Rally Software - The Emperor Has No Clothes | Glassdoor
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"The Emperor Has No Clothes"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Collaborative work environment. Great attention placed on communication - management meetings, quarterly planning, all hands, etc. There is a lot of autonomy given to its people, trust to make the right decisions vs. top down management.

Cons

Executives lack focus and don't seem to care about leading the company in the right direction. The lack of adult supervision causes major thrashing. It is possible the execs actually care but are just out of their league. Rally has recently hired several executives with requisite experience for a public company, but it is hard to tell if the old regime will step out of the way.

There are major issues with the product that has been ignored for years. Sales and marketing can get a foot in the door with new customers but once the product is used major disappointment sets in. Again this is the lack of leadership - not focusing on building a good, user friendly product, but just being feature driven, which isn't much of a strategy.

Certain execs are not held to the core values the company spouts. Trust and respect is apparently optional if you are good 'ol pals with the Emperor.

Advice to Management

The company will not be successful unless you focus on performance. You can okay ride on culture or "the story" for so long. At some point investors and analysts will demand real results and the current staff does not have the muster to deliver.

Other Employee Reviews for Rally Software

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning experience. Great people and culture."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Boulder, CO
    Former Intern - Intern in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rally Software as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They really believe in and stick to their core values. They truly want you to have a work life balance and "create your own reality". They are very flexible and foster an amazing learning environment.

    Cons

    I was an intern, and it's really difficult to get a full time position. Everyone is so busy all the time that it can be difficult to schedule a time to ask questions, get feedback, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Calm and Rally On


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Rally software has been amazing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Boulder, CO
    Current Intern - Intern in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rally Software as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very open culture with many activities, the work is motivating, and the people are great. Working here has been a great opportunity and I feel like it will open many more doors.

    Cons

    Not working full time has made me miss out on some great opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Come around more often!

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