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RB Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
383 Reviews
3.2
383 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RB

    Pros

    Wonderful product , great discussions with physicians and staff.

    Cons

    Inexperienced manager, no pipeline for new products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire ABMs with previous management experience

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Mixed Bag

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RB full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - High compensation potential (if numbers are made)
    - Diverse portfolio of brands
    - Decent amount of upward career growth

    Cons

    - Egotistical outlook despite position in market
    - Push and push and push to get more and more out of less people
    - Hard to know who to trust and who is just trying to get ahead
    - Very quick to move people which means that things get lost in the shuffle, lack continuity on customer-facing side

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    If you can't "Break it", Reckitt

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RB

    Pros

    Good benefits, can work at home.

    Cons

    You will always be called on vacation because there are no trained backups.
    To make sales they shove inventory down the customers throat to bump the sales teams bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If 4 people flee the company under the same manager, evaluate the manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Good benefits, but life draining and depressing.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good insurance, some very good people working at the mid range positions, okay 401k, bonuses pretty fair.

    Cons

    Too much reliance on MBA's and not enough on common sense and actual real world experience, high stress, long hours, overtime is off the charts, filthy working conditions (outside the main office, of course), a lot of HR issues just waiting to happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean it up - both physically and ethically.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good potential

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RB

    Pros

    International company, multinational, multicultural environment
    Lots of interesting categories and challenges

    Cons

    Difficult to get alignments between various departments and groups, wasting too much time for discussions instead of moving things forward

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less micromanagement, more actual support when the employee needs it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Maintenance Tech

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at RB

    Pros

    Great Work/Life balance, opportunity for growth, great Insurance if not one of the best in the industry, company always had company events to promote camaraderie among coworkers. During the holidays the company would give gift to employees for their performance and to increase moral and future performance. Pay was great and very competitive in the industry. Great leadership and effective evaluation of individual performance which led to people wanting to be employee of the month.

    Cons

    There can be a lot of red tape involve if your wanted to make improvements or changes to anything that affected the manufacturing process or engineering process. A whole lot of paperwork since there has to be records for all things done from mixing, tablet pressing, weighing materials, changing out engineering components, any calibration procedures done and other redundant work. Only saw a few people leave because of the red tape involve and lack of growth in some departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing, The pharmaceutical business is a tough industry that requires a lot of protocols, while it may not always produce the greatest working environment, as long as people are happy, then their shouldn't be any problems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great learning opportunities!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RB

    Pros

    - Fast track career
    - Learning opportunities
    - Good salary
    - Great teams
    - Lots of responsibilities from day 1

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work long hours in order to finish all the expected tasks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Probably the worst company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    High compensation potential if you make your number (no matter how including questionable financial manipulation). Fast progression possible (which advances incompetent people). Some people are great (though miserable).

    Cons

    Upper management has no ethics or values beyond 'making the number' which causes very questionable and damaging decisions and culture. Little competency at top of org - they're all young and inexperienced and terrible people without values. Brands are terrible and poorly supported.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn ethics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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