RB Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
325 Reviews
3.3
325 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Its fast paced, rapidly changing, continuously innovating and pushing things forward (in 41 reviews)

  • Good career opportunities in general (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • no work/life balance - the scope pushed into the roles is bigger than I've seen before elsewhere (in 54 reviews)

  • No work/life balance what so ever (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at RB full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The compensation was great. Paid quite well, at least compared to the companies I knew about. The people working here are good workers and very intelligent.

    Cons

    The work can be very stressful at times. It will also prove to be difficult to handle work-life balance. If you want a social life, best to apply elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Okay overall but significant gaps in communication

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RB as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Depending on the department good work/life balance

    Cons

    No transparency between upper management and employees; lack of employee development opportunities (at least for contractors); no training for new employees and disorganized onboarding process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to develop and think about creating a strong team environment rather then just individual ambition

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Hard Work is Rewarded until they Shut Down your Facility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RB full-time

    Pros

    Good pay
    You can go as far as you want - ambition is expected
    Good severance packages

    Cons

    They are looking to consolidate facilities, so will shut down the facilities if they can move the production elsewhere (especially UK).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    They suck

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RB

    Pros

    Bottom worse company to work for. Use you and abuse you

    Cons

    No appreciation for your work. They make you work like a dog and don't mess up or don't save them money they will fire u

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    poor marketing farm system and hr practices leads to downward spiral

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SBM Marketing  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - SBM Marketing in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at RB full-time for 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
  7.  

    A good place to learn but no real stability

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Associate  in  Montvale, NJ
    Current Employee - R&D Associate in Montvale, NJ

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

    Pros

    Lots of challenge and opportunity. Good salary. Jobs with huge scope and very few processes to hold you back.

    Cons

    Very few of the senior management stay in one position long enough to become fully versed in their businesses and so decision making can appear random and reactive. Projects run at breakneck speed which can lead to mistakes. Short term outlook.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on choosing the right developments instead of just running mediocre stuff fast.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to learn, but not for everyone

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RB as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very open to allowing employees to undertake their own projects in various areas. Culture is strong and carefully maintained, so employees who work for the company generally enjoy being there.

    Cons

    Practically zero instruction of guidance in favor of a learn-by-doing approach for new hires, but this can be circumvented by seeking out assistance from colleagues, who are always helpful and have been through the same learning process themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even if comprehensive training is not made available, at least have more initiation procedures pointing new hires to what they must learn/train for and where

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company, Great Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast Paced

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

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

    Pros

    A great company as a whole. Ownership level is off the charts, you will learn more in a year's time than you would in 10 in other companies. Leadership charter changing internal direction to more respect for others

    Cons

    Certain departments lack authentic leadership, still managing by brutal tactics instead of embracing the leadership charter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the leadership charter is the model for the future, then Everyone should be held accountable, not selectively enforced

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very business savvy but not necessarily marketing focus

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

    I worked at RB full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Leaders are very business savvy and strong business acumen. Entrepreneurship spirit strong, not many company can rival that.

    Cons

    Not consumer focus or marketing driven on a long term basis. Respect is lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more respectful to employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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