Red Ventures

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Red Ventures Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
223 Reviews
3.2
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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.  

    Great environment, little career advancement

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved working at RV for many years. The facilities are state of the art and full of great amenities like a full court basketball court, fitness gym, bowling alley, on-site clinic, and several eateries.

    Cons

    1. The instability in the pay structure. You only earn $10.00/he base pay + uncapped commissions. The problem is that the commission structure constantly changes. You may make $1000 or $5000 a month...you never know.
    2. To advance your career into a manage role, you will take a severe pay cut. It's backwards of any place I've ever seen. You are talking about dropping your overall salary from $60,000 to less than $40,000.
    3. The sales perform managers, as a result of point #2, are young, barely out of college managers who can afford to take the pay cut. That results in little to no coaching and improvement of sales skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the sales performance management levels a fair salary. This will open up seasoned veterans with proven sales and leadership skills to make the move. This will help build the sales teams performance and build a higher degree of success for the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesomeness!

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    Current Employee - Performance Manager in Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Performance Manager in Fort Mill, SC

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

    Pros

    This place changed my life. I had little sales experience when I started and did not think I would make it for long. By the time I left, I was consistently in the top 4 percent of the company and had been promoted to teach others what I learned. I can confidently say that after my experience, I can sell and do anything- no matter the product or service using the sales techniques and overall experience I learned there. Additionally, I met some of the most interesting people that became like family to me, which is honestly the most striking part of the culture- as we did everything together. That sense of family and belonging with so many people is what I will miss the most.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, it's like high school and some people refer to the culture as a 'cult'. If you don't immerse or reject the culture, it could affect your chances of advancement or in some cases, your job. Also, if someone in an area of management doesn't like you on a personal level, they can make things difficult for you regarding advancement or career path, it sounds crazy but it is happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most people fall in love with the culture, its awesome! Keep in mind that this is not only a source of income and job for your people, it is also an aspect of many other areas of their life. Ensure that those in management are operating with fair practices company wide. There are a variety of situations that your employees find themselves in that may not be legal or could lead to lawsuit. Nip that in the bud early before it eats away at the company from the inside. Try to find a way you can maintain the fun culture while ensuring no one is feeling demoralized in the process. EEO and unions may not be the answer, but keeping an open door policy so that when there is an issue, your employees feel safe to speak about it with someone. Other than that, keep rocking it out!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to start after college

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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

    Pros

    Good money if you work hard. Fantastic benefits! If you work hard then you can advance.

    Cons

    Poor late hours, hourly pay could be wat better, and team leaders could be better and more helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring good people and promote better team leaders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great money, but stressful..............................

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Red Ventures

    Pros

    great money if your a true salesman, uncapped commission, great for a recent college graduate that needs money

    Cons

    micromanged to the extreme, lack of management, irregular hours, modern day slave shop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more promotions, better training, better leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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 a 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
  7.  

    Fun place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work.... if you're not in IT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Red Ventures

    Pros

    Red Ventures is a fast growing, challenging environment that will give you the opportunity to learn a lot.

    Cons

    Red Ventures is not the place to be for anyone working in the IT industry. The leaders of IT are "Yes" men that will not stand up for their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure the IT department. Give someone else a chance to lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad company. Need to commit fully to the sales process to have a chance to succed. Wil train you and coach you.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Rock Hill, SC

    I worked at Red Ventures

    Pros

    Will coach you like no other. Crazy facilities and lunch is great.

    Cons

    Expect you to close every customer. If you dont close its your fault and expect a coaching session

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your employees to have a fighting chance to succeed. Turnover is way to frequent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    RV WILL CONSUME YOUR SOUL

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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 a year)

    Pros

    basketball court, bowling alley, cafeteria, and all are pretty good. the training is exceptional

    Cons

    the sales floor will suck your soul. your commission check diminishes and for calls that are unsellable. Opportunities for growth are nothing but smoking mirrors. Their only method of evaluation is through sales, and not consideration of the talent you have in other areas. It is good to start from the bottom, but if sales isn't for you, you're not going anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have people move within the company for the skills they have, and not how much they can sell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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