RetailMeNot Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

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

  • "The work environment is fun and there is good work/life balance(in 18 reviews)

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

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

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A company that cares about their people

      Oct 12, 2020 - People in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      The people at RetailMeNot are amazin! From the leadership down you will find people who are genuine, kind, and care about those around them. The work environment is fun and there is good work/life balance.

      Cons

      There can be a lot of frequent change

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    2. 4.0
      Current Contractor, more than 1 year

      Overall very good but not without a few shortcomings

      Mar 21, 2019 - Marketing in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, values and work culture. Office location in Downtown Austin and and its open-space layout are amazing, and co-workers really friendly and laidback. This is definitely a nice and comfortable place to work with some perks and a really good work-life balance. My manager was kind and supporting, so kudos for him!

      Cons

      If you are a contractor many of the perks and benefits don't apply to you and they are very direct in pointing it, so you can really feel like a second-class employee. There’s lack of insights into goals and things move at snail’s pace, what is frustrating. Not many opportunities to show yourself and be noticed for your work and not much room for growth.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Full time marketing role

      Mar 27, 2018 - Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Dynamic environment which you feel is always moving forward with new tech, its keeping ahead of the pack. Management do a decent job of keeping goals clear and communication open. Good work-life balance. Nice offices. Relaxed and friendly environment to work in. Free food and coffee.

      Cons

      Needs a monthly update on revenue & engagement goals to be communicated company-wide

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      2 months in...

      Nov 21, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun culture of people who work hard but also make time to enjoy work/life balance! Really fantastic company benefits, and fair compensation packages.

      Cons

      Traffic to/from downtown, and a v large company so you have to proactively work to make personal connections.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great work life balance

      Oct 18, 2017 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work life balance and company culture. They really value transparency and also when their employees keep learning.

      Cons

      No cons that I can think of

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great engineering culture with questionable business outlook

      Sep 11, 2017 - Engineer in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      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.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Easy Surfin' Career Hurtin

      Sep 12, 2017 - Software Engineer-II in Austin, TX
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      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

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

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

      Feb 16, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
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      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%).

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Fantastic company

      Oct 28, 2016 - Site Operations Associate in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great work/life balance - Transparent management - Clearly communicated company vision

      Cons

      - Nothing really is a con

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

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

      Jun 8, 2016 -  in London, England, England
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      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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