RetailMeNot Reviews

Updated 9 Jun 2020

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Pros
  • "Free lunch (except on Wednesdays because they want you to go out once in a while :/ )(in 20 reviews)

  • "This is definitely a nice and comfortable place to work with some perks and a really good work-life balance(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Commuting downtown is oftentimes a struggle(in 8 reviews)

  • "It's difficult to find something I didn't like about my time at RMN(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Well run business, looks after their employees"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at RetailMeNot full-time

    Pros

    Highly skilled engineering team that possess a lot of experience between them. Interesting projects using up-to-date technologies mostly based around the core product, the VoucherCodes.co.uk public facing website. The culture of the company is great, with social events at the departmental, company and regional levels. Free lunches and breakfasts one day a week along with on-tap drinks and beer Fridays make the experience of working there very enjoyable and care-free.

    Cons

    The product team has been weak for some time but has turned the corner in the last few months with the hire of a new VP of Product. I expect things to continue getting better as we reap the benefits of the new improvements to process and tangible product.

  2. "I Loved This Job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Partnership Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RetailMeNot full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great team, great perks, great office.

    Cons

    Can get bogged down in HR process sometimes.


  3. "Fun company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RetailMeNot full-time

    Pros

    - Great company perks (free breakfast and lunch, team lunches/socials, annual holidays, games areas) - Very open culture. No question/idea is frowned upon - GM is very personable and is extremely passionate about the brand

    Cons

    - Little scope for career progression unless someone leaves - Promotions are more based on time spent in the business rather than achievement - Underlying unhappiness amongst the team that no one feels able to vocalise

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for - has some challenges"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RetailMeNot full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture - even if it isn't what it used to be. Better than many other companies still. Flexible hours Good pay and perks Nice office environment Great margins and strong revenue performance means it can weather storms.

    Cons

    Too many complacent people and clock punchers Weak management Brain and talent drain in recent years Lack of new ideas

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Fun place to work, with some great people but nothing much gets done"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RetailMeNot for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Seriously relaxed environment with best work-life balance I've known. Sometimes the office almost feels serene. A lot is invested in training and development. You'll rarely be turned down when asking to attend a course or visit another office for knowledge sharing/skills exchange. Some intelligent, experienced people here & there who, once you've found them, you can genuinely learn from. People make life-long friends here & generally everyone is pleasant as compared with other workplaces. Company events may not be what they were but still better than at most businesses. Fun can be cringe-worthy but never feels forced. Start-up feel still remains in part, especially where things like bureaucracy are concerned.

    Cons

    Product-wise pace of change can be slow and given frequent strategic u-turns this means significant new features on-site or in-app are like hen's teeth. "Mobile-first" approach can seem more like "website-last". Some very talented younger employees who are given all the responsibility but none of the power of decision (or credit), placated with slight pay rises/ad-hoc bonuses, given better titles but never truly promoted. Questionable senior hires made in recent years in some areas with either gift of the gab and/or a protected status inexplicably granted by business leaders. A little too relaxed. Can feel like a creche for adults. Perfectly acceptable at times to turn up, eat some snacks, chat, do an hour's work and then go home. Company culture is going through a tough time as staff turnover has increased in recent years. When the free lunch arrives people literally run to get to it. When a company All Hands meeting is about to start you'd be forgiven for thinking the flooring was adhesive. Pay could be better but crucially should be more consistent and fair. People talk, and the differences can be large. With the exception of the Engineering team it's not a particularly multicultural employer considering this is London, something very noticeable for those who've worked elsewhere in this city.

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  6. "Mediocre in the UK"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at RetailMeNot full-time

    Pros

    - Excellent benefits. Seriously, the benefits compare to the major tech companies which is amazing. - Flexible hours! - Profitable company. This makes a lot of things easier. However, they've cut a lot of budgets so it's just something to be aware of - Nice people overall - Public company

    Cons

    - Very mediocre organisation as a whole, especially at the senior level and on the technology/product/data front - Really poor leadership. Although they care about employees, not all senior managers know how to do their jobs and it shows - Bad employee retention. About 3-5 people leave every month, including whole teams like Design, BI, HR, and the leadership justify the resignations instead of fixing the underlying problems - Not a competitive technology company. I think it's a good enterprise for sales and SEO, but it's probably not the right place if you want a leading technology/product/data team, especially with so many jobs out there - The database is often broken and has large issues. This is frustrating and risky if your work requires making decisions based on data - Senior leadership make all the decisions, even at the design/UI/copy level sometimes, so many experienced professionals don't get to have ownership of their work - Priorities change often for no logical reason. KPIs and goals are arbitrary and often set by the leadership team without consulting the relevant teams - Although it's a global company, the UK and the US don't work together at all - Decisions are made based on intuition and NOT data or research

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  7. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RetailMeNot

    Pros

    Open, friendly, motivated, agile, global

    Cons

    Pay, creativity, senior hires, share price

  8. "Good learning experience."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at RetailMeNot full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are many able people there who are exceedingly good to work with.

    Cons

    Company has gone through major transition as part of Harland-Clarke catalogue. The fact that the business itself has been changing significantly has not made that easier.

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  9. COVID-19
    Helpful (6)

    "Formerly a wonderful place to work, Future outlook uncertain"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RetailMeNot full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wonderful people - Without a doubt the best thing about RMN is the people that work there. The culture truly was encouraging, supportive, collaborative, and well intentioned. Other pro's include a fun office space, RMN properties have good and healthy business performance despite the pandemic.

    Cons

    Parent company, Vericast, fired 5 out of 9 RetailMeNot Executive Leaders, the CEO and the founder. All were replaced with a new 'Senior Leadership Team' (SLT) at a the parent company level. All of the replacements do not understand RMN's business and they wonder why RMN employees morale is poor. It feels more like a takeover than a true consolidation or partnership. Other sister company performance Valassis, Harland Clark, etc, while larger in scale, were in decline prior to the pandemic and trends have exasperated. As previously separately run businesses, we were challenged by the Senior Leadership team through many 'war' references to take on the poor performance at a parent company level. The net impact leaves RMN employees feeling like we were punished because of other businesses performance. Perks and benefits are in question beyond 2020. Formerly RMN had very competitive and supportive benefits. Paternity leave, Vacation Policies are all anticipated to not be as generous in the future.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Was a great place to work, hoping for the best after the recent consolidation"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sr Content Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at RetailMeNot full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I worked for RetailMeNot in their downtown Austin office for over 5 years. I enjoyed the experience, the people, and my work. I loved being in an environment focused on ideas, opportunities, and change. I have respect for our original leadership (Cotter and then Marissa). Their commitment to people and RetailMeNot's culture was amazing.

    Cons

    During my last month, RetailMeNot consolidated with its sister holding companies into one larger company. Given how I saw this message communicated, it caused a lot of concern that the culture would change drastically in the future.

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