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"Worst Career Move Ever"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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 (2)

    "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work culture and balance

    Cons

    Politica should reduce and poor communication

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work .improve communication with in teams

    Rocket Fuel Response

    Jan 13, 2017 – SVP, People & Executive Operations

    Thank you for the review. It would be so helpful if you could share directly with myself or Randy suggestion on how to improve communications and in particular understand more your reference to ... More


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rocket Fuel full-time

    Pros

    They are in the US so it gives you a chance to stay in the bay area and you are open to a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    They are going down so soon you will be out of job and also your stock means nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Management should just stop giving out stock and increase the pay to motivate people to stay and also fire people who are not productive.

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