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RB Parsippany Reviews

Updated December 1, 2017
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Parsippany, NJ

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Pros
  • Fast Paced environment, immense learning opportunity, brilliant ownership (in 145 reviews)

  • You'll learn a lot and will be given a lot of responsibility (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Extremely high pressurised environment makes it difficult to have the right work - life balance (in 156 reviews)

  • lack of manpower, no work life balance (in 44 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great to start your career"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, quick decisions, ownership, very flat

    Cons

    Very political, value placed on results regardless of how they are achieved, not focused on people


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Get in, get out."

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of experience and the ability to move around to different areas, even functions. This is mainly due to the lack of retention of quality people. Basically if you’re a warm body, you’re valuable.

    Cons

    Your experiences don’t amount to much when it comes to transitioning out of RB. You might find yourself feeling lost in a well run organization; We call it being “reckittized.” Little focus on people development and the disorganization starts at top down. Upper management seems lost and just as confused as their subordinates. Promotions are generally based on who you know and the latest agenda. Don’t be surprised if someone with far less experience than you is being compensated much better. Global agendas destroy the local business. Company can use a PMO because projects generally are painful.

    Advice to Management

    Grow your teams and start having a voice. Communicate better and show some interest in your people. Start trimming the fat at the top.

  3. "Handshakes on the golf course"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at RB as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, fast paced and challenging

    Cons

    Unethical practices - especially when a vendor and procurement buddy up.

    Advice to Management

    Check your vendors personal backgrounds - Payoffs funneled through bogus companies. Good old boys club.

    RB Response

    Oct 25, 2017

    RB is an organization with strong values of responsibility and integrity, and we are committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. We encourage... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Brand Manager"

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    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive package; fast-paced environment that pushes you.

    Cons

    Lack of company culture; value individualism more than team-spirit; inefficient internal system/process.


  5. "Warehousing Intern"

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    Former Intern - Supply Chain Intern in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Intern - Supply Chain Intern in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RB as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurship, lots to learn here

    Cons

    No structure whatsoever, hard for entry level


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Too tactical and lacks vision borderline unethical"

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

    I worked at RB full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Big brands, great compensation, attractive to millenials

    Cons

    No career path or promotions, unethical practices and cultural shift since new CEO, zero employee focus

    Advice to Management

    Improve organic growth, listen to employee issues, understand reasons for high attrition across all functions,and work towards employee satisfaction and not just shareholder value. Too many new faces in the management have taken away the culture that once existed. Actions on the ground don't match the words spoken in town halls. Go beyond litigations and do something about unethical practices at grass roots level


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Its a sinking ship, MBAs stay away, European non MBAs will be your bosses and progress faster than you"

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

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

    Pros

    Used to be a great place with great brands but some very short sighted decision making has run the ship in the ground, top management in disarray. CEO only concerned with making him self a fortune.

    Cons

    Bad place for brand marketing professionals this is purely sales oriented company.
    Growth stunted as Europeans preferred and promoted faster.
    Pathetic Medical Insurance Plan.

    Advice to Management

    Stop favorism.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Supply Managers"

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

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

    Pros

    Word hard, play harder....very dynamic and extremely quick growth trajectory

    Cons

    You dont get to become the expert of a specific field because of the pace

    Advice to Management

    Invest time to understand people and product


  9. "RB Review"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity for growth, can control your destiny and create innovation

    Cons

    Communication, lack direction and strong leadership


  10. Helpful (1)

    "ABM"

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

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

    Pros

    Fast growing bussiniess, open mind of changes.

    Cons

    Change minds too frequently. Long term plan needed.

    Advice to Management

    Consistance.


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