
    ~Working from Home

    Cons

    ~Lack of Transparency
    ~Oracle will freeze promotions/raises for the sake of quarterly revenue reports
    ~Responsys management has no power, all trickles down from Oracle fat cats.

    Advice to Management

    ~Let employees work from home more often
    ~Don't pretend like there is progress, your hands are shackled to Oracle fat cats.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Responsys = Good | Oracle = Bad

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

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

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

    Pros

    People are friendly/helpful. Nice location. Job itself isn't too bad.

    Cons

    Management has lied about giving raises over and over again, leading to a mass exodus. They then failed to hire new people.

    Oracle processes add frustration and take away time no one has.

  6. My experience here has helped me grow professionally and gain new connections/friends.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Open, friendly environment filled with a lot of proactive individuals. People work until they get their projects complete but also know how to balance work and add a bit of team building into the mix.

    Cons

    It really depends on your manager. Since it was recently acquired earlier in the year, there has been some communication gaps.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your Directors are checking in with their team once in a while.

  7. Good people, bad management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Campaign Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Campaign Specialist in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    You meet some halfway decent people there. It makes the stress less.

    Cons

    1. High School mentality. Only the "cool kids" get ahead or recognized.
    2. Sweatshop mentality: Just crank out everything and don't complain
    3. Management is EXTREMELY hands off.
    4. Management asks your opinion but you're passive aggressively crucified for your thoughts.

    Advice to Management

    Actually consider what people are telling you, rather than just listening.
    The people who actually care are the ones who are more than likely leaving.

  8. Great People, Management Needs Work

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment and the people are all knowledgeable and dedicated. There is a definite culture of helping the client succeed. Great place to be pre-Oracle. CEO was approachable and seemed to genuinely care about employee satisfaction.

    Cons

    Full service staff are poorly compensated for the area, and advancement opportunities have been nonexistent for almost 2 years now. This causes high turnover in the most client facing positions.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management need people management training. While product knowledge is phenomenal, they have no idea how to manage people. Morale is a direct reflection of management, who are either absent(senior) or ineffectual (middle).

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Responsys

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Good work environment.

    Cons

    Takes a while to get a promotion or raise.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Good for career growth and excellent culture

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

    I worked at Responsys full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Overall the company will give you the oppurtunity to move around as long as your have a good track record. There's growth and management are great.

    Cons

    Starting out the pace is fast and it continues to be. But once you learn to adjust and adopt, the pace becomes 2nd nature to your career.

  11. Helpful (2)

    'boys club' mentality alienates top talent and suppresses ability to move forward in the company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Campaign Development Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Campaign Development Specialist in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Responsys as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    work space is ok. compensation is moderate.

    Cons

    company does not value their employees, special attention is paid to the 'boys'

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