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Helpful (3)

Technically challenging, but dysfunctional company

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Staff in Portland, OR
Current Employee - IT Staff in Portland, OR

I have been working at Rentrak

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Rentrak has a large contingent of very smart technical staff members working on challenging issues.
Rentrak is competing against much larger companies like Nielsen Entertainment and grabbing market share all the time.
The company has started to recognize some of the morale and communication issues that it suffers and is trying to address them as best as they can, with internal resources.

Cons

Very opaque structure with poor communication practices
Almost no opportunity for raises or career growth
Reluctant to bring in outside help to give the company a much needed re-vitalization across the board.
Management is self taught and lacks training and mentoring system.

Advice to Management

Focus on transparency and "too much" communication
Relax and let people enjoy the office environment more
Train managers or hire people who have management experience into these roles
Give people a well defined method of growing their career.
Don't tell people there is basically no way to get a raise.
When things are broken fix them, take action and fix them. Don't just talk about it. Be bold.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Decent tech environment, bad career possibilities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Rentrak

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decently interesting problems with a lot of data. Good culture of test driven development, frequent deployment. Some smart coworkers.

    Cons

    The only real way to get a raise is to leave. Some teams have problematic management and silo information. Office location is terrible being way out by the airport with very few food options.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a competitive salary and look into remote working since the office location is so bad.


  2. Helpful (3)

    They don't pay very well!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Rentrak

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The co-workers are great and for the most part all the developers are friendly and hang out outside of work.

    Unless you are grossly incompetent or don't show up to work, you have great job security.

    For the most part you work a 40 hour week.

    Cons

    The pay is on the low end of the spectrum.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your developers more!


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