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poor communication and leadership

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Current Employee - AMI  in  Portland, OR (US)
Current Employee - AMI in Portland, OR (US)

I have been working at Rentrak full-time

Pros

very easy job
lots of time off during christmas
if you do not like to talking to anyone or like tv and movies this is your place

Cons

1. lead scheduler has no communications skills
2. if you are not part of the clique you do not get the information
3. supervisor have poor leadership training
4. poor new employee training program

Advice to ManagementAdvice

establish a training program that has set goals and this are reviewed weekly
supervise your supervisors

Recommends

Other Reviews for Rentrak

  1.  

    Positive company with excellent CEO that keeps a consistent message to employees and customers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rentrak full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent product, vision, and roadmap

    Cons

    Cumbersome legacy software, but very capable technical and programming teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    OK place to gain experience, not a great place for a long term career.

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    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer

    I worked at Rentrak full-time

    Pros

    Most of the developers, with a few notable exceptions, are laid back and easy to get along with.

    Most projects have a solid set of unit tests.

    Everyone gets a week off around Christmas plus an additional 3 weeks of personal PTO.

    You can work 40 hours a week if you don't care about career progression.

    If you are inexperienced, open minded, and actively pursue learning, this can be a good place to bootstrap your career.

    Rentrak is able to hire some decent talent using a no-BS write me some code hiring system.

    Cons

    The compensation package is relatively poor and there isn't any long term compensation upside as company policy is to not grant stock to developers.

    There are many intrusive and condescending policies like drug testing and required tracking of each minute of the work day in a time tracking system.

    New projects often get micromanaged by upper management and the quick decisions made under high pressure at the beginning of projects often lead to long term technical issues.

    Interactions with management and other departments involve a lot of politics and distrust.

    The office location is out by the airport and the internal building layout is poorly designed and crowded.

    The internal proprietary 10+ year old web-framework is decent enough for what it is but using it incurs a lot of hidden cost in terms of duplicating modern open source web framework functionality, maintaining that functionality and then teaching new hires the Rentrak framework.

    Rentrak culture is steeped in the entertainment and advertising industries and generally speaking upper management is cut-throat and disrespectful towards subordinates.

    For the reasons above and more, Rentrak has difficulty attracting and keeping good technical talent.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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