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Rocket Internet CEO Oliver Samwer
Oliver Samwer
113 Ratings
Pros
  • "Steep learning curve, the very best in performance marketing and digital marketing(in 32 reviews)

  • "You can learn a lot of thing from different areas very quickly(in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "very low pay given that you have long working hours(in 29 reviews)

  • "Not the best culture, work life balance can be a little overwhelming, feel like a cog in a corporate wheel(in 20 reviews)

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  1. Great learning experience

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Rocket Internet full-time

      Pros

      Great combination of startup + consulting/VC environement. Rigour and inovation combined

      Cons

      Ressource management can be short-sighted

    • good experience

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Rocket Internet

      Pros

      colleagues are friendly and self-motivated

      Cons

      need to deal with pressure

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      Excellent, challenging experience

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      Former Employee - Managing Director 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Rocket Internet full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - Opportunity to springboard into management position early on - Lots of responsibilities - Aggressive culture - empowered to do anything (and quickly) - Interesting markets - Direct lines of contact to top executives

      Cons

      - Seen as a place to stamp passport; very high turnover - Incredibly confusing equity options through series of opaque entitites

      Advice to Management

      - Keep focusing on growth and building meaningful businesses in markets

    • Senior Developer

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Rocket Internet full-time

      Pros

      Freedom, flexibility, fund, speed, international

      Cons

      long hours, impersonal, high turnover

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Rocket Internet

      Pros

      Professional people and good learning

      Cons

      The top management only seeks their benefit. A lot of lay offs.

      Advice to Management

      Before hiring people check your "budget" before you cut it

    • Manager

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      Former Employee - Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Rocket Internet for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Lot´s of autonomy and freedom to work

      Cons

      Not much guidance nor mentorship. Great company though.

      Rocket Internet Response

      February 28, 2017HR Director

      Thanks for posting your review on Glassdoor! We also think that Rocket enables entrepreneurship and encourages independent thinking; providing the perfect environment within which employees can learn quickly. We are sorry to hear that you experienced a lack of guidance during your ...

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      Great learning, make sure you're taking away as much as theyre taking from you

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Rocket Internet full-time

      Pros

      You work with some of the best, brightest and most driven people out there If you're lucky, you get incredible responsibility and often autonomy If you like speed & working hard, it's a perfect fit

      Cons

      Culture can definitely be cut- throat, it depends on who you work with/for but always be careful They will grind you and your equity is most likely worth little if anything,so be wary and look at it as a learning expereince

      Advice to Management

      Invest in people for long term

      Rocket Internet Response

      February 28, 2017HR Director

      Thanks for taking the time to review your time with us, it’s great to hear that you enjoyed the responsibility of the role. We encourage people to take ownership of their work so that they can really make an impact - and the fast-paced work environment is well suited to those who ...

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    • great experience poor work life balance

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Rocket Internet

      Pros

      Top notch skills and know how

      Cons

      work your ...ss off really

      Advice to Management

      work smarter not harder

      Rocket Internet Response

      October 10, 2016Talent Acquisition Director

      Thank you for sharing your experience on Glassdoor. Our skills and know-how are something that we're really proud of here at Rocket. Work-life balance is a very important topic for us. Our approach is to make sure our teams and managers are empowered to make the best decisions for ...

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      Company review

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Rocket Internet part-time

      Pros

      Great diversity, opportunities, and quality of people

      Cons

      Unstable, cut throat, competitive, low compensation

      Rocket Internet Response

      September 22, 2016Talent Acquisition Director

      Thank you for taking the time to share a review. We are a leading tech company in Europe, manage multiple business models and that obviously offers great opportunities to our people. Cool to hear that you enjoyed the diversity here - we have more than 60 different nationalities at ...

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      Business Development

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

      I worked at Rocket Internet

      Pros

      great dynamic work environment. Interesting colleagues

      Cons

      Work-life balance is pretty bad

      Rocket Internet Response

      September 22, 2016HR Director

      Thank you for sharing your past experience. Please reach out to our HR team to provide more feedback on the work life balance. Our approach is to work together with the managers to make sure that this topic is tackled were it should be tackled, at the team level. We wish you all the ...

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