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Red Ventures Overview

Fort Mill, SC
1001 to 5000 employees
2000
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Working at Red Ventures

Red Ventures is a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of digital companies that specializes in bringing consumers and brands together. Through bespoke technology, integrated digital commerce and sales, distinguished partnerships, data science and original content from the ... Read more

Company Updates

  • "Be bold, and make your career goals known. If you’ve got skills outside of your role that you wish you could be using on a daily basis, there’s no way for others to know that unless you tell them." -RV Director of Content Laine Plummer.

    Check out more awesome advice from Laine (who's made FOUR major career moves in her five-year tenure at RV) now on the blog!

    My Career(s) at RV: Laine Plummer | redventures.com

    Red Ventures is a place where you can build your own adventure. Within these walls, you can gain experience in multiple industries, completely change your career, then change it again..... and again. We're not talking about 'switching departments.' (We don't even have departments here.)

  • Inclusion makes us better leaders, coworkers, and people. We believe in building teams that include perspectives from all backgrounds, and we believe that talented members of our community should have access to careers they’ll love - regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, race, or disability.

    Please join us for our first-ever Inclusion Expo next month, where we'll explain what we do, hear from a diverse panel of RV leaders, and network with local talent. Click the link to learn more and to register!

    Red Ventures Inclusion Expo - Bridging The Gap

    Bridging The Gap Red Ventures Inclusion Expo DATE: October 4th, 2018 TIME: 5:30 PM - 8:45 PM LOCATION: Red Ventures, 1423 Red Ventures Dr. Fort Mill, SC 29707 ATTENDEES: Diverse college students, alumni and leaders located across the North & South Carolina area. JOIN RED VENTURES FOR AN EXCITING EVENING OF DISCUSSIONS, NETWORKING AND MORE!

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Red Ventures – Why Work For Us?


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Who We Are:

Founded in 2000, Red Ventures is a portfolio of digital companies that brings consumers and brands together through powerful, customized online experiences. We use online marketplaces, strategic partnerships and passionate people to unleash transformative digital growth and solve complex problems across a variety of industries. We’re headquartered in Charlotte, NC, but our footprint spans the globe. We've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for 10 years running. 

Watch CEO Ric Elias's 2011 TEDTalk, "3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed."

What We Do:

What we do is complex and constantly changing – and we like it that way. We combine the speed of a startup, the DNA of a digital agency, the strategic thinking of a consultancy, and the analytical skills of a big data company to solve problems, to connect consumers with better experiences, and to unlock exponential value for brands.

Sometimes we own a brand, connecting consumers with information they need to make better decisions. Sometimes we partner with a brand, helping them better engage customers. Sometimes we build technologies, solving digital challenges that face all of our businesses. In every case, we find and unlock opportunity that’s just not possible anywhere else.

Learn more at www.redventures.com

Fun at Work:



Everything is written in pencil

If there's one thing that defines us, it's the fact that we're constantly changing and evolving. We don't do things because "that's the way we've always done it." We evaluate every process and fix what doesn't work. From restructuring businesses to swapping desks, we'll change what needs changing. 

Learning & Development

We believe in home-grown talent and are very committed to meritocracy. We heavily invest in learning and development programs for every stage of an employee's career. Our REDTalks series invites guests like NBA coaches, musicians, entrepreneurs and other influencers to share ideas and start a discussion right in our living room. (UK Coach Calipari pictured above)

Leave the woodpile higher than you found it

Our community involvement program is entirely employee-driven, which means we only support organizations in which our employees are actively involved. In 2016 we supported more than 80 different charitable organizations including 5ks, playground builds, community events and more.

We use our office for more than just work.

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We think world-class talent deserves a world-class workspace.  As an RV employee, you can start your morning with a spin cycling class and chase it with a mocha latte from our onsite coffee bar. Then take a mid-morning break to play a quick game of HORSE on the indoor basketball court. Grab lunch with friends at one of the onsite restaurants and eat it outside by the pergola if the weather is nice. Wrap up the work day with a brick-oven pizza and then head to the rooftop beer garden or basement bowling alley for happy hour with your buddies. 



 Learn more at www.redventures.com.

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At RV, we train our talent in-house to make big decisions that matter – and given the speed at which our business is growing, our employees experience career progressions that just aren’t possible at other marketing and tech companies.

Creatives

Creatives at Red Ventures, build and optimize web experiences for dozens of globally recognized brands across multiple high-growth industries. They collaborate with other creatives, analysts, and business leaders to optimize designs for massive audiences. They watch their impact on multi-million-dollar businesses grow in real time – and they have a lot of fun in the process.

Software Engineers

At other companies, engineers might spend months developing a prototype – and then pass it off to someone else to be completed. Here, we don’t just follow our projects from start to finish, we help lead discussions on how to continually optimize it. We balance a multitude of projects, from consumer-facing products to complex internal systems and constantly be expected to come up with new, creative solutions to everyday business challenges.

Marketing/ Business Analysts

From coming up with game-changing marketing strategies to negotiating deals with corporate partners, these associates make multi-million dollar decisions that have tangible impacts on the business – daily. 

Inside Sales

We never do any cold calling, and we don’t waste time with unqualified leads. Every customer our inside sales representatives connect with has been carefully funneled through sophisticated behavioral tracking technology and advanced marketing analytics to help you close the deal.

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Remember that thing we said earlier about driving your own career path? We weren’t kidding. We’ve had countless employees completely invent new positions that align with their passions and contribute to the bottom line of the business.   Red Ventures is more than just a Best Place to Work in Charlotte – This is a place where you can launch and drive your own career.


