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RetailMeNot Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance with some teams having a very flexible schedule (in 12 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 4 reviews)

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

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  1. "Previous Work Experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at RetailMeNot as an intern

    Pros

    Great company culture - very inclusive and interested in your personal growth and achievements.

    Cons

    Have had a rough go the past couple years, not sure how the company culture is currently.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great engineering culture with questionable business outlook"

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

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

    Pros

    - Great engineering culture that promotes learning by working with the latest tech and being around co-workers who are helpful and smart.
    - Great work-life balance with some teams having a very flexible schedule.
    - Co-workers are relaxed and do not have large egos.
    - Able to work on and with industry-relevant technologies, which contribute to career growth.
    - Great pay relative to Austin cost of living.
    - A nice balance between professionalism and casualness.
    - Managers are a good bunch for the most part. Most do not have egos and they care about growing direct reports.
    - A good start to diversity and inclusion efforts in recent years.

    Cons

    - Questionable business outlook in recent years. The company is not going to die start-up style, but it is not doing as hot as it once was. This is felt by people at the company. At most, people feel that their work is contributing to sustaining the company, rather than contributing to explosive growth.
    - Questionable atmosphere after acquisition given high rate of departures.
    - Support burden can occasionally be troublesome depending on what team you are on.

  3. "Software Engineer II"

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    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.


  4. "Fun place to work with some caveats"

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    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

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

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    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.


  6. "RMN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart hard working group of people. Very passionate and transparent CEO.

    Cons

    Cons are primarily attributable to growing pains after going public. Lots of meetings and began to lose focus of hiring for culture fit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being transparent and listen to your employees.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Great for Engineers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks! Culture! Working with super smart and talented people! All the pros listed here are airtight. There are a lot of awesome opportunities at RMN, and the environment is great for collaboration and bolstering technical skills.

    Cons

    - An effort to retain eng talent is showering praise for any and all 'accomplishments,' even if the product or idea flopped. If you work in a department that doesn't write code, you can easily feel like a bit of a second-class employee. (it's tough to watch a product manager wearing an Apple Watch accept a second one as a gift from the company celebrating an app release)
    - It is clear that you are replaceable, even in the recent/current climate of attrition in all departments.
    - There is not much oversight or advocacy from upper management, which causes friction among the team members; be prepared to miss your loved ones or work from home during Q4, and breathing air is considered experience, so people are often promoted out of nepotism or politics instead of talent and drive.
    - Engineers seem to treat RMN as a post-college training station before moving on to bigger name tech companies. It's not uncommon to find a bug nobody can fix because the person who built it left.

    Advice to Management

    - Be more graceful when assigning credit and congratulations for hard work
    - Stop hiring and promoting people into people-management positions whose qualifications are irrelevant or nonexistent; you'll end up with 50 self-righteous Indian chiefs and no Indians who will work for them.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great work/life balance. Fast paced engineering"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Lot of ownership over engineering projects
    + Very friendly coworkers
    + Smart engineers
    + Good compensation
    + Good benefits
    + Does a good job at recognizing work

    Cons

    - Often times celebrates the little meaningless victories
    - Lot of projects never receive the proper marketing/promotion
    - Less than satisfactory performance and product launches recently

    Advice to Management

    Launch projects/products backed by market research. More transparency into what Engineering leadership does day to day.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Org"

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

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

    Pros

    1. great benefits & compensations
    2. managers care about people
    3. coworkers are smart and it's a fun environment to work at

    Cons

    1. leadership doesn't have a vision, shifting priorities frequently
    2. transparency. some internal movement process is very unclear and some people just get promoted / moved by playing politics
    3. there isn't much help for career growth

    Advice to Management

    Give more autonomy to people. Drive better communications. Have more passion about the company.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great co-workers, management needs to focus"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will be working with some of the smartest people in the Austin tech space. Love the office space and flexbility of work. I work in a pretty great team, my manager lets me make the decisions on all the projects that I work on. Also free lunch.

    Cons

    Some of the upper management have not delivered in the past two years. That is showing in the stock. If they could set aside their differences and focus on what's important instead of padding their job title, the company would do much better. The outlook on this company doesn't look great but if they continue to keep the smart people, sky is the limit.

    Advice to Management

    Please focus. There is no need to indulge in political maneuvering. We would all like to work for the good of the company. We have a great opportunity here in this space and I hope we hold it together.


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