Recently we've really been feeling the love from the good people Boston Business Journal (BBJ) and I wanted to take a moment to share this love and say a big thank you
It started a couple of weeks ago when the BBJ published this article on its Pacesetters for 2011, positioning Rapid7 as the 5th fastest growing private company in the region overall, and fastest growing in the software category. We're pretty proud of our growth and recently announced that we've had eight consecutive quarters of record revenue. Whoop whoop! We're very happy to see our hard work paying off and it's lovely that the BBJ has recognized that!
Our current success is not just down to hard work though: we have great leadership in the form of our CEO Mike Tuchen, who recently reached the semi-finals of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year New England Program. Fingers crossed for Mike when the finalists are announced later this year.
Under the leadership of Mike and his team, not only has Rapid7 gone from strength to strength financially, it's also a great place to work: very high energy and fun. The old “work hard, play hard” adage is liberally applied at Rapid7 and it seems to work for us as we've just had more love from the BBJ, this time as one of the best places to work in Massachusetts.
The list recognizes the top 75 places to work in the region, split into 3 equal categories of small, medium and large businesses and evaluated through employee satisfaction surveys. Rapid7 was recognized in the “small company' category. This is probably partly because we regularly get our people out having fun together and make sure we always celebrate each other's successes together as a family. Our kickball and softball teams, Thursday Night Out gatherings and our famous company-wide annual boat cruise are all part of the Rapid7 DNA. We also feel strongly about giving back with many of the Rapid7 employees involved in company-sponsored charity events.
We'd also really like to congratulate all our neighbor, partner and customer companies also featured in the lists. It's very heartening that there are so many great places to work and so many satisfied employees in and around Boston! If you think your company is a great place to work, why not tell us all about it in the comments section.
If you're interested in becoming one of those “satisfied” employees, I have great news for you… Rapid7 is hiring! If you think you reflect our core values of trust, respect, integrity, honesty and innovation with a constant desire to help our clients meet their daily challenges, visit http://www.rapid7.com/careers/index.jsp for information on all the positions currently open.