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Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
385 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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    Game Changers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at RB

    Pros

    Incredible level of ownership for your business and encouragement to think and act in an entrepreneurial manner. If you want to work for a world leading FMCG company but feel like you are leading your own start up, RB is for you.

    Cons

    Fast, action focused culture is not for everyone. Wall flowers will not fit in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the focus on fewer, bigger and better plans and brands

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    A fantastic insight into OTC product development and regulatory procedure through a one year industrial placement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Regulatory Team in Hull, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Regulatory Team in Hull, England (UK)

    I worked at RB as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, young employee community. Competitiveness, speed over perfection. potential for personal and professional development through the company due to a small middle management capacity.

    Cons

    competitive nature can be very intense. starting and establishing yourself within the company can be an upwards struggle, takes hard work and commitment to gain a permanent contract.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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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
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    Great learning opportunities!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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    Challenging and fast paced

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Executive in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Executive in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    A lot of autonomy, flexibility, great team-building activities. The employees are young and eager which makes it fun to be in the office. Good benefits such as on-site canteen.

    Cons

    Often long hours, relatively high staff turnover which means a lot of changes. You need to be a fast learner to be able to quickly fit in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Associate

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    Former Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at RB

    Pros

    Great company great people Great experience

    Cons

    Dishonest and jerk boss, Senior management so it is impossible to keep a tab on him

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing as such, just that need more work to motivate employee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant Brand Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RB

    Pros

    Salary, Career Opportunities, International Experience, Benefits, Management

    Cons

    Long Hours, Location, Some Ambiguity, Stress, Massive Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Procurement

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    • Senior Management
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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

    Great company to work with. I learnt a lot there

    Cons

    Not as such. Just that they should develop employee engagement program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut third party payroll off the hook

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really own your part of the business

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at RB full-time

    Pros

    Versus peers at other companies, at every level you have the opportunity for more responsibility, experience and greater voice in terms of what should be done. If you have a good idea, backed with clear and simple rationale you will get to do it - and show the impact of what your ideas have brought to the business - this is the fuel that will keep you wanting more in RB

    Cons

    If you can be self-motivated by the opportunities presented as outlined above you will fly. If you are looking for anything else you wont.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the business grows, don't allow processes to slow down the impact we can have on the market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    For the ambitious: A compromise worth making

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at RB full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Unparalleled individual ownership working on category leading brands - the platform and resource is there for you to perform and showcase to senior management what you can do. But you need to be a self starter and grab the opportunities yourself; these are the people that thrive at RB ... if you demonstrate the right can-do attitude and perform well you are rewarded well with great progression in turn.

    Cons

    Few clear internal processes can make getting thing done challenging at best and chaotic at worst... however if you have the right attitude you will take this in your stride by focusing on what you need to achieve. Would rather this way then being shackled by internal process.
    Work loads are tough and, if you are contentious, your work life balance will suffer. However if you are career driven it is a compromise worth making as the reward are there providing you are someone who can turn hard work and effort into performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to work harder to join up the different departments to get alignment across accounts, trade, category and marketing. too often are objectives and projects at odds/ambiguous leading to completely unnecessary complication/frustration and ambiguity of what exactly is trying to be achieved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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