Red Ventures

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Who We Are

Red Ventures uses advanced online marketing and a highly skilled sales force to optimize and disrupt every stage of the online sales process for partners in high-growth industries. Our in-house capabilities include digital marketing, lead generation, sales conversion, proprietary performance tracking and technology.  Red Ventures is headquartered just south of Charlotte, NC. 

Founded in 2000, Red Ventures has grown by more than 30 percent for the last 5 years, and has been ranked among the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. and as a 'best places to work' in Charlotte for 6 years running. Red Ventures has three offices and more than 2,200 employees in the Carolinas.

What We Do

What we do is unique and often hard to explain. In a nutshell: we partner with large brands in high-growth industries and we own the entire direct marketing process on their behalf - from demand generation to closing the sale. Our expertise lies in our ability to optimize the entire customer lifecycle for these brand partners. We do this by connecting with potential customers from their initial interest in the marketplace to their end transaction.

It all begins with that exciting moment when a potential customer becomes interested in a product or service we help our partners sell.  As soon as a customer expresses interest, typically through an online search, we handle the rest. At Red Ventures, we own the entire marketing funnel for our partners, from demand generation to closing the sale. Our team has expertise in natural search, paid search, cross-selling, sales scripting, copywriting, development and more.

We also have incredible sales agents. When a customer calls in, our agents are trained and ready to sell. From our advanced call-routing technology to our real-time sales scripts, we sell like it's nobody's business. Once we close a sale, we hand the customer over to the brand partner and they handle the billing, shipping and installation. Then, we get back to the good stuff: marketing and selling.

How We Work

We are performance-driven, fun-loving, and absolutely maniacal about data. It drives every decision we make, and our ability to collect, track and analyze both on and offlilne data is what gives us an edge on the competition.  Did the customer buy? How long were they on the site? Why did they leave the site? We use these findings (plus hundreds more) to make decisions and optimize the entire sales and marketing process as we go. 

At RV, we run lean and stay agile – because we’re the type of people who like to be kept on our toes.  RV is a place where speed trumps perfection and where really talented people come to grow their careers.  We're not crazy about process or org-charts; we keep things flat and fast when and wherever possible. RV gives its employees the chance to  create significant value, make a real impact, and to control their own destiny. Our people are our biggest competitive advantage. We hire the brightest minds in the business, equip them with the best tools and technology, and then give them the freedom to revolutionize. 

In a nutshell, RV brings together talented people who have fun challenging what’s possible and doing big things.  That’s how we work.  That’s what motivates us.  That’s why we win.

When we talk about our culture, we’re not talking about our employees’ lifestyle or personality types.  We’re talking about the special sauce that makes great people want to work here  - and the qualities that drive success here.  

RV attracts and develops highly motivated, intensely innovative, results-oriented individuals. Performance is rewarded with increasing responsibility, regardless of tenure or experience. Employees have latitude to make important decisions, take smart risks, and own their careers.

The people here are unique and they make the RV culture pretty unbeatable. They're some of the absolute best at what they do and they are given the freedom and tools they need to help Red Ventures run like a well-oiled machine.  (FYI: 'tools' includes the latest technology, unlimited energy drinks, an obscene amount of monitors, nerdy internet humor and lots of basketball).

Red Ventures people are passionate about life, at work and outside it. The team is comprised of marathon runners, skydiving instructors, former Peace Corps volunteers, scuba divers, artists, and world travelers. Their energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to driving performance every day is the key to Red Ventures’ continued growth and success.

We use our office for more than just work.

We think world-class talent deserves a world-class workspace.  As an RV employee, you can start your morning with a spin cycling class and chase it with a mocha latte from our onsite coffee bar. Then take a mid-morning break to play a quick game of HORSE on the indoor basketball court. Grab lunch with friends at one of the onsite restaurants and eat it outside by the pergola if the weather is nice. Wrap up the work day with a brick-oven pizza and then head to the rooftop beer garden or basement bowling alley for happy hour with your buddies.  

We like lists

We've been on plenty of them: The Inc. 500 List of the nation's fastest growing companies, Best Places to Work Lists (we've topped Charlotte's list three of the past 4 years), and many more (Women in Business, 40 Under 40, to name a few).

We love our fearless leader.

CEO Ric Elias was named 2011 Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year. His office door is always open. You'll see him with employees on the basketball court, grabbing coffee with an Intern in his office or having lunch with a group of analysts at our onsite cafe.


Drive your own career path. Surround yourself with the brightest minds. Laugh (every day). Make a real impact. Learn more than you thought possible. Use the best technology. Share ideas. Interested? Then think about joining Red Ventures. We're more than just the Best Place to Work, we're a career catapult.

Marketing & Sales Jobs:
Our marketing, technology and leadership teams are all based in our South Charlotte corporate headquarters, while you can find sales positions across all three locations. Our people are results-driven, goal-oriented, fun (and oftentimes quirky), professionals who really love what they do. We put our expertise to work for some of the largest brands in the nation - and we're looking for top performers to join us as we grow.

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Red Ventures Interviews

Updated 17 Nov 2014
Updated 17 Nov 2014

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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Mill, SC (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Fort Mill, SC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Red Ventures in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through their website. They emailed me back within a week to schedule a phone screening that lasted about 5 minutes. During this time, the person I spoke with was upfront about the awful hours that would be scheduled (nights until midnight or later). At the end of the call, we scheduled an onsite interview for a few days later. At the onsite interview, I was first taken into a 1:1 interview in a side room. We went over the hours again and I was asked pretty general questions, nothing too difficult and nothing that would send up a red flag in my mind that I had to get right or else I'd get weeded out. From there I went on a tour of the newest building (RV3) where I was shown some of the amenities like the bowling alley, cafe, and yoga studio. We also walked through some of the call floor and then went into a one-hour presentation on the company where we listened in on a phone call. Everyone else seemed to be impressed by the amenities and casual dress but to me it all felt a bit off. There's a relaxed atmosphere and then there's going too far, and I got the impression that the envelope was pushed a little too far in this regard, like some could forget they're at work and push professional boundaries. Seeing some of the employees joking around the way they were just seemed a little unprofessional to me. They have prizes for top pranksters, as if they encourage that kind of behavior or something. I'm all for having fun and enjoying being at work, but to me it seemed a little much. The employees I met were all really nice but I didn't think this was a good fit for me.

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    I wasn't a fan of the overly casual culture; it felt like I was back in high school or hanging out at a frat house. A lot of the employees are fresh out of undergrad.

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Red Ventures Awards and Accolades

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#1 Best Place to Work (Large Business), Charlotte Business Journal, 2010
Best Places To Work (Midsized Business), Charlotte Business Journal, 2009
Best Place to Work (Large Business) (1), Charlotte Business Journal, 2011
Best Places to Work, Charlotte Business Journal, 2012
Best Places to Work, Charlotte Business Journal, 2013
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Additional Info

Headquarters Charlotte, NC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue ₹10 to ₹50 billion (INR) per year
Competitors Clearlink

Founded in 2000 by Ric Elias and Dan Feldstein, Red Ventures is a data-driven marketing and sales company for some of the nation’s largest brands, including DIRECTV and AT&T.

Success at Red Ventures is driven by advanced internet analytics, proprietary technology and the company’s greatest competitive advantage – the people.

At Red Ventures, culture rules. Employees are empowered to have fun, to challenge everything, and to behave entrepreneurially without having to be entrepreneurs. RV employees are the best and brightest at what they do, whether that's advanced...

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