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Responsys Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  1. "Growing company, good people, lots of potential"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Responsys full-time

    Pros

    Some very good people here. Good general benefits, and pay, not the highest, not the lowest. Willing to change things to make them better. Good growth potential within the company. Solid exec mgmt team. Lots of potential overall.

    Cons

    Could increase or add additional benefits to attract more talent. Slow to hire to remain ahead of the curve so there can be lots of long days/nights.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure comp plans, benefits, and added bonuses are aligned to ensure you keep top talent and can attract more top talent.


  2. "Laid back work environment filled with many talented and hard working individuals"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Colleagues are very knowledgeable in their medium and can always teach me something new
    -Some opportunity for growth
    -It's a fast growing company but it still feels small (which is a plus in my opinion)

    Cons

    -Benefits package could be better
    -Lower than average salary

    Advice to Management

    Stay up to date on what benefits other tech companies are offering to their employees

  3. "Interesting projects, good work/life balance"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work/life balance, people are very friendly and willing to help, offices in great cities around the world.

    Cons

    mngt needs to share info about upcoming product changes

    Advice to Management

    remember that ideas can come from worker bees as well as managers


  4. "Good company for personal growth"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Campaign Specialist
    Current Employee - Campaign Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow and learn in the company
    Management seems to support lateral growth

    Cons

    A lot of referrals means the talent pool is limited to who knows who
    Management tends to support immaturity in co-workers

    Advice to Management

    You can't be friends and a boss to the younger team members.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Not a climate that fosters innovation"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Responsys part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Decent work life balance

    Cons

    - Lacks climate for innovation, Politics galore
    - Limited career development and learning opportunities
    - Too much focus internally, product development slow, frozen and jerky, way too much time spent building band aid solutions that really dont inspire
    - Employees score high on arrogance and less on smartness or ease to work with
    - Non-tech savvy customers and sales organization
    - Archaic technology stack to work with
    - Stingy benefits, no free food, gym, miserly 401k plans

    Advice to Management

    - Seriously consider the neighborhood you are part of, what is your value propostition in the silicon valley for a prospective employee to come and work for. Neither a technology powerhouse nor a thought leader necessarily with a culture that stifles innovation is a bad recipe to attract top talent


  6. "Sr. Management takes a mckinsey consulting approach to employees- fails to see value in offering training and mentoring"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Responsys full-time

    Pros

    flexibility can be good for some positions

    Cons

    low salaries for some areas, significant turn-over in some departments


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Depends on department you land in. Favorites are played."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Responsys full-time

    Pros

    Good people
    Some departments are better than others.
    Teamwork is not necessarily top priority

    Cons

    Thanks for the small raise. It was like getting the 10 cent an hour raise. I am now earning less due to inflation. I see staff here work hard and generally there is no opportunity to grow. Good to get experience then leave.

    Advice to Management

    Grow your staff.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Working with brilliant and fun people. Senior management needs improvement"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Responsys full-time

    Pros

    - Very talented, responsible and self-motivated colleagues
    - Everyone's approachable and help each other out, so collaboration is easy
    - Learn very applicable technical skills
    - Don't spend too much time maintaining legacy code. New projects are interesting, exciting and make use of good technologies
    - Pay is okay, and work/life balance is very good. Generally normal work hours
    - People are generally social and fun to hang out with. Social events don't feel like forced obligations

    Cons

    - Senior management very slow to resolve problems for engineers. Engineering with subpar dev environment for 1+ yr
    - Management approach becoming less trustful of engineers just doing their jobs; more micromanagement
    - Benefits not as competitive and getting a bit worse, e.g. recently placed stricter conditions on mobile data plan reimbursement

    Advice to Management

    If you want to retain and attract talents, listen to your people and trust them to do their work well, and improve your compensation and benefits.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful work environment with Awesome Morale"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Responsys full-time

    Pros

    Nice pay
    Dynamic team that keeps you expect what to happen every day
    Fast growth of the company

    Cons

    The company is growing stable, so the corporate structure is already set and is less likely to evolve


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Very poor morale"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Bruno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location. Great offices that are fairly new.

    Cons

    Underhanded management team. Going to HR with any complaints is a complete joke. Very underhanded and sneaky.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop encouraging employees to go to glassdoor and post good reviews. Spend your time training managers first.


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