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Rapid7 CEO Corey E. Thomas
Corey E. Thomas
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  1. Helpful (3)

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

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    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rapid7 full-time for more than 6 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.

    Rapid72016-07-18
  2. Helpful (20)

    "Bitter taste for life"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rapid7 full-time for more than 2 years

    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.

    Rapid72018-12-10
  3. Helpful (17)

    "leader lied and ate their words"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

      I worked at Rapid7 full-time for more 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,...

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      Advice to Management

      improve ethic management

      Rapid72017-01-12
    • Helpful (11)

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

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Rapid7

      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.

      Rapid72016-07-22
    • Helpful (22)

      "Treat people unlawfully as they are just resources"

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      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...

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      Advice to Management

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

      Rapid72016-06-07

      Rapid7 Response

      June 10, 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 company employee. We push ourselves to be honest about the things we can do better, and ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "FANTASTIC place to work!"

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      Current Employee - Office Manager in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Rapid7 full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      A company that truly cares about their employees, and their culture!

      Cons

      fast growing and adjusting to that growth can be difficult at times

      Rapid72019-05-14
    • "AVOID at all costs"

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

      I have been working at Rapid7 full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - Good benefits - Average to high pay in the market - Some intelligent and fun colleagues - New, fancy modern offices - Free snacks

      Cons

      - The "culture" is all a lie. In writing and in theory, Rapid7 "cares about" things like diversity, teamwork, excellence, meaningful relationships, etc. What I've seen from the inside is that it's a man's world, and seniority matters more than anything else here. The longer you've been at the company and the louder you speak, the more your opinion matters. I've seen managers get away with shocking behavior (e.g. making...

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      Advice to Management

      Stop promoting people to higher levels of management just because they've been at the company a long time. Evaluate their true talents and if they're not cut out for management, don't just push them through to the next level. It's the same thing as pushing kids through grades in school who can't pass their classes - it benefits no one. Take real action when managers are complained about. It's absolutely ridiculous...

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      Rapid72019-05-17
    • "Fast paced successful cybersecurity company"

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      Former Employee - Program Management in Boston, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Rapid7 full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Interesting work, smart people, fast paced, global, innovative

      Cons

      Unfortunately, there is some talent churn so teams need to optimize for team performance.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to put in tools and processes to enable globally dispersed teams. Keep up the good work of acquisitions for growth

      Rapid72019-04-05
    • "Account Executive"

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        Current Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Rapid7 full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        It is a great culture and there are great benefits

        Cons

        It is a fast paced company. Sometime too fast

        Rapid72019-03-27
      • Helpful (5)

        "Shocking"

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        Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Rapid7 full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great pay and benefits. People in Boston are fun to work with.

        Cons

        Writing an anonymous review for a friend who left in the most shocking way. I thought management was okay on the services side but after today I'm just plain shocked. I seen a person who was with Rapid7 for 5 years get booted because managers thought the remote worker wasn't working. Even after showing evidence to me, HR and management, that he was, they booted him. Apparently if you don't get click with certain people,...

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        Advice to Management

        Executive management needs to wake up and see what is happening. We seem to be losing a LOT of guys lately. What's happening?

        Rapid72019-04-16
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