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RB Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
354 Reviews
3.2
354 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.  

    Fast Paced and High intensity

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    Current Employee - Customer Category Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Category Manager in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    Fast paced and High level of responsibility

    Cons

    Challenging environment and fast paced environment

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

    Associate Scientist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RB full-time

    Pros

    The company has good colleagues, continued growth

    Cons

    The company is very fast paced and you will get little to no training when starting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 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
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  5.  

    Learned a lot

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at RB full-time (more than an 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not for those who value relationships

    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at RB full-time (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
  7. 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 (more than an 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
  8. 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
  9. 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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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