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RB Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
369 Reviews
3.2
369 Reviews
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RB CEO Rakesh Kapoor
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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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    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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    Sr. Accountant

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Belle Mead, NJ
    Current Employee - Accountant in Belle Mead, NJ

    I have been working at RB

    Pros

    high pace, full of energy type of culture. This can come back to bite you, very long hours and crazy expectations. Good health and vacation benefits

    Cons

    long hours, compensation on the low end - long hours. no training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Formulator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RB

    Pros

    a lot to learn ahead of your career

    Cons

    too many politics and drama

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you like to keep your head above water as a career, this is for you.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    The Powerbrands and company store discounts. Good company to get your feet wet after university. There are bright spots in the company such as people who work hard and get the stuff done, but are overshadowed by a number employees who have big egos!

    Cons

    After orientation, euphoria diminishes and you end up keeping your head above water. First 90 days of formal on-boarding doesn't exist. Reason why people leave within months. Lack of support, engagement, and vision from certain Leadership/Management members. "Go figure it yourself" mentality throughout the site." "I'll do what is important now. Next person will worry about it." If you're looking for a team environment, this is not for you. Grab on and work really fast or you'll be gone within a year. Fear and intimidation is a common tactic throughout.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarify what "Speed over perfection" is. Majority of employees see it as "cutting corners." Can be the company's Achilles heel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Research scientist

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Newark, NJ

    I worked at RB

    Pros

    Fast paced environment
    Dynamic and never dull

    Cons

    Tough culture not for everyone
    High pressure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Congrats to great task managers! Sorry, that doesn't make you a great leader of people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    If you do well on a project you will be given a lot of opportunity.

    Cons

    People that do well on projects are rewarded with management roles. This is fine if they are inherently a great leader. However, that is seldom the case. This results in a very 1980's management style (a la the previous CEO) that rewards forcing square pegs into round holes without concern for collateral damage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RB is very close to the glass ceiling of its current culture - some sites are even at the ceiling. Rakesh is more people focused but the culture he wants is still a few years away. The current leadership metrics don't have anything to do with real leadership - they need to be tied to the success of the team/subordinates if you want to start rewarding the right behaviors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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