RetailMeNot Reviews | Glassdoor

RetailMeNot Reviews

Updated August 7, 2017
92 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.9
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
RetailMeNot CEO Cotter Cunningham
Cotter Cunningham
77 Ratings

92 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Seriously relaxed environment with best work-life balance I've known (in 10 reviews)

  • Free lunch 4 days/wk, coffee bar, free breakfast on mondays, cool workspace & gadgets in the office, work from home (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Something of a sweatshop, it is an inflexible work environment where they want you at your desk all day everyday (in 4 reviews)

  • But as far as the company itself, no cons (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    "Fun Work Environment to Get Things Done in"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RetailMeNot full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I work with smart, nice, collaborative co-workers who are solving interesting problems to grow the company and deliver savings to consumers in new and innovative ways. Some part of my work is fun every day and a large part of that is due to company culture and nature of the business.

    Cons

    The company is still catching up with its prior explosive growth by implementing much needed processes. The business model needs to evolve to continue having success, but that is recognized and progress is being made.


  2. "Software Engineer II"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RetailMeNot full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    An amazing chance to work with people who care about the company and care about you as an individual. If you make an effort to drive your personal growth you will be given plenty of opportunities.

    Cons

    Individual responsibilities can sometimes be ambiguous - if you need to strong direction of what your work load will be from day to day and do not have strong initiative you may feel a bit lost.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing an amazing job - keep up the efforts to hold folks accountable for what they have committed to deliver. Increase data driven initiatives.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on your department"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RetailMeNot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team members, a good amount of perks. Great company culture

    Cons

    Stunted advancement in certain departments. Since so much emphasis is put on hiring engineering talent, other departments don't always get a fair shake in terms of compensation. Esp those with long management tenure.

    Advice to Management

    Take time for training. The current system for training really drops off when it focuses on the smaller department. There probably needs to be a dedicated staff member for each department to develop training


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Editorial assiociate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editorial Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Editorial Associate in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RetailMeNot (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No plus points..... ..... .....

    Cons

    Person who called himself manager shouldnt be at this position, man who destroyed lives of many people, it was a nightmare to work, environment was the worse I have ever experienced

    Advice to Management

    change wrong people immediately and react for their official claims


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Company that values employees"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RetailMeNot full-time

    Pros

    You'll never find a company that values their employees higher or treats them better. This is such a contradiction to any other place I've worked in my career, that it is almost shocking.

    Cons

    I'm sure there are some, but I've not found them yet.


  6. "Fun place to work with some caveats"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Compensation was very good
    * Flexible vacation policy
    * For the most part everyone was great to work with

    Cons

    * Perks started to decline after IPO
    * Culture also changed as growth happened, was no longer as fun but not anymore productive than before
    * Became very political, this was brewing before the IPO but increased afterwards. Too many people trying to climb the career ladder

    Advice to Management

    Give decision-making power to lower product managers. It seemed like everything kept funneling to the top. whether they were big or small issues. This slowed down the product development process and was somewhat demoralizing.


  7. "Demanding Work but Adequately Compensated"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandise Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Merchandise Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RetailMeNot part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing campus with themed beautifully decorated floors. Great perks such as free lunches, breakfasts on Mondays & Fridays, free downtown parking, onsite baristas and unlimited snacks. Employees also get access to dry-cleaning pick-up/drop-off and a Segway.

    Cons

    Many of the tasks are tedious and repetitive so managing your focus and energy levels are important. Contractors tend to feel like outsiders.

    Advice to Management

    Consider current or former contractors first when posting new positions.

  8. "Senior Account Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RetailMeNot (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, innovative products and great work environment

    Cons

    Lack of internal growth, lack of insights into goals and lack of urgency around important aspects that will help the company and team grow

    Advice to Management

    Take a different approach to account management. Potentially thousands of dollars being left on the table due to internal inefficiencies, however, sales team takes the blame.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Room to grow and flourish but you have to work at it"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RetailMeNot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    When the company first started many years ago, it was stretched thin and there were a lot of opportunities to move up quickly and make a big difference.

    Now that we've grown into a more mature company, it's harder to make a 'big splash', but generally if you're hired and you're doing well, after about 1-2 years you'll start to take on more and more responsibilities, and from there you can only go up - but it's essential that you seek them out and not get discouraged, and you take that first 1-2 years seriously...it's almost a litmus test. But once you get that first promotion, the doors start opening wider.

    Also, Networking and building a positive reputation, as cliche as it is, really helps. Everyone knows everyone in a company of 350 (350 in TX at least).

    Friendly atmosphere, and people who are really trying to do well.

    Work life balance is excellent.

    Good culture and values, supported by personal beliefs.

    Cons

    Not the fastest place to grow, but full of opportunity if you try, and surrounded by genuinely nice people who are the kind of people you don't mind saying Hi to at the coffee bar or at Happy Hour.

    Salary isn't going to amaze you, but it grows quickly after year 1 with ESPP, RSU grants, and Bonus (10%).

    Advice to Management

    More management and leadership training for internal-hire managers/ first-time managers or dept leaders. It's great that we promote from within but I'm shocked at how little training there is for some things (e.g. interviewing, managing a team)...giving internal hires a better ground to stand on here benefits everyone.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Great company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Operations in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RetailMeNot full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food, the product works, great culture. Unlimited PTO and AMAZING benefits! CEO is super transparent and communicative with the whole company.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth, unless you put yourself out there. Just as in almost any work place environment, you have to make yourself noticed/known.


Showing 92 of 100 reviews
Reset Filters