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"Worst Career Move Ever"

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Current Employee - Senior Rocket Scientist
Current Employee - Senior Rocket Scientist
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

1. Real Time Bidding is really taking off and the firm is in an enviable position currently
2. Founders are industry veterans with a brilliant track record, but rest of the management is sub-standard and mediocre at best

Cons

1. Firm is facing obvious difficulties in scaling up and things look quite bleak at the moment
2. Many of the old folks in engineering are hell bent on fostering a hostile environment with unneeded discriminatory antics and snobbish attitude
3. Zero work-life balance and sub-standard compensation and benefits
4. Not at all a fun place to work, people mostly keep to themselves, not much interaction, lack of team spirit
5. Hiring practices are more of ad-hoc in nature, with applicants being subjected to different yard-sticks. I haven't seen more fluctuating interview evaluations ever in my whole career
6. We have a CTO, who is never seen in any engineering meetings and discussions

Advice to Management

1. Take a serious look at the current work environment of engineering team. More than half of the engineering team is demotivated.
2. Stop low-balling your employees and make conscious efforts toward fostering a good culture. It takes considerable effort in moving from a start-up phase to a big-firm phase, not only in terms of infrastructure and human capital, but also engineering culture and values. Constant snide remarks by folks who have been here longer doesn't help either.
3. Improve the facilities available to employees in the work place. There have been instances of no water bottles on the whole floor for multiple days and sub-standard food and snacks are more of a norm.

Other Employee Reviews for Rocket Fuel

  1. Helpful (16)

    "People are not genuine enough."

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    Former Employee - Finance in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They give you gift when you first get your interview started, and that is it.

    Cons

    The interviewers are fake. They seem to be nice in front of you, but they do not have respect for you in the end. They are number of people running the place without experience. They are a group of people without certification, but they want to act they are smarter than anyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of people that act like they are smart. How hard can a job be?


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, growing company with rock solid performance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Not An Engineer Don't Play One On TV in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Not An Engineer Don't Play One On TV in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rocket Fuel is, in the words of the CEO, "nerdy but loveable". Fantastic product, great people, and good perks.

    Cons

    There are some growing pains in terms of scaling, but I'm not too worried. I see good progress.

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