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Rocket Internet Reviews

Updated 15 January 2019
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Pros
  • "Steep learning curve, the very best in performance marketing and digital marketing" (in 32 reviews)

  • "You can learn a lot of thing from different areas very quickly" (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "very low pay given that you have long working hours" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Not the best culture, work life balance can be a little overwhelming, feel like a cog in a corporate wheel" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "SEO Analyst/ Social Media Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rocket Internet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work and learning culture, where the employees were allowed to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Similar projects hindered daily work progress.

    Advice to Management

    No such advice to the management.


  2. "E-commerce Empire"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Head in London, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Head in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rocket Internet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steep learning curve, the very best in performance marketing and digital marketing

    Cons

    if you don't like a fast pace, this is not the right place for you

  3. "Fantastic! Highly recommended - go for it!"

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    Former Employee - Co-Founder in London, England
    Former Employee - Co-Founder in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rocket Internet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic! Highly recommended - go for it!

    Cons

    Be ready to work hard and learn loads. Not for the faint hearted.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain top talent better


  4. "Not great"

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

    I worked at Rocket Internet full-time

    Pros

    - you get to learn quickly

    Cons

    - management do not have much experience with technology or industry they are working with

    Advice to Management

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  5. "EIR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial job that allows you to travel and lead teams at a young age. Work alongside very hungry entrepreneurs and effectively can be considered an amazing entrepreneurship school.

    Cons

    Lack of structure, but that can turn into a pro if the person is entrepreneurial and willing to make efforts to define his / her own role.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on company culture in order to make sure that stuff stays on for longer and long term companies can be built.

    Rocket Internet Response

    23 Mar 2017 – HR Director

    Thanks for providing feedback about your time with us on Glassdoor. You’re right, we have a fantastic team of entrepreneurs working with us, and this helps to create a dynamic and fast-paced... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Rocket BDM"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rocket Internet (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting high exposure to operations

    Cons

    Limited exposure to business financing

    Rocket Internet Response

    22 Sep 2016 – Talent Acquisition Director

    We're really happy to hear that you liked your time at Rocket. You're right: when building and scaling new companies you get to deep dive into multiple areas of business development. We hope that... More


  7. "Rocket Internet"

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

    Pros

    Responsibility entrepreneurial environment creativity and freedom

    Cons

    Salary, hours, stress and structure

    Rocket Internet Response

    4 Oct 2016 – Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for sharing your experience on Glassdoor. It's important for us to offer our people an environment where they can flourish entrepreneurially - as you explained. This shouldn't result in too... More

  8. "Rocket Internet"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development in London, England
    Former Employee - Business Development in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rocket Internet (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic experience with great intelligent people.

    Cons

    Long hours and unrealistic expectations.

    Lack of job security.

    Rocket Internet Response

    8 Sep 2016 – Talent Acquisition Director

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experience on Glassdoor. It is very rewarding to hear that you had a fantastic experience. And of course: we have great people at Rocket, right? We put a lot... More


  9. "Managing Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Managing Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing experience managing a startup, while getting paid

    Cons

    company of cowboys, not very strong on human values

    Rocket Internet Response

    27 May 2016

    Thanks for sharing your feedback! Isn't it amazing to be part of an idea that becomes a world-wide operating business sooo fast? We take your comment very seriously and are interested in receiving... More


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Create way to play startups"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rocket Internet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Vague support structure, vague network of companies to learn from, attracts talented smart employees, Rocket Internet looks good on a resume, great place to learn about the startup scene and make a name for yourself (if you are good and driven)

    Cons

    Brutal German management, there are bullies, often have founders with no real business experience from banking and consultancies who command bloated salaries, they honestly do not value their employees unless you bring great results. you are effectively working for a startup so be prepared not to have a life at times.

    Advice to Management

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