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  1. "business Development rep"

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    Former Employee - Employed At Rainmaker for 7 Years in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Employed At Rainmaker for 7 Years in Austin, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Casual friendly environment, good programs to work and achieve success.

    Cons

    Inconsistent pay structure and bonus structure

    Advice to Management

    More patience when training people


  2. "Office Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Plainfield, IL
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Plainfield, IL

    I worked at Rainmaker Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Somewhat good pay, owners were easy to work with and the job was pretty simple

    Cons

    Office manager was a real piece of work, did not like anyone, was rude to customers and employees.

  3. "Rainmaker"

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    Former Employee - Samll Business Advisor in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Samll Business Advisor in Campbell, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Rainmaker Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits were good and began the day you started.

    Generous when you needed time off for personal or professional reasons

    Cons

    They are not good at listening to their workers or making changes to better the company. That is why they are now in foreclosure and selling off their assets. Sad part is that they had some great products but were targeting the wrong market group. I do wish them the best.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workers. They really can give you good ideas if you are open to them.


  4. "Change in Direction."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wish the team the best in luck on their change in direction. Hopeful they can pull off a turnaround.

    Cons

    Painful rounds of layoffs as company re-tooled its direction. Understandable with the issues of losing cash quarter over quarter.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to your guns on the re-org. Stay laser focused and take care of the few remaining staff left.


  5. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible schedule
    high energy atmosphere
    cutting edge technology
    competitive salary

    Cons

    too much turnover at the top
    competing priorities among VP's and CEO
    no passion among employees

    Advice to Management

    Commit to a path and follow it instead of changing key players and visions every 6 months.


  6. "Good people trying to undo years of bad decisions made by others"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Rainmaker Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and View Central their LMS is a great product. Current CEO knows what he is doing.

    Cons

    The current administration is paying for the sins of the past. It's hard to believe that the shenanigans went on for so long.


  7. "Previous Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rainmaker Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed working here, my team and my managers were top notch

    Cons

    My entire team was laid off... after we trained the employees at a lower cost location and brought them up to speed

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Small Business Advisor in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Small Business Advisor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rainmaker Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team work is emphasized. Bonuses for exceeding expectations. Lots of great employees who are very intelligent and kind. Great morale.

    Cons

    Closed down Austin location and moved their operations back to California. They offered to relocate me, but I own a home here and my adult children live here as well.

    Advice to Management

    Consider reopening your Austin location again. Keep up the good work.


  9. "Good for entry level experience in the inside sales industry"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rainmaker Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rainmaker is a good company for entry level experience in the inside sales industry, they give opportunities to new college grads, they are also good about promoting to management positions from inside the company

    Cons

    The expectations can be a little unreasonable, the work is tedious and constant

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the business development reps give realistic expectations to potential new clients. Also, you really need to evaluate employees based on results, not metrics. Metrics don't always tell the whole story, especially in a sales environment.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "OK for temporary job... terrible for a career"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rainmaker Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people I worked with and that is what made me stay there longer than I should have. It serves as a good place to get experience working on many different technologies. It helped me land a much better job working as a Territory Manager for Microsoft.

    Cons

    A portion of management was absolutely horrendous and a complete joke. One of the last managers I had was notorious for throwing her reps under the bus to cover her abysmal management skills. The last straw for me was I had a planned vacation scheduled months in advance, as time approached for me to take off she stated that the needs of the account required me to work (in 5 years there I have never heard this rule used). If I were to take the previously approved vacation it was an act of resignation. I was ready to walk and had to get the Site Director involved then to be told I could take the time off. She would not show her face around me again even though she was still technically my boss. Shortly after that event, I found a great job and my only regret was wasting 5 years working there.

    Advice to Management

    Terribly managed company. When it was Sunset Direct it was run by good people that wanted the company to grow. When Rainmaker Systems bought out Sunset Direct they changed the culture and drove out the old Sunset Direct Management. That killed what made Sunset Direct shine... It is no wonder they eventually shut down the Austin building, actually it was Rainmaker Management that shut it down.


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