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Red Bull District Manager Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Red Bull Founder and Managing Partner Dietrich Mateschitz
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Pros
  • Great work environment / great people (in 29 reviews)

  • Great place to work, great pay with overtime, great benefits (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is very tough even though they preach it (in 64 reviews)

  • No work life balance as you are expected to regularly work extremely long hours (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Fast growing company with great benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast growing company with room for advancement if you're willing to relocate.
    Company provided vehicle, laptop and cell phone.
    Great health benefits.

    Cons

    12 hour days.
    Little to no direction from upper management.
    If you or your teammates are struggling to hit lofty monthly goals, you are in the dog house and belittled by management, sometimes in front of your direct reports, undermining your ability to lead.
    Zero developmental support.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the speed of background checks to allow new hires to start faster.
    Be more respectful to your management team.
    Promote from within more often.
    Spend the time developing your management team.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "District Sales Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and live events

    Cons

    12-14 hour days. no work life balance


  3. Helpful (3)

    "District Sales Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Red Bull to drink, you get to hear about a lot of cool events, its fun to say that you work for Red Bull, fun office setting with games to relieve you stress.

    Cons

    Long work hours 12+, start time at 4:45 am, unrealistic volume goals, panic mode last week of every month, very few incentives for managers, babysitting grown adults, and senior managers who do not listen or care about their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people, when things are not working or they have suggestions to help the overall process, listen to them rather than closing them out because its not your idea. More incentives for managers and a better training program for new employees, don't just throw them into the fire because you are short staffed.


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  5. "Excellent Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture. They know how to develop talent and encourage advancement. Always looking to promote from within. Always looking to improve upon every aspect of the company.

    Cons

    The hours tend to wear on you after a while. Start early finish late. Do not even apply unless you're okay with starting work at 5am everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving innovation!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "There are much better jobs out there"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Erie, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Monday through Friday
    Benefit and vacation packages are great
    Brand image

    Cons

    High turnover due to high demands
    Not enough pay for such demands
    If you use personal days you will be scrutinized
    Management will ask that you overload accounts
    If you overload in May and miss plan in June, management has already forgotten that you went above and beyond. What have you done for me lately attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay if you're going to increase demand.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "District Sales Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product that sells itself.

    Cons

    Senior management is not transparent and has it own agenda. If you are one of the "in" people you will survive and advance in this company. If not you will not survive and will be treated like @#$%. There is a big difference between working for the distribution company or that side of the business as opposed to working for the Red Bull North America side. The distribution side does the work, is the front line to the customer and makes or breaks the company and it's success. The RB North America side takes all the credit, parties and comes to work in flip flops all while getting paid twice as much. It is all about who you know and who you are sided with in this company and the guys on the street doing the actual sales day in day out, providing customer service get treated like second class citizens and are made to feel they are extremely expendable and can be gone at any minute.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the leadership team. There is no leadership, just high expectations with no support. Realize your most important asset is your employees and treat them right and I'm not talking about the marketing guys, or HQ guys who have everything they could ever want at the Santa Monica office, I am talking about the real face of the company, the guys on the street. You have forgotten what got you to where you are and that is the silver and blue can. That is what makes you money not short films, or a magazine that no one reads, or your music studio where you record second rate bands. "We are a marketing company that sells an energy drink" ? Are you serious with this? Go back to the can.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Roller coaster wrapped up in a blue and silver can!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay. Has some if not the best marketing of any beverage company. Culture is outstanding.

    Cons

    Unless you are willing to work 70 hours a week look elsewhere. Today your a hero tomorrow your a zero. Work life balance is non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Realize your district managers are your defensive line and are the most important position at the branch. Currently the inmates run the asylum (account sales managers).


  9. "I love my job."

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

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

    Pros

    Team work, constant sales training.

    Cons

    Marketing and Sales team need to be on same page.