Rtt Usa

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Rtt Usa Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
17 Reviews
2.4
17 Reviews
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  1.  

    EXCITE-ing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Royal Oak, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Royal Oak, MI

    I have been working at Rtt Usa full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work environment is fun, casual, and friendly. Talented people and cool projects.

    Bonuses, raises, bagel Friday's, free soda, jeans, best parties.

    Cons

    There has been lots of change, and it's very fast paced at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Soul crushing.

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    Former Employee - 3D Artist in Royal Oak, MI
    Former Employee - 3D Artist in Royal Oak, MI

    I worked at Rtt Usa full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some of the colleagues were great people, the dress code was very informal.

    Cons

    Directors who had no experience in 3D directing 3D artists. Management who had no idea how to better utilize artists time. Equipment ill-suited to 3D work. When I was there, no proper work pipeline, everything was done in a way that was not efficient or going to result in top quality work. Was told by team leads that I couldn't go home at 6pm because other people weren't going home at 6pm. They expect you to work till 10pm+, regardless of what time you show up for work. If your team lead shows up at 11am, you should expect to stay in till 10pm or later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually hire directors and managers with 3D experience. Ask artists opinions on equipment before buying anything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Used to be Great - Now, Stay Away!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rtt Usa full-time

    Pros

    Friendships, Knowledge in the Field

    Cons

    Bottomed out morale, no longer a family oriented environment, bullying, no job advancement, no raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the top tier of management and start over; ever since Peter Stevenson left, the place has gone severely downhill.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Stay clear of this company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Royal Oak, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Royal Oak, MI

    I worked at Rtt Usa full-time

    Pros

    The Artists and TD Team. Free pop.

    Cons

    Novice to completely incompetent Management (who lack the basic fundamentals of leadership). A business development team that can't comprehend what is RFP from a business requirement. Very little support and you will work tons of hours and never get compensated for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide leaders with leadership training. Provide education reimbursement to all employees. Management (especially the Director level) should read a few books on leadership. I recommend all employees start looking for a new employer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was a great ride until the new management arrived

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    Former Employee - Staff in Royal Oak, MI
    Former Employee - Staff in Royal Oak, MI

    I worked at Rtt Usa full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of a kind software, fun people, great marketing team who threw incredible parties and events ever year, casual work environment (jeans, sweatshirts, flip-flops are all acceptable work attire), GM contract allowed for growth and a new office and bagels every Friday!

    Cons

    The new management who started in 2013 has destroyed this company, The former CEO stepped down in March of 2014 and his replacement is horrible. What use to be a fun work environment has quickly turned into a hostel work environment. People are put down daily, deadlines haven't been met & the upper management does nothing to help the staff. The negativity is toxic. I feel bad for those who are left. Many artist work 60+ hours a week at $40k salary, its sad!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your team instead of following the lead of the new management. Do what is right and step up and make a change. Treat those who work hard with respect & pay your employees what they deserve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Would not recommend anyone to work with the current management etc. at RTT!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Royal Oak, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Royal Oak, MI

    I have been working at Rtt Usa full-time

    Pros

    Some amazing artists and people work there that it's a pleasure to be around.

    Cons

    Culture has gone down the toilet over the last year.... there is none! Management does not care about the employees.. they are all replaceable (in managements own words). Too many power hungry people in positions that are detrimental to the overall growth and success of the company.
    I would NEVER recommend anyone I know to work there :(

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    RTT's greatest assets are its hardworking artists

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Royal Oak, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Royal Oak, MI

    I worked at Rtt Usa full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Creative, innovative young company. The core of its strength lies in its creative and hardworking group of artists most of whom were recruited fresh from college.

    Cons

    Change in management and leadership is negatively impacting the team that worked so hard to bring the company to where it is right now. The corporate setting is cold and detached.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your team, not only to your managers and supervisors. Talk to your clients and find out why they went with RTT in the first place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Awful, just awful

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    Former Employee - Data Prep in Royal Oak, MI
    Former Employee - Data Prep in Royal Oak, MI

    I worked at Rtt Usa as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are a FEW individuals that are candid and truly appreciate the work they've done for this company.

    Cons

    The culture is awful and too loose. Many of the staff are not trained well enough in basic interpersonal communication, managers in both major departments are not on the same page with goals/objectives, and the pay is atrocious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay higher, embrace your employees, know how to communicate goals/initiatives and do so CONSISTENTLY. Get a better culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    High-Tech software and "cool stuff" doesn't make up for bad pay and poor management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Royal Oak, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Royal Oak, MI

    I worked at Rtt Usa full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    laid-back environment, location, proximity to automotive industry

    Cons

    pay, company values/culture, lack of loyalty, communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pasadena Office not the same as Detroit

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    Former Employee - 3D Artist in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - 3D Artist in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Rtt Usa full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - If you like doing automotive rendering, this is a great place to work at. But rarely do they get clients outside of this industry. It pays salary (at least it used to) and has benefits. Some opportunities to work abroad, as the company has several satellite offices in different countries, headquartered in Germany. Its a great opportunity starting out, and has a lot of room for the budding 3D Artist to grow.

    Cons

    - Overtime was generally expected and was not compensated monetarily. I gave up alot of late nights and weekends on many projects - for free. People being hired (or promoted) into management were not very professional and were simply too immature for the job. But senior management ignored many of the obvious warning signs, and major clients were lost. The 'cliquey' nature of the place contributes to a very negative and oppressive feeling day in and day out. Overall, its always a bit gloomy working at the Pasadena office, its like the place just has bad mojo. And its never really grown much as a result. Michigan on the other hand has exploded in size over the past 5 years, and people seem to have a more positive outlook on the situation there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the culture to change, you have to bring in new vision and personality and at the same time rid yourself of the old ways of thinking and behaving. Sometimes it just means replacing people. Germany would do well to replace the management team in its entirety. Build a solid artist team with mature responsible individuals and then bring in a real manager. Start over, small but this time make the right decisions. This is how they can restart to get their mojo back.

    Neutral Outlook

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