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Reckitt R&D

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - R&D Senior Associate in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
Current Employee - R&D Senior Associate in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)

I have been working at RB full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Aggressive Fast Paced
See you results day after day
Good pay for base salary

Cons

Small Senior Management Team
Each manager promotes his/her own people
No process

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Establish more process

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Perfect school for P&L training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

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

    Pros

    Great school for entrepreneurial management, strong focus on P&L
    Fast decisions on fact based data
    Great brands and brand management
    Good career opportunities in general

    Cons

    No HR management, "hr prepares your package when you enter and when you leave" dixit ex CEO Bart Becht and he is right, not much more they do
    No training, compared to other blue chip total disaster on trainings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strenghten HR: better career plannings + train your people better.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast Paced and demanding

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Parsippany, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Parsippany, NJ (US)

    I have been working at RB full-time

    Pros

    Quick Business Decisions
    International Mobility
    Above Avg Salary and Bonus

    The relatively flat organization and fast paced culture ensures that decisions are made in a timely manner. Doesn't take months to align on simple decisions like it would at larger CPG companies like Procter, Unilever or J&J. Employees are not usually stuck in one function for their entire career....mobility across functions and internationally is possible and encouraged. Bonuses (if you get it) and retirement benefits are some of the best I've seen in my 16 year CPG career. A lot of people on glass door mention that there is no formal training...which is true. But if you wrote on your resume that you have 5-10 years of experience in your discipline....how much training do you need? RB seeks those who already know what they're doing...reducing the need for training. For those just starting out in marketing, if you are a quick learner and willing to learn on the job vs. tons of formal training classes...you'll be fine. If you are more comfortable learning more slowly and prefer constant classes with massive training manuals teaching you step by step, I would suggest working at P&G, General Mills, J&J, etc for a few years, get experience, then come apply to RB.

    Cons

    Quick Business Decisions
    Extreme Workload

    Although making quick business decisions