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I have been working at Rentrak full-time
Rentrak Engineering (which means the IT group that works in the TV and Video on Demand businesses) has turned into an awesome place to be (years ago I heard it wasn't great). Here are some of the positive changes that have happened in the last 3 years: The bad managers have all been removed from IT. New managers are great. There are some incredibly smart/talented people that work in IT and the hiring bar is high. Training budgets have grown enormously -- now managers work with you to find training to help your career Salary ranges have been published and continuously increase faster than inflation Engineering management is very employee centric -- now employees rate their bosses and the top IT leadership treats those surveys seriously Tons of new technology has been brought in to help modernize the environment -- Jira, Hipchat, AngularJS, Tempo, Zephyr, Bitbucket, Sumologic, etc. Slowly the old code is being refactored. It is awesome to work for a big data SaaS company that is working in an interesting space (measuring what people watch on TV)... as opposed to insurance or something. Perks have dramatically increased -- free cereal, pb & j, sodas, video games, the list goes on and on (like free onsite massages, or free movies on opening night, or big employee parties, or etc). New Engineering offices in downtown Portland have opened up and were designed by technologists for technologists .. awesome spaces to work in! Rentrak has a ton of cash in the bank ($80 mil?) and is a 30 year old public company -- so it has job security -- but it feels like a start up.
There is a large codebase and a complicated business to learn. Rentrak is growing quickly, so there is always more work to do than people to do it (but they keep hiring so that's cool).
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you are doing, respect the engineers, and maybe lift a bit off the accelerator... Continue to stay ahead of the pack.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Rentrak in April 2014.
4 interviews over a 3 week period. Met some very nice people that I would like to have worked with, but in the end I didn't get the job. I was a little annoyed that after putting so much into the interview process that I only received an automated email reply that the position was filled, then a few days later the position was opened again. I asked for feedback, but never received a reply. The facility was very nice and the employees seemed quite committed to their work.
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Rentrak is the entertainment industry's premier source for knowing — every day, every minute, everywhere — who is going to the movies and who is watching TV. With the ability to merge television viewing and actual consumer behavior information across all media distribution platforms, only Rentrak can provide the stable and robust audience measurement services on which movie, television and advertising professionals have come to rely to better manage their business goals and more precisely target advertising. As the media and entertainment advertising sectors continue ...