56% would recommend to a friend
(324 total reviews)
68% approve of CEO
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Updated 30 Nov 2023
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- 5.022 Nov 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Rippling certainly pushes the limits of possible, and that's just not for everyone. My personal experience is that while this can be very challenging and stressful, it's what has to be done to create a generational company. IMO it's THE* opportunity / ecosystem personally and professionally to develop.
There are sometimes rather unrealistic expectations set, but usually we recalibrate quickly Communication can be poor across global offices, but the business is working to be more intentional / deliberate with their comms
- 3.010 Oct 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Salary, decent product, can maybe reach ipo in the future
Poor benefits, horrible work life balance, product has major problems and management wants to instead invest in new SKUs.17
- 2.07 Sept 2023Implementation ManagerCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
Decent salary, and that’s literally it.
-Unorganized -Lack of training & documentation for an E-series company -They only care about the people at the top making more money, so they push out random new processes that don’t help anyone, sell to more clients than implementation can support, and they push out new products and you are given no notice. -no support from leadership because leadership also doesn’t have support. A lot of people who work here are kind and cool people but everyone is running around with their heads chopped off. -If you want to be so stressed out of your mind that you stop eating, lose your quality of life, then work here. And no this is not an exaggeration. - When managers are all leaving at once you know something is wrong.52
- 4.014 Nov 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
Much like other tech start-ups/scale-ups, Rippling moves extremely fast. I spent the majority of my career in similar companies so I knew what I was signing up for, so I understand some of the other reviews that point out how bad the work life balance and culture is. From my experience, you really get out of work what you put into it. If you have experience working at fast-paced start ups, then you'll thrive and enjoy it here. When I was greener in my career, I didn't know how to prioritize properly so I was constantly overwhelmed and burnt out. Now that I have the proper skills, working at Rippling is invigorating.
Again like other tech start ups that move fast, there are constantly updates being made to the product, a lot of which isn't communicated very effectively internally and we're often finding out about new things from our customers which isn't great. It's not a problem unique to Rippling though, it's par for the course. If you want to jet set your career and learn a TON in a short amount of time, then this will be a great place for you. If you're looking for something you can just clock in/out of, you might want to consider working at a larger Fortune 100 company.
- 5.022 Nov 2023Senior DirectorCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSan Francisco, CA
I've really enjoyed working at Rippling over the past year+. I've had the chance to: -Work with some of the smartest people in my career -Learned a lot from stretch assignments to a promotion -Had significant career opportunities -Had my voice heard among multiple c-suite stakeholders on workstreams that I lead or impact my team -Been able to attract, hire, and retain top talent -Push back on leaders or requests to appropriately balance moving fast enough with doing things well Other pros: -We have a very fair and equitable compensation, hiring, promotion, and raise process -Company culture and values are very strong and I feel we make the right integrity-driven and business decisions consistently -The company itself is performing incredibly well and that makes me motivated to keep working hard & value my equity
The company is a performance-driven organization. Personally, I'd rather work in this type of environment where I know where I stand, know how to succeed (ie there's low politics), and can rely on my teammates to do good work. The con, is that it means we work hard (but not as hard as i-banking or consulting) and it can be stressful.
- 2.010 Oct 2023Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
* Fair compensation * Some teams are better than others
Oh boy. The main issue is that any processes that teams try to build get sabotaged by upper management, that decides to escalate an unplanned feature out of nowhere. That feature is being rushed, and CEO asks "are we there yet" every day putting so much pressure that teams just give up on any and all code quality. This inadvertently breaks other things, which makes CEO angry, and now team is under fire for breaking things and is rushed to fix them ASAP. The cycle described above repeats itself every sprint. Some teams are literally trying to finish their Q2 tasks in Q4 because of constant injection of work out of nowhere. Then the code quality. Jesus christ. With the process described above you can probably imagine what tangled mess this all produces. And then every initiative to refactor and fix it is killed in it's infancy because, again, out of nowhere you get a P0 priority feature that clients apparently need yesterday. Literally any technology gets approved, because when a team comes to you with a "CEO needs this feature yesterday, for it we need to use XXX, do you approve?" - the answer is always yes, because there's no time to even think about investigating anything else. Anyway, if you are one of those people that "strive in a chaotic environment" - this place is for you. You will get complete chaos everywhere every day.8
- 1.015 Nov 2023Localization Program ManagerFormer Employee, less than 1 yearSan Francisco, CA
None whatsoever that I can think of
1. Organizational Disarray: There seems to be a lack of structure and organization within the company. This includes insufficient training and inadequate documentation processes. 2. Top-Heavy Focus: The company appears to prioritize the interests of higher-level executives, often at the expense of broader employee needs. This is evidenced by the introduction of ineffective processes and the over-extension of client commitments. 3. Inadequate Leadership Support: Leadership support is lacking, which trickles down through the organizational hierarchy, leaving employees feeling unsupported and overburdened. 4. Workplace Stress: The work environment is described as extremely stressful, to the extent that it negatively impacts employees’ physical and mental health. 5. Management Concerns: The simultaneous departure of multiple managers is a red flag, indicating deeper issues within the company.7
- 5.013 Nov 2023Vice PresidentCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsSan Francisco, CA
+ Company: Very bullish on the financial outlook, which is a testament to the experienced C-suite team and execution day-to-day. + Career: You are constantly being pushed to learn and adapt as the company grows. It is the best place to acquire new skills and refine them. I expect this to catapult my own career trajectory. + Network: We attract bright and hardworking colleagues. Some of the smartest and most humble people i have ever worked with - many of whom i am sure i will stay in touch with well beyond my years at Rippling.
- Reality Check: None of the pros above will be handed to you, they do not come easy. Working here is like having a personal trainer for your career - sometimes you hate your trainer, but you made the choice and the benefits are worth it
- 5.022 Nov 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsSan Francisco, CA
Rippling has the potential to be a platform company. There are very few businesses that can credibly lay claim to that opportunity. We are making investments across a number of product areas simultaneously. As a result, employees have the opportunity to assume broader scope in their roles than at traditional companies, and grow their careers faster than they would in other software companies. The company also does a good job of promoting from within.
The increased responsibility does require that you have to have a deep commitment to your work at Rippling. The breadth of ambition and the pace with which the company operates requires employees to be all in on Rippling. For those drawn to this, it's a doubly rewarding place, as your colleagues also embrace this approach to company building.
- 5.09 Oct 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSan Francisco, CA
- Product centric company which everyone is passionate about because the product actually works - There is an exciting force to Rippling's pace and way of operating - If you're someone who is driven, excited by new career challenges, wants to win and expedite their career, Rippling can be an amazing place - The people who are a good fit for Rippling and want to be there really do care about building something big - that feeling is contagious and rare to find amongst companies today
- The hours are long but it feels like everyone is in it together - This is not just a 9 to 5 job but if you're excited to grow your career this is the perfect opportunity to do so . You do need to be intentional about setting boundaries and need to know when to push/pull so you can do your work but also take care of you. - Rippling isn't like a Google or Facebook - Everyone is invited to pitch in and help build the company. Things aren't just laid out perfectly for everyone - Some folks might get a shock compared to other places they have worked out - they probably aren't the right fit for Rippling if they aren't excited to build.
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Rippling has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 334 reviews left anonymously by employees. 56% of employees would recommend working at Rippling to a friend and 70% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.
56% of Rippling employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Rippling 2.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.