Red Ventures Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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Pros
  • Food in the cafe is good, free yoga, basketball court, company trip (in 18 reviews)

  • Great benefits: casual dress, flat structure and fast-paced work environment (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Its hard to get to bed at 2am most nights and still have a work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • It's high pressure at times it's a fight to the finish with certain calls u got to be prepared and have tough skin (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Great experience for a first job

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    Current Employee - Red Ventures Analyst in Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Red Ventures Analyst in Fort Mill, SC

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

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

    Pros

    Great experience here if you are up for a challenging, fast-paced working environment. You will have to work hard, but can expect to be rewarded both financially and in terms of opportunity. You learn a great skill set that is extremely applicable anywhere and most RV alums run circles around their coworkers. Great, fun culture as well.

    Cons

    Hard work, have to be strong both analytically and creatively.

    Advice to Management

    Be thoughtful about hiring in externals versus promoting from within and the perception it creates.

  2. Great Software Engineering Community

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Charlotte, NC

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

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

    Pros

    Overall, Red Ventures is a great place to start your career as a software developer if you are highly motivated and willing to go the extra mile. You are given more responsibility at a much faster pace than the majority of other opportunities out there. You will get to work with a wide variety of individuals from different backgrounds, all very talented. You will be given the opportunity to make a large impact. Great work culture and amazing facilities. Great insurance. Expect many social gatherings with free beer, as well as an annual company trip. Sales Support receives an entire week off for Christmas. There is also no dress code, so you can come in to work in jeans every day, which is nice. Most people come in at 9, so you can sleep in. People move around a lot, so you are not likely to get bored. If you are doing well, you will be rewarded accordingly around review times. Developer culture is also important to the RV community, which has created a tight-knit community.

    Cons

    This job is not for everyone, particularly developers who just want to sit at their desk with their head down coding. There are no project managers or QA team, and if you do not have great time management and communication skills, the job can sometimes be very stressful. There have been comments on here that Red Ventures is a sweat shop for developers, but this is not true. There will be people who stay until late in the night, but it is their choice. It is possible to work 40 hours a week (if you do not have a major deadline), but you have to set this boundary for yourself.

  3. love it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great company uncapped commission. Not to mention the amenities Basketball Gym and bowling alley.

    Cons

    You take a lot of phone calls daily. Need more break time in between each call

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  5. Nothing is for sure, change is the only constant.

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    Former Employee - Master Sales Agent in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Master Sales Agent in Fort Mill, SC

    I worked at Red Ventures

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, amenities everywhere to distract from long term issues

    Cons

    You have to ask permission through a computer system to use the bathroom or take a break. You are given 30 minutes a day to use how you want and THAT IS NOT ENOUGH. You are supposed to get 1 hour for lunch, but the "workforce managers" cut it to 30 mintues almost every day. Be prepared to work nights and weekends when you first start, and for longer if you don't have children, as the parents are given earlier schedules first. Commission structure can be changed on a whim throughout the month, and numbers are frequently incorrect on the final reports. Most of management is under the age of 30 and incredibly inexperienced in appropriate workplace social interaction. HR is a nightmare, and frequently "bends" the law in their favor.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting children to manage adults. Let people manage their own "bathroom time" and hire more people to compensate. The HR department needs to triple in staff to appropriately handle the volume of needs.

  6. Sales Consultant

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Fort Mill, SC

    I worked at Red Ventures

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

    Pros

    COMMISSION very good loved it

    Cons

    Bad turnover rate just fire at will

    Advice to Management

    Stop being push overs and even if you guys do have a point system about fI ring people, look at there work ethics, and how loyal that employee was.

  7. Great place to work, not for everyone

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    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)

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

    Pros

    The cafes, gift cards and games, fun atmosphere, great people to work with, the openness of the place and great vibes you get while in training. The commissions you get are outstanding.

    Cons

    Work experience depends on what business you are paired with, some are harder to sell than others If you do not sell the overbearing stress and pressure to sell at goal will destroy you. You are there for nine hours a day destroys your personal life, lunches reduced to thirty or forty-five minutes daily regardless on how busy it is. If you are promoted you take a pay cut because of no commissions, having to ask to go to the bathroom.

    Advice to Management

    Try to handle people in a more professional manner, stop with taking bathroom breaks from your overall break time and having to ask every time, be more upfront with people about the high stress levels on the sales floor

  8. Sales Consultant

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Red Ventures

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

    Pros

    When you sell enough is a good pay check at the end of the month. Family events. Top of the line entertainment.

    Cons

    Very stressful, if you have a bad sales day it will take you 3 good days to make up, paycheck is never the same, they change the way your commission is payed very often so you give up on trying to understand how you are paid, paychecks are sometimes wrong (short). You rarely have time to use the entertainment that is available in the new building. This job is not for everyone.

  9. Great Organization

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    Current Employee - Corporate in Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Corporate in Fort Mill, SC

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

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

    Pros

    The culture are Red Ventures is phenomenal. They hire highly motivated, energetic, positive go-getters that are able to self manage and like to have fun! You cannot ask for a better working environment.
    Comprehensive benefits package
    Opportunity to earn profit units
    Compensation is directly related to performance and not tenure
    Subsidized meals
    Onsite clinic
    Open, feedback rich environment
    Nothing is ever off the table at Red Ventures - they are progressive and love testing new ideas
    Annual international co. trip
    Additional incentives outside of salary - electronics, trips, Visa Gift Cards

    Cons

    The only con is that it is a flat organization - not a lot of upward mobility on the Corporate side, BUT they will compensate you as you progress and perform so I am ok with the lack of a career path.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Red Ventures is the future of marketing, technology and sales and we have to continue to protect our culture :)

  10. awesome job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Red Ventures

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

    Pros

    bowling alley, food court, relaxed environment, progressive

    Cons

    none none none none none

  11. Good starting point

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

    I worked at Red Ventures full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Commission, after the initial learning curve one can make a decent monthly commission. Really dependent on how hard you work, is how much you make. Decent base bay but if that's what you want this job is not for you.

    Cons

    Cubicle fever, this is your typical call center work environment. You will sent in a cube your entire shift with the exception to use the bathroom and eat. As teams start doing better, they make the commission harder to achieve. For instance when you get better and should be making more you really make the same because they change the metrics.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep the commission the same, changing it every month to hinder top performers is not the best strategy even though it makes the company more money.

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