Rocket Fuel - Growing pains, wild rides, lots of learning, super fun and still going strong. | Glassdoor
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"Growing pains, wild rides, lots of learning, super fun and still going strong."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Rocket Scientist in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Senior Rocket Scientist in Redwood City, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Context: I am in the engineering team.

1. Learning opportunities are huge in most major areas of computer science (AI, Big Data and Big Systems).

2. Feels like a small company even after going public. I have to take big decisions and I have to take them responsibly.

3. Ability to make a difference: from mentoring new engineers to enabling new features for customers, my work seems to make a direct impact in the current and future well being of the company.

4. A very high percentage of people are super-competent and a pleasure to work with/learn from.

5. Free food, game room, talk sessions, and most importantly a lot of cool work still left to do.

Cons

Package/benefits are ok - not super great. Management needs to get better at "more wood behind fewer arrows". This manifests itself in many symptoms all over the company - from milestone planning, deliverables prioritization etc.

Advice to Management

The popular solution to many problems is "hire someone to solve it". Maybe we need to introspect a little more and work more efficiently to get it done.

Other Employee Reviews for Rocket Fuel

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Once in a lifetime opportunity!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great career opportunity
    -Learning new skills almost daily
    -Supportive team and manager
    -Feels like a family
    -Fun environment
    -Lots of free food
    -Cool company-wide events

    Cons

    -Long daily commute
    -Not sure if this is a true Con - we all work a lot of hours, but there's always payoff and it feels worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage a friendly, helpful environment.


  2. "Fast growth, great tech, fun people."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Middle Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, fun, well intentioned people.
    Fabulous AI based technology.
    Growth and opportunity abounding.

    Cons

    Growing pains. Some haven't adjusted to the larger company phase well (see sour grapes reviews for proof of same).
    Can be hard to get all the info you want/need. Takes more effort than is ideal.

    Advice to Management

    Keep optimizing, and don't be afraid to make changes when and where they're needed. Change doesn't favor the meek.

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