Red Ventures

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Red Ventures Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
198 Reviews
3.3
198 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Food in the cafe is good, free yoga, basketball court, company trip (in 17 reviews)

  • Casual work environment, lots of contests, good bonus', great commission potential (in 17 reviews)


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

  • Bathroom breaks are counted against your 30 minute break time per shift (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fast paced and number oriented.

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment as far ad the people and casual dress code. Company has a lot of on campus activities for employees. Impressive campus.

    Cons

    Can be a serious grind. Very "salesy" environment. Attendance policy has some flaws. "Uncapped Commissions" is loosely applied on some businesses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not worth it

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    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst

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

    Pros

    Food in the cafe is good, free yoga, basketball court, company trip

    Cons

    Absolutely no work/life balance.

    Managers are all young and have little to no training, so they're horrible. RV seems to either not care about this, or senior management is blind to it.

    The culture is very, very clique and sorority/fraternity type. Recruiting will say it's all about uniqueness, but in reality if you don't fit a very specific mold, you're out. If you don't drink the Koolaid, you're out. There's a HUGE amount of dating within the company - it's almost encouraged.

    A huge con of the "flat" organization - there is no middle management. You're either straight out of college, or have 10+ years and an MBA. No middle ground, so most people make their way out at year 2 (if they last that long).

    RV has some very unsavory business practices for the industry, but corporate employees seem to really get off on "tricking" people.

    Recruiting model is volume based, even for corporate. They hire a bunch of college kids, throw them in the deep end (very little job-related on-boarding) and see who sticks. If your manager doesn't like you, you're done, no matter how good your work is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start training your managers and recognizing good work!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fought to keep job, job didn't fight to keep me

    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    fun relaxed environment and co workers nice

    Cons

    management and commission always changing

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  5.  

    Good (for a limited time)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Fort Mill, SC

    I worked at Red Ventures full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Subsidized meals in cafe
    Great early career development opportunity
    "Unlimited vacation"
    Annual Caribbean company trip
    Fast paced company

    Cons

    Work Life Balance (Required Weekend Work)
    Culture is Diminishing
    Managers receive little training so poor managers are abundant
    Company has been "letting go" of many employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are losing your company culture with your growth. It is impacting moral for both sales and corporate employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Money

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Red Ventures full-time

    Pros

    Made some great money and for the most part had a good time at work

    Cons

    Crazy schu. and can be stressful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place To Work If you love Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Sales Agent in Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Master Sales Agent in Fort Mill, SC

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

    Pros

    The best thing about Red Ventures are the opportunities. You can make good money if you work hard, but you need to have the drive to be successful or you will not make it long. There is a very high standard that is set for performance, but that standard helps not only the company, but your pocket as well!

    Cons

    Doing the same thing over and over can be mentally draining, but do your best and you will reap the benefits in your compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing! Super supportive upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture, fun work environment, great training programs and personal development opportunities.

    Cons

    talent is under appreciated and under compensated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you want to keep the talented people you employ compensate them fairly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome! Love the people, making good money, very chill place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Red Ventures full-time

    Pros

    Money is great but could be better for the best agents

    Cons

    Hours can be tough, I have a 2 to 11 because I go to school before work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat best agents with better compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I think I'll stick around

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people, building- gym, basketball court/track and bistro, scheduling flexibility

    Cons

    Compensation needs to be more competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Competitive and run environment, hard work and high expectations, low pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Red Ventures full-time

    Pros

    The best part about the corporate side of Red Ventures is the atmosphere. RV is filled with young and outgoing people who work hard and play hard.

    Cons

    Red Ventures does not offer competitive pay for the type of talent they bring on. Many of RV's employees could be paid much better in another job, but choose RV because of the atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more clear about the performance requirements for promotions and raises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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