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RB Reviews in Parsippany, NJ

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
70 Reviews
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Pros
  • What I love about RB is the fast-paced environment and my complete business ownership (in 46 reviews)

  • From day one you are put on deep waters, thus you learn a lot in a short time (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • no work/life balance - the scope pushed into the roles is bigger than I've seen before elsewhere (in 64 reviews)

  • Extremely challenging-No work life balance-Immense pressure (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    A great place to freelance.

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    Former Employee - ACD Art in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - ACD Art in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at RB

    Pros

    Creative Directors were easy to work with, and made sure you had all the correct direction for the projects.
    There freelance rate was good, and they made payment pretty quickly.

    Cons

    There really was no Cons in my experience work with RB. My experience was very good. I always worked well with the CD there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My only wish was as a creative, that I could of followed through more on the ad I worked on. I was not part of producing anything I sold, but I knew that going in. So not such a big deal!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    AP Analyst

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    Clean, new age, and friendly environment

    Cons

    political management always passes the buck to the next person. No full on training so you learn as you go....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open communication between different departments so everyone gets a feel for how the impact everyone elses duties.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Culture fits the reputation, but opportunities to drive results and grow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    Learning, collaboration with cross functions
    Bonus structure can be very rewarding
    Knows how to throw a fantastic party / team meeting
    Results focused and rewarded accordingly

    Cons

    Mean spirited culture
    Can be unprofessional
    No empathy or understanding
    High risk of burn out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to motivate your team more than with one or two huge lavish sales meetings per year

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Regulatory in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Regulatory in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at RB

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Working from home. Some opportunity.

    Cons

    Career ladder not well defined. Less than average compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make path upward more clear to retain employees and compensate employees better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting Company

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    Former Employee - Quality in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Quality in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at RB

    Pros

    Very good products although many are derivatives of the base brand. Average pay and good benefits. Some terrific people to work with depending on the area you work in.

    Cons

    Like most companies the work-life balance will get out of whack if you let it. Some parts of management are very good, some poor. Marketing runs the show.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lot's of opportunity for the right candidate

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    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Manager in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, international opportunities, and growth potential.

    Cons

    Culture can be difficult for the wrong person.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Finance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at RB (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quick promotion for hard work. Competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Management actually prides itself on not caring about accuracy. Unrealistic deadlines. Are told it is a culture of challenging each other but when you do that you are reprimanded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what you want. You constantly contradict yourselves. How can anyone take that seriously?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits and opportunities for growth

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at RB full-time

    Pros

    There are a great many opportunities for career growth. RB has global presence and are transferring employees internationally all the time (pro if you like traveling). Also, there is a great deal of focus on personal development of employees by providing training courses and what not.

    Cons

    Compared to competitors, RB probably ranks a little low in terms of compensation. Also, for promotion and career growth, there is a good chance that at some point you will be transferred internationally to another country.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    poor marketing farm system and hr practices leads to downward spiral

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    Former Employee - SBM Marketing in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - SBM Marketing in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at RB full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pockets of brilliance and high-achieving MBAs that are collaborative, supportive, and inspiring via their actions and thinking. Very tough to find yourself in the company of one of these teams as they are far and few, but if you do get matched up, count your stars. you are very fortunate!

    Cons

    1) homegrown Intl farm system for marketers at the undergrad level means Mgrs with no other real work experience aside from RB. This reinforces the antiquated culture and mentality that everyone else on glass door has mentioned and that RB has been trying to shed - bad attitudes, questionable work ethic, poor treatment of supporting functions and staff, very short term scope with all tactics (no strategy), no sense of how to motivate others or operate in humane civilized fashion, low standard of personal output, always passing the buck, etc.

    2) MBA intern pools continue to suffer. Each year has gotten progressively worse, probably due to poor recruiting efforts at top schools, plus reputation being tainted and reinforced by bad eggs mentioned in point 1. Tenacity, initiative, EQ,charisma, creativity, aptitude, resourcefulness, all are lacking. Give us actual talent we can work with!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on quality MBAs from proven, quality Grad programs
    Don't be so lenient on intl transfers or farm system prodigies; if they are not performing, cut them loose (LT growth > political game)
    Prior work Experience matters; global perspective also matters (global does not mean UK perspective )
    Consider whether current Hr and recruitment practices are best in class, or actually worst in class, when it comes to brand stewardship and developing bench strength.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company, Great Culture

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Team Lead in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Team Lead in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    The company has created an excellent work environment in which you take on responsibilities from the start that you would not have the opportunity to in other companies until you have been there a few years. This creates an innovative entrepreneur work environment .

    Cons

    The intrapreneur work environment is not a good fit for everyone, you must be disciplined and know what needs to be done as you are watched over like you would be in other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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