Rapid7 Reviews

Updated Sep 30, 2022

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4.3
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Rapid7 President and Chief Executive Officer Corey E. Thomas
Corey E. Thomas
352 Ratings
Pros
  • "Rapid7 invests a lot of money to keep their teams morale high(in 60 reviews)

  • "They have great work-life balance(in 27 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work-life balance is sometimes a bit skewed(in 30 reviews)

  • "Can't think of anything that is specific to Rapid7(in 29 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee
      Featured Review

      Incredible workplace

      Apr 8, 2022 - Account Executive 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Career development Strong onboarding All necessary resources to succeed Promotions from within

      Cons

      No cons - great company - heavy growth mode - excited for the future

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company

      Jun 18, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good tech stack, interesting tech problems to work on

      Cons

      Can be long hours at times

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Dynamic workplace with great atmosphere

      Mar 9, 2022 - Lead Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      * Great environment to learn and grow, smart and kind co-workers. * Good mix of technologies used, satisfying engineering challenges. * Very flexible and accommodating, no problem with changing teams or re-focus goals. * Dublin is small but nice office, with fantastic coffee machine :-)

      Cons

      Nothing, below just nit-picks * Rapid7 grows via acquisitions one of the side effect is creating silos so different engineering offices are quite detached although it is possible to move to remote team. * Compensation could be one notch better it is by no means not bad but nothing to write home about.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company, but Dublin office is far too political

      Jun 16, 2021 - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Lots of interesting problems to solve. - Very smart engineering teams, with relatively few rotten apples making it through the hiring process. - Time and effort being allocated to upgrade and/or replace legacy components, slowly but steadily. This didn't use to be the case, but the results of this work are paying off and making for a much more pleasant developer experience. - Great degree of autonomy. Whether you just want to take on tickets and finish them off and be left alone outside working hours, or you really want to take ownership of something from the design stage all the way through to completion, there is plenty of opportunity for both depending on what you are looking for here. - Long-time employees in the Dublin office are getting a lot better at acknowledging that certain parts of the system are just not good and need to be fixed/replaced, whereas a few years ago there was more of a "don't insult my baby!" mentality. - Engineers and teams as a whole get a lot of flexibility to work whatever way suits them best, so long as they manage to meet their goals. If there is a feeling that a particular way of working within the team that doesn't work very well, a lot of the time all that is needed is a verbal agreement among the members of the team in order to get things changed. - In general engineers are given the flexibility to move around teams and projects as they see fit. - There is a friendly, welcoming and informal culture in the office where someone is always willing to help you out or explain something to you. The office is also very diverse yet there are relatively few culture clashes. - Very good benefits package

      Cons

      - Career progression happens either smoothly or gets turned into a long drawn-out bureaucratic process, depending on whether specific managers like you personally, seemingly regardless of ability. Being moved around teams/managers also seems to significantly hinder this process. - Talk about your salary among your colleagues. Some people are getting severely screwed over, and I guarantee you the management cannot be trusted when it comes to this. The only ones that stand to gain from the taboo are managers. - Forever playing catch-up with end-of-life runtime and framework versions. You'd think as a security company they'd be more concerned about this. Aside from the security side of things, it's also just very much not enjoyable to have to work on services that rely on frameworks for which support ended and documentation went offline over 5 years ago. - The clique. Everyone who has worked here for any reasonable length of time will have at least a rough idea of who or what I'm talking about here. - There is a huge degree of "not invented here" syndrome within the company as a whole. Internal competition can be good, but in reality what this actually seems to result in most of the time is hostility and grudges between offices. Within the office itself this has also resulted in a lot of hand-rolled solutions and wrappers around other solutions to problems that the industry has already solved.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Apr 15, 2021 - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great environment to grow as an engineer, feels like management are there for you rather than you there for them, always making sure that you're happy in the work place. Interesting technologies being used too

      Cons

      not eager to continue working from home post pandemic

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Feb 5, 2021 - IT Support Technician in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly enviroment, nice team leader and manager.

      Cons

      salary could be better more opportunities

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      You're graded on your work, not appearances

      Nov 25, 2020 - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Brilliant engineering managers who give timely feedback, mentor well and keep you in the loop - Amazing events organized by Workplace Experience Coordinators - Great higher level management - Engineers are given time and resources to address technical debt - No micro-management; what matters is the work you deliver - Very flexible work-hours; as long as you attend your meetings and get your work done, no questions are asked - Realistic expectations meaning amazing work-life balance and low stress; if you so choose it (there's always more work to be done) - Great testing approach (TDD) which means high velocity and confidence in product along with frequent deployments - Great compensation and benefits: RSUs with frequent vesting, ESPP, yearly bonus, good life/health insurance, pension plan with great employee matching on contributions - Generally all great engineers in the office (few bad apples who have no attention to detail or aren't good collaborators or sadly both) - Engineers own the technical side, if you want to change anything you can as long as you get your pull request reviewed

      Cons

      - There's A LOT of legacy components and a lot of work to be done to be able to scale more efficiently and addressing technical debt - Office politics: if you're not liked by a clique of people at the top you're probably screwed, you'll have a toxic employment and have people talking behind your back, there's certainly a few people you want to avoid as much as possible

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      great company for developers

      Oct 13, 2020 - Senior Software Developer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good package, friendly atmosphere, flexible working hours

      Cons

      it takes 4 years to get the full RSU

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Just over 12 months ago, we got acquired by R7.....

      Jun 12, 2020 - Manager in Galway
      Recommend
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      Pros

      ''''from the first day we met, it felt right then and even more so now. Great people, teamwork, a 'work hard/play hard' environment, look after each other, very open, very rewarding. The company, senior management, all the staff have really stepped up to the mark during the current virus outbreak, looking out for each other and our customers.

      Cons

      The 'play hard' bit has been curtailed at the moment due to the pandemic and no travel, we miss it and look forward to getting together again soon.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      A more than positive experience

      Mar 28, 2020 - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Recent tech stack - Flexible hours - Amazing Management - Good benefits - Very competitive salary - Defined career progression path - interesting work - Great culture. CEO + the others are very involved and very down to earth Honestly, I would highly recommend this place.

      Cons

      - Work/life balance is somewhat difficult to manage, but that's mostly because the product feels personal. There is an emphasis on "we made this", which makes you want to do more.

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