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Updated April 23, 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. Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RB full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Huge amount of upward mobility and constantly challenges you to be better than your best.

    Cons

    Very prone to moving people around, everyone expects things in a short amount of time.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make sure the fundamentals are taught before expecting too much of newer employees.

  2. Communications Director, NA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RB full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Passionate and driven people, flexibilty and autonomy, forward thinking, really smart people

    Cons

    Not a great deal of process and protocol which can lead to duplication of effort sometimes

  3. RB Review

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    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Faster development, power to make decisions, fast paced

    Cons

    Focused internally too much, horrible relationships with most major retailers, very hard to work/life balance, unethical (some) leaders

    Advice to Management

    Keep the US culture changes going & it will continue to get better

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  5. Senior Demand Planner

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RB full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fast Learning - force you to come out of your comfort zone every day

    Cons

    Hard work gets unnoticed as a planner. no travelling. Silo work for planners

    Advice to Management

    Learn to keep your promises

  6. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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

  7. 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Improve technology and communications with colleagues in Parsippany

  8. Fast pace, great place to work

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    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

    I have been working at RB

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  9. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  10. Junior Product Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RB

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

    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

  11. National Key Account Manager

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    Current Employee - National Key Account Manager
    Current Employee - National Key Account Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Bonus structure is very good. The company continues to push to hit targets, but at the cost of sustainable business practices.

    Cons

    Senior Leadership has no direction. Brand teams do not understand their own brand equity. Trade Marketing is the driving force for decisions and are very short sighted, with no strategic direction.

    Advice to Management

    Hire smart/experienced people, not just inexpensive people.

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