Big Red

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Big Red Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
12 Reviews
3.7
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I worked at Big Red for 2 years in the corporate office. It is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Free food stocked in the kitchen makes you eat too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Sales in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Field Sales in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Big Red full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you happen to work in a market that sells Big Red, and you are creative, hard working it's a great job

    Cons

    No support from corporate. Would like to see some advertising dollars spent in markets that are mid share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to spend some money locally

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Collegiate Brand Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Big Red

    Pros

    They let you make your own hours.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges were not having another person to help run events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some better guidance on how to be a good brand manager.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    Former Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Small 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 ManagementAdvice

    A 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good, subject to quick employment changes because of size.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Rogers, AR
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Rogers, AR

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and pay, very easy to work internally.

    Cons

    Small, very little room for mistakes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better treatment of employee exits when it is the companies choice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Big Red

    Pros

    Great people, benefits, opportunity and atmosphere.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very open with thoughts between upper management and myself

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Big Red

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Changing with the goal of moving in a new direction.

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    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador/Tour Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador/Tour Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Big Red

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Some 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 ManagementAdvice

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

  10.  

    Avoid Like the Plague

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package and 401K

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Motivation = money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Be very careful when entering

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Big Red full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to value those hard -working employees that bring success stories to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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