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"Heavy on speechs, light on strategy"

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Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at RecycleBank LLC. full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

•You get the chance to make a measurable difference.
• Great work / life balance.

Cons

Oy.
•Tech team is a serious drag on the rest of the company. Innovation is non-existent.
•Exec team talks a huge, huge game, but doesn't demonstrate any real leadership or vision beyond cheerleading.
•Responsibilities of young, cheap employees are frequently shifting around without any real consideration for their experience and not given any guidance or leadership. In fact, employees are shifted around without any consideration for their strengths or weaknesses. They're bodies, not assets.
•Staffing decisions border on moronic.
•Zero chance for real promotion.

Advice to Management

Get involved in the day to day more,. Instead of being so pre-occupied with selling the company or taking it public, find a strategy for the future, create a winning product and then your exit will appear.

Other Employee Reviews for RecycleBank LLC.

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great business model. Shame about the management."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great business model. Amazing combination of social impact and profit potential. Remarkable talent in a number of areas of the company.

    Cons

    When I was there, management had too few A-players, the company had too many strategic directions, and there were red flags in the revenue department. The management has changed a great deal since then (in fact, a long pattern of high turnover among senior staff was one of the signs of management challenges, in my eyes), which has hopefully addressed the issues... RecycleBank had so much talent, and such remarkable opportunity for impact and for profits, that I hope that what I saw was just growing pains.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "They will use you and get rid of you."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Probably one of the best benefits packages out there, though that it is it.

    Cons

    The management was spineless. This is harsh but they would never confront anyone about anything but they had no problems going behind your back. If it turns out you were not in the wrong, its too late the rest of the company thinks its you.

    They lied alot. They only care about there own success and are so afraid to look bad they will blame their subordinates just to avoid explaining their own errs.

    They underpay as they see people as expendable. If they pay well it is probably because you are good at kissing butt.

    Management has no idea what is going on down at the ground level but they will critique your work anyhow as a way of establishing power.

    the management refused to communicate with their staff unless backed into a corner. They dont like to have to discuss anything that can cause greivances so they avoid saying things untill they are in the situation where they have to tell. Then they lie and say they meant to say so earlier but didnt have time.

    I watched them harass one staff member as the company quadrupled his work and then still harassed him that he didnt do it as fast as it used to get done. They ended up hiring a few guys to split the work but when i asked him about it, he told me before he left that they never admitted they were wrong in criticizing him. Especially since he did it all in one day and the few guys hired couldnt do it without overtime. One guy didnt even work, he goofed around all day. Turns out this guy was actually promoted. After seeing this I was amazed there were no protections for such horrible managers.

    In Summary if you are incompitent you will be promoted. If you are a had worker, get ready to pick up the slack your bosses and lazy co workers

    Advice to Management

    Overhall. Get people who actually know what is going on and Nothing is more obnoxious than hearing bosses talk about stuff they have no idea about and then criticize their staff because they think the job is so easy or placing blame because they don't want to admit they were wrong themselves.

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