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Updated Aug 18, 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Supportive and Team Oriented Company!

    Aug 18, 2021 - Software Engineer I 
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    Pros

    The people here are so accepting and supportive and will help you out and explain things you don’t understand without judgement.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can take a while to communicate decisions/tasks/blockers between different teams.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great work life balance

    Jul 12, 2021 - Software Engineering Manager in Austin, TX
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    Pros

    Pay, time off, benefits, work culture.

    Cons

    The new CEO in 2019 was not great.

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  3. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    It was good for a while

    May 11, 2021 - Engineering Manager in Austin, TX
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    Pros

    Work-life balance is good with the company. Allows working from home during COVID.

    Cons

    Change of ownership during 2020 seemed good in the beginning then the honeymoon passed and things rapidly changed. The new parent company is moving tons of engineering offshore with the pretext that Austin is too expensive. Key positions were eliminated and Engineering teams are asked to wear 2 / 3 hats to accommodate more responsibilities. This is in lieu of cost reduction but if you see the balance sheet the company still makes good money. Also, the core values that made the company great are no longer followed. The only valid bottom line is only one thing: save $ and cost reduction.

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  4. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Things are changing and engineers are leaving

    Jan 14, 2021 - Senior Backend Software Engineer in Austin, TX
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    Pros

    The company has been very flexible during the pandemic and we still have some good people that started few years ago.

    Cons

    The CEO and CTO were removed after being acquired by a previous company - we recently moved under a new company and things are getting worse. The engineering side is the most impacted at this point since all of the positions under the temporary engineering head are being shifted towards the office in India.

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Glory days are long gone

    Aug 25, 2020 - Engineering in Austin, TX
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    Pros

    They may still pay reasonably well?

    Cons

    zig-zagging senior leadership with a pass-through mentality reflects on work climate. Most good folks from the better days who could afford to leave have done so.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good learning experience.

    Jun 9, 2020 - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX
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    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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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place, but losing all engineering

    Oct 3, 2019 - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
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    Pros

    - Really great pay - Really great benefits (free lunch, snacks, fridges always full of beer/wine, amazing facilities) - A lot of really smart, kind, helpful people work here

    Cons

    - So much attrition from engineers (over the last year, probably 40% of eng staff left) - Upper Eng Management (VPs and CTO) don't seem to care about keeping engineers or backfilling positions - New initiatives keep starting even though there is not enough staff to maintain current initiatives/projects

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    It WAS a great place to work

    Sep 30, 2019 - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
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    Pros

    They compensate employees really well. Having catered lunches was nice. I learned a ton there and worked with some great people before they left.

    Cons

    The senior management made a lot of big bets that never paid off. There has been tons of turnover, those who stayed got promoted, even if they weren't qualified to perform the task. They treat their product managers poorly, give them little leeway to make meaningful change. Office politics were rampant if you wanted to change anything you had to back channel everything, have meetings before meetings. Decisions were not made in meetings, all discussion in meetings was futile, it was always a formality. Managers would tell you what you wanted to hear, then renege on it later. Life at RetailMeNot evolved to process without purpose, and became a total drag.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work

    Jul 19, 2019 - Software Engineer-II in Austin, TX
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    Pros

    Great company culture, talented people, and a product that matters.

    Cons

    There are no downsides for me.

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  10. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Skeleton crews are running RMN Engineering

    Jun 12, 2019 - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
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    Pros

    Free parking at Frost Bank Free breakfast on Mondays and Fridays Free lunch every day except Wednesdays Free snacks and drinks Free coffee at the coffee bar Reimbursed for phone bill and gym bill Free wellness/exercise classes Great culture and values Friendly coworkers Diverse RxSaver is growing rapidly and is an exciting space to be in

    Cons

    "Unlimited PTO" when you're being recruited, "Flexible" PTO once you actually start Relatively recent layoffs No longer a company where engineering is valued Engineers are leaving in frightening numbers, and leadership does not prioritize backfilling positions, resulting in significant loss of knowledge. Some teams are down to a single developer. Projects are being moved to teams who have no idea how to support them. The company was not willing to sacrifice short-term revenue for long-term growth and success back when we had the personnel to handle it, now teams are just trying to get out of maintenance and support mode. A lot of friction when onboarding new engineers There used to be a Wednesday work from home policy that was eliminated early this year. The number of summer interns has decreased this year from the previous year.

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