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Rapid7 Reviews

Updated 18 January, 2019
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Pros
  • "Everyone is willing to help and teach" (in 12 reviews)

  • "I looked over some of the recent reviews of people saying "there's no work life balance," "you need to make 50 dials / day" etc" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work / life balance can be challenging" (in 23 reviews)

  • "fast paced sometimes comes at lack of coordination" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Force multiplier - you get more out than you put in"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rapid7 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Rapid7 has a genuine dedication to learning and experimentation. The company is still a genuine meritocracy, good ideas come for all places and new thinking is an essential element. The company is growing, both in terms of number of people, in knowledge, and in the scope of problems we are able to take on.

    Cons

    For better or for worse, you have to be a fairly self-motivated person to succeed here. This isn't like joining some 10,000 person enterprise where a 3-month on-boarding program provides you with all the on the job training you could imagine. You learn by doing, just like everyone around you.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course. You can't assume that everyone is equally committed and willing to work hard, but the cream rises to the top.


  2. Helpful (11)

    "Bitter taste for life"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rapid7 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free stuff
    Nice office
    Paid Lunches and trips

    Cons

    Extremely political
    10 people quit or were forced to quit in 2018. Some of them had been there for years.
    Leadership is extremely weak, cowardly and cannot take criticism.
    Extremely comfortable with the status quo
    extremely rude and incompetent office management
    Arrogant and Rude senior members of the teams.
    Confidence killing leads.
    Encourage overworking - burnt out team members.
    Management deaf to advice

    Advice to Management

    Please consider taking steps to improve the working conditions in Toronto as opposed to telling people to be mindful before they post on Glassdoor.
    Note that the number of "is helpful" button on glassdoor is proof that no one working at Rapid7 believe the positive reviews.

  3. Helpful (15)

    "leader lied and ate their words"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Rapid7 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    engineer are smart and technical skill is strong

    Cons

    my leader is really talkative. Even if in working time, he would ask some private question to team members, like their family status and also he shared his personal things, like baby, sister, etc. he knew my baby is coming very earlier. He asked me on Monday if i have any plan to do parental leave, I honestly answer not decided it yet and he honestly replied GM doesn't hope team members take long parental leave. On Thursday, company terminated me. Later on, HR told me he told HR he didn't know my baby is coming and there is no such kind of talk regarding to my parental leave.

    Advice to Management

    improve ethic management


  4. Helpful (11)

    "Plenty to learn, but it's a gamble"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Many smart people to work around, but the culture overinflates a few heads
    - The business truly seems to want their employees to succeed
    - Fun coworkers with a flexible, albeit extended schedule

    Cons

    - Expectations vary greatly depending on which office you work in
    - Management problems in remote offices goes largely unnoticed
    - The chest beating mentality often results in poor self-criticism. The casualties of this system are quickly dismissed with some professional flaw

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look into the way every office is run. It's difficult to add negative reviews as it is far from anonymous, skewing the rating. Try to find those who take pride in high turnover, they are often the ones laughing at the negative reviews.


  5. Helpful (20)

    "Treat people unlawfully as they are just resources"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rapid7 full-time

    Pros

    - perk like free drinks & snacsk, and from time to time food
    - liberal - even too liberal - work from home policy
    - benefits are fare; ESPP

    Cons

    - having some employee work more than 20 consecutive hours, against the law of course
    - treated employees as resources, rather than investing in their career
    - 'sink or swim', no local organized ramp-up process
    - company is 'proud' for more than 20% turnover
    - some people let go on the spot without any prior warnings
    - company mentions too many times that emplyees should think about their next workplace; while this is true, the cmpany should not be the ione to mention that
    - no QA

    Advice to Management

    be respect and lawful and don't treat people management as the last drop in the pipe - when time permits.

    Rapid7 Response

    10 Jun, 2016

    We always pay attention to the reviews posted here as they can provide a good opportunity for us to hear more direct feedback than people might want to share when speaking with a manager or other... More


  6. "Modern Software Engineering"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rapid7 full-time

    Pros

    The culture, the engineering freedom to develop the best solutions, the high quality of engineers and software developed, the modern office, equipment, tech stack, and attitude to software development.

    Cons

    Can't think of any.


  7. "Awesome company & culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rapid7 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with smart, passionate people everyday
    Write software all day, no pointless meetings, no nonsense
    Deploy to production within the first week
    Relaxed environment
    Lots of opportunity to learn and grow

    Just brilliant.

    Cons

    Sometimes there can be large workloads and pressure, but this is to be expected in any fast growing technology company

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing in Belfast

  8. "Review after reflection"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rapid7 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture is the lifeblood of the company.

    Cons

    US controlling HQ needs to be more cognizant that the rest of the world exists.

    Advice to Management

    Culture is great - long may it continue.


  9. "Great place to grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rapid7 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - passionate, hardworking people
    - great sense of team work
    - solving very interesting problems
    - good benefits and salary

    Cons

    - not much, UK Payroll processes / communication not great


  10. "Good Company - Could be more organized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rapid7 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great social setting, good benefits

    Cons

    A little chaotic, loud and hectic