Red Ventures Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Pros
  • flat culture and supportive staff, great basketball court (in 18 reviews)

  • great work environment OFF of the phone (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely no work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • High pressure is an understatement (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Great Company sucky hours

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Red Ventures

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training
    Good pay
    Great prizes

    Cons

    Long hours
    It's sell
    Only 10 base pay.


  2. great money if you like sales jobs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Red Ventures full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Commission and a lot of bonuses and money that you can win.

    Cons

    You are constantly hounded and micromanaged. Gets annoying. But it is a sales job so if you are into that then it may not bother you.

    Advice to Management

    Sales are not made by pressuring customers, I which I feel we are taught to do. And I think we should be self managed on the sales floor. The PMs micromanaging us all day can make us anxious because we are constantly reminded that we make their paychecks as well.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Marketing manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Red Ventures part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, fun work environment, energetic people.

    Cons

    Not willing to work with employees who seek a work-life balance. No part-time or job share options, even for proven employees.

    Advice to Management

    Basketball courts and picnics are great, but being flexible with employees who need a couple of years to get children birth-kindergarten launched without mom or dad working 50 hours a week would earn you greater loyalty among young professionals in two-income households.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Stressful Job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Red Ventures full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bowling, decent food, new buildings, lots of parking space, cafeterias, gym. Decent pay when you're placed on the right queue, you get better leads.

    Cons

    Favoritism, they want you to sell a certain way even if what you do works. Pay changes constantly (half the people don't know how they're getting paid), you're taxed 44% on commission, expensive benefits, bad leads, calls count against you even if it's a wrong number or customer hung up. It takes 3 to 4 good days to make up for a bad one (sales). Mandatory overtime when they feel like it's needed...the list goes on

    Advice to Management

    Stop favoritism, quit changing the way you pay employees so often. Quit forcing employees to do mandatory overtime so often.


  6. You get what you pay for...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Agent in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Agent in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Red Ventures full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    --if you even decent at your job you will make $50k a year
    --chill environment to work
    --casual dress code
    --reduced price meals
    --on campus gym, bowling alley, basketball court, putting green etc...
    --120 hours PTO
    --Based salary PLUS commissions
    --cheap medical plans
    --on site medical clinic

    Cons

    --needing to be on top of your game all the time


  7. Preformance Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Performance Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Performance Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Red Ventures full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Money is good, great environment, constantly changing

    Cons

    Long days and take work home with you


  8. Digital & Technology Powerhouse

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Red Ventures full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Surrounded by some of the smartest people I've ever met, I feel constantly challenged at RV. There's never satisfaction with the status quo, but instead a healthy competition to do win/improve and a healthy fear that were moving too slow.

    The pace at RV is the most exciting part. Pace of innovation, pace of change, pace of growth...all provide opportunities to stretch.

    Cons

    If you aren't confortable moving quickly or changing, RV could be a stressful place.

    Advice to Management

    Culture is key, so ensure we continue to keep the bar high (or raise it) for who we bring on-board. I know it's tough given how fast were growing, but I believe it's the only way we'll continue to be who we are today.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Don't drink the kool aid

    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Red Ventures full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Uncapped commission so you can bring in a lot of money (in addition to hourly check) a month. Laid back dress code, games and tavs all over the office for a "fun" atmosphere.

    Cons

    EVERYONE is expendable. You can have a great MONTH and you will be praised to no end. Turn around and have a bad WEEK and they're ready to fire you. Not all managers started on the phones so when they call themselves trying to coach you they are speaking from a place of ignorance and speculation, not experience.

    Rules and guides often change, sometimes without warning or clarity. Disciplinary actions can come of this at the drop of a hat and there is NO defending yourself or your job.


  10. Helpful (1)

    The Most Awesome and Horrible Place To Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Red Ventures full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, I absolutely love the people I got to meet and work with and still hangout with a good bunch of them outside of work.
    I didn't know how to sell a thing before I worked there, their training is AMAZING including the two trainers I had the pleasure of learning from Marcus and Taylor.

    Cons

    Very intense leadership. You can have 3 strong days in a row according to business metrics and standards and then you have 1 not so strong day and your management team is pulling you off the phones for "coaching" which is basically a time where they pull you in a room and interrogate you to find out why you're not meeting standards.
    Sales Management and Work Force Management were never on the same page. I would tend to switch my schedule to work weekends because Work Force said that it would help out the companies needs, I was then made out to be a bad employee that never wanted to be at work (Because the management team never saw me during the week) even though I was working 24 hours a weekend during the busiest times of the week (when customers weren't at work and had time to actually call in). Not only was I working all weekend to help the company I was producing better than center average numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't push long term FAITHFUL Employees out the door. I was NOT terminated I was sick of not being appreciated by the people who I thought was doing a favor by giving up my weekends and working the hours NO ONE Else wanted to.


  11. Great place to work if you can sell

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - High Level MSA in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - High Level MSA in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Red Ventures full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great perks, great pay , great people . Management listens to your input . Coaching is great. I've always been a top performer but I am still constantly given advice on how to get even better!!! How great is that!!

    Cons

    Goals change a lot but that's to be expected from a sales company . If you can't maintain 80% of the center average on key metrics you could lose your job ( but let's be honest you prolly shouldn't be in sales of can't )

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to have a little more break time



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