Compare Manifest Digital vs Rocket Wagon BETASee how Rocket Wagon vs. Manifest Digital compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
What Employees Say
I have been working at Rocket Wagon full-time for more than a year
So many to list! - For such a young company, amazing benefits, 401k match, bi-weekly lunch/massages, unlimited snacks, and beer - Competitive pay, an annual stipend for personal growth - Unlimited... PTO, flexible WFH, newly developed work from anywhere policy for people who love to travel - Great office location in the west loop - A great people first culture that is actually driven by the people who work here. (Culture club, philanthropy club, diversity & inclusion, social function planning) - Monthly lunch and learns where people teach avant-garde hobbies, new tech, new code methodologies, new industry movements, anything you can fathom. - You'll find constant opportunities for career challenges, complex work, the ability to drive your own development and work for clients that are doing disruptive things. - The somewhat flat, project-based org structure allows everyone to share a voice in the work and growth of the projects. - People who genuinely enjoy time together outside of work. It can get a little clique, but everyone is always invited. - As teachers and learners, you'll routinely interact with people who are mind-blowingly talented at what they do and love to talk about it! - Going head to head with the big dogs and winning the work. - Big partnerships and a new office are in the works, very excited for the future of everyone here. - The opportunity to deliver products and projects unlike anything else for a company this size. End to end IoT, blockchain/cryptocurrency, data ingestion engines, machine learning, mobile applications, newly processed rapid design sprint projects, UX / UI research, etc. Having worked for other product and services companies, RW has never failed in giving me an exciting day.
Every company has growing pains. Don't let the bad reviews paint such a bad picture, there are 2 sides to every story. The leadership team consistently learns from its mistakes, listens, and... makes changes as needed. Cons: - With any young company, the idea of transparency from leadership is always tough. How much is enough? There was a little bit of a gossip culture for a while, because of a lack of transparency. One thing to be said, leadership is tirelessly working to improve, set goals, and be more transparent with the organization in general. - With such a fast-paced environment, individual career planning can sometimes be an afterthought. More care is being put into this as of late. - Growing pains and big clients, big deals won and big deals lost. Advanced and disruptive projects aren't always the easiest to sell, but the company is always showing growth in one way or another. That's part of the consulting arena. - Leadership & middle management are incredibly skilled but present a little bit of a hero mentality from time to time. People need to learn from failures sometimes. - Each team can be drastically different to suit the project and people working on it. A big focus on process and standardization is in the works to improve this. - RW is a big 'yes' culture, people do all sorts of things not in their wheelhouse, it can get easy to get burnt out. Some people need to be better about taking time off and recharging. - A few people have left for other opportunities. That's part of growing a business. In general, it's on good terms, and people routinely still meet up for beers. - You get what you put in. You want advanced work, leadership opportunity, rapid growth, the world is your oyster.
Advice to Management
Continue to do what you are doing. Listen to your employees and continue the 'all in this together' mentality. Continue to make time to be proactive in peoples personal happiness and well being, even... when things get busy as they do. The new direction of the company, clearly defined goals, and the current trajectory are very promising. Continue to be rigorous in your highering standards; we want to work with the best and the brightest!