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Rocket Internet Employee Reviews about "fast paced environment"

Updated Dec 9, 2019

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3.4
68%
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61%
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Rocket Internet CEO Oliver Samwer
Oliver Samwer
118 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fast paced startup with some talented people from across the globe(in 36 reviews)

  • "Steep learning curve, the very best in performance marketing and digital marketing(in 33 reviews)

Cons
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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

    Rocket Internet2018-11-16
  2. "good experience"

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    I worked at Rocket Internet

    Pros

    colleagues are friendly and self-motivated

    Cons

    need to deal with pressure

    Rocket Internet2018-07-18
  3. Helpful (1)

    "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 a year

    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

    Rocket Internet2018-06-03
  4. "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

    Rocket Internet2018-01-15
  5. Helpful (2)

    "O"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion 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

    Rocket Internet2017-04-25
  6. "Manager"

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    Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rocket Internet for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lot´s of autonomy and freedom to work

    Cons

    Not much guidance nor mentorship. Great company though.

    Rocket Internet2017-02-25
  7. Helpful (2)

    "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 Internet2017-02-03
  8. "great experience poor work life balance"

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    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 Internet2016-10-08
  9. Helpful (3)

    "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 Internet2016-09-09
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Business Development"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rocket Internet

    Pros

    great dynamic work environment. Interesting colleagues

    Cons

    Work-life balance is pretty bad

    Rocket Internet2016-09-12
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