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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    They suck

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RB

    Pros

    Bottom worse company to work for. Use you and abuse you

    Cons

    No appreciation for your work. They make you work like a dog and don't mess up or don't save them money they will fire u

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    poor marketing farm system and hr practices leads to downward spiral

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    Former Employee - SBM Marketing in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - SBM Marketing in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at RB full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pockets of brilliance and high-achieving MBAs that are collaborative, supportive, and inspiring via their actions and thinking. Very tough to find yourself in the company of one of these teams as they are far and few, but if you do get matched up, count your stars. you are very fortunate!

    Cons

    1) homegrown Intl farm system for marketers at the undergrad level means Mgrs with no other real work experience aside from RB. This reinforces the antiquated culture and mentality that everyone else on glass door has mentioned and that RB has been trying to shed - bad attitudes, questionable work ethic, poor treatment of supporting functions and staff, very short term scope with all tactics (no strategy), no sense of how to motivate others or operate in humane civilized fashion, low standard of personal output, always passing the buck, etc.

    2) MBA intern pools continue to suffer. Each year has gotten progressively worse, probably due to poor recruiting efforts at top schools, plus reputation being tainted and reinforced by bad eggs mentioned in point 1. Tenacity, initiative, EQ,charisma, creativity, aptitude, resourcefulness, all are lacking. Give us actual talent we can work with!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on quality MBAs from proven, quality Grad programs
    Don't be so lenient on intl transfers or farm system prodigies; if they are not performing, cut them loose (LT growth > political game)
    Prior work Experience matters; global perspective also matters (global does not mean UK perspective )
    Consider whether current Hr and recruitment practices are best in class, or actually worst in class, when it comes to brand stewardship and developing bench strength.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Hard Work is Rewarded until they Shut Down your Facility

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RB full-time

    Pros

    Good pay
    You can go as far as you want - ambition is expected
    Good severance packages

    Cons

    They are looking to consolidate facilities, so will shut down the facilities if they can move the production elsewhere (especially UK).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A good place to learn but no real stability

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    Current Employee - R&D Associate in Montvale, NJ
    Current Employee - R&D Associate in Montvale, NJ

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

    Pros

    Lots of challenge and opportunity. Good salary. Jobs with huge scope and very few processes to hold you back.

    Cons

    Very few of the senior management stay in one position long enough to become fully versed in their businesses and so decision making can appear random and reactive. Projects run at breakneck speed which can lead to mistakes. Short term outlook.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on choosing the right developments instead of just running mediocre stuff fast.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to learn, but not for everyone

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at RB as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very open to allowing employees to undertake their own projects in various areas. Culture is strong and carefully maintained, so employees who work for the company generally enjoy being there.

    Cons

    Practically zero instruction of guidance in favor of a learn-by-doing approach for new hires, but this can be circumvented by seeking out assistance from colleagues, who are always helpful and have been through the same learning process themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even if comprehensive training is not made available, at least have more initiation procedures pointing new hires to what they must learn/train for and where

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 8 people found this helpful  

    Values Bottom line above Consumers, Employees; Disrespectful

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    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    Very competitive compensation packages (base salaries, starting and yearly bonuses/bonus multipliers) attract tons of post-MBA and undergraduate talent with the promise of great financial stability.

    The international nature of the company paired with its willingness and enthusiasm to sponsor international talent means an incredibly diverse pool of employees. In any given meeting you will be the only person from your country in the room, with people who have completely disparate backgrounds, cultures, and languages.

    Cons

    SHORT-TERM MINDSET: At all levels brand, sales, supply are always thinking of how to meet their yearly bonuses- completely fair, but it means that brand-building long-term investments are rarely made. Brand managers consistently make decisions for short-term gains that negatively impact long-term growth.

    WORK-LIFE BALANCE: Most (though not all) teams are under-staffed, with people doing the work of 2 or more people; in some cases empty positions are left open for months (or left un-filled), as the company looks to save on costs. This means things get lost in the cracks and talented smart people are burned out.

    DISRESPECTFUL: RB says that its people are "direct," but often this is conflated with being rude and disrespectful. Cursing, short tempers, and sometimes blow-ups, are the norm. There is little concern for others.

    ANTI-COLLABORATIVE: Cross-functional team collaboration is ESSENTIAL for this kind of company, but due to the attitudes (see above) cross-functional team members often approach each other as adversaries rather than allies. Unproductive and de-motivating.

    Overall RB is a negative environment where many of its (smart, talented, creative) staff are demoralized and quickly burned out- it's not a good thing when the norm is for people in the company to say that it is "terrible," "awful," etc. and are building or trying to enact their escape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage LONG-TERM thinking- growth shouldn't only be achievable through acquisitions.

    Build, develop, and INVEST in your talent- it takes so much less effort and resources than you think to properly train new hires, and this will pay in dividends when your talent flourishes and WANTS to stay on-board beyond a year. You also may be able to get away with paying lower salaries and bonuses if you provide a more positive environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company, Great Culture

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Team Lead in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Team Lead in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    The company has created an excellent work environment in which you take on responsibilities from the start that you would not have the opportunity to in other companies until you have been there a few years. This creates an innovative entrepreneur work environment .

    Cons

    The intrapreneur work environment is not a good fit for everyone, you must be disciplined and know what needs to be done as you are watched over like you would be in other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    What a terrible place to work

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    Former Employee - Supply in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Supply in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at RB full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    salary is usually pretty good, depending on your department, good bonus plan. you can learn all you can absorb

    Cons

    Some really bad middle management. Currently 'cleaning house' and firing or making the environment so challenging they quit. warehouses have been trashed, with no leadership left in them. Plants are going their own way. Supply is a shambles thanks to crappy leadership. Corporately a 'dog eat dog' environment, with no clue about what happens outside of Parsippany. "A" is for arrogance. People are our strongest asset? Not at Reckitt. Hope no one calls the EPA, DEA, or FDA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what your underlings are doing, for heaven's sake!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast Paced

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A great company as a whole. Ownership level is off the charts, you will learn more in a year's time than you would in 10 in other companies. Leadership charter changing internal direction to more respect for others

    Cons

    Certain departments lack authentic leadership, still managing by brutal tactics instead of embracing the leadership charter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the leadership charter is the model for the future, then Everyone should be held accountable, not selectively enforced

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very business savvy but not necessarily marketing focus

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

    I worked at RB full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leaders are very business savvy and strong business acumen. Entrepreneurship spirit strong, not many company can rival that.

    Cons

    Not consumer focus or marketing driven on a long term basis. Respect is lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more respectful to employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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