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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Office Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RBG Advertising full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work because of the most respectful and helpful team that RBG has. Salary package comparable to most Silicon valley companies. Good medical and dental benefits. Free healthy meals, Paid Parking . Team building exercises on a regular basis.

    Cons

    Additional office space needed since company is growing.

    Advice to Management

    Have more team building exercises !


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Totally Transformed Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Recently RBG went through a fundamental change in how the business is conducted in this boutique advertising agency. The company created a shared vision, communicated to the employees, and created a road map to implement that vision. The vision is focused on team building, positive work environment, balance of life, superior client services, relentless attention to detail, and having fun together.

    The employees get meals three days a week, unlimited healthy snacks - fruits - protein bars - coffee - tea everyday. Employees are encouraged to take their vacation time off, and to top it all - the employees are given 100% company paid medical/dental benefits. WOW.

    Cons

    The time it is taking to fully implement the change RBG embarked upon and to change people's perception about this company. It is already a different company than it used to be, and more changes are yet to come.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do the right things for employees and everything else will fall at its place including the service levels.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "One of the worst places I have ever worked:"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Buying Intern in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Media Buying Intern in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RBG Advertising full-time

    Pros

    Small Agency.
    Good and intelligent co-workers.

    Cons

    Awful leadership. The CEO at the time was one of the most demeaning people I have ever met in my entire life. During daily morning meetings, he would berate interns that were never properly trained, inform them how much smarter than them he is - call them stupid, idiotic, yell, quote how much money he had in the bank as reasoning for why he was/is so much better than everyone else in the office. The VP of the company ran everything - she is very capable and intelligent, I honestly have no idea why she never started her own company or moved somewhere she would be more valued. CEO treated her as a glorified secretary, HR director, training manual.

    INTERN CITY: more interns at the company than full-time employees. With one week of informal training, sometimes less, the CEO expected interns to be able to operate as experienced media buying professionals. Should interns not be able to immediately perform or provide results in line with expectations they would be fired/let-go without warning.

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourself and treat your employees with even a tiny amount of respect, maybe then they would want to contribute more.

    RBG Advertising Response

    Feb 9, 2015 – Managing Director

    We sincerely apologize and understand how you may feel this way. You may have been at RBG some time ago (although your post is recent) and there have been numerous changes for the better since then ... More


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible Internship "Opportunity""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RBG Advertising full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was excited when I landed this internship in the East Bay at a small Agency to get my feet wet in the industry, I quickly learned that this experience would be a nightmare. The only pro was the people I met who were duped into the same "opportunity" I was. Most of them are very successful in advertising now.

    Cons

    The President of the company is extremely psychotic and verbally abusive. I am very capable of taking harsh criticism and be yelled at, but this man bordered on downright terrible. He used to rate me on a number scale which I found very degrading and offensive.

    The company claims to hire interns based on performance but when I was there I noticed that there were only a handful of employees and a huge number of interns (which changed daily, interns literally left crying after their first day and never came back - I would say about 90%). One of the employees told me they hadnt hired an intern in years and the system was used to avoid salary and healthcare costs. This was very discouraging for a hardworking intern looking for a break. There was so much misleading dishonesty that it was depressing to go to work each day.

    Lastly, beware of positive reviews on this site. It came to my attention that the Presidents wife was creating fake accounts on here to write rave reviews.

    I lasted the full term of my internship, but not a single other intern in my class did, nor did the many after them. Hold out for something better.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your interns. It is good for the resume, but there is no growth. People deserve to know the truth.

    RBG Advertising Response

    Dec 16, 2014 – Managing Director

    We sincerely apologize and understand how you may feel this way. You may have been at RBG some time ago and there have been numerous changes for the better since then. We acknowledge that the ... More


  6. "Great Organization. Awesome job!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have had a great working experience at the company. I have learned so much about analytics, metrics and optimizing campaigns so that clients get the best results and performance out of their campaigns. The environment here is fast paced and very exciting. I like the team that I work with. Everyone works together which is very nice.
    The CEO himself has actually groomed and mentored me quite a bit. You would never find that in a large organization. I enjoy working here.

    Cons

    Very fast paced. Long hour and a lot of metrics and analytics. I really enjoy numbers so I guess that isn't really a con for me - but something to be aware of. You really need to be comfortable with math and Excel to do well here.


  7. "Extraordinary Agency and Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EVP in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - EVP in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The neuroscience, analytics and metrics performed at this agency are phenomenal.
    So you learn a lit more than at a standard agency and this advances you well beyond your peers.
    This agency is very forward thinking and are doing things that other agencies haven't even begun to embark on.
    My experience here has been very positive. I have had other job offers since joining this team, but see my strongest future here.

    Cons

    Long hours and hard work. But so far has seemed to pay off for me.


  8. "Solid Company for Great Career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have found this company to be a great opportunity for me. Management very fair and supportive.
    Everyone here works well together and definitely helps each other.
    Client base is strong and I truly enjoy working with the clients that I am managing.
    Lots of opportunity for growth here. Promotions are given freely with merit. I think that's awesome because there is no red tape. If I perform, I am rewarded and that is how I prefer it. Rather than with a large company where everything is standardized.

    Cons

    Definitely a lot of work. Lots of deadlines and hurdles, but the nature of the beast I guess. I am the one who chose this field. Surely not for the faint of heart.


  9. "Company launched my career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    i worked at RBG for over 5 years and I can honestly say that this
    organization truly launched my career. At first I thought that it wasn't
    going to work out. But then I got into the swing of things and really
    caught on. Now I consider myself head and shoulders above others in the
    agency world. We wore so many hats that I am able to do most anything which
    had made me very marketable now that I have moved on. I look at the
    experience as a great one that surely paid off for me.

    Cons

    This isn't easy work. Expectations are high and you will swim or sink. But
    the team is awesome so they really do help you out. I miss everyone.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A great opportunity to grow in the advertising industry."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RBG Advertising full-time

    Pros

    You get to learn all the different areas of advertising (media, print, etc).
    Get hands on experience with working on projects, which directly influence the clients of RBG.
    Great atmosphere to learn, and be able to ask questions in order to enhance wisdom of the advertising culture.

    Cons

    There are long days that come with this job, but well worth it.
    Sometimes can be overwhelming, but that is where you take one thing at a time.


  11. "Good, Hard work does pay off!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Walnut, CA
    Current Employee - Management in Walnut, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RBG Advertising full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company can be a huge opportunity for those who are driven, detailed, organized and a go getter. It's also a place to learn every aspect of marketing and advertising. If you put in the time, do the job and do it right... the key is right, not sloppy or enough to get by... you will be rewarded. There is no doubt. You can quickly move up the chain and pay scale quickly. You have to earn it. I think too many young kids come out of college and have no idea what CEOs deal with and how they got to where they are now. This company is a place to learn to be a CEO.

    Cons

    It can be long hours during crunch time.


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