Responsys Reviews

Updated 22 August, 2014
Updated 22 August, 2014
117 Reviews
3.9
117 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance is also something that is good as well; the managers encourage that work stays at work (in 10 reviews)

  • Get to work with some good people (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is growing fast and sometimes systems/information management, etc (in 3 reviews)

  • I see staff here work hard and generally there is no opportunity to grow (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Growing company, good people, lots of potential

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Responsys full-time

    Pros

    Some very good people here. Good general benefits, and pay, not the highest, not the lowest. Willing to change things to make them better. Good growth potential within the company. Solid exec mgmt team. Lots of potential overall.

    Cons

    Could increase or add additional benefits to attract more talent. Slow to hire to remain ahead of the curve so there can be lots of long days/nights.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure comp plans, benefits, and added bonuses are aligned to ensure you keep top talent and can attract more top talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overworked Employees. No Growth Opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Responsys full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really nice coworkers that make it hard to leave behind.

    Cons

    VERY over worked employees. High level of dissatisfaction amongst employees. No growth opportunities. Company takes revenue and stock holders over employee happiness. High turn over in employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Interesting projects, good work/life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA (US)

    I worked at Responsys full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good work/life balance, people are very friendly and willing to help, offices in great cities around the world.

    Cons

    mngt needs to share info about upcoming product changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remember that ideas can come from worker bees as well as managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not so great to work at responsys

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Responsys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get to work with some good people

    Cons

    Poor leadership
    No recognition
    leaders Play favorites
    HR also dont know to interact with people

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Laid back work environment filled with many talented and hard working individuals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Responsys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Colleagues are very knowledgeable in their medium and can always teach me something new
    -Some opportunity for growth
    -It's a fast growing company but it still feels small (which is a plus in my opinion)

    Cons

    -Benefits package could be better
    -Lower than average salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay up to date on what benefits other tech companies are offering to their employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing internship with great people and a lot of growth opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Enablement Intern in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Enablement Intern in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Responsys as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Responsys has a great company culture. Everyone is very friendly, outgoing, open, and interested in helping you learn as much as you can during your time here. Responsys truly works to have everyone succeed as a team. There are a lot of growth opportunities and the work you do as an intern is useful and appreciated. I have learned a lot about the industry and business through talking with other employees about their experience prior to and at Responsys. Through this internship I was able to attend the BootCamp trainings for new hires. This was an amazing experience because not only was I able to gain a deep understanding of Responsys but I was also able to connect with more people throughout the company worldwide and gain serious real world experience of what a job like this would entail. This is a great internship because you are able to dive deep into your specific job, while also constantly learning about other aspects of the company.

    Cons

    The commute from the south bay is long, but definitely worth it to work in the city and at Responsys.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company for personal growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Campaign Specialist
    Current Employee - Campaign Specialist

    I have been working at Responsys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow and learn in the company
    Management seems to support lateral growth

    Cons

    A lot of referrals means the talent pool is limited to who knows who
    Management tends to support immaturity in co-workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't be friends and a boss to the younger team members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not a climate that fosters innovation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Responsys part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Decent work life balance

    Cons

    - Lacks climate for innovation, Politics galore
    - Limited career development and learning opportunities
    - Too much focus internally, product development slow, frozen and jerky, way too much time spent building band aid solutions that really dont inspire
    - Employees score high on arrogance and less on smartness or ease to work with
    - Non-tech savvy customers and sales organization
    - Archaic technology stack to work with
    - Stingy benefits, no free food, gym, miserly 401k plans

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Seriously consider the neighborhood you are part of, what is your value propostition in the silicon valley for a prospective employee to come and work for. Neither a technology powerhouse nor a thought leader necessarily with a culture that stifles innovation is a bad recipe to attract top talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great product, Great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Development in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Development in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at Responsys full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Being new to Responsys I have found the support of the team to be brilliant. Intelligent, creative, fun and friendly people are what makes the company. Everyone is working together towards a shared goal and vision, of promoting and supporting a service that is truly believed in. The company is growing and opening opportunities in line with the market's demand for a first class service.

    Cons

    Nothing to say here at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Market leading team & product, very focused on customer success!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at Responsys full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -A great team of high calibre people.
    -A superb BootCamp training schedule.
    -Exciting company to work for with a lot of potential for career progression.
    -You won't be the 'new guy' for long, there are always new starters, due to growth.
    -Product is a clear market leading platform.
    -Company is very focused on customer success and customer service.
    -Have already met the CEO twice - they have a good 'small company' feel internally, even though the number of employees has now passed 1000+.

    Cons

    -None to report at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Continue the 'small company, just with a lot of employees' mentality!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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