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Updated August 27, 2015
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RB CEO Rakesh Kapoor
Rakesh Kapoor
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Pros
  • Fast-paced nature forces employees to challenge themselves to reach full potential (in 46 reviews)

  • You learn a lot in a short period of time (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • no work/life balance - the scope pushed into the roles is bigger than I've seen before elsewhere (in 64 reviews)

  • No work/life balance what so ever (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Not all it's cracked up to be

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at RB full-time

    Pros

    Benefits. Discounted products. Gym. Close to freeway.

    Cons

    Lack of well organized Management. Lack of staffed positions (They try to hire 1 person to fill the role of several job titles to save money). Its creating mass chaos and bad numbers and creates misleading information about job positions. Mandatory surprise shifts or faced with penalties. Not friendly to doctors appointments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the experienced people (who already know about their positions) in their specified rolls. Don't transfer them into new roles that they don't even want and won't be good at. (You're just causing more problems for everyone that has to work harder to make up for the loss of an experienced worker. If the individual is not a good fit for the company, let them go. Don't make everyone including the individual miserable in a position that they did not apply for or want.) Listen to the needs of your staff... Most of them, especially the new ones or happy long-term employees want your business to succeed. You need more staff to make things work smoothly. Upper management that can't make decisive decisions and give simple correct answers daily to all their employees should be removed entirely.


  2. the worst company I worked for!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Healthcare and Detailing Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Healthcare and Detailing Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RB (Less than a year)

    Pros

    RB is not even exceeding the small companies in any field!

    Cons

    No one consider the others experience or even the new ideas. always there are bias in recruiting or promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Go down to smaller sized offices in your regions and listen to your team. top management always looking for protecting themselves by hiring their friends and the ones only say yes all the way.


  3. The worst place to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job if you cannot find a better one.

    Cons

    Taking rudeness and aggressiveness as a virtue. NO respect to people. Not a decent place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Show respect to people and science, instead to the empty talk.


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  5. National Key Account Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Key Account Manager
    Current Employee - National Key Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Bonus structure is very good. The company continues to push to hit targets, but at the cost of sustainable business practices.

    Cons

    Senior Leadership has no direction. Brand teams do not understand their own brand equity. Trade Marketing is the driving force for decisions and are very short sighted, with no strategic direction.

    Advice to Management

    Hire smart/experienced people, not just inexpensive people.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Employee Politics and separation of interests from Company values. Do not recommend this plant.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Packaging Maintenance in Belle Mead, NJ
    Former Employee - Packaging Maintenance in Belle Mead, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RB full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company benefits.

    Cons

    Dissidence between regular employees and management. Management has no clue how operations are run in various departments. Politics are negatively driven. Frequent turn around in management positions.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of rotating salaried employees between various RB manufacturing plants into different positions for training, RB should hire management experienced in those positions and fields of expertise. Managers are placed in positions they are not knowledgeable about and the non-salaried employees take advantage of it.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Not the best company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement Manager
    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RB full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    To be honest, finding pros is very difficult for RB.But; - Result oriented - Not so many processes to follow, if you can justify you will get approval

    Cons

    - They threat people as things - Even if you perform very well, they easily cut your bonuses with some illogical reasons - No proper HR process in play. Everything works with connections - Salary is low for mid-level managers and below

    Advice to Management

    - Changing things should be in both ways. The process alignment is only done to cut costs. No visibility about what's going on the company. The company doesn't exist only of senior managers and executives. This is the main reason why the company performance is reducing year to year.


  8. Helpful (1)

    worst place to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Satans Kingdom, VT
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Satans Kingdom, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    racism inequality assisgnment of job to inexperienced and out of the knowledge person to spoil more the business unethical business practices

    Cons

    job insecurity management self centered worst policies no power to execute for plant peoples poor quality products will poorest r&d support non justifible departments and some places huge lack of manpowers employee non freindly company with no care to junior staff biased approach with unclear and non transparent communications. n lots more

    Advice to Management

    wake up...otherwise you will loose everything in future...acquititions will not solve your purpose...be innovative ...market the existing brands...dont disown your own people otherwise competitors will take advantage of it. care people as they are the most valuable asset. worklife balance is worst...improve it...learn how to do the business...you are still young in learning that...


  9. Helpful (4)

    Probably the worst company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High compensation potential if you make your number (no matter how including questionable financial manipulation). Fast progression possible (which advances incompetent people). Some people are great (though miserable).

    Cons

    Upper management has no ethics or values beyond 'making the number' which causes very questionable and damaging decisions and culture. Little competency at top of org - they're all young and inexperienced and terrible people without values. Brands are terrible and poorly supported.

    Advice to Management

    Learn ethics.


  10. Helpful (8)

    Congrats to great task managers! Sorry, that doesn't make you a great leader of people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RB full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you do well on a project you will be given a lot of opportunity.

    Cons

    People that do well on projects are rewarded with management roles. This is fine if they are inherently a great leader. However, that is seldom the case. This results in a very 1980's management style (a la the previous CEO) that rewards forcing square pegs into round holes without concern for collateral damage.

    Advice to Management

    RB is very close to the glass ceiling of its current culture - some sites are even at the ceiling. Rakesh is more people focused but the culture he wants is still a few years away. The current leadership metrics don't have anything to do with real leadership - they need to be tied to the success of the team/subordinates if you want to start rewarding the right behaviors.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Prepare to work long hours...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RB full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    From day one you are put on deep waters, thus you learn a lot in a short time. No processes - no bureaucracy

    Cons

    Compensation 20-30% below markets average. No loyalty to employees. You are expected to work overtime for which you will not be paid - pros for some as you could theoretically put it in the charity section of your CV. No trainings in place - company cuts where possible when it comes to fixed costs. Limited headcount - massive workforce stretch- means you do a job of three different people.

    Advice to Management

    Have some loyalty towards hard-working employees.



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