Rio Grande
1.0 of 5 3 reviews
riogrande.com Albuquerque, NM 150 to 499 Employees

Rio Grande Reviews in Albuquerque, NM

Updated Feb 26, 2014

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Disappointing

Marketing Department (Former Employee)
Albuquerque, NM

I worked at Rio Grande full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLaid-back. If you are liked you can do well for a period of time.

ConsLeadership is more concerned with the culture than the actual business. Rather than the culture existing to support business the business exists to support the culture. It's like a social experiment conducted by a grad student in the 90's but someone forgot to shut down the experiment after they were done collecting data. Leadership hides behind the company Principals in order to avoid accountability or make any real decisions. The Bells may be a nice family but they are not business people. They should have sold out to a company that has real leadership long ago. The Purchasing and Marketing departments are disgusting. Office politics, bullying, and incompetence abound. It is a mentally unhealthy environment.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease let go of the team based structure. Teams have their place and are valuable when used appropriately. Get your heads out of the sand. Your culture is not special. It is dysfunctional.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not bad workplace...as far as jobs go

Team Member (Former Employee)
Albuquerque, NM

I worked at Rio Grande full-time for more than a year

ProsPeople are great, fun and nice working environment. Depending on what team you are on, opportunity to grow professionally. No chance for promotions, but team environment makes up for it (depending on team).

ConsManagement structure prohibits growth...for the company and for employees. Flat business model, lacks leadership roles. Lots of petty office politics.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange corporate management style to increase growth...great industry, no management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not a good place to work....period.

Copywriter (Former Employee)
Albuquerque, NM

I worked at Rio Grande

ProsLaid back culture, decent benefits, located in a great city. The pay can be good if you're moving in from a large city, but many of the associates and underpaid and angry about it. The dress code seems nice at first, but you have too many people that take advantage to the point of wearing shorts and flip flops - very unprofessional. It's a family business and the Bells are a great group of people.

ConsLack of opportunities for promotion. The business is managed through a team of business coaches, many of whom don't have the skills or abilities to lead. Also, because the structure is flat (you really won't have a boss), the political climate is like nothing you've seen since high school. The Marketing/Advertising department has several long-term employees who will stop at nothing (lie/cheat) to retain power if they don't "like" you. Completely unprofessional and management is so out of touch, they get away with it. Worst work experience of my life.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to your marketing and advertising departments. Leadership rarely spends time in those departments and they are lead with incompetence by people afraid of what they don't know.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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