Rocket Fuel Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated 30 Apr 2019

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  1. "place to work"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager 

    I worked at Rocket Fuel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture and smart people

    Cons

    Too bad it could not be saved

  2. "Senior Data Analyst"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Rocket Fuel full-time

    Pros

    Great people Smart people Access to really interesting data Great place to learn about data analytics

    Cons

    Heavy workload at times which could lead to working at home


  3. Helpful (6)

    "A Great Place to Work and Jumpstart your career"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Operations Analyst in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rocket Fuel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Smart People - Competitive Salary - Positive Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    - Not every team has a great manager - 401k plan is not as competitive as other large companies

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    Rocket Fuel Response

    May 9, 2017SVP, People

    Thanks for keeping it real and reminding management to leverage the positive.

  4. Helpful (7)

    "Do not wish to disclose"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Rocket Fuel full-time

    Pros

    Good managers and smart people.

    Cons

    Too much change. Inexperienced leaders leading a company through a transformation.

  5. Helpful (10)

    "Unstable, dying company"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rocket Fuel full-time

    Pros

    Some smart people still left. Good culture. Not too many meetings, more focus on work.

    Cons

    Most employees have given up and left. Nobody knows who'll still be around next Monday. As a result, the entire stack is riddled with issues and tech debt and every day there is a new bug uncovered and it feels like one day the whole place is going to come crashing down.

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    Rocket Fuel Response

    May 9, 2017SVP, People

    While being mindful that your input is your experience, our attrition in engineering has declined significantly and we are continuing to hire strong engineering talent with skills that enhance and support our platform and AI strategy.

  6. Helpful (6)

    "Rough and tumble"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rocket Fuel full-time

    Pros

    A lot of really smart people. I think they are trying to do all the right things.

    Cons

    Morale is down. There's a lot of inertia to change. The ad-tech sector is a tough slog right now.

  7. Helpful (5)

    "Love this place - and you will too"

    4.0
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    Client Solutions Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rocket Fuel

    Pros

    Great benefits/perks, nice people, healthy work life balance, great managers/smart people

    Cons

    Each department seems to have their own agenda so sometimes communicating between the departments is hard

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    "New corporate company with too many changes"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rocket Fuel

    Pros

    Smart people, good technology, most people work hard, great work/life balance, innovative.

    Cons

    Senior Management has no idea what direction they want to take the company. They were constantly changing direction, messaging, C-level management, process etc. They don't think things through, just make hasty decisions and others are left to clean up. When they do make changes they do not provide context or information. Everyone just finds out through the grapevine. Majority of the C-Level management are men.

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  9. Helpful (6)

    "On the upturn"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer (Rocket Scientist) 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rocket Fuel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    * Smart people * Laid-back work culture * People are cautiously optimistic about company's future * Competitive pay * Good health insurance

    Cons

    * Remnants of cynicism * Average to mediocre benefits (stock purchase plan, 401k match) with exception of health insurance * Older tools (Hipchat vs. Slack, etc.) * Organizational inertia; certain processes hamper efficiency * Some cultural things -- lack of due diligence regarding documentation, code cleanliness, bug report descriptiveness * Some issues with upper-level management & strategy; does not affect day-to-day life but leaves one questioning the long-term future of the company

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    Rocket Fuel Response

    July 8, 2016Employer Representative

    Thank you for the review. We couldn't agree more - the engineering team is very strong. We have increased our communication and input from engineering around our product and customer to ensure we are focused on the right solutions and tech offerings. You mentioned that our Stock Purchase Plan is light - it is actually one of the more progressive and favorable plan designs out in the industry, with two offerings per year and a 24 month look back period. Please check out the ESPP site for more information. We also just started a 401k match program.

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Rocket Fuel gaining new momentum"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rocket Fuel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good environment. Smart people catching each other doing a great job. Rocket Fuel grew at a meteoric pace in the early years, but at a high cost. The new C-Suite inserted this past year has the company's financial operations in order, and mapped a strong strategy to regain momentum. The stock price seems to reflect this.

    Cons

    Large office space commitments made by the old regime are being downsized, which is fiscally smart,.. but new NYC commutes will be less pleasant for many.

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    Rocket Fuel Response

    March 28, 2016Employer Representative

    Thank you for your review. We are determined to stay focused, execute against our plan and accelerate momentum!

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