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Updated July 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Room for advancement, great corporate culture and work/life balance, and opportunities to improve yourself on a weekly basis (in 8 reviews)

  • Incredibly relevant field- building skill sets and a knowledge base for an ultra relevant field - cloud computing (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for advancement, great corporate culture and work/life balance, and opportunities to improve yourself on a weekly basis.

    Cons

    Some customers still need time to be mature enough to fully embrace Cloud Management Platforms.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to lead with your energetic and optimistic approach!


  2. "Sales Development Representative"

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    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great company to start your sales career with. Really sets a foundation for your future success, wheter that's at RightScale or any other IT company. One of the main reasons for my strong impression is related to the Sales Manager for the SDR team. He's great in giving you support, both when it comes to giving you the skills to succeed, and also making sure you're feeling welcomed and part of the team.

    You're surrounded by extremely knowledgable co-workers, who are always supportive in regards to helping you improve your skills, and making sure that you have what you need in order to succeed. You have Account Executives and Account Manager's that you're working closely with, and you can gain a lot from them, as most of them have been in a similar role to you in the past and they are supportive in making sure you have what you need to become as successful as they are.

    I left RightScale due to an offer from another IT-firm, and the fact that I was moving closer to my family. The skills that I gained from RightScale, allowed me to step into a more senior position at a larger firm, without feeling lost or out of place. All in all, it was a great experience, and something I certainly would recommend. I miss my team a lot, and I'm certain that they'll go on to do great things. Go RightScale!

    Cons

    Get new ping-pong paddles ;)

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing. Even though I joined the company at an entry-level position, I always felt that my opinion was valued and considered, which is something you oftentimes don't get at other companies at a "junior level".

  3. "Fun place"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    great culture and great learning

    Cons

    directions keep changing and not very clear

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the culture and cool work


  4. "Fun, innovative cloud management company!"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RightScale full-time

    Pros

    RightScale treats their employees really well. The office is stocked with snacks, drinks, and fancy coffee machines. Lunch is catered once a week, and breakfast another. Yoga and group exercise classes are held three days a week. The company hosts parties and outings a couple times per year for team-building and company-building exercises.

    The company, and particularly the CTO and engineering architects, are love trying and embracing emerging technologies. This can be really exciting when you work on a new project! If you seek it out you'll be challenged to learn new technologies and find ways to solve difficult problems. There are period 'hackathon' events and engineers are allowed to work on projects they choose for half of each Friday.

    RightScale is open to hiring remote employees and they make a point to keep remote employees integrated into the culture of the company.

    Cons

    The cloud management product space is nascent and ambiguous. This is an opportunity for the company to claim its space but it makes it difficult to understand the right path forward and how well the company is doing. It's not always apparent that what you're working on is helping the company.


  5. "Fun place to work with new technologies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to experiment with and develop products with/for new technologies regularly, keeping things fresh and interesting. Get to work with friendly, smart people every day. Get to visit or live in Santa Barbara.

    Cons

    No complaints large enough to voice.


  6. "Good people, missed opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    the company was fun, people had a good time, the office vibe was nice until the first round of layoffs

    Cons

    culture changed during rapid growth and when business expectations weren't met, the down sizings were hard for the organization to deal with

    Advice to Management

    Keep working it


  7. "Excellent place to work and grow"

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    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Goleta, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge in Cloud Computing
    Powerful brand presence
    Fantastic and energetic company culture
    Agile and flexible work environment
    A devoted management team with an inspiratinal CEO

    Cons

    The market place is challenging

    Advice to Management

    Continue to agressively grow.

  8. "A+++"

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    Former Employee - Senior Linux Systems Engineer in Riverton, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Linux Systems Engineer in Riverton, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people!
    CEO is AWESOME.
    Remote work.
    Competitive salary.
    Great benefits.
    Yearly employee meetup, work hard, play hard.

    Cons

    None! RightScale is a fantastic place to work!!


  9. "Nothing much to say here - Great Experience"

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

    Pros

    Great people and exciting market

    Cons

    Still gaining traction with target market


  10. "A Tremendous Opportunity to Learn and Grow"

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    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great company culture (beer, free Monday lunches, activities like Yoga, Ultimate Frisbee on the beach, etc...)
    - Great team environment: be prepared to work across multiple departments in order to solve complex problems for the customer.
    - Incredibly relevant field- building skill sets and a knowledge base for an ultra relevant field - cloud computing
    - Made some great friendships
    -CEO is a great guy who is easily accessible and even makes the effort to reach out to you.

    Cons

    -upward mobility is spotty - some teams present more opportunity to grow into new roles than others.
    -tough sales cycle in an over saturated and convoluted marketplace

    Advice to Management

    Find creative ways to challenge and reward high performers in entry level roles. Look beyond the dashboard metrics to see where people could add value to the organization. Some of this is happening already.


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