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Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)

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Pros
  • fast paced and great learning with the right team (in 119 reviews)

  • You'll learn a lot and will be given a lot of responsibility (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Not very good work-life balance (in 138 reviews)

  • no work life balance, global time zone work (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Great for progression"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are very keen to push you in your career and you get back what you give. As long as your willing to work hard and put in the hours you will exceed.

    Cons

    Long hours of working and you must be very commited to getting the job done no matter what it takes. The culture can be difficult if your not used to working a certain way, however if you embrace this you can realise how much you can get done.


  2. "Great placement year"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Year In Industry Student - R&D in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Year In Industry Student - R&D in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really great people to work with. Given a lot of responsibility from the outset

    Cons

    There is often a lot expected of you.
    Not always treated as an actual employee of the company

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Unsupportive and chaotic company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Services in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Supply Services in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced which enables you to learn quickly.

    Can gain transferrable skills which other employees will appreciate.

    Use this company as a stepping stone only!

    Cons

    Stressful environment with unsupportive managers. Bullying tactics and very political even cross functional and in the same team, blame culture is encouraged!

    Great career progression if you are a favourite however if you are talented but are not a yes person be prepared not to progress and have no development plan.

    Advice to Management

    Need to remove bullying and politics from the business and start listening to your employees actually carrying out the work.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Quality Analyst in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Quality Analyst in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at RB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place for a fresher

    Cons

    Too long working hours, Management does not consider employees opinion or decision. No over time paid.


  6. "Regulatory Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - very good deal for company shares if you are planning to stay more than 3 years
    - a lot of different teams so possibility to work on many different products

    Cons

    - disorganized
    - low salary
    - location (Hull)


  7. "Progression at RB"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Manager in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Manager in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at RB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great portfolio to learn various regulations and strategies, compliance and route to market experience. Supportive R&D function collaborating well with regulatory and supply. Aggressive marketing strategy and market penetration sees RB often being an acquisition company and growing.

    Cons

    Poor salary, over exhausting work load and more responsibility than initially defined within job description. multiple process tangents diverting focus onto following process rather than regulation. Speed over perfection mentality leading progressively towards non compliance and conformance issues. Innovative focus often leaving other segments of the same function gap filling and crossing t's dotting i's due to poor initial execution.

    Political hierarchy where your face has to fit not your level of skill. It is not how much you know but rather how long you have inflated ego's and been a door mat for RB.

    Non meretricious company that turns a blind eye to rising talent due to corporate and personal political agendas.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge outstanding talent within the company - offer promotions to the deserving based on knowledge and technical performance not based on word wizardry and "people management". Pay better to ground teams to justify the exhaustive amount of responsibility blindly added to their job description. Continue exposing new employees to different aspects of the same business segment and do not save this particularly for a better paid graduate.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company made uneasy by current CEO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast-paced working environment
    Good colleagues, sense of teamwork.
    Company has achieved and grown every year in existence
    Opportunity to grow your career

    Cons

    Salary is lower compared to some competitors (varies by location)
    Poor raises
    Current CEO only cares about cost-cutting
    Constant restructuring
    Feeling that growth every year is never good enough.


  9. "RB review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - GI Analyst in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - GI Analyst in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RB as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good teamwork, Help available, Knowlegdable staff, Scope for progression, Able to meet new people, good communication

    Cons

    Training should be more intense
    Contracts given are too short


  10. "Reckitt R&D"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Senior Associate in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Current Employee - R&D Senior Associate in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Aggressive Fast Paced
    See you results day after day
    Good pay for base salary

    Cons

    Small Senior Management Team
    Each manager promotes his/her own people
    No process

    Advice to Management

    Establish more process


  11. Helpful (1)

    "valuable and enjoyable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Analytical Chemist in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Analytical Chemist in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)

    I have been working at RB as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    great colleagues, good development opportunities

    Cons

    workload little disproportionate, however this gives perfect opportunity to gain broad experience


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