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Working at Rentrak is exhilarating and challenging.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Rentrak

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Recommends
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Pros

It's an exciting company "inventing new science" in audience measurement. I get to work with many smart, engaged, enthusiastic people every day.

Cons

We are faced with many marketplace pressures and have to work above and beyond to get the job done. Prioritization can be a challenge.

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  1. A company with a bright future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Rentrak full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Rentrak is the best software development and Big Data company in Portland. They gather information from all over the entertainment world, and process, analyze, and report it to all the players in the industry. The software development team is world class.

    Cons

    There is a lot of pressure to produce results quickly. Sometimes the senior/executive management seems disconnected from the work of those of us in the trenches.

    Advice to Management

    Stay more connected to the day-to-day. Even lower-level management seems separated from the details of the work.

  2. An excellent place to work, especially for Software Engineering

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Portland, OR

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rentrak is a great place to work. You work on interesting problems with cool data and awesome people. Management treats employees with respect. Even C level officers are happy to make time to discuss ideas and projects with engineers.

    The work environment is fantastic, with great fringe benefits. The people are amazing; the whole of IT has brilliant people who are also very friendly and willing to help. Excellent work life balance. Good perks for Senior Engineers and higher.

    Senior management has done an excellent job moving the company with the market and anticipating where business needs to go.

    Cons

    Salary and benefits are only adequate, though they've both been improving lately. 401(k) is OK. 3 weeks of PTO (to start) includes your sick time. Medical was slightly below what I'd expect.

    There's a fair amount of issues related to being a rapidly growing company. Expanding bureaucracy and change issues. While those are annoying, they are at least being addressed by management.

    Advice to Management

    You hire top notch people, spend the money and resources to keep them.

    Work harder towards making systems that should be legacy into actual legacy systems. Software Development is dramatically slowed by the mountain of legacy code. Longer term strategic development in engineering would really pay dividends.

    Try to streamline the bureaucracy a bit.

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