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Rightpoint Reviews

Updated February 1, 2017
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  1. "Great Company, Fantastic Leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The leadership is fantastic. When you talk with them they will listen. Their company culture is great as well. Its not "rah rah, walmart cheers in the morning" as someone wrote in their review but just a great group of people that you'll enjoy working with. Interesting projects.

    Cons

    Project timelines are a bit optimistic, felt very fast paced. The only consistent project management across teams is the 15 min standup to say you're "Agile/Scrum". Being at client sites you can start feeling disconnected from Rightpoint.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the management style. Find a way to help those at client sites feel more a part of the Rightpoint team. In addition to the architects, involve the developers, or at least a lead dev, earlier on in the project scope definition which could help alleviate those optimistic timelines.


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    "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rightpoint (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rightpoint has a group of amazing technical architects and are fun to work with. It's a relaxed environment where you can be flexible with your work schedule.

    Cons

    Lots of people take advantage of the flexible work schedule and don't pull their weight. A lot of the middle management are not seasoned, but have just been with the company for a long time. Not a place to grow a career.

    Advice to Management

    You are trying to grow too fast and the growing pains will start to show. Take care of your top performers.


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    "Frustrating Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rightpoint (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced digital consulting work for clients in many industries. Opportunity to work with team members across the organization and joy of seeing products launch to the public.

    Cons

    No apparent effort to invest in employees. While the Chicago HQ might be a shiny new office, all other offices are stuck in the corporate cubicle structure of the past. Company events are lack luster and divided. Upper management does not like to get involved with the actual work, seem to be preoccupied with overseeing projects with the few big name clients. "Culture" is a word thrown around by upper management but I never saw it. As a heads up, I left Rightpoint on my own, was not pushed out in any way. This review is completely objective.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at your compensation structure. Hold bad managers and employees accountable. Truly listen to employees and built the company culture.


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  5. "Rightpoint Web Dev"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rightpoint offers a work hard, play hard type atmosphere typical of digital agencies. There are very many smart people here, and the company fosters a highly collaborative atmosphere. Upper management seems to have their heads in the right place.

    Cons

    Speaking from my experience, work life balance is a bit of a pain point for Rightpoint developers. There is a lot of urgency in day-to-day activities, and projects seem to often be scoped poorly, causing long nights and weekends spent working.

    Advice to Management

    The Boston office struggles with the legacy Agency Oasis growing pains it seems. Stale office atmosphere doesn't allow workers to feel motivated. Everyone seems very on edge all the time. Work life balance should be addressed in Boston.


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    "PMO"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PMO in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - PMO in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The PMO team has great leadership with the two leaders in place. Leadership seems to want to effect change, but there are a lot of processes not in place and systems that don't properly communicate to one another.

    Cons

    No flexibility, many growing pains and process pains. Insurance is decent, but poor overall benefits to the employee. Poor work/life balance, vacation time and holidays. Having to account for 40 billable hours a week on timesheets and not having any allowable downtime to socialize or decompress is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Too many decision makers, need to streamline processes to expedite. Need more training/onboarding, or reference documents for people to go back to and review. Seems like a lot of people don't know what the correct process is.


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    "Decent company learning to grow"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, nice offices, caring owners, opportunity to work on a variety of work (internal and external)

    Cons

    Figuring out how to be a bigger company, task driven/rewarded results, inexperienced leadership team which leads to confusion and frustration

    Advice to Management

    Work on figuring out leadership and accountability


  8. "Practice Lead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Practice Lead in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Practice Lead in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great culture, exciting work, fun

    Cons

    benefits could be improved as well as work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    improve qualify of new hires


  9. "They have the culture right"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has a killer culture for any younger tech professionals. If your the kind of guy that doesn't like dressing up for work everyday to look at the same people, you like free beer and food, you enjoy challenging projects, you love learning, and you have a drive to provide clients with your best work at all times, this is the company for you.

    Cons

    There can always be some improvements to the internal processes.

    Advice to Management

    keep on killing it


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    "Contract PM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Contract Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, good smart people. Expanding rapidly in the Chicago market.

    Cons

    Overall, the company and where they are going is good. The company has a habit of grabbing on to "the next big thing" and not nurturing it along enough in some cases.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing, but keep in mind that the consultants that got you there will either stay or go, depending on how they are treated.


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    "Fantastic Place with Fantastic People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I am not one who writes reviews alot, but I think that Rightpoint is such an amazing place that I am finally doing it. There are so many positives to the company I don't know where to start. Here are a few in no particular order: the people who work here are not only funny but fun. They really care about what they do. And, they also care about each other. The norm is for people to pitch in and help each other rather than turn away because it might take extra effort. The leadership team is really genuine and open. I have never worked at a place where people care so much about the people who work at a company. Even though the company is pretty big now, the co-founders still go out of their way to get to know people as people. They invite people to coffee and to lunch. They get smaller groups together to hear what is on people's minds. I really feel that people have a voice here. The office environment is casual and open. Having free beer and wine isn't bad either. There are also lots of opportunities here. Sometimes they're obvious and sometime's they're not but I really do feel that if you want to do something, the company will figure out a way to support you.

    Cons

    Things move very quickly here. If you're a person who prefers a slower pace, then that is a con. But, if you're OK with it then it is really exciting. I think the only thing that bugs me is the hotelling concept of the office where you dont' have an assigned desk. The good news is that we are taking on more space so at least it is easy to find a seat.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing no matter what size the company gets. Keeping in touch with people is really important. Also, make sure you keep communicating plans, how we are doing, goals, etc.


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