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Rapid7 Reviews

Updated July 6, 2017
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Rapid7 President and Chief Executive Officer Corey E. Thomas
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Pros
  • People are willing to help you to be successful so don't be afraid to ask questions (in 10 reviews)

  • They value work life balance, having fun, and aren't afraid to try something new (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance can be tough at times (in 19 reviews)

  • No work life balance - Red flag for me as I have a wife, kids and pet to take care, been here for almost a year but already looking for employment (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rapid7 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to grow if you are junior.

    Cons

    I saw more pros than cons.

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Lost it's shine, still hopeful."

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rapid7 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    all the way up to 2015 - 5 stars. Some of the best human beings I have worked with - active and alumni.

    Cons

    Obligatory my manager was terrible and was never around. Promises were given but never executed on. They would rather replace you with someone cheaper. Red Flag!

    With all the go to market and org changes - the politics remind me of a large tech company. might as well go work at a large firm if its the same BS. Lots of great security start ups in the area that were like R7 circa 2010.

    Advice to Management

    tldr; Hire well - good managers and motivated engineers. Cut dead wood. change review system from GPA system. if i am a 2/3 (C/B player) why was I hired?

  3. Helpful (12)

    "Worst Company To Join - Run Far Far away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rapid7 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Ummmmmmmmmm almost a year but still thinking

    Cons

    1. Unhealthy snacks
    2. Aggressive management
    3. Poor training - There is no ramp up time, you have to start getting deals within a month of your employment. They lure you in with fake pipeline.
    4. 50 dials are necessary per day, they say it not necessary just to phish you in the job once you here YOU ARE DOOMED
    5. Taking lunch outside is frowned upon they want you at your desk all the time with headset on.
    6. Unlimited vacation - Ha its a joke you can't take more than a week, if you do you are on their radar especially in sales.
    7. Managers are immature to the point it feels like high school
    8. No work life balance - Red flag for me as I have a wife, kids and pet to take care, been here for almost a year but already looking for employment. People are dropping like flies.
    9. No job security.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your management style - more work life balance but don't say you have to earn it because everyone deserves it.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Cut-Throat Sales Environment"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rapid7 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great product, security is hot industry, decent pay, great location in downtown Boston, free snacks in office, ability to travel as needed and get outside sales experience

    Cons

    long hours with minimal flexibility, management has strict guidelines for the sales methodologies you use, cut-throat culture- miss your number for 1-2 months and you're on the verge of being terminated, No 401K matching

    Advice to Management

    As long as sales reps are hitting their numbers, let them do sales the way they want to. If a sales rep has a few bad months, realize its part of a cycle and give them a chance to redeem themselves.


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rapid7 full-time

    Pros

    Smart, innovative and winning management team to learn from.

    Cons

    Rapid growth requires rapid change - if you are change adverse Rapid7 will be a challenging environment.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Empty Promises & Bad Direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rapid7 full-time

    Pros

    -Fun workplace
    -Motivated Teams
    -Good Benefits
    -Good "Opportunity" if you are in the right place

    Cons

    -Empty Promises
    -No clear goal setting and direction of career
    -Lot of structural changes for large company
    -BAD Churn

    Advice to Management

    Hire new management

    Rapid7 Response

    Apr 21, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to share. Yes, you are right - we sure are making some changes as we continue to scale and grow, and that can often be a little disconcerting. Given the theme of your... More


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Work life is the only life here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rapid7 full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity, but only if you work far beyond your salary, unspokenly hold two positions, and dedicate yourself to the company for a meager salary. They will call you a rockstar but they expect this on average.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Hours too long and the reward very little. Meetings are always being told you're not good enough and try harder. There's free food to make up for constantly being told that your best isn't enough.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to learn. Open ended career potential."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rapid7 full-time

    Pros

    - Fast paced.
    - The individual people are incredible. Great people; smart to work with, enjoyable company, great to have a drink with after.
    - Career growth/learning potential can be great.
    - Flexible in regards to work schedule (job dependent).
    - Learning resources are plentiful concerning the industry and individual growth.
    - You need to be responsible for yourself to make sure you get your work done but also turn it off when you need to.
    - Pretty transparent exec staff.

    Cons

    - Fast paced is great for those that can handle it; at times it's hard to keep up.
    - Mentors can be hard to come by. You're in charge of your own learning; learning resources are plentiful but it's what you make of them. With such a fast paced culture, its hard to make time for your own development.
    - 'Mature' benefits are a bit lagging (401k, comp, comp reviews, etc).
    - Work/Life balance can be tough at times.

    Advice to Management

    - It's a busy industry, make sure you spend time with your direct reports and help them plan their career progression appropriately.
    - Add to/keep up the transparency, it builds respect.
    - Over-communicate.


  9. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rapid7 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Team to work with.

    Cons

    Not much to say here.


  10. "Work hard and build a career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rapid7 full-time

    Pros

    Great upward mobility and earning potential.

    Cons

    Not for people who want a 9-5.


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