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RB Parsippany Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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  1. "Very Dynamic"

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    Current Contractor - Procurement Co-Op in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Contractor - Procurement Co-Op in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are really nice and always helpful. When onboarding, i sat with each person in my department and they individually gave me a high level over view of their portfolio. WIthin one month I was working on three different projects.

    Cons

    Must be able to juggle many projects at one time, and understand each time priority of each project will change - must be a flexible person, and know how to take initiative to get a task done, because no one will do "progress" checks. They only want to know when things are done and can be reviewed or used. (I personally prefer this way of working, but I've hear other interns complain).

    Also a far drive from Rutgers New Brunswick Campus.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Tough place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RB (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good bonuses and that's about it.

    Cons

    Don't care about people. No work/life balance.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Fast paced, no focus"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at RB full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Increased benefits which is attractive to new employees

    Cons

    Management believes in "speed over perfection" and it shows! No loyalty to employees with any longevity with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and Listen! There's a lot of good talent with years of experience that you are neglecting.


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  5. Helpful (10)

    "Extremely stressful to say the least"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Compensation
    - Open work environment

    Cons

    - Absolutely no leadership within brand
    - Unqualified senior managers
    - Hypocritical on core values
    - No training/onboarding
    - High turnover of employees quitting
    - Forced culture. Find your own way and do your job well.
    - No accountability from managers
    - Outsources too many tasks causing issues to employees' own responsibilities
    - Understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Have seminars and sessions to properly train new/current employees. Promote or hire leaders not bosses who only have experience.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company if you transferred to NJ from Europe!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company store. Occasional open-bar event at work during the work day.

    Cons

    Cut-throat! If you're not from RB Europe or Australia, you won't go anywhere. Forget about HR as they are either in bed with the bad managers or too incompetent to realize that they should stop the poor treatment of lower level employees by higher level managers.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about what you are and then pay people to put up with that!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent for the young"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn/advance

    Cons

    People work a whole ton

    Advice to Management

    Encouraging a 40 hour work week would be nice


  8. "Great learning."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at RB (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot, good classical brand training experience, chance to move across different brands, global, opportunity to work in international locations

    Cons

    Crazy work culture, low work life balance, move too quickly between brands before you get a chance to get comfortable with one brand.

    Advice to Management

    Let people stay on brand longer to make maximum impact, improving work life balance should start from top down


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Utter disappointment - hitting rock bottom right...about...now"

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    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comp is slightly higher than most CPGs. Great maternity policy. Due to attrition, promotions likely to be easier to achieve now.

    Cons

    HR is a joke, management likes to import Europeans and sell out even the highest performing local marketers, culture-less, everyone is dispensable

    Advice to Management

    CMO should resign and contribute his salary toward bringing back all the stars. As if a $10K referral bonus is going to solve for its now abysmal reputation and replenish the ranks with quality candidates. Should have rewarded loyalty with the same earlier in the game.


  10. Helpful (12)

    "Run the other direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met a few really great people, learned a lot in a short time - but the RB way

    Cons

    Managers are less than competent and can't lead their teams. Pay is low on the scale as RB tries to stay "lean." Company morale and culture is horrible and everyone for the most part is miserable in their roles and it shows. It may seem like butterflies and rainbows during your interview but that fades away quick! Not worth it. Total boys club too.

    Advice to Management

    Either hire competent management or TRAIN them or fire them! Try to act like you value your employees.


  11. Helpful (17)

    "28 people resigned in the last 4 months in the USA Marketing Department"

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RB full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good stepping stone.
    Welcomes B-tier MBA graduates or even if no MBA

    Cons

    Too many meetings, always working for a meeting deck
    No time for day to day work which leads to long hours, even weekends.

    28 people resigned in the last 4 months in the USA Marketing

    Base salary is barely par or below market average because they boast about high bonus structure which is a scam. Bonus KPI is always set to be unachievable. Dont fall for this trap.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop abusing your talent. 28 people resigned in the last 4 months in the USA Marketing so that is enough of a slap on your face.


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