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Relativity Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2019

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93%
Approve of CEO
Andrew Sieja
62 Ratings
Pros
  • "The people at kCura are incredible(in 27 reviews)

  • "Great people: I've yet to meet someone who isn't willing to help(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "The Work Life Balance is Good, But Having Kids Might Be Held Against You(in 15 reviews)

  • "kCura is growing very quickly which means there are some kinks in a lot of their processes(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (13)

    "Engineering Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Relativity full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you want to be where the growth is, this is the place to be. Rapid growth, plenty of opportunities if you're a go-getter. In the middle of transformation from on prem software to SaaS, very fascinating time to be part of. Amazing HR support for Learning & Development, and the company puts focus on strengthening Diversity and Inclusion. I'm a working mom who had 2 kids during my tenure there, and was still able...

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    Cons

    Relativity is an ambitious company but can definitely do more ruthless prioritization. Focusing on too many things could cause confusion and misalignment at times. Moving fast could also mean that some opinions / inputs get ignored for the sake of making decisions faster.

    Advice to Management

    Ruthless prioritization, and be open to different inputs / management style (the "inclusion" part of Diversity and Inclusion).

    Relativity2018-10-10
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Advanced in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Relativity full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Relativity is a great place to work. I just started here and i feel there is a great work culture here. Time is given to settle down and get into work. All new technologies are being used, so its a great place to learn a lots of things. You have friendly people here and former CEO (Andrew), who is also the founder, is a down to earth person and it is inspiring to know how he literally coded to create the entire company....

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    Cons

    Its not a downside. When you join the company, you will be most probably asked to get RCA (Relativity Certified Administrator) certification if you are joining the Tech stream. Extensive training will be given internally. Not to panic. Just that you would need to expect it.

    Advice to Management

    I feel the company is going in a good direction and would just recommend to make the company more diverse to make Relativity a true international company.

    Relativity2019-07-12
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Your experience will be based on the quality of your manager"

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

    I worked at Relativity full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay and bonuses are decent. Decent coworkers

    Cons

    Management expects you to be mind readers. I get told by my manager that other stakeholders in management have told this person things that aren’t going as expected ... so, I have to hear things second hand because, for whatever reason, they don’t want to approach me, which is confusing. I approach them to discuss some of these things and I get told by the person that I was told had the issue either that wasn’t their...

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    Relativity2019-06-18

    Relativity Response

    June 20, 2019Chief People Officer

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your thoughts about your experience at Relativity. As you noted, as a feedback driven culture we do encourage all our employees to honestly share their experiences – wherever they fall on the spectrum of positive to negative - across platforms ...

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  4. Helpful (6)

    "One and done"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Relativity full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, some of the people you work with and collaborate with. Transparency and Relativity Cares program

    Cons

    Lack of diversity, favoritism, HR. There is constant harassment and nothing is done. Taking down negative reviews (don’t pretend you don’t do it)

    Advice to Management

    How about promoting people that deserved to be promoted and holding EVERYONE to the same standard.

    Relativity2019-06-18

    Relativity Response

    June 20, 2019Chief People Officer

    Thank you for sharing these concerns. Your feedback is important as part of our overall attention to feedback we receive. In addition to all the company-wide efforts, including in recruiting, Inclusive Habits training and focused development opportunities for underrepresented groups, ...

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Relativity full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High energy, great product, great people, bright future

    Cons

    We work very long hours

    Relativity2019-04-17
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Fast moving, fast growing company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Relativity full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High energy atmosphere where innovation, teamwork and excellent customer service are paramount.

    Cons

    There is so much happening at once that it is difficult to keep up with product developments and company direction.

    Relativity2019-04-10
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Reporting and Metrics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Relativity

    Pros

    Great downtown location near all transportation, free coffee.

    Cons

    Upper Management talks about caring and growing people but they only care of results and bloated reporting metrics. Project management teams have grown into silos and no communication between one another. Project management teams are drilling so deep into milestones and tasks that planning takes longer than actual work. No resource utilization exists and many teams are over extended and stressed.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk and if people are important give them room to breathe and slow down on reporting metrics as the people factor is not considered. Consolidate all project managers into a central team that can easily track true success across the board.

    Relativity2019-04-19
  8. "Outstanding So Far"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Relativity full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People are genuinely overall very friendly, legitimately care about their work, and are eager to teach and help you.

    Cons

    Work from home is used frequently, and our space is already large, so sometimes floors feel empty.

    Relativity2019-03-15
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Culture and Training Budget"

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    Former Employee - Technical Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Relativity full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Fun, rewarding culture -Smart, funny, helpful people -Generous training budget for conferences and certifications -Good benefits -Transparency about how the company is doing

    Cons

    -Very developer/engineering focus, not enough product, creative, or user experience focused -Last minute changes in processes not communicated in a timely manner and/or not detailed enough

    Relativity2019-03-06
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Love the work, the people, the values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Relativity full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Smart People -Innovation is encouraged -Core Values are thoroughly embedded in how we work together, our performance reviews and how we interview candidates -Development opportunities -Leaders who care -Growing rapidly

    Cons

    Sentiment of leadership or the feeling of work being balanced may vary based on department

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your employees. You respond well when things come up and look to be proactive and leaders within the tech space. keep it up.

    Relativity2019-03-08

    Relativity Response

    April 24, 2019Chief People Officer

    Thank you for letting us know that after more than 3 years you are still appreciating the pillars upon which our culture is built. All the things you mentioned, including the focus on balance of work and your advice, are things we continue to commit to, prioritize, and invest in. ...

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