Rentrak
3.1 of 5 23 reviews
www.rentrak.com Portland, OR 150 to 499 Employees

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OK place to gain experience, not a great place for a long term career.

Software Developer (Former Employee)

I worked at Rentrak full-time

ProsMost of the developers, with a few notable exceptions, are laid back and easy to get along with.

Most projects have a solid set of unit tests.

Everyone gets a week off around Christmas plus an additional 3 weeks of personal PTO.

You can work 40 hours a week if you don't care about career progression.

If you are inexperienced, open minded, and actively pursue learning, this can be a good place to bootstrap your career.

Rentrak is able to hire some decent talent using a no-BS write me some code hiring system.

ConsThe compensation package is relatively poor and there isn't any long term compensation upside as company policy is to not grant stock to developers.

There are many intrusive and condescending policies like drug testing and required tracking of each minute of the work day in a time tracking system.

New projects often get micromanaged by upper management and the quick decisions made under high pressure at the beginning of projects often lead to long term technical issues.

Interactions with management and other departments involve a lot of politics and distrust.

The office location is out by the airport and the internal building layout is poorly designed and crowded.

The internal proprietary 10+ year old web-framework is decent enough for what it is but using it incurs a lot of hidden cost in terms of duplicating modern open source web framework functionality, maintaining that functionality and then teaching new hires the Rentrak framework.

Rentrak culture is steeped in the entertainment and advertising industries and generally speaking upper management is cut-throat and disrespectful towards subordinates.

For the reasons above and more, Rentrak has difficulty attracting and keeping good technical talent.

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Working at Rentrak is exhilarating and challenging.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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Pros: It's an exciting company "inventing new science" in audience measurement. … Cons: We are faced with many marketplace pressures and have to work above… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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You get to work with amazing people on a not so amazing product.

Database Administrator (Former Employee)
Portland, OR

I worked at Rentrak full-time for more than a year


Pros: The people you get to work with at Rentrak are the best part of the company. It's almost expected to have people randomly come into… Cons: Pushing for changes to any product is pretty difficult. Rentrak has problems with scaling, and introducing new technologies to help with… Advice to Senior Management: Listen to your engineers for new ideas. You hire the best… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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