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RetailMeNot Reviews

Updated September 16, 2017
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RetailMeNot CEO Cotter Cunningham
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and company culture (in 14 reviews)

  • Free lunch provided except for one day of the week and great work environment (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • No cons, A nice place to work at (in 5 reviews)

  • Felt like the career path was limited (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Need soft skills..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RetailMeNot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    One of the best cultures and perks .. but going down
    CEO.. but may leave soon
    Free food

    Cons

    Huge developer egos
    Only soft skills matter and nothing else
    Leadership is weak and incompetent
    No future


  2. "Easy Surfin' Career Hurtin"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer-II in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer-II in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RetailMeNot full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Great perks. Great culture. Great office
    * Amazing work life balance.
    * Awesome equipment to get your work done
    * Everyone is super friendly and helpful
    * Career growth can be fast if you know how to put yourself on the spotlight
    * Flexible work hours and easy going work environment
    * Great vacation policy

    Cons

    * NOT a meritocracy. Random engineers get promoted for soft skills rather than their accomplishments as a software engineer
    * Work is uninteresting for the most part. Haven't launched a single successful product in forever. Celebrates irrelevant things which are obviously not successful. Mostly pat on their own backs.
    * Depressing outlook for the future of the company. If you wanna go somewhere in your career, go somewhere else.
    * Leadership is uninspiring and mostly here to live a comfortable life, not here to innovate and move the ship forward

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who actually have a vision for the company. The foot soldiers are really smart and hungry for a challenge. Do something exciting to lift morale. The acquisition hasn't exactly done great to boost morale. Everyone loves a payday but they want more.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on your department"

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    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 (5)

    "Not for everyone"

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    Current Employee - N/A in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - N/A in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits (medical/dental/vision is better than last year)
    Great perks (6 meals a week, lots of snacks, coffee barista, juice bar, Coke freestyle machine, beer/wine etc.)
    Positive people, for the most part

    Cons

    Stock price – not what it used to be
    Turnover – a lot of people are leaving regularly
    Location – downtown is trendy but the traffic sucks
    Size – not ideal for advancement, fewer opportunities

    Advice to Management

    It feels like things are finally starting to turn around. Don’t fall back into inner-circle thinking – the inclusive approach is working. Keep the pressure up.


  5. "Account Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RetailMeNot full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits (gym, cell phone, lunches all paid), juice bar, coffee bar with barista, great office

    Cons

    career growth is not a priority, externals get hired before internal promotions are made

    Advice to Management

    look at folks internally before hiring externally, there's a great set of people there that could step up to the challenge of a new role if given the opportunity


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Depends where you're coming from"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've seen new hires really being taken care of at this company. If you are currently working in a sales organization which doesn't have a rich package and poor management. Come here for the very rich package.

    Cons

    Poor management who are generally great individual contributors but terrible at managing people.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers and not just promote successful individual contributors.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Four Year Fits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RetailMeNot full-time

    Pros

    - Good benefits and pay
    - Quite a few smart folks
    - Pretty cool people
    - Some nice perks

    Cons

    - Micromanagement leadership tendencies from the very top
    - Oligarchy management structure continues
    - Lack of a clear vision to success

    Advice to Management

    - Let growing leaders and teams innovate
    - Don't meddle and micromanage
    - Recognize and empower teams and new leaders

  8. Helpful (12)

    "Smoke & Mirrors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RetailMeNot full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - great location
    - seemingly good perks
    - paid decently, but not super competitive
    - equity (though it unfortunately turned out to be a joke)

    Cons

    - absolute lack of leadership if you can even call it that
    - no real path or ability to progress in the organization
    - as bureaucratic as it gets
    - not challenging
    - was hired and told that I could easily grow into a more senior role, though after exceeding expectations - the senior role was never an option
    - executive leadership chooses to ignore the problems across the business


  9. "Great company culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    RetailMeNot treats its employees very well in terms of benefits and perks: free lunch most days, breakfast, fully stocked kitchen, fun and creative office, gym and cell phone expense etc. Depending on what department you're in, you're really encouraged to either seek internal or external training to further career development.

    Cons

    There have been a lot of organizational changes in the last year or two that have slowed productivity and innovation quite a bit. It'll seem like issues have been resolved and then a new re-org occurs. Definitely a company that grew very quickly in an extremely competitive industry that also changes very quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Though hopefully this has been resolved, narrow development focus on just a couple things that the company does really well rather than spreading resources too thin.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Needs to act more like a startup"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great (with exception of the very fuzzy vacation policy), but the best part is getting to work with amazing people every day.

    Cons

    Communication and decision-making problems, no work/life balance and lots of managers/directors struggling to be relevant.

    Advice to Management

    Need to take risks, trust its employees, believe in its values, communicate and provide real solutions to problems our users have.


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