Rangle.io Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2020

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2.4
37%
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Rangle.io Chief Executive Officer Nick Van Weerdenburg
Nick Van Weerdenburg
40 Ratings
Pros
  • "Rangle has a genuine commitment to diversity and tries to be as inclusive as possible(in 17 reviews)

  • "It used to be a fun place to work, good work life balance(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Rangle, being in a huge growth curve is always needing more talent(in 11 reviews)

  • "Key supporters of diversity and inclusion have been let go(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Grow Beyond Development"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rangle.io full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    In a relatively short time it's possible to be a vendor for many large firms and acquire valuable experience and insight that helps with any other software development job. During my time the people were kind and supportive, from the front line employees to the management teams. It was nice to be in a place where you not only could build a network of industry contacts but you wanted to build a network of industry contacts. People who want to grow outside of technology tend to get rewarded more than technological purists. This might be a con for some. In my case my next development job also requires a high degree of social skills and client service, and I see developing non-technical skills as a huge win. The benefits packages and perks are on par with larger more established companies. Between snacks in the fridges, Friday lunches, and leftovers from lunch meetings I barely needed to pack a lunch. HSA,, ESA, growth allowance, and other perks are also generous in comparison to other firms. Rangle has a genuine commitment to diversity and tries to be as inclusive as possible. There's definitely room for improvement, but I've only worked for one other company in the same league of inclusivity as Rangle. Great hours for most people. There are some cases where weekend work happens, and there are clients in other time zones who want time shifting. For the most part the hours are quite flexible, and aside from the very rare client nobody is watching you clock in/out.

    Cons

    Middle career developers tend to have a hard time finding a path and can generally do a bit better in terms of compensation and opportunity. Project work can be boring for a lot of people. Rangle's clients are exciting to devs with a business focus, but generally not exciting to devs with a tech only focus. The technology stack is primarily front end JS/TS and web infrastructure. This can be limiting for polyglots and people who are bored with JS/TS. 2019 was a tough year internally as there was a massive shakeup that saw some popular leaders leave. This precipitated a "cultural downward spiral" that manifested in a vicious attrition cycle. Depending on where you are in your career the comp (not the perks) can seem low.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "It was great for some time"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rangle.io full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some colleagues were true thought leaders. You learn a lot just by being around them. Free food and drinks on Fridays Good company vibe

    Cons

    Management constantly keeps changing company direction. Considerable rounds of layoffs.

  3. COVID-19
    Helpful (6)

    "Smart, Friendly People. Leadership is Meh. Constant Layoffs"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rangle.io full-time

    Pros

    - smart, kind people. Everybody is very welcoming and helpful - projects can be interesting if you're on the right one - I had great managers here, people cared about my career development. They set up a formal program to give people opportunities for mentorship. - annual stipend for learning and development which could be used to attend conferences abroad - "company culture" here is done pretty well - it feels grassroots and genuine. Employees direct it on their own with some support from the higher ups, rather than it being thrust upon the team from the corporate fun police - some freedom for employees to start initiatives and policy/process changes on their own - respect for work-life balance

    Cons

    - Layoffs: They laid off a bunch of people in May 2019, then 40 more in Feb 2020. They had set up an entire office of ~15 people in Atlanta in 2019 only to fire all of them 6 months later! - When COVID hit, they waited about 30 seconds to lay off 75 more people in March 2020. They blamed it on the virus, but it seems like most of these layoffs were already in the works and they were just being opportunistic. They described the layoffs as "temporary" but as far as I know, they haven't brought many people back. Rather than cutting people loose, they keep extending the "temporary" layoff so that they can avoid paying severance. When people do leave, they won't even allow them to buy their own used laptops and instead have employees mail them back to languish in a closet. - CEO and COO meddle in day-to-day work. Things move slowly because people worry about taking action without their approval, but it's difficult to find enough time with them to get their go-ahead. They often involve themselves in things and rush to sway them in a certain way without knowing the whole situation - CEO is worse than COO in this regard. - They don't seem to know who they are as a company. They have vague values like "Kind" "Brave" "Smart" etc. They started as an agency that did complicated JS development work and built their brand doing that. But then they decided that they wanted to be more of a "strategic partner". Nobody seems to know exactly what it means to be a strategic partner or how to market themselves as such. - They use a trillion different softwares to do one task each. I constantly had tabs open for Trello, Notion, google sheets, BambooHR, Slack, G-Mail, Nexonia, etc. etc. etc. - They're a tech agency with no CTO

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good starter company"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Developer 

    I worked at Rangle.io full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, organized socials, good location. Good place to start your career in whatever area you're interested in.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities within the company.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Once great now an overly woke nightmare."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rangle.io full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some good people are left...

    Cons

    ONLY some good people are left.

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  6. COVID-19
    Helpful (6)

    "What happened?"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rangle.io full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    • Friendly and talented co-workers and managers that are driven and care for one another • Competitive compensation and benefits • Friday lunches, socials and daily snacks and drinks • Nice location and work life balance • Professional growth allowance • Local meetups

    Cons

    • There was two rounds of layoffs in 2019. Because of the uncertainty, the turnover rate started to accelerate and the culture started to decline. Every time the leadership team would reassure us after this change "there will be no more layoffs and we're are set to succeed". Then in January of 2020, Rangle laid off 40 employees and shut down the recently opened Atlanta office. Yet we were reassured with the same rhetoric. • Leadership is always changing their strategy, vision and has no clear direction which is confusing for employees and the business. • 13 days after the pandemic was announced Rangle held a town hall and let us know 78 more employees would be temporarily laid off. It seemed likely this was another round of layoffs and Covid was just convenient timing. Rangle spun it off that it would take some time but they would work hard to bring us back and in the meantime we would still have access to our benefits. However, they forgot to mention a temporary layoff with benefits can be extended from 12 to 35 weeks and they've extended the layoff several times. It's ironic we need to "resign" since we've been temporarily laid off for several months and they avoid paying termination pay and we lose our employer match RRSP due to a 1 year vesting period.

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Rangle On Life Support--Drastic Change Needed to Survive"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rangle.io full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Professional growth allowance, compensation & benefits Location Flexibility People

    Cons

    CEO/COO out of their depth CTO needed Best talent has left or been laid off

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  8. Helpful (6)

    "Management does not care"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rangle.io full-time

    Pros

    Good location and some good employees that continue to stick it out. Not much left of this company.

    Cons

    There is no care for the employees. Senior leadership has no vision or clue on how to run the business. Some early success from the company seems to be luck only as all that has been destroyed. Cash flow problems persist with office space being shut down and many employees on temporary lay off with no severance.

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "Not sure"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Rangle.io full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, Flex time, Meetups, Culture surveys

    Cons

    Toxic senior management Questionable decision making

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Learned a lot, but time to move"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rangle.io full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have worked with rangle for a long time. Even though I left the company, but I still thankful for this company has taught me. I definitely grow a lot technically. There are definitely some strong and good developers whom I learned a lot from. It used to be a fun place to work, good work life balance.

    Cons

    I do feel that developers are not as good as they used to be. The project I got are no longer interesting and there are way too many middle management who are good with talking. I could no longer grow technically as I want to. I do feel it promotes fairly and pays fairly.

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