Red Ventures Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Red Ventures CEO Ric Elias
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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 Job beware of the slam

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Fort Mill, SC

    I worked at Red Ventures full-time

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to make great money. Management is driven to help you succeed. Best work environment I have ever been a part of the culture is awesome.

    Cons

    You can tell that there are hidden politics going on that employees aren't aware of but are affected by. They train you to walk the line and you get ultimately penalized for tipping over.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you know what will get someone fired before you tell them to do it. There's plenty of money to make without being shady and people can't make any money if they get fired so don't coach people to do things that will get them not you in trouble.


  2. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Fort Mill, SC

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

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

    Pros

    Great company culture. Definitely opportunities to move upward or into a completely different role. Pay is competitive. Sales incentives such are great.

    Cons

    All of your breaks, including to the bathroom, are timed. If you go over your break time you get attendance points which reminded me of something you would see in high school.


  3. Inside Sales Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Mill, SC

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

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great benefits, and an overall good company to work for.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times due to the changing goals and long hours that they require.

    Advice to Management

    Try to encourage more coaching through group activities instead of from the team leads


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  5. Great Company sucky hours

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. No job security

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Fort Mill, SC

    I have been working at Red Ventures (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    CEO Ric Elias is amazing! I recommend this job to anyone looking for temporary employment. Great potential to make a lot of money.

    Cons

    You have to ask for permission to go on breaks, bathroom, and lunches. Floor leads and Managers micromanage. Stress from calls will affect your personal life. Churn rate is extremely high. No job security -- every 2 weeks your job is in danger.


  7. Helpful (2)

    inside sales representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Agent in Lancaster, SC
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Agent in Lancaster, SC

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, on site clinic, basketball court, bowling alley

    Cons

    They sell you on all the perks but ppl get burned out very fast. The comissions are not uncapped. This is a marketing and sales company so they do the same to get ppl in the door. Workforce does not care about your personal life at all nor does RV in general. If you have a family be ready not ever see them if you work here. They won't ppl who are good but not to smart. They will take your sales ideas and kick you to the curb.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are gonna burn out your opportunities by consolidating your offices in charlotte. The talent will slowly dwindle. You've already gotten rid of the best and the brightest.


  8. great money if you like sales jobs

    • Work/Life Balance
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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

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Marketing manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Red Ventures full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    opportunity to make money you need to progress

    Cons

    ive gotten cheated out of money and there's never really a way to tell when you are getting cheated, long hours of "high call volume" but they are not serviceable or meaning to call the sales line, been there 2 months and I dred going everyday, not always easy to be in compliance, don't pay enough to deal with the BS from the customers. I'm more stressed with this job than I was w no job and struggling in college

    Advice to Management

    improve coaching skills, give more kudos coachings, don't ask "what happened" after a non sale, motivate in a uplifting spirit


  11. Helpful (2)

    Stressful Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.



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