Big Red
3.1 of 5 9 reviews
www.bigred.com Austin, TX 16 to 50 Employees

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Gary Smith

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good, subject to quick employment changes because of size.

Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Rogers, AR

I have been working at Big Red full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood Benefits and pay, very easy to work internally.

ConsSmall, very little room for mistakes.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter treatment of employee exits when it is the companies choice.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Small company, lots of internal turmoil and changes happen quick. Overall, good benefits, short careers.

Sales (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Big Red full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood benefits, good pay and good standard of living. Overall, good, while your there. Some "VERY" good managers have done many years to end quickly.

ConsSmall changes affect employees in big ways, usually not in a good manner. Limited advancement, but, some. Bonuses are not a standard, it is what left over after upper mgr's get a good one, even for very good years. Poor managers with strong friendships with owner, will always have thier jobs.

Advice to Senior ManagementA little consistency and make some business decisions while considering effects to the employees that put you into profitable periods. Amazing how a team of 30 managers put Big Red into a very profitable period, then layed off - now the company is perfoming terrible. Just a thought.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Big Red

ProsGreat people, benefits, opportunity and atmosphere.

ConsA lot of turn over, either you fit in or you don't.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very open with thoughts between upper management and myself

Department Manager (Former Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I worked at Big Red

ProsGreat open door policy, great benefits, listens to all of your ideas and gives feedback on all.

ConsLimited brands in limited area of distribution but the company is growing.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up what you are doing!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Changing with the goal of moving in a new direction.

Brand Ambassador/Tour Manager (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Big Red

ProsWas bought out a couple of years ago and new owner has strong ideas of what and where he wants the company to go.

ConsSome of the established management is trying to hold onto old ideas too much and need to move on. Not everyone is on the same page as to what the direction of the company is going or needs.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet everyone to really be on the same page and in agreement as to what will happen.

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Avoid Like the Plague

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Big Red full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat benefits package and 401K

ConsThe goal of this company is to do as much work as possible with as little manpower as possible (although they do not compensate you based on the amount of work you have on your plate). Zero communication from upper management. Turnover is insane. Poor compensation. Upper management is not concerned with motivating employees monetarily. Hardworking and motivated employees are not appreciated. Promises are made but not kept. Beware of this company. Great product, horrible place to work.

Advice to Senior ManagementMotivation = money.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Be very careful when entering

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Big Red full-time

ProsGreat benefits.
Very intelligent and motivated people work here.
Small company atmosphere.
Terrific brand.

ConsRevolving door of employees.
Communication is lacking.
Motivated and successful workers are not appreciated.
Limited opportunity to move into other positions.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to value those hard -working employees that bring success stories to the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Big Red

ProsSenior management team is very talented

ConsFast paced environment. Not a good fit for everyone

Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring slackers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Leadership needs a Revamp

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Big Red

ProsFair compensation and good benefits package. Small company.

ConsLeadership team does not communicate well and not open to new ideas. No communication between management and employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementTraining programs on how to lead people and what is appropriate/not appropriate in the workplace. Employees are not comfortable.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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