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Rapid7 Reviews

Updated 10 March, 2019
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  • "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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (15)

    "Bitter taste for life"

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    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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    • 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 (21)

    "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. "Great company and benefits"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being a Gartner rated product gives great credibility towards prospects and industry peers. The benefits are also very good.

    Cons

    The pressure of sales and posting of activity stats daily is unnecessary and brings morale down.

    Advice to Management

    Trust people who do well, and help people who don't. Also, allow for better work/life balance.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Boston Bros Gatekeeping"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rapid7 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High potential in the products and stated mission+vision of the company

    Cons

    Echo chamber of Boston Bros with a severe case of Not Invented Here. Not very receptive to new ideas or outsiders in general. If you didn't get to where you are by being hired fresh out of college and then promoted up the line you are second class and if you aren't in Boston your career prospects are extremely limited.

    Advice to Management

    DIVERSIFY by hiring from outside the company into roles at all levels of the organization and not pooling them all in Boston. Not as a once or twice exception but a regular norm. There is no one listening at the middle management level of the org. They talk about culture and will say that they are listening but that isn't reality unless you are a fellow Bro and then you're untouchable. The "Rapid7 Way" is the only way a lot of these people know and it is deteriorating the otherwise high potential of the company and products.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "The Culture, Products and People = Winning!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Education Services in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Education Services in Denver, CO (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is amazing - 99% of all you work with are "all-in", the products are amazing and Rapid7 is always looking towards growing, in a GOOD way.

    Cons

    Working remote can be both a pro and a con. Sometimes you can feel disconnected but that is the nature of working remote.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on.


  9. "Business development executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rapid7 full-time

    Pros

    Work with a indutry leader in cyber security

    Cons

    Micro management
    Office politics


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rapid7 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I think the culture here is amazing. I didn't realize how important that was to me until I came here. The product is the best. I feel like I can win every bakeoff.

    Cons

    I wish the compensation was better. I would never consider leaving! I feel like I can make a solid living but my compensation is well short of what others earn in similar roles with other companies.

    Advice to Management

    I would consider try to keep better pace on the compensation side through pay and/ or equity
    I would try to do a better job of recognizing people for a job well done