Red Bee Media
Red Bee Media – Ealing, England
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I have been working at Red Bee MediaPros
The staff (as opposed to Exec team) are far and away the best bunch of committed, highly- skilled and professional people you could ever hope to work with. Sadly, our Senior 'managers' do not appear to agree.Cons
Senior Management are out-of-touch, invisible and unsupportive. They need to get 'back to the floor' and engage in a meaningful way rather than display the meaningless gesture management-style which doesn't fool anyone.
It is very, very hard to get annual Leave, the rotas are badly administered with dreadful and exhausting turnarounds. Staff feel they have no control over their lives and work/life balance might as well not exist. I could go on BUT by far and away the worst thing about this company is the way they invite staff to apply for jobs which are 2 or 3 grades higher. Staff apply, go through intense interviews and selection processes, and then, when they get the job they are not paid any more. At Red Bee Media you can be promoted and then find you are earning less than you were before. Management's response is that these promotions are 'career development'. Simply put, it is exploitation. Staff are afraid to complain because of the fear of a black mark against their name. I sincerely hope Ericsson have the morals and ethics to break this awful cycle.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Your management style needs to improve drastically. You need to stop exploiting your staff, seriously. if you promote staff you need to pay them the rate for the job. Would you accept a promotion if you were then going to earn less?