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Big Red Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2019

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3.5
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59%
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70%
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Gary Smith
17 Ratings
  1. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Red full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company, great benefits, great people.

    Cons

    Changing to KDP, but we didn’t want to sell.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t do it, don’t sell it.

    Big Red2018-09-06
  2. "Solid entry level role for new graduates"

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      Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator 

      I worked at Big Red full-time

      Pros

      - Good entry level role - Worked on multiple teams - Good managers - Allowed opportunities to take risks and trusted my judgement

      Cons

      - Small company - Compensation - A lot of turnover

      Big Red2019-06-25
    • "Awesome benefit for employee and family"

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      Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Austin, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Big Red full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Best company to work , full kitchen, good office space

      Cons

      Noice level is too high.

      Big Red2019-02-21
    • "Great people but needs more structure"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Big Red full-time

      Pros

      Great benefits and wonderful management team

      Cons

      Needs more structure. It operates in a very relaxed way which can be good if that is what you are looking for.

      Big Red2018-08-11
    • "Best job I ever had. Great product. Freedom to sell"

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      Current Employee - Field Sales in Austin, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Big Red full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Money and benefits. Company car. Expense account. Better than the big companies. I've worked all big companies this is by far the best. Employees from other larger beverage companies are wanting to come on board.

      Cons

      No corporate support in the field. Would like help. Need exposure and marketing ideas. Need to listen more to your field sales team.

      Advice to Management

      Other markets outside Texas sell Big Red.

      Big Red2017-06-01
    • Helpful (3)

      "If you want growth or support, stay away"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Big Red full-time

      Pros

      company paid health insurance and a well stocked kitchen

      Cons

      If you are a woman, don't work here. There are no women in leadership positions and there's no sign that will change soon. There is no support, no cooperation between departments and the atmosphere is cold and secretive. Turnover rate is high, to say the least, in the marketing department. If you expect even the slightest bit of cordiality from a manager, this is not the place to work. There's little effort to...

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      Advice to Management

      Hire women in management roles. Let departments work together and stop the secrecy.

      Big Red2017-01-10
    • Helpful (5)

      "Lack of Trust"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Big Red full-time

      Pros

      Great/generous company-paid benefits, good work life balance, fully stocked kitchen. Office hours 9a-6p, very manageable pace and volume of work. Friendly coworkers, super IT. VP of Sales a strong, committed leader.

      Cons

      Employees and employee engagement not important to leadership. No emphasis on building effective teams or to simply creating an environment people want to work in. High turnover results from management’s clear lack of trust in employees at every level. Very low tolerance for new ideas or taking risks. All-male leadership team permits sexist, old-fashioned and demeaning commentary towards women during open meetings. ...

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      Advice to Management

      Trust your employees! Create a positive and inspiring workplace environment that people want to contribute to.

      Big Red2015-09-23
    • Helpful (4)

      "WARNING! Do not work here!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Big Red full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Stocked break room, young co-workers. Thats it.

      Cons

      CEO plays mind games for his own pleasure. He has no real interest in his employees, rather, he pays entry level salaries to educated, talented employees and makes false promises of bonuses to ensure a larger payout for himself. Upper management is a joke. They either micro manage due to lack of trust or give zero direction because they're too busy and there is no middle management. Little to no opportunity for career...

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      Big Red2015-09-26
    • "Director"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown, CT
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Big Red full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great benefits, independence, product loyalty

      Cons

      Non-growth market, lack of direction. management

      Big Red2015-09-06
    • Helpful (2)

      "Horrible place to work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Big Red

      Pros

      Good benefits and incredible 401(k). Stocked kitchen.

      Cons

      Toxic company culture led by dishonest senior management. Employee happiness, engagement and development is not a priority, or even a concern. There is zero transparency between senior management and employees, which creates a fearful environment. Employees like to gossip about CEO monitoring emails and instant messages. Criticism is rarely constructive and senior management goes out of the way to not praise a job...

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      Big Red2015-09-23
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