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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

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    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. 3 people found this helpful  

    They underpay and micromanage developers. Serious management issues.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at Rentrak full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The week between Christmas and New Years is a company holiday
    Exciting amount of data
    Engineering-centric
    The business has a lot of growth potential

    Cons

    10-20 year old code base written in perl
    They target incredibly good developers, pay them mediocre wages, and have them work on a terrible code base
    Everything that can ever be done needs to be in a form of a ticket, each of which are individually approved by a manager. In practice, this makes it so engineers are essentially underlings, and managers hold the keys to all innovation and vision.
    No room for creativity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new ticketing system that isn't based on waterfall at it's very core. Allow developers some free time. The whole point of picking the best ones is because they are good at their job. Don't disregard that by forcing them to work on whatever management thinks is good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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