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Rise Interactive Reviews

Updated 17 May 2019

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3.0
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53%
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62%
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Rise Interactive CEO Jon Morris
Jon Morris
93 Ratings
Pros
  • "Digital Marketing Experts: If you're looking to learn(in 16 reviews)

  • "Rise has a strong focus on building a company culture driven by success(in 12 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "See the forest not the trees"

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

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

    Pros

    Young, fun culture Flexible work style Innovative Open Collaborative An opportunity you won't get anywhere else

    Cons

    A few toxic employees and former employees who think they have all the answers

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward and holding people accountable for bad behavior. As long as we are all respectful and place our egos aside we can do great things. Also, remember nothing happens overnight. The good, impactful change will take time and patience.

    Rise Interactive2019-05-06

    Rise Interactive Response

    May 8, 2019Director, Employee Services

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. Please continue to share your thoughts and ideas on how we can improve our workplace through Glint, during ask me anything events, lunches with senior leaders or directly with the Employee Services team and/or the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

  2. Helpful (3)

    "Big vision but fails executing with poor ethics and leadership culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rise Interactive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice office, some smart and fun people

    Cons

    Hours worked are valued more than impact, bit of an old boys club

    Rise Interactive2019-05-17

    Rise Interactive Response

    May 19, 2019Director, Employee Services

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback.

  3. "Great Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - IMC in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rise Interactive full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I look forward to coming to work each day due to the company culture and challenges I'm presented with

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of room for big promotion and lack of diversity at the exec level

    Rise Interactive2019-03-27

    Rise Interactive Response

    April 1, 2019Director, Employee Services

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. Please continue to share your thoughts and ideas on how we can improve our workplace through Glint, during ask me anything events, lunches with senior leaders or directly with the Employee Services team and/or the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

  4. Helpful (10)

    "Nope."

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

    I worked at Rise Interactive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They used to hire very smart people.

    Cons

    Rampant turnover, lack of leadership, inexperienced executives, no diversity If you don't work a set number of hours, you will be fired. If you ask questions, you will be fired. If you have original thoughts, you will eventually be fired. If you want to grow, you are more likely to be fired. If you complain, you will be fired. If you don't want to work weekends and vacations, you will be fired. If you callout completely...

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    Advice to Management

    Cash out already. Everyone knows that's all you care about. Hire someone who doesn't live in your neighborhood to tell you what's up. You have no clue.

    Rise Interactive2019-03-05

    Rise Interactive Response

    March 8, 2019Director, Employee Services

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your time at Rise. We are sorry to hear that it was not the best experience and wish you well in your next endeavor.

  5. Helpful (11)

    "Leadership will consistently disappoint you"

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

    I worked at Rise Interactive full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Despite so much heartache, disappointment, and shockingly poor moral judgement, Rise was overall an experience that I don't entirely regret: industry experience working for great brands, mostly kind and motivated employee-base, better than average benefits that have improved over time, and a great office location for commuters. Benefits that shouldn't be overlooked: - Generous healthcare coverage - Decent PTO...

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    Cons

    Tread extremely careful with Rise's leadership team. You will never cease to be amazed at how unethical, morally skewed, and downright appalling particular high-ranking executives can be. You will be led to believe countless times that change is coming and that they are interested in *you* the person, i.e. the employee base that is exploited for long hours and virtually impossible requests, only to be sadly mistaken...

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    Advice to Management

    You say you are listening and will list all of the appropriated channels and forums that were created as a demonstration to show you care yet somehow nothing meaningful seems to ever really feel different. Despite what you might want to believe, there are many (perhaps even hundreds of) unhappy current and former employees... seriously evaluate what (and who specifically) are holding this agency back, even if it means...

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    Rise Interactive2019-01-31
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Paid Search Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rise Interactive full-time

    Pros

    great place to work. A+

    Cons

    long hours and grueling training

    Rise Interactive2019-01-02

    Rise Interactive Response

    January 2, 2019Director, Employee Services

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you found Rise a great place to work and hope that you shared specific feedback with the Employee Services team about the training and work schedule. This will help us continue to improve our internship program. We wish you the ...

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Strong company culture focus"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

      I worked at Rise Interactive full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Rise provided a fantastic experience for getting started in the digital marketing industry. You're allowed to take significant ownership over projects and initiatives (just understand that accountability comes with it!). Rise has a strong focus on building a company culture driven by success.

      Cons

      The combination of strong company culture and high expectations can be intimidating, especially to those new to the industry.

      Rise Interactive2019-01-01

      Rise Interactive Response

      January 2, 2019Director, Employee Services

      We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Great Culture, But Not Paid Enough"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Rise Interactive

      Pros

      Great Culture, Great People, Amazing Environment to Learn

      Cons

      Low Salaries, Poor Transparency, High Turnover Rate

      Rise Interactive2018-11-11

      Rise Interactive Response

      November 11, 2018Director, Employee Services

      Thank you for sharing your feedback. Please continue to share your thoughts and ideas on how we can improve our workplace through Glint, during ask me anything events, lunches with senior leaders or directly with the Employee Services team.

    • Helpful (6)

      "You can do a million things right, but everyone will find the wrong"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Let’s start off with this: I was not asked to write this review. I am writing based on my experience here and comparing it to previous experiences. Rise has a lot of perks that are free to the employeees: Healthy snacks, coffee and tea variety, beer and wine variety, even milk variety. They offer student loan assistance, commuter benefits, a work from home plan and parental leave. Many interns are offered full...

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      Cons

      There are some abrasive personalities - ones who think they rule the company. If you don’t give them what they want, they run up the chain until they get it. It’s very childish and was the way to get a selfish request fulfilled. Skipping lunch or eating at your desk is the choice of the employee. Nobody is forcing them to take that route. The truth lies in how they manage their time. Did they stop multiple times...

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      Advice to Management

      I have no advice for them here because we already talked about it and are actioning against it. I know it’s going to take time, effort and a lot of conversations to intelligently accomplish it and I’m willing to go through it to see the end result.?My advice is to you, the reader: Pay attention to the pattern of the reviews. For every positive review, you will find at least a couple to cancel it out. It’s not coincidence....

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      Rise Interactive2018-10-11

      Rise Interactive Response

      October 22, 2018Director, Employee Services

      Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are glad to hear that we are making progress on the areas that are important to your experience at Rise. Please keep sharing your feedback through our weekly surveys, Ask Me Anything sessions and with our Employee Services team.

    • Helpful (15)

      "How the Mighty Fall"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Office has snacks, a cool bevi machine and they often focus on healthier snacks so that we're able to eat fruit, veggies, and not just junk.

      Cons

      I am not sure I can add much to what has already been said. There are lots of flaws in leadership, I want to think that they're being addressed, but they can only be addressed to a point because as other reviews have mentioned, most of leadership are long-time friends and family – so the really tough decisions aren't going to be made. Rise also often overpromises and under-delivers. I think the reviewer that talked...

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      Advice to Management

      If you feel like people are giving you unfair reviews on Glassdoor - stop responding or posting petty clap-backs. All that does is validate for everyone on here that the negative reviews are true, because why would you need to be defensive about something that is a complete fabrication? A company that truly only had a few disgruntled employees wouldn't need to be so active in trying to shut down those that speak-out.

      Rise Interactive2018-10-11

      Rise Interactive Response

      November 8, 2018Director, Employee Services

      Thank you for sharing your feedback. As a current employee, I sincerely ask that you also share your thoughts and opinions with the organization directly. If you don't feel like Glint is the best place to do that and you are unable to talk with your manager then you should discuss ...

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