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RB Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
348 Reviews
3.2
348 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • What I love about RB is the fast-paced environment and my complete business ownership (in 44 reviews)

  • From day one you are put on deep waters, thus you learn a lot in a short time (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • no work/life balance - the scope pushed into the roles is bigger than I've seen before elsewhere (in 63 reviews)

  • Extremely challenging-No work life balance-Immense pressure (in 20 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging environment, hard work, great satisfaction at the end of the day

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    RB gives a lot of development opportunities if you fit the challenging environment, the hands-on culture and the fast pace.
    The structure is very lean and this means that jobs are huge compared with other multinational companies and you can see a lot and learn a lot as well. In addition, a lean structure also means a lot of visibility to the senior management, as people are constantly in the spotlight.
    It's a place where you can express your opinion freely, and if you don't agree you can say it.
    You can really make a difference and your work really matters.

    Cons

    People focus more on the "what" and less on the "how" as short term results are still too important.
    It's not a company for everyone as you can play this game only if you are completely dedicated to the company - work life balance is for sure challenging.
    The fast pace is something to be considered carefully - again, is not for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Truly concentrate on fewer bigger things - still too many priorities in the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Hard work, steep learning curve but high reward

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Fast paced career progression and accountability

    Cons

    Can be long hours in some functions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great exposure, hands on experience, poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analutical Assistant in Hull, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analutical Assistant in Hull, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great products to work on, high project turnover- a lot of experience to build up skill set.

    Cons

    Poor management, projects often ran ofcourse in a way that could have been prevented, very frustrating. As a placement student, lack of support from mentor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate mentors properly before they are given a student to ensure they're capable.

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    Aggressive culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at RB full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Can find good friends here tht share the same sentiments

    Cons

    Culture too aggressive
    no clear long term direction
    Everything needed by yesterday
    Too result oriented until neglect employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better long term direction
    Follow the plans and no last minute decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    R&D manager

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

    I have been working at RB full-time

    Pros

    great company to work for - opportunities to work across health and household categories and also work in various parts of the world. Friendly atmosphere, culturally well adjusted and a global approach to teamwork.

    Cons

    not geared for cutting edge technology research & development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall great working experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Sales in Lagos (Nigeria)

    I have been working at RB full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fantastic employee relationship, strong/reputable brands, great opportunity to get on the job experience

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy in getting little things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act on feedback from team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RB

    Pros

    WOrk life balance is great. Family atmosphere

    Cons

    No paid time off and slightly low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Extend paid time off

  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Horrible culture, zero respect for people

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

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

    Pros

    Good brands, entrepreneurship and the possibility of moving talent across the various operations worldwide

    Cons

    Poor people development agenda, poor culture, aggressive male dominated, very demoralizing environment, poor remuneration strategy. very disingenuous senior management. Senior Managers advance on a culture of lies and pulling people down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to look at Unilever and P&G. The build leaders and will continue to deliver great results

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Lot's of opportunity for the right candidate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Manager in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, international opportunities, and growth potential.

    Cons

    Culture can be difficult for the wrong person.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good but clear your social calendar :)

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RB

    Pros

    Renowned brands to work with...High tech equipments and great GMP compliance...I won't bother to purchase the products which I manufactured from malls

    Cons

    Work life balance poor
    Plan for weekend mood and get it spoiled by knowing about your shift at the end of the day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some philanthropic outlook for the employees would be appreciated

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