RB Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
325 Reviews
3.3
325 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Its fast paced, rapidly changing, continuously innovating and pushing things forward (in 41 reviews)

  • Good career opportunities in general (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • no work/life balance - the scope pushed into the roles is bigger than I've seen before elsewhere (in 54 reviews)

  • No work/life balance what so ever (in 15 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Aggressive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RB

    Pros

    It is a great international company with lots of opportunities for global mobility. People are smart and come from different nationalities. Sometimes you feel like you are working at United Nations. Very good pay and bonus program.

    Cons

    Very aggressive business culture, more leaning on zero sum gains vs. win-win while dealing with vendors and suppliers. Similar culture in between departments, even when you communicate to sales or marketing, you look like an adversary rather than a colleague.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more synergies among and between departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Learned a lot

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at RB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You learn a lot about the products, the manufacturing process and the company.

    Cons

    Lots of deadlines and requests from all over the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful of burning out employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not for those who value relationships

    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at RB full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great brands
    gain great experience
    pay is good

    Cons

    anti-american bias
    must eventually move internationally (esp. marketing) to move up
    get moved around to new brands frequently, hard to make significant impact

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    USA is 1/3 of your business - put some in top (100) managment - very underrepresented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    They had taken over the company I was working for and the transition was very disorganized and confusing.

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

    I worked at RB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very fast pace. Diverse culture.

    Cons

    Little direction. There was not a feeling of team work. Everyone seemed to want to pass on the responsibilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not for everyone

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RB full-time

    Pros

    Great products, but culture and working conditions are not for everyone. Unrealistic expectations and working at break neck speed cause a lot of unnecessary and duplicative efforts. Warning: very little control is had in the US on most businesses.

    Cons

    The culture is not for everyone - it is aggressive and not collaborative. The business perspective is wholly concerned with short-term vs. long term results. Control is held overseas and not in the US for any strategic decisions. Staffing is lean, which can be a positive if you are looking for a lot of opportunity/exposure, but it can lead to unrealistic expectations of deliverables.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tons of responsibility, unstable environment

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at RB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Gain tons of experience early on
    - Quick pace environment
    - Lean organization
    - People move around very quickly, so opportunity for advancements

    Cons

    - High turnover rate
    - Lack of team stability
    - Very reactive environment
    - Different brand focuses mean uneven resource allocation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fast-paced, cultured company, good to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RB

    Pros

    RB is a cultured company that allows for individual growth and added international opportunity. Fast-paced nature forces employees to challenge themselves to reach full potential. Open, friendly environment.

    Cons

    Hours and work load not consistent. Some areas lack necessary resources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Purchasing Manager

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at RB full-time

    Pros

    Lots of learning in a short duration. Decisions made, projects implemented quickly.

    Cons

    Work pressure can be intense at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay away from the Pharmaceuticals Division based in Richmond, VA. Terrible place, poor leadership, horrible management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at RB as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Other departments are OK. Stay clear from the Clinical group in particular.

    Cons

    HR does not do their job for employee, serves as company puppet. Sr. Managements take the laws in their own hands, incompetent to run their departments. No culture, promote unethical behaviors. Many current law suits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the current clinical management group if you want to bring this company forward. Please poll a survey from current employee and past employee to see for yourself why the turnover rate is skyrocketing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Whirlwind.....

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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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, interesting product lines, potential for relocating, people are great.

    Cons

    Burn-out potential (they throw the most at the most capable individuals), speed over accuracy, not what you would wish for someone with a life outside of work, manual manipulation and review of data versus not planning based off actual business intelligence, low visibility for growth for anyone below a certain level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even your playing field out, and consider better systems and invest in your people.

    Benefits will not keep turn-over of valuable assets at bay indefinitely.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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