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Updated Aug 7, 2014

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    1. 3.0
      Jan 27, 2012
      Corporate Researcher
      Current Employee
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      The biggest benefit at RainKing is a flex work day. You have to work 40 hours a week, and you may come in as early as 7 AM or in as late as 10 AM. Core hours are from 10 AM to 3 PM. This flex schedule is great for employees so those who live in places like Frederick or Fairfax can commute to work without having to drive through the beltway during the thick of rush hour. Everyone talks to each other on a first name basis too. Another benefit of RainKing is that there are good benefits including the company contributing about $1,000 to employees' HSA's, and the company will match on 401(k) contributions to a certain point. Last main benefit of the company is that it's a casual workplace. The only rules on it are that you can't wear shorts or athletic gear to work. So T-Shirts, jeans, and running shoes are acceptable here, unlike many other workplaces out there.


      Management routinely goes after researchers who are not performing at an acceptable standard on certain performance metrics which are client facing. There is almost always a researcher or two who are facing the pink slip for not meeting metrics at any time. Research Department isn't allowed to telework and this is a tech company... The Sales and IT departments however are given this.

      1. 1.0
        Aug 7, 2014
        Freelance Corporate Researcher
        Former Contractor, less than 1 year
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        The editors are very good, very professional, but are overwhelmed.


        Everything. It's another elance/odesk sweat shop. The pay for freelance researchers is measly $3 per lead. That is not a typo. $3 per lead for corporate technology research. No surprise many of the most active researchers are in 3rd world countries where $3 USD can actually buy something. Job is advertised as $15 an hour, but don't expect to earn any where near that because this is strictly piecework. The editors are very good but ask too much of researchers given poor pay. To be fair, editors are very overwhelmed because RainKing tends to over hire researchers, meaning editors are flooded with work at times. When that happens, assignments just aren't posted and researchers don't have any work at all. Workflow is guessing game. You can't rely on this job to pay bills.

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        1. 1.0
          Dec 9, 2013
          Corporate Researcher
          Current Employee, less than 1 year
          Bethesda, MD
          CEO Approval
          Business Outlook


          Lots of co-workers the same age, flex schedule, close to bus stop, opportunity to meet many people since turn over is outrageous. Bonuses existed but were so small there was little incentive to work for them.


          Overtasked, confrontational management, high turn over of employees. Wrongful termination of some employees and general pettiness by some team leaders and middle management. Distrust of employees leads to NSA type spying and employees spending more time trying to cover themselves than actually doing work.

          1. 2.0
            Nov 25, 2013
            Corporate Research Analyst
            Current Employee, more than 1 year
            Bethesda, MD
            CEO Approval
            Business Outlook


            The works is extremely easy, the managers are lax, the hours are flexible, and at least there is a 401(k).


            The work is dull, the managers are horrible leaders, there is no incentive to perform well. The pay is too low for the quality of work that is expected.

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