Rocket Internet Reviews

Updated 19 Jun 2020

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3.4
68%
Recommend to a Friend
62%
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Rocket Internet CEO Oliver Samwer
Oliver Samwer
120 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fast paced startup with some talented people from across the globe(in 36 reviews)

  • "steep learning curve, entrusted with lots of responsibility(in 34 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "high learning curve"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Venture Development in Berlin

    I worked at Rocket Internet full-time

    Pros

    The experience was good, because I had a steep learning curve.

    Cons

    The workload is very high, you have to be prepared to work long nights.

  2. "Challenging and hard"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rocket Internet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging and good place to lear

    Cons

    Low pay and long hours but improving

  3. "An honest review"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Photo Retoucher in Makati City
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rocket Internet full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly team leaders, taught me a lot about digital design.

    Cons

    Short-length employment. A few months, company decided to downsize employees.

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  4. "Start up mentality, no extra frills"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Kuala Lumpur

    I worked at Rocket Internet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Growth and regional exposure to teams

    Cons

    No extra frills and benefits

  5. "Great team but internal growth limited"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Analyst in Berlin

    I worked at Rocket Internet full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - great boss on the international finance team - great exposure across all portfolio companies - good office perks / central location

    Cons

    - difficult to see obvious opportunities for growth within the company - high turnover so no such thing as "culture"

  6. "Awesome learning experience"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in Dhaka
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rocket Internet full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great combination of startup + consulting/VC environment. Rigor and innovation combined

    Cons

    Resource management can be short-sighted, Inside Politics

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Average company"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Berlin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Just average, and I mean it

    Cons

    Extremly average, and I mean it even more

  8. "Most Hand's-On Entrepreneurial Experience"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rocket Internet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    as in the title. Great place to learn and jump in.

    Cons

    Depends on what you expect.

  9. "Too much politics for a startup"

    1.0
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    Country Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rocket Internet for more than a year

    Pros

    You can shuffle between multiple ventures or projects

    Cons

    The MD in Dubai and in most other regions are data driven, highly educated, young but lack business sense are short on experience and are unable to contain the direction of the venture and surly not able to influence the negative culture.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "stressful atmosphere"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rocket Internet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can learn a lot if you want

    Cons

    Incompetent managers, lot of stress, demand for long hours, bad atmosphere

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