Rocket Fuel Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Free food, okay benefits (when HR finally decides to set you up) (in 12 reviews)

  • Company is growing extremely fast (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Typical growing pains of a fast-growing company, but nothing glaring (in 6 reviews)

  • If your in sales or ops, enjoy the work/life balance (or lack there-of) (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great Company, Needs some organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rocket Fuel

    Pros

    Smart and hardworking people, great benefits

    Cons

    They say they value transparency by generally give no transparency to employees, management structure could be revamped to fun the company more efficiently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Budget. Improve product rather than woo clients with shiney, expensive things. Prove yoruself with the work you do not with the amount of money you can spend, the money will run out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Love my job!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Rocket Fuel full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing Team, Great perks, Overall good work environment

    Cons

    Still trying to "find" ourselves, unclear what next steps as a fast growing company will be...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Research and Development in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Research and Development in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Rocket Fuel

    Pros

    - Opportunity to work with amazing and smart people
    - Working with cutting edge technology
    - Great long-term prospects and strategy starting to pay off irregardless of what Wall Street thinks

    Cons

    - Can operate a bit slower than a smaller company, but in my experience Rocket Fuel moves much quicker than companies of similar size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep telling the story and painting the picture ad nauseam until employees understand the strategy. Many people couldn't tell you the top 3 company priorities around the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful

    chill

    Current Contractor - Marketing Consultant
    Current Contractor - Marketing Consultant

    I have been working at Rocket Fuel as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    great flexibility. just get the job done and noone has an issue

    Cons

    none so far as I can tell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire me

  6. It's a decent company to work for, good benifits and perks.

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Rocket Fuel

    Pros

    Good pay, free food and unlimited PTO

    Cons

    No career development, doesn't feel like management cares about their employees that much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a better training process

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Sr. Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rocket Fuel full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome culture, great perks, relatively easy job duties

    Cons

    Career development, can sometimes feel stagnant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Software Engineer at Rocket Fuel

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rocket Fuel

    Pros

    Interesting Problem to be solved, Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Bad allocation of resources, No heed to paid to personal growth. Really bad management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drastic reforms are needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Great company with a unique culture. Plenty of smart people, a great product, and a solid work life balance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rocket Fuel

    Pros

    Lots of perks, great people, and a great technology and makes clients happy. This means a thriving culture with lots of smart people.

    Cons

    Lack of organization that needs to catch up with the company's growth at hyper speed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Good experience, but grew too fast.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Rocket Fuel full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    For the most part, great people. Those who are not managers are bright, hardworking and collaborative. They feed you, offer some great perks like a gym onsite, free lunch and dinner, and the benefits like health insurance are great.

    Cons

    Lack of communication across all departments. Everyone likes to play the blame game and find someone lower than them to play the scapegoat; people do not take responsibilities for their actions and will throw you under the bus without hesitation if it will benefit them. Management does little to nothing to help you further your career, or provide guidance. There are a lot of politics, and sales runs the show.

    HR has seen some improvements from late 2014, but it took a LONG time to get there and took a lot of great people leaving for them to figure it out. This company is a great example of a place that had a lot of potential, grew way too large and way too fast. I do hope they get their act together as I enjoyed most of my time here and would like to see my former co-workers succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, reinforce the company values, the vision and how everyone fits in - make people feel like they are valued and like their contributions matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place for sales

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    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at Rocket Fuel full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great product that works, positive name within the marketplace, fun group to work with, FOOD, awesome industry parties.

    Cons

    They're not significant enough to list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As we grow continue to keep us nerdy and loveable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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