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Red Ventures Overview

Fort Mill, SC
1001 to 5000 employees
2000
Company - Private
Business Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Red Ventures is a teamwork-driven technology and marketing company located just outside of Charlotte, NC. Founded in 2000, we've spent the last 16 years building proprietary technology platforms, digital marketing expertise, and an outstanding team that includes ... Read more

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Red Ventures – Why Work For Us?


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Who We Are:

We’re a team of talented people who think it’s fun to challenge what’s possible and do bold things - fast. Founded in 2000, Red Ventures has spent the last 16 years building proprietary technology platforms, digital marketing expertise, and an outstanding team that includes more than 3,000 people across the Carolinas, Seattle, Boston and Brazil. We've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for 9 years running. 

What We Do:

We’re in the business of helping the world’s biggest brands make the digital leap required to compete – combining the speed of a start-up, the strategic thinking of a consultancy, the creativity of an agency, and the technology of a digital marketing company, all under one roof.   Our culture of quick-thinking, assumption-challenging, high-score chasers evolves as quickly as the marketplace changes.

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

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

We make things because we know they work. From the color of a banner to the location of the call to action, we test everything. Our digital design, web copy and other creative outputs don’t exist in a vacuum. They hook into powerful user behavior technology that helps us find what customers want. The lessons we learn inform our future projects. At Red Ventures, we get near real-time feedback on the effectiveness of our creative work.

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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. 

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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. Find more information, including commission details (hint: it’s uncapped) and what kind of bonuses to expect on the next tab.

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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

Success at Red Ventures is built on our innovative, in-house technology development and the data storage & management capabilities our Fortune 500 partners have come to expect. 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. 

ENGINEERING

Our engineering group are our core problem solvers. They build tech to optimize processes, scale faster, and strengthen infrastructure -- for us and for our partners. VP of Engineering Colin Mutter talks specifics:

CLOUD COMPUTING

RV Director of Cloud Tech James Huston explains why RV is cloud-first:

Learn more about Red Ventures Technology and meet some of the people currently driving our day-to-day operations. 

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.

RV Creative

Our Creative team is made up of world-class designers, copywriters and editors who are constantly building and optimizing hundreds of thousands of online experiences for our national brand partners. The talented people who make up this team include entrepreneurs, illustrators, musicians, game developers, and even a few celebrities (really). Follow them on Medium.com for fresh new content and watch the video below to see some of the amazing things they're up to outside of work. 

Hallie Cornetta, VP of Human Capital

Hallie joined Red Ventures as a marketing coordinator in 2009 and has catapulted to senior leadership after rising through the ranks on the marketing and business side. In 2014, she stepped into the role of CMO for our largest Telco business before becoming Head of Human Capital. In her current role, Hallie leads company-wide talent management and employee growth and development initiatives and has been a key driver of Red Ventures’ exponential growth and international expansion. She graduated from Elon University with a degree in Corporate Communications, Business and Leadership Studies. Meet more RV Leaders here.

The RV Data Science Team

Our award-winning data science team uses mathematics and programming to help RV make better business decisions and to automate tasks that will help us scale faster. Their challenge: How do we continue to scale businesses at an outrageous pace without having to scale manpower at the same (impossible) pace?  Their answer (in a nutshell): Assign different work to humans and computers based on their unique talents. Read more on the RV Blog. 

Chandler Martin, Director

Chandler's one of the most versatile and energetic RVers in history. He's held a number of different roles throughout his 7 year tenure, from top-performing sales agent to right-hand man of our CEO. Currently, Chandler heads up a nonprofit spun out of Red Ventures called Road2Hire, which provides professional training, development and job placement for high school graduates in the Charlotte metro area. Read more about Chandler's work here, and discover his Secret Life outside of work on the RV Blog.

 

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    Pros

    The culture. Everything at RV has a Silicon Valley feel. The dress code is relaxed and you may have to dodge a nerf dart or two. I would be remiss to not mention the basketball court, the bowling alley, the fitness class options, and the gym just to name a few. I love giving my friends a tour of the place because the campus is really cool. There is a lot of opportunity to advance your career to any path within the business.
    I have noticed some complaints about the attendance policy and it baffled me. As someone who has worked a corporate job since I was 19, I dare anyone to find a company with a more lenient policy. However there are some who can't manage the freedom and then end up being fired for not coming to work.
    I wish I had started at RV sooner than I did. I had known about the company for 2 years but hesitated due to some of the reviews I read here. I can honestly say it has been my best move ever and i am truly privileged to work here.

    Cons

    It's easy to get stuck in the mindset that you need to make a 4k+ comp check to be considered successful. Sales is a up and down deal. The bad days are stressful and the good days are elating. I have seen many an agent quit because they expected every day to be a windfall sales day. Celebrate the good days and learn to leave the bad days at work. Every missed sale is an opportunity to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Just because someone is good at making sales does not mean they would make a good manager. I have been fortunate to have performance managers who want to see me succeed but there are some managers who cause otherwise talented sales reps to leave the company. New hires are especially vulnerable because they may not realize that they have access to upper management to voice their complaints.

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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Red Ventures.

    Interview

    Standard interview and a mock phone call. They will give you a tour of their facility which is extremely nice and they will show you a video about a day in the life of a sales rep. They give you the script for the mock phone call beforehand (a week or so) for the call so practice!

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Red Ventures Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces (#1-Large), The Charlotte Observer, 2015
  • 2015 Best Place to Work, Charlotte Business Journal, 2015
  • 2015 Fast 50, Charlotte Business Journal, 2015
  • Best Places to Work, Charlotte Business Journal, 2014
  • Fast 50: Fastest Growing Companies, Charlotte Business Journal, 2014
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