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- "The people at RainKing are great and good friends." (in 5 reviews)
- "You work with some cool people for a decent wage and benefits." (in 5 reviews)
- "the culture was always great." (in 4 reviews)
- "earth upper management, free food several times a month." (in 4 reviews)
- "Executive leadership" (in 3 reviews)
- "Account management: Clients constantly bothering you with trivial monotonous questions and tasks." (in 5 reviews)
- "bad pay" (in 5 reviews)
- "Comp plan is demotivating and it is hard to make good money here unless you exceed your quota every month, which is impossible." (in 4 reviews)
- "Manager was dry and not authentic." (in 3 reviews)
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- 3.0Oct 3, 2018Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Company culture was very relaxed and easy to work in. Enjoyable experience.
At times the work was tedious and there was not much direction in class.
- 4.0May 22, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
- Company consistently grows year over year. - Culture is relaxed and casual - jeans are the norm here. - Flexible work schedule - There is a lot of opportunity to learn new skills and implement new ideas if you're a self-starter. - Experienced management - executives have done this before. - Lots of autonomy, and in general you'll be well-supported to carry out your job regardless of position. - In my experience, hard work is recognized and rewarded. - It's true that you will get fed a lot here. Company lunches, happy hours, snacks and drinks abound.
- Life is mutable here - it's likely that what is true today won't be 3 months from now. The earlier you learn to not get too attached to things and roll with the punches, the easier it will be for you. - We're still a relatively small, young company in the grand scheme of things. While we've certainly come a long way since we started, we still lack some polish. Some see opportunity there, others might be put off.
- 1.0Jan 28, 2014ResearchFormer Employee, more than 3 years
Benefits and compensation are not bad for a starter job. Work does not overflow into personal life. There are plenty of surface level benefits such as flexible hours, casual dress code, and free lunches that are present as a weak effort to indicate that middle and upper management appreciate employees.
Busy work is outsourced to an offshore team, but the remaining work is still mind-numbing and repetitive. At the time I left, no standardized training was in place, and what little training there was fell on the shoulders of lower level employees who were already under the pressure of multiple deadlines. Goals and workflow processes are constantly shifting, which makes this work difficult to hone in on. Others who have pointed out the cons of logistics and day to day work have been spot on. However, what truly makes this work environment horrible is the culture, attitude, and business philosophy of RainKing, and this permeates through all departments. Employees are disposable. This is apparent in the lack of training, the lack of reception to feedback, the termination practices, and most of all, the disconnect between the CEO and the employees. Most work places necessarily will involve the CEO with the people who conduct the business operations, but not here. Decisions are value judgments are based on numbers (which at times make sense but at times seem arbitrary), and qualitative feedback is ignored. The peer to peer experience is not bad, but this unity is born out of necessity, as everyone is constantly on edge. And why should employees care to connect with upper management anyway? It's not as though there are any advancement opportunities. Morale is horrible, and it's because nobody feels valued whatsoever. That's no way to start a career. Do not get stuck working here. You can do better.7
- 3.0Dec 1, 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
gave you flexible schedule. the culture was always great. environment was always friendly amongst staff, lots of social emphasis.
didnt seem to take you seriously as an intern. They didnt have a clear outlook for the position, but rather just random busy work.
- 5.0May 28, 2014Sales ExecutiveCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearBethesda, MD
The firm gives you freedom to make mistakes and learn from them. Demanding sales culture based on doing what's right for the customer. Being customer centric has its drawbacks in morale sometimes, but is necessary in the bigger picture. Change in research methodology has been an enormous advantage in the market place.
No free rides and you must carry your weight. You will have to work hard to earn your wage, which shouldn't be a surprise.
