Red Ventures

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Red Ventures Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
215 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Git on the phone and crank

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Spring Hill, Richland, SC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Spring Hill, Richland, SC

    I worked at Red Ventures full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you love cranking out the sales. dynamic individuals, great macaroni and cheese in the cafeteria

    Cons

    Its true, the worse you lie to customers the better your commission check. hey, at least they spif'd the hell out of nfl sunday ticket!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the non-closers off the phone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Fun place to work

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

    I worked at Red Ventures full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn sales
    Fun environment
    Advancement opportunity

    Cons

    Constantly changing commissions
    Micromanagement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to have fun with employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Something new is always around the corner!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Red Ventures

    Pros

    Very fast paced atmosphere and hardworking individuals... Everyone is there to do their job and do it right!

    Cons

    Upward mobility is very difficult at the company when, but it is there!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for, but long term viability is lacking due to nature of job.

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    Former Employee - Senior Performance Manager in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Senior Performance Manager in Fort Mill, SC

    I worked at Red Ventures

    Pros

    Great environment. Good management on the sales level and involvement from middle management. Lots of perks (free coffee, subsidized lunches. prizes, trips, etc.) to boost morale.

    Cons

    Very stressful job with no time to breath between sales calls and hours usually involve evening and weekends for a while till you become a veteran (at least 6 months). Time is micromanaged down to the second for agents and then lunches/breaks are shortened to meet business needs. Its a call center labelled as a "Sales Center" to throw off the new hires. Goals are usually over inflated to reduce earning potential for most agents/management. Overtime is almost always mandatory and really tends to grind agents down and causes morale among agents to drop quickly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fast growing, great experience!

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth and chances to work on new project, company is growing, company retreats to caribbean, technology, the culture is great.

    Cons

    Location is far outside of Charlotte and not very convenient, management is constantly looking to improve performance, even if that means churning through existing sales employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about your sales agents too and not just corporate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Micro Managed down to the second

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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 an year)

    Pros

    Great if you want an entry level sales job and experience for your resume. Liked the onsite clinic by carolinas health care for only $5.

    Cons

    They advertise all these amentities like a basketball court, yoga studio, bowling alley, etc... alll that you have zero time to use. 90% of the sales force are in the old building with no upgrades they boast of, its just micro sized cubicles for as far as you can see. You have a 15 min break first half of your shift and same second half of your shift which require prior approval. If you need a bathroom break, that will come out of the 15 min break time and if you go over you are given attendance points.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it is and feels like a turn and churn employer vs making employees feel like an asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Interview

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Fort Mill, SC

    I have been working at Red Ventures

    Pros

    Great interview, great hospitality, informative

    Cons

    None at this time. I enjoyed it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great for some, terrible for others

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Fort Mill, SC

    I have been working at Red Ventures full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -pay is great when you have a solid month
    -atmosphere is awesome
    -plenty of vertical and horizontal mobility

    Cons

    -extremely high pressure
    -you can be penalized for things that are completely out of your control

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Red Ventures

    Pros

    Fun environment , call center ,

    Cons

    Had to ask when to go to the bathroom, very very very very micromanaged

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fast paced, but lots of work for little pay

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    Current Employee - Associate Copywriter in Indian Land, SC
    Current Employee - Associate Copywriter in Indian Land, SC

    I have been working at Red Ventures

    Pros

    The people! Many of the leading minds in marketing and sales. Also, business reviews are one of the many terrific learning opportunities. If you push yourself, you will succeed. However, if you just want a job to show up and exist in, you won't move up or learn much.

    Cons

    Lots of work, long hours, and very poor pay. For the amount of money the company makes and all the talk of being on par with Google/Microsoft/Facebook, the salaries are bogus. Makes turnover a huge issue-- it can be tiring and upsetting to routinely see your friends quitting to find more rewarding and better paying jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the teams small, keep the work fast paced, but stop making it a burnout factory with low pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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