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Consultant (Former Employee) –  Austin, TX21 February 2019
I do not intend to rate this company or the workplace environment because I am staying anonymous. So you can make up your own mind about this outfit..
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Slave Ship Mentality
Business Development Representative (Former Employee) –  Boston, MA31 May 2018
This company doesn't care about their employees' happiness nor advancement. They will use every bit of you they can and then spit you out. They lead by fear not reward.
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Strong company with good future but lack of internal awareness
Security Consultant (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX22 May 2018
Rapid7 as a company is incredible with great leadership and will have a successful future. However, there are great divides between the culture depending on which office you work from. Despite a well intended global culture, this is often not felt for remote workers or in remote offices. Leadership has a solid plan for the future of the company but routinely is unaware of turmoil and strife within their different departments until it finally explodes. The unlimited PTO is dependent on manager and role. Some people have no problem taking time off and others are met with constant resistance depending on their job role, this include Maternity/Paternity leave, which is extremely subjective to your department or manager. Promotion paths are often undefined and unexpected when received, or others remain in the same position despite constant work with managers to define and improve. One frequent at Rapid7 is that good managers are often forced out or quit, while bad managers are promoted not for the quality of their teams/work, but for their ability to make the company money at a cost of great employees who wind up quitting.
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Solid Company Overall - Must Buy Into the Culture
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER (Former Employee) –  Austin, TX26 January 2018
Very culture focused. Expect to spend lots of social time with co-workers or will not fit in. One of those 'do everything together' companies.

Biggest issue is the heavy social component causes too many people to be promoted/placed into leadership positions who are not well suited to those roles.

Poor leaders make a challenging work environment. C-Level crew is fantastic. Its the middle-managers that are poorly chosen.
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Start-up like environment with amazing development opportunity
Rapid7 Consulting Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Boston, MA27 July 2017
I started working at Rapid7 3 years ago as a business development representative. Since then I have been able to advance my career through a year of sales, a year of operations and a year of project management. One this is certain, Rapid7 invests in it's people - if you put in the work and establish relationships you will be rewarded. This was the perfect place for me to establish myself as a professional coming out of college.
Pros
Unlimited vacation, relaxed culture, team happy hours, work hard play hard attitude, transparent culture
Cons
Pay could be more competetive
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Awesome company!
Interim Office Manager (Former Employee) –  El Segundo, CA15 February 2017
Great people to work for and an amazing company culture. These guys work hard, but they're all very cool and professional. Fun office environment and a great work/life balance.
Pros
Free lunches and snacks, unlimited PTO
Cons
none!
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Great Culture - Compensation can be good if you negotiate strong at first
Security Consultant (Current Employee) –  Remote14 February 2017
The company culture is fantastic, especially at each individual office. The perks are pretty awesome, especially education. Continuous education is valued and rewarded at Rapid7 along with subscriptions to the best learning tools on the planet.

You get to work on or with cool products. Rapid7 has a full suite of security tools that actually solve real problems.

Hardest part of the job is that you are ultimately responsible for structuring your PTO use. You have unlimited PTO, but it's easy to get sucked into the grind and work more, especially if you have a bonus structure that rewards higher utilization.
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Great place
Manager (Current Employee) –  Boston, MA31 October 2016
You'll love it here. Business development representatives: it's a very good place to learn. Great good place for kids straight out of college. Fun and exciting.
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fun place to work
Sales Operations Intern (Former Employee) –  Boston, MA16 May 2016
I really enjoyed working at Rapid7. If they had made an offer after my internship, I would have taken it in a heartbeat. The people are great and I found the work to be fulfilling.
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Good compensation,however, this company is NOT for everyone
Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 May 2016
Work/Life balance sometimes becomes an issue.
Interesting various technologies. Multiple teams, multiple domains.
Place to grow.
Employee turnover is by far too high!
Management has a lot to learn
Pros
Great compensation & benefits, vacation days are not formally limited, bi-weekly free lunch, free perks (drinks, bars, fruits)
Cons
employee turnover is too high, work-life balance is an issue, knowledge sharing is problematic sometimes
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loved the work
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Hunt Valley, MD29 April 2016
i loved the fast paced environment, kept me focused and diligent on my task at hand. learned how to effectively complete task's in a efficient manner. loved the management, when the company grew i felt like i grew too.
Pros
hour breaks
Cons
no coffee cups for employee's
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All that glitters is not gold.
Office Manager (Former Employee) –  Austin, TX9 November 2015
Not recommended for seasoned administrative professionals. Not an empowering environment for powerful females due to management.
Pros
Lots of free snacks and drinks plus good benefits; awesome CEO
Cons
Management
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Boiler Room with awful people
Sales (Former Employee) –  Boston, MA5 August 2015
Management does not care about you as a person - its you, the number. Peers are very shrewd and have defined cliques (yes, it is like a middle school). Weren't there from the beginning? Don't even bother trying to fit in. Very loud music is played constantly, footballs and soccer balls are tossed around - makes having a serious client conversation very difficult. Management also does not care about customers. It's a "boiler room" type environment where you are required to just call without strategy and if you don't, you get reprimanded. The Sales team is one giant joke that revolves around a lack of strategy, poor management and silly rituals. Every time someone closes a deal, you have to listen to someone bang on an OBNOXIOUS gong and then you are required to waste 10 minutes high-fiving everyone on the floor. If you do not, you are reprimanded. Conversations are had at full volume, with some reps yelling profanities and making very inappropriate jokes - despite you having to call customers simultaneously. Its a company that cares more about how "cool" the people are that come in the door, rather than if they are quality employees and can actually perform the job. If you don't jive with their silly culture, you will be made aware of your place on the outside. Long story short, if you want a job where you have potential to advance and actually learn how to sell effectively, this is not it. Your growth will be stunted by political BS, favoritism, and an overall lack of appreciation for the individual.
Pros
Paycheck, Relevant Products
Cons
the sales people were just so rude, shallow and closed to new employees that it made the job very unpleasant
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Upbeat, Intense, Playful Work Environment!
Account Executive, Mid-Market (Current Employee) –  Boston, MA30 June 2015
Long hours but a great place to work with good people. A lot of people get burned out so you have to be able to roll with the punches and come in ready to work everyday.