- 5.0Apr 9, 2017TechnologyCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsBethesda, MD
I enjoy coming to work every day, which is a great feeling! The work is fun and the team culture is exceptional. Fast paced environment with a high sense of ownership over the product. There is a high level of pride over the product and a very collaborative environment where areas of responsibility are not siloed as with your typical technology departments. Team members are encouraged to take chances and experiment with new solutions and technologies. Monthly meetings help keep everyone engaged and informed on the company's current and long term goals with no frills, which in itself is solid evidence of how successful the in maintaining its status as the industry leader in its space. Oh, and of course great snacks and beverages, as well as a few catered meals every month.
The downtown Bethesda area offers a great and vibrant environment, with plenty of options for food and entertainment nearby, however unless you rely on public transportation, commute and parking may take some getting used to. Small price to pay for the opportunity to work on such a great company.RainKing Response7y
We are glad your experiences working at RainKing are so positive! We strive to make sure that all of our employees are engaged and having a positive experience at work.
- 4.0May 14, 2014SalesCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
If you try at RainKing, you will be given the opportunity to succeed. RainKing provides excellent experience. Not only have I had the opportunity to learn the IT, HR, and Marketing industries - I've had the opportunity to work within a sales team that is fed warm leads. The sales operations at RainKing are very impressive and give new sales reps the opportunity to be successful. I've been above quota every quarter with RainKing and I must give credit to the sophisticated sales environment and support at RainKing. I had zero sales experience when I started. The current Sales Director, Patrick Valle, is an excellent mentor and teacher. He is very easy to work with and will not only help you grow as a sales person, but also professionally and personally. He will tell you what he thinks will work, and 99% of the time he is 100% correct. Patrick has coached under-performing reps into top performing reps. The people at RainKing are great and good friends. The hours are flexible, and if you are performing, there is little concern if you need to leave early or come in a little late. I highly recommend RainKing to people who would like to learn more about sales or marketing. The sales roles at RainKing will allow you to learn both industries and will jump start your career.
It seems the current sales culture at RainKing is to arm you with the experience and industry knowledge to go out and command a higher compensation package. A pro side of this is, after some time and success at RainKing - people will want to speak with you about other opportunities. The company culture at RainKing is mediocre. RainKing could improve happiness with random outings/team building events. Unfortunately I've experienced capped commissions despite doubling the quota. My salary has not changed after over a year and multiple promotions, despite promises of a 6 month salary review when I was hired - and a 12 month salary review guaranteed in my offer letter.
- 5.0Aug 14, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Fantastic summer internship experience! The CEO, management, marketing, and sales teams work cohesively and efficiently. Fast-paced environment with a welcoming office culture. The company is headed toward significant growth!
None, keep up the good work, RK!RainKing Response8y
We are glad you had such a positive Summer experience. We appreciate your hard work. Good luck at school. Maybe we will see you next Summer!
- 5.0May 30, 2014SalesCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearBethesda, MD
RainKing is growing extremely quickly, so there is a lot of opportunity within the company to grow and learn. The sales team is given all the tools to succeed if they put forth the effort. The product is extremely fun to sell and the demand is growing by the day. The culture is a positive one and there are free bagel Fridays. Overall it is a great place to work.
With a growing company you have to wear many hats, and this means hard work. The flip side of this is that good ideas can have a tremendous effect on the company's growth, so the work is more rewarding than at a large company.
- 4.0Jun 11, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsBethesda, MD
RainKing is growing a lot....like A LOT! And it's pretty awesome to be part of a company that's growing at the rate that it is. It feels like every week they're coming out with new things to make the product even better and I guess it's working because they're hiring so many people to keep up with the demand. You get to learn a lot, from direct managers all the way up to the senior executives. And if you feel like you want to learn something from a different department, RainKing will give you that kind of flexibility where you could do that. The work culture is pretty relaxed and casual - everyone gets a long with each other but we all understand that we're here to work, and like most people mentioned before, you will get fed plenty between breakfasts, lunches and happy hours at RainKing, there's even a snack kitchen!
RainKing is still relatively a young company so you're bound to have growing pains. Don't get too attached to things or processes cause in a couple of months it's more than likely going to change.1