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ResearchGate Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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Pros
  • We have a great mission and we're changing the world for the better (in 4 reviews)

  • Free food, lots of holidays, games, flexible working schedule etc (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • part timers department (which does not exist anymore) but that has changed (in 7 reviews)

  • Unfair compensation, even some full timers get little more than minimum wage (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at ResearchGate part-time

    Pros

    Best enviroment to work, a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    Management has to improve its procedures


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, interesting product and mission.

    Cons

    Usually no remote work possible.


  3. "AM/AE/AdOps"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Subway and Bio-Markt near the office.

    Cons

    Unprofessional Team Leaders
    Hire and Fire Mentality
    Poor Training
    Barely No Growth Opportunities
    Obsolete Laptops
    Company Culture Does Not Exist At All

    Advice to Management

    Work on your vision, company culture and mentality.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great potential and some room for improvement"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ResearchGate full-time

    Pros

    Awesome mission
    very dynamic
    monetization department is very international
    free food
    you can create you own opportunities

    Cons

    management has to transfer responsibilities and tasks down the "foodchain"
    not yet as mature as it could be
    very dynamic

    Advice to Management

    Hire more stronger people with a lot of experience in the areas you have no knowledge so they can tell you what to do and listen to them


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Wasted Potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Awesome team, great smart and friendly people
    - Good product. Feels good to work on something that has great potential to make the world a bit better.

    Cons

    - Unfair compensation, even some full timers get little more than minimum wage. Stock option numbers granted are ridiculous.
    - Erratic management decisions, and lack of clear and objective decision processes.
    - Management sometimes micro-manages, but then blames the employee when things don't work out.
    - Hire-and-fire mentality of management
    - Low-cost office furniture and equipment (functional, but not comparable to the fancy design of other starups or co-working spaces)

    Advice to Management

    Don't waste the company's potential. Be more professional, less erratic, don't micro-manage. Don't be greedy, pay fair compensation for everyone.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Vision and Mission is the key of this company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Berlin (Germany)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - if you want to change the world and you like a startup environment, then you should work for Researchgate.
    - Food, table tennis, pool table, wiiu with smb
    - team
    - flexible working hours when you perform well (it's all about performance!)

    Cons

    - being a startup. That is something not every one can cope with. So if you join researchgate, be ready for action
    - part timers department (which does not exist anymore) but that has changed. company learnt from their mistakes in the past, which is a good thing.

    Advice to Management

    keep going. More team meetings again please. a vegan food option would be nice.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Happy to come to work everyday!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best colleagues ever
    Interesting and exiting tasks
    A lot of opportunities to grow into
    Great feedback culture
    Awesome management culture
    Weekly 1:1 meetings
    Mission
    Company cares e.g. bf, lunch, snacks

    Cons

    Office could be more stylish but this is not the most necessary thing for me

    Advice to Management

    Just stay focused and motivated as you are and keep growing. You guys are doing a great job and we all see how hard you work to make all this magic happen!


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Great company, not only a job."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ResearchGate full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - changes the way research is done in the world
    - company is driven by culture values
    - engineers can change and influence product

    Cons

    - departments sometimes could be better connected

    Advice to Management

    - keep the transparency as it is


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Backend Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Backend Engineer in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Backend Engineer in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ResearchGate full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I absolutely love going to work every single day. The founders care about the employees and RG goes above and beyond to make us happy! I am grateful for all the free food, wonderful perks, onsite amenities, unlimited snacks and beverages, top notch technology to use both in the office and at home, the list can go on and on.

    Cons

    There is nothing that I hate about this company, I would definitely reocmmend working here!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Make sure to listen to feedback from employees and keep growing.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Great, growing sales organization"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Started working at ResearchGate a year ago and, boy, has it grown. The sales team almost doubled in the time I've been here! It's all great people, including management, and the team is super motivated. I see great potential to advance my career here.

    Cons

    Some processes are still being implemented which is to be expected in such a fast-growing organization.


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