This company is in the best position industry from a sales perspective. Security is a hot topic these days and companies are required to own the products/ services they provide.

All in all worth working here if you can keep up with a fast paste work environment.
Pros
Great work environment.
Cons
No matching 401k. Long Hours.
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High speed sales environment
Business Development Rep / Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Boston, MA27 April 2015
An early work day starts starting with outbound calling a list made the previous night before a the end of the day. Call anyone and everyone on your list determining the right person to get in touch with regarding purchases of IT equipment.

Research on LinkedIn and other forms of social media to learn about those that you are contacting to help build relationships with them to build rapor during the sales process.
Pros
Excellent sales training
Cons
Long hours and high turnover
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A Great Place for Software Engineers
Manager of Engineering (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX15 March 2015
There is nearly always something interesting and challenging to work on at Rapid7. Team members are fun to work with and quite competent. The SDLC is mostly agile.

Work/life balance is very good. Results are by far more important here than logging hours. There are generally core hours when meetings occur leaving schedules relatively flexible.

Executive management is approachable and happy to discuss any ideas or concerns.
Pros
Interesting work, great people, company appears to value employees, good pay, many perks
Cons
No 401(k) match
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A Nightmare
Engineering (Former Employee) –  Boston16 July 2014
Run, don't walk, from this place. A bunch of kids playing with the toy they're being paid to push. Management a joke.
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Rapid7 appreciates engineers.
Senior UI Developer (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX8 October 2013
Most days I come and leave when I feel like; as long as I get my work done and communicate my status at our daily standup, everything is good. I'm able to work from home when I need to. Deadlines are in place, but the workload is rarely a burden.

The different teams are fairly silo'd, so it may be different depending on where you land. Despite high salaries, good benefits, and a flexible workplace, turnover is fairly high. I think upper management may be trying to optimize too much sometimes.
Pros
good pay/benefits, free snacks/drinks, good workstation, work from home when needed
Cons
high turnover
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A mismanaged company
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX5 April 2013
If you have a decent career, don't ruin it by gambling on Rapid7. This is the main purpose of my review, to prevent another person from making the same mistake as myself and others who joined this company.

Typical day: work 10 hours at home or office. Work can be very interesting to very boring.

Learned: rule engine programming

Management: or lack thereof, terrible

Hardest part: not doing proper research on this company before joining

Enjoyable part: co-workers

Pros:

# good co-workers, depending on your luck
# challenging work
# ability to work from home

Cons:

# incompetent management from CEO to manager level. Company changes directions multiple times in quarters while not hiring additional resources, there is essentially no plan. Managers need training, a lot of them are highly technical people who have been promoted to manager level too soon.

# insane work hours... I would put the daily average at around 10 hr / day for the core engineering teams. I have never seen employees work this long before, of course some overtime is understood but overtime all the time?

# high level of bureaucracy and back biting and little chance of career advancement.

# lack of proper QA, testing is usually 2-4 days before release to public
Pros
co-workers, work, telecommute
Cons
overtime, mismanagement, bureaucracy, deceit
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The best career decision I've ever made!
Current Employee (Current Employee) –  Boston, MA19 February 2013
Such an amazing mix of innovation, culture, passion, and a work/life balance is encouraged!
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