As any job seeker knows, a lot of thought goes into accepting a new role at a new company — even more so during a pandemic. For sales professionals, this decision includes considering company growth and trajectory, industry leadership, and company culture, all of which had the potential of being majorly impacted by the effects of COVID-19.
Over the course of the pandemic, Rapid7 has not only acquired four companies in the past 16 months, but we’ve been named a leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM, a Strong Performer in Managed Detection and Response Report, and a Visionary in 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, all while keeping our company culture more than intact.
We talked with a few of our North America Account Executives to hear firsthand about why they chose to join Rapid7 (even during a pandemic), how they learned about the company, and why they’d recommend Rapid7 as a great place to work.
Where did you hear about Rapid7?
“Prior to joining the team, I’d long been familiar with Rapid7 as a high-profile, publicly traded company here in Boston. Around June of 2019, the word had spread about what an engaging and rewarding culture existed at Rapid7.” - Nicholas Lennek
“I heard about Rapid7 because of the tech scene here in Boston; Rapid7 is a big name, and as I was searching for a career change. I knew of a few friends who had been working here for a few years at the time.” - Devonne Skinner
What attracted you to work for Rapid7?
“The energy! My role at Rapid7 gives me the privilege of tackling unique and often nuanced challenges on a routine basis. The team mentality here at Rapid7 is one of rigor and dedication, which is an attitude I crave. We set our aims high, work hard to achieve them, and recognize a job well done here. To me, that’s what it’s all about.” - Nicholas Lennek
“I started in the beginning of the pandemic, which sounds a bit crazy, I know. At the time, I felt like I needed a challenge, and switching industries alone was a mountain, but adding in starting remote was a whole other ball game. I was very confident after my interviews that Rapid7 was going to be invested in me through learning the security industry, along with helping me continue my growth here. So the clear path to where I could go in this role, along with training, was something that attracted me to Rapid7. Additionally, the team atmosphere was big to me. Collaborating with not just sales but other departments is important to not just individual success but team and company success.” - Devonne Skinner
“I realized that the company had a vision for the future; as the industry grew and progressed, so did Rapid7. I wanted to work for a company that was looking to be a leader in the space and not just another player. Rapid7 has exceeded my expectations and continues to grow rapidly.” - Stephen Hislop
Why would you recommend Rapid7 as a great place to work for your next opportunity?
“Speaking to my own personal path, Rapid7 offers you a chance to skip the local train and join the expressway. My role at Rapid7 isn’t a job, it’s a career — and that same opportunity is afforded to everybody. Your peers and your leadership personally invest in your growth and in your success. To fulfill my professional ambitions, I need the chance to make an impact with my work. Rapid7 has provided me with the platform to do that every day that I’ve been here.” - Nicholas Lennek
“I would recommend Rapid7 as a great place to work because of the attention to their employees. As mentioned, it was important to me when I took this role that I had a clear path to how I was going to achieve my goals and continue down a path of success. Rapid7 has always asked me how they can help me achieve my goals, and individually, that is going to be different for everyone. But they follow through. Whether that be additional training, collaboration with teams, listening to my ideas, etc., they take the time to listen and respond appropriately. Rapid7 is a great company to work for regardless of the industry you’re coming from, because they are invested in YOU just as much as the bigger picture.” - Devonne Skinner
“I would recommend Rapid7 because it is a company that will challenge you but also train you. I have learned so much during my time here and have grown as an Account Executive. I love working with everyone, and it truly is a collaborative environment.” - Stephen Hislop