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Rapid7 Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2019

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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 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.

    Rapid72016-07-18
  2. Helpful (25)

    "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 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.

    Rapid72018-12-10
  3. Helpful (18)

    "leader lied and ate their words"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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

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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 (23)

      "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 employer, cannot emphasize this enough!"

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      Current Employee - Senior Security Consultant 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Rapid7 full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      -Virtually unlimited support/development opportunities from all the way up to the CEO -Great perk of being able to buy books without hitting departmental budgets -Investing a lot in offices, but also having the flexibility of working from home

      Cons

      None..really. It's a really great place to work

      Rapid72019-06-30
    • "Great place to learn and grow"

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      Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Rapid7 full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Rapid7 is a terrific place to build both a meaningful career as well as important products. The tools we build actively help our customers and I'm very proud of that fact. In the 4 years that I've been with the company there have been some growing pains but overall leadership has been thoughtful in how they foster long-term growth and both the financial and cultural health of the company. As for specific pros: pay is...

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      Cons

      Some of the perks of a tech company are missing. Would be nice to have subsidized public transportation. Pay is a little bit under market. Better 401k match would be nice and the insurance plans are a little bit limited. Teams tend to silo themselves and working across products and geographic locations can be difficult. Some strong personalities can lead to Not Invented Here and reinventing the wheel which can lead...

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      Advice to Management

      Keep hammering on our culture. It's the best thing about working at Rapid7. Better raises couldn't hurt either.

      Rapid72019-06-20
    • Helpful (1)

      "Account Executive"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Rapid7 full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Products - some People - Pricing - Partners

      Cons

      Management, Processes, no Trust, Pay, Legal

      Advice to Management

      Open and honest communication

      Rapid72019-06-21
    • Helpful (1)

      "Software engineer at Rapid7"

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      Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Rapid7 full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Flexible time, great co-workers, recent tech stack, very good benefits: health insurance ,pension , Dublin engineering department small enough for one engineer to make a difference and not only be small cog in big company. Very accommodating management internally can change roles / move teams whenever feasible.

      Cons

      Some legacy components, test frameworks slowing down innovation and dev but nothing out of ordinary .

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work

      Rapid72019-05-25
    • Helpful (7)

      "Churn and Burn Culture"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Rapid7 full-time

      Pros

      Good location Nice snacks ...That's about it.

      Cons

      This place is a boiler room from Sales to Customer Success and every other department. Since my departure, there have been at least 15+ other people to leave including management/director level and sales top performers. They brag about the culture, but you're expected to live/breathe on how they want you to interact with customers. Don't bother coming in with a mind of your own, be prepared to drink the coolaid. Management...

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      Advice to Management

      Let people use their individual skills to succeed in the positions you placed them in. Remove toxic management (as other people have commented). Hire an HR team that is helpful.

      Rapid72019-06-03

      Rapid7 Response

      June 6, 2019

      I'm really sorry to hear this was your experience at Rapid7. Our company has grown tremendously over the past several years, and we work hard to evolve what worked well in the past to what is now more appropriate for our current size, team, etc. Sales is one of those areas in a ...

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