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Fast Paced and demanding

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Parsippany, NJ
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Parsippany, NJ

I have been working at RB full-time

Pros

Quick Business Decisions
International Mobility
Above Avg Salary and Bonus

The relatively flat organization and fast paced culture ensures that decisions are made in a timely manner. Doesn't take months to align on simple decisions like it would at larger CPG companies like Procter, Unilever or J&J. Employees are not usually stuck in one function for their entire career....mobility across functions and internationally is possible and encouraged. Bonuses (if you get it) and retirement benefits are some of the best I've seen in my 16 year CPG career. A lot of people on glass door mention that there is no formal training...which is true. But if you wrote on your resume that you have 5-10 years of experience in your discipline....how much training do you need? RB seeks those who already know what they're doing...reducing the need for training. For those just starting out in marketing, if you are a quick learner and willing to learn on the job vs. tons of formal training classes...you'll be fine. If you are more comfortable learning more slowly and prefer constant classes with massive training manuals teaching you step by step, I would suggest working at P&G, General Mills, J&J, etc for a few years, get experience, then come apply to RB.

Cons

Quick Business Decisions
Extreme Workload

Although making quick business decisions can be deemed positive by getting to market quickly or correcting things quickly....sometimes the fast paced expectation causes rash decisions, expensive errors, re-work and most importantly burnt out employees and high turnover. The culture at RB can be aggressive and intense, so those without a thick skin should not apply. And by aggressive I think most people mean that people are blunt. Sugar coating your reaction to someones comment or idea in a meeting that you don't agree with is not necessary. Being blunt and straight-forward is encouraged and rewarded. In which case it may hurt the feelings of someone who is sensitive. Outside of meetings, the work environment is normal....asking about your weekend plans, watching hilarous youtube videos together, walking over to someone's desk to ask a question, etc. The culture in the household division in Parsippany is aggressive as explained above. But the culture in the food division in Chester is a bit more toned down, nurturing, family business feel, etc.

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    Know what you're getting into and growth opportunities are possible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    Quick promotion. Fast pace. Fun. Global exposure

    Cons

    Not all brands/roles given equal treatment. Marketing spend and Working Media cut dramatically and seemingly illogically. Bonus structure a real hit or miss from 0 to 45 in my current role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cutting funds so aggressively. Cutting off your nose despite your face!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    Achievement based business model where recognition goes to those who deserve it. Always new challenges presented daily. Very energetic workplace. Results Driven. A "pave your own way" kind of place.

    Cons

    Demanding, sometimes creating long hours (12+). Not a clear organization structure, leads to lack of direction for entry level "rock stars". Sales/Marketing focused (good for sales, not for supply)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a pathway for entry level positions - i.e. future plans

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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