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RB Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
381 Reviews
3.2
381 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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  1.  

    Tough but fair

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    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement
    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement

    I have been working at RB

    Pros

    Fast paced and demanding so you learn a lot in a short period. Rewards those that work hard and get results.

    Cons

    Expect to give your life to rb. Poor work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speed over perfection is no excuse to cut corners as problems will always trip us up further down the line.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    If you can't "Break it", Reckitt

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RB

    Pros

    Good benefits, can work at home.

    Cons

    You will always be called on vacation because there are no trained backups.
    To make sales they shove inventory down the customers throat to bump the sales teams bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If 4 people flee the company under the same manager, evaluate the manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Good experience at high opportunity cost

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Good experience on offer in high pressure sales driven environment

    Cons

    Read for offer carefully, a little sneaky on salary and bonus structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Probably the worst company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    High compensation potential if you make your number (no matter how including questionable financial manipulation). Fast progression possible (which advances incompetent people). Some people are great (though miserable).

    Cons

    Upper management has no ethics or values beyond 'making the number' which causes very questionable and damaging decisions and culture. Little competency at top of org - they're all young and inexperienced and terrible people without values. Brands are terrible and poorly supported.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn ethics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    AP Analyst

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    Clean, new age, and friendly environment

    Cons

    political management always passes the buck to the next person. No full on training so you learn as you go....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open communication between different departments so everyone gets a feel for how the impact everyone elses duties.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good benefits, but life draining and depressing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good insurance, some very good people working at the mid range positions, okay 401k, bonuses pretty fair.

    Cons

    Too much reliance on MBA's and not enough on common sense and actual real world experience, high stress, long hours, overtime is off the charts, filthy working conditions (outside the main office, of course), a lot of HR issues just waiting to happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean it up - both physically and ethically.

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

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experiences

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Hull, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Hull, England (UK)

    I worked at RB

    Pros

    Fast paced and entrepreneurial, matrix management

    Cons

    Sense of competition rather than collabortaion amongst peers. Less sharing of ideas and people constantly scared of losing their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good potential

    • 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

    Pros

    International company, multinational, multicultural environment
    Lots of interesting categories and challenges

    Cons

    Difficult to get alignments between various departments and groups, wasting too much time for discussions instead of moving things forward

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less micromanagement, more actual support when the employee needs it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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