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Updated Feb 14, 2017

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3.3
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Carl Theobald
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "Laid back atmosphere with great work life balance; generally lax (unlimited) paid time off and work from home policy(in 11 reviews)

  • "Incredibly smart people- some of the most brilliant you'll find(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Loss of some good people in the last years(in 5 reviews)

  • "Lots of smart people let go without any safety net(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it seems"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, small culture boosting components, laid back working atmosphere, flexible time off

    Cons

    Many layoffs, poor financial management, overwhelmed CEO causing company to suffer, let go of some really amazing employees, high churn rate (hardly anyone makes it more than a year anymore), culture is not what it used to be, poor management review system

    Advice to Management

    Take a serious look at where things are headed, stop letting amazing people leave, re-evaluate your executive team, revamp your culture

    RichRelevance2017-02-14
  2. Helpful (17)

    "Poor management and lack of transparency make RichRelevance not so relevant..."

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

    I worked at RichRelevance full-time

    Pros

    The people are amazing, very smart, friendly, fun, and hard working. The products are very robust and really seem to be a cut above the rest. There was always a positive and fun atmosphere at the office. The company has a great mix of large retail clients.

    Cons

    Poorly managed, no transparency with employees and sometimes just downright lies. For instance, less than 2 months ago before laying off 40%, the management assured everyone that the employees have nothing to worry about before the end of the summer since there is enough cash until the end of the year. About a week ago without prior notice they laid off 40% of the employees and this only a couple of months after... such a lavish retreat in California for the entire company. If they didn't fly everyone from across the globe out to Napa Valley, at least 4 or 5 people could have been spared or they could have afforded to take care of people a bit more than with the pathetically small severance package that was provided... Their choice of who to keep on and who to let go also raises some questions... Seniority, billability, revenue generation, product knowledge were not necessarily taken into account as much as high paid executives taking care of themselves and their immediate subordinates.

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    Advice to Management

    You have great people who work for you and give their heart and soul. If you want people to continue to regard the company as a good place to work, you have to finally understand that people are not expandable and improve communication, transparency, and listen to their feedback.

    RichRelevance2016-04-15
  3. Helpful (11)

    "Where to begin..."

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

    I worked at RichRelevance full-time

    Pros

    Free snacks Some great, talented people working there

    Cons

    As another reviewer mentioned, yearly layoffs aren't exactly a confidence booster. I've never been part of a company that hides so much important information from their employees and then lies to them about it when asked. "Will there be layoffs this year?" "No, there will be no layoffs this year."...1 month later...what do you know? LAYOFFS!... It's clearly a problem when most of the leadership (and original... members of the company) are leaving voluntarily or even worse, let go because the people put in charge are too blind and irrational to see what's really going on. They refuse to budge from their original ideas about where the company is headed while all their competitors have surpassed them. It's a shame too because there are some very talented people there and the company "leaders" are simply too set in their ways to make any valuable changes. Lastly, it's so cliquey at the top its scary. It doesn't exactly make any business sense to promote someone and give them a bonus after losing one of the company's largest accounts just because they were close with the execs. This actually happened.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop putting people in position to fail and take a step back to look how the culture has crumbled. From what I hear, it used to be a place people wanted to work at. Be open with you're employees about what is going on at the top and don't be so childish when people decide to leave for better opportunities.

    RichRelevance2015-06-17
  4. Helpful (5)

    "They should stick to their knitting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RichRelevance full-time

    Pros

    Very smart people doing amazing work in the personal recommendations field. Enthusiasm runs rampant, and there are lots of perks.

    Cons

    Their second line of business, selling ads on retailer web sites, is not working. Senior management does not come from an ad sales background, and either do not understand the competitive environment/sales cycle or chose to ignore it when they over promised and under delivered numbers to the directors. The result was layoffs, and people who were doing good work were let go, without any real safety net.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to your knitting. Get out of ad sales.

    RichRelevance2013-10-09
  5. Helpful (4)

    "From start up to enterprise"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at RichRelevance for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work. Most dynamic, intelligent, friendly and hard working people providing great value to its customers. Many of them are individuals so talented they can push an entire organization forward.

    Cons

    There is a historical lack of quality in the product build and documentation. Culture has shifted massively - all time low. Lots of smart people let go without any safety net.

    Advice to Management

    There is an opportunity to be massive here, especially in the space {rr} is in.

    RichRelevance2016-05-03
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