 

Learn more at www.redventures.com


Red Ventures combines the speed and agility of a start-up with the big data power of a global, multi-billion-dollar business. As a result, you’ll have access to groundbreaking technologies, unparalleled learning opportunities, and a wealth of fascinating problems to solve on a daily basis – but you’ll also retain total autonomy, define your own projects, and see your work all the way through to production. 

We’re backed by the same people who invested in GoDaddy, Dell, Uber and other tech giants, and we’re building prototypes covering everything from online behavioral tracking software to artificial intelligence applications. 

From the Blog:

Three tech tools we built from scratch... and can't live without

Queen City Hackathon: Predicting Charlotte Traffic

Building Simple, Intelligent Systems


Learn more and view all open Tech positions at www.redventures.com/careers!




Our greatest asset is our people. We empower our employees to be the authors of our story. We act -- and hustle -- like owners. We heavily invest in learning and development programs for every stage of an employee's career. Red Ventures is a place ready for people to pitch in, work hard, and have a lot of fun in the process.

Meet Our Team on the RV Blog 

Like Director of Content Laine Plummer, who's made FOUR major career moves in her five year tenure at RV (so far).

And HR Director Josh Tarr who argues there's more to Human Resourcse than being a "people person."

Or Director of Engineering April Gibson-Fulton,who's passionate about building nimble teams. 

Plus! Explore The Secret Life of RV, where we uncover the crazy things our employees are up to outside of work - like touring with A-list rock bands, getting published in the New York Times, or building brands with NFL players. Really. 


RV Leadership

Senior leaders at Red Ventures include former franchise business owners, serial entrepreneurs, international finance and marketing consultants, a TV executive, and even some RV home-grown talent.

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    Pros

    I was initially put off by many of the reviews for RV on here, but I took the job on the good will of some friends who were already here. It was the best decision for my family I've made in years.

    Tech managers genuinely care about the happiness of their employees. Though the work hours are technically 9-5, there is flexibility work time, so long as you get you commitments complete. If you need to go pick your kids up and take them to the doctor, there is no problem at all. I have a teammate who gets in every day at 7 and leaves at 3.

    I can't speak to the culture of the sales team, but as a member of the "tech" branch of RV, this is easily the best job I've ever had.

    We have enormous input into the tech decisions that are being made, decisions that will have huge affects on all of our partners. Developers are empowered to contribute in meaningful ways, using the tooling they as a group decide to be most appropriate.

    Want to consider a new/different architectural approach to something we're building? You are encouraged to do so. A rising tide lifts all boats.

    I have a clear, actionable career path with steps, positions, promotions, and responsibilities clearly defined that give me something to work towards for the next 5+ years, and they include things that will make me a better developer or manager.

    There is huge diversity in the types of development work done, and cross-team training is highly encouraged. Want to clock in, get some CSS/HTML done, and clock out? Those jobs are here (although people who are passionate about the client's success tend to do the best). Want to develop ground up website architectures? They got those too. Interested in Devops? Cloud services? Security? UX design/development? Want to build internal software products instead of websites? iOS/android programming? Want to build alexa skills? You can do any of those things here.

    There are internal teams solely dedicated to employee training & mentoring. Want to learn React but don't know where to start? Don't feel comfortable with git or the command line? Attend one of the many free workshops dedicated to teaching those things.

    There is even a program dedicated to training non-tech employees how to become a developer, where graduates of the program are hired directly as developers on the "tech" team. There's also a similar program that provides a similar service for people who aren't current RV employees.

    Being at a company where there's no ambiguity on whether or not you can move up on the team is refreshing, coming from a company that had none of that at all.

    Cons

    RV has high standards.

    You definitely don't have to be the best programmer, but you DO have to have a passion & drive to better yourself and your craft. People who don't have that drive don't tend to do well here.

    The interview process is rigorous. You have a technical screening call, followed by a take home project, followed by multiple in-person interviews including a whiteboard session. My advice is that the best thing you can do in the interviews is just be very very passionate. You don't have to know everything, or have experience with all the hot new tools. It's most important to show your drive & passion to better yourself.

    The pace of learning & performance is fast, but not unhealthy fast. As a father of 3, I was worried I wouldn't be getting home until 8 or 9 everyday or this would affect my family life. That has simply not been true at all. It's true you often have deadlines you need to hit, but the management team does a great job of trying to keep them realistic, or cutting scope on the project if the deadline isn't realistic, so that it becomes doable.

    Because things move quickly, there is a lot of constant change occurring. In the codebase and in the company. People change teams & seats at the company with regularity, as the needs of different partners change rapidly.

    The pace also means there is a lack of process around some things that could benefit from it. Some people like this, others don't. It depends on your personality. But things tend to fall on the "let's figure out how to get something done and just do it", instead of "let's create a Jira task and get approval from 3 different people, and detailed, granular requirements before we begin" side of things.

    Advice to Management

    Keep empowering your employees to collectively make decisions that affect the whole company on a large scale.

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Red Ventures Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Red Ventures (Charlotte, NC) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Contacted by Director of Sales Recruiting and scheduled a phone interview lasting approx. 40 minutes. Later contacted via email to schedule onsite interview for the following week. Onsite interview lasted over 3 hours and included a tour of the facility followed by back to back interviews with recruiters including a mock interview scenario. Everyone was very friendly and inviting.

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Red Ventures Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Charlotte Business Journal, 2014
  • Fast 50: Fastest Growing Companies, Charlotte Business Journal, 2014
  • Best Place to Work (Large Business)(1), Charlotte Business Journal, 2011
  • Best Places to Work, Charlotte Business Journal, 2012
  • Best Places to Work, Charlotte Business Journal, 2013
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