Rocket Fuel Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 7 Sep 2020

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  1. "Top"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rocket Fuel for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary is higher than competitors

    Cons

    Work life balance is not that good

  2. "Great!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Rocket Fuel full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, work life balance, career growth

    Cons

    none that I know of


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Best Company I’ve ever worked for"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rocket Fuel full-time

    Pros

    The people are so sweet and the managers I’ve had are amazing! The work/life balance is a dream come true and the perks are outstanding!

    Cons

    It’s a shame the company wasn’t financially successful. It definitely brought morale down and being acquired isn’t exactly a “walk in the park”.

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Company was sold and gutted"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company was sold to another company If you can participate in the free meals and office benefits, I guess that is nice

    Cons

    Best employees have left the company with little talent remaining Very little room for pay raises Horrible work/life balance

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Perfect Work Location"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
     
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rocket Fuel

    Pros

    work life balance cattered lunch

    Cons

    poor leadership team layoff is common

  6. Helpful (6)

    "A Great Place to Work and Jumpstart your career"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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.

  7. Helpful (10)

    "A reasonable first job"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rocket Fuel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. With tight human resources, every engineer starts to own multiple projects. 2. Majority of managements have excellent leadership. 3. Reasonable work-life balance. Except for the on-calls, the working hour/time is flexible.

    Cons

    1. The biggest is low salary. Except for new grads, the corresponding total package is much-much-much less than that from Google, FB, LinkedIn, etc. If RF is really an engineer oriented company, should we pay our employees honestly and decently? 2. Much more shares are given to new hires for attraction, but few if any to the current employees. Maybe our current employees shouldn't feel unfair at all because "the market has shifted"!! 3. Some people having good relationship with managements got promoted very fast, as causes a feeling of unfairness. (Senior manager? Director? Kidding me!?) Are our annual review mainly based on relationship? I knew a few hardworking employees never got promoted because they are not good at connection. 4. RF keeps losing engineers, and lots of projects don't have owners, or their owners don't have sufficient understanding yet, as causes a few system outages already, and makes our system fragile. (Robustness considers both systems and people maintaining them!!)

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    Rocket Fuel Response

    May 9, 2017SVP, People

    We appreciate the thorough review. We will make sure to look into the compensation competitiveness.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Changing Landscape With Good Benefits"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch, ESPP, Unlimited PTO, Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Young industry that is constantly changing which has led to layoffs twice in the past 2 years

  9. Helpful (5)

    "Love this place - and you will too"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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    • Career Opportunities
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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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