RB Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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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. Typical corporate philosophies; under management from the UK

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Brandon, MS
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Brandon, MS

    I worked at RB as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    No miico managment; flexibility and freedom to get the job done; excellent health and medical benefits plus short and long term disability, and employee assistance program

    Cons

    Dental insurance, salary increases(performance reviews) very very low percentage; best to get as much as you can on front end coming in. Productivity comes first above all else- i.e. safety / quality / moral

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage all employees at all levels and listen to improvement ideas. Engage all employees at all levels and listen to improvement ideas. Engage all employees at all levels and listen to improvement ideas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Very nice colleagues

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Chester, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Chester, NJ

    I worked at RB

    Pros

    Relaxed and friendly work environment
    Very lean hierarchy
    Treated like responsible adults if you just do your job

    Cons

    Building is freezing all year round!
    Some employees (only a few) will step over your dead carcass to get ahead
    Technology/systems need upgrading

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve technology and communications with colleagues in Parsippany

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Fast pace, great place to work

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    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

    I have been working at RB

    Pros

    Speed of decision making, focus on results, commercial orientation and marketing focus

    Cons

    Culture is not for everyone, you need to constantly be open to feedback and change. Relatively short-term focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue improving on what sets RB apart: commercial focus and speed of decision making. Recent initiatives to improve marketing communication are sign of a good change and shift to longer term planning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Mixed feelings, good company culture but perception is everything (not a fan of the politics).

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    Former Employee - Finance in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Finance in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good Culture (International Company), and Great Benefits.

    Cons

    High Turnover with Management, Poor Work/Family Balance depending on department, Poor HR/Review Process, can become unmotivated with Redundant Tasks, and Poor Outdated Systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance group work and rotate functions. Ensure proper documentation of job functions for turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Junior Product Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RB

    Pros

    Great methodology, processes, workshops, school of marketing, collaborative

    Cons

    Mature markets >> limited impacts on the product, limited career opportunities, long career evolution to mid-management, bad work-life balance

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

  8. 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
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    Inconsistent business approach but good place to start your career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RB

    Pros

    Can learn quite a lot in a short term. Quick moves within corporate if you ask for it and willing to work hard

    Cons

    Strategies change too often, sometimes the new strategy affect a lot of current projects. No long term view.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Employee Politics and separation of interests from Company values. Do not recommend this plant.

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    Former Employee - Packaging Maintenance in Belle Mead, NJ
    Former Employee - Packaging Maintenance in Belle Mead, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great company benefits.

    Cons

    Dissidence between regular employees and management. Management has no clue how operations are run in various departments. Politics are negatively driven. Frequent turn around in management positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of rotating salaried employees between various RB manufacturing plants into different positions for training, RB should hire management experienced in those positions and fields of expertise. Managers are placed in positions they are not knowledgeable about and the non-salaried employees take advantage of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Competitive and educational

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    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    Very dynamic company, lots of opportunity for responsibility, P&L ownership, competitive salary, great people to work with. Moving in the right direction with culture (used to be pretty aggressive, now noticeably less so)

    Cons

    Promotion timings have been extended to allow for "more experience", less than ideal work-life balance, 30 miles from NY driving (pretty bad commute), antiquated systems make some processes unnecessarily complex. Minimal trainings for newcomers/new roles, which generates high stress levels when starting on a new position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to experienced personnel, replace personnel in time, upgrade processes and systems to be more efficient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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