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Awesome People, BREAKNECK Speed

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsWorking for RBD has been a growing experience. I want to be careful that I don't make it sound like everything has been GREAT and I've had nothing but glowing experiences, because there have been times I've been frustrated (like every other job), but I *can* say that working for a company that's expanding so fast that you can see it work through its growing pains and come out the other side better than it was at the beginning is pretty cool, especially when you're part of it. The company is (relatively) young and hungry, and I like the fact that if you want to offer a suggestion or discuss an issue, people that have the authority to make decisions are easy to get in touch with and are eager to lend an ear to your concerns; there's no red tape to go through just to find somebody that will listen. I like being able to contribute in ways that produce *real* results that you can watch happen before your eyes.

The people that work there--at least the ones that care about working there--are amazing and some of us even hang out after work. It's a laid back environment (socially speaking) and everyone has a great sense of humor, which makes it easier to get through the day. My coworkers can take their frustrations and stresses and make them petty minutia, and even hilarious in the right circumstances.

ConsGrowing so fast can be a daunting thing to deal with. Most companies can ease into best practices and "the right way" as things progress over time, whereas we have to SLAM into the right way head-on at RBD because we don't have time for anything else. Some people can't handle it or get mortified at the pace at which things change, but I like viewing it as a challenge to "overcome" rather than get scared and run away with my tail between my legs.

I don't usually write positive reviews... Really, who does write positive reviews, unless it's for a restaurant or a movie? I happened to see a few negative reviews when I searched online, and I found very few positive ones. I felt that it was wrong to leave everyone with that bad taste in their mouth. It's not a bad place, people just write bad reviews when they're salty, and they write nothing otherwise.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere needs to be a more realistic perspective on what jobs entail before hiring someone. When I see ads for RBD job opportunities online, they're all rainbows and unicorns, and that's not the way it is... I'm sure the ads are written with good intentions in order to get people hired, but people go into their jobs expecting rainbows and unicorns because that's what's advertised. My advice is to be BRUTALLY HONEST about what each job entails (people can handle it!) in order to get the right people, rather than the people that were EXPECTING rainbows and unicorns from the outset because that's what they were promised.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a company to work for long-term. Good for quick part-time job.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) El Paso, TX

    I worked at Retail Business Development part-time for less than a year


    Pros: Depending on product you have to sell, you can receive… Cons: Manager has to oversell job, it is true they pay a base-salary plus commission, but manager will let you go if you don't sell. I… Advice to Senior Management: Do not mislead employees in regards to sales-based commission. Do better market research… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Deserves Negative Stars

    Territory Sales Manager (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    I worked at Retail Business Development full-time for less than a year


    Pros: I was promoted to territory manager during my first month of… Cons: By far the most unprofessional company i have ever worked for. Started off as a sales rep selling Vonage at a Walmart and within a… Advice to Senior Management: None considering they're already at their worst with no hope… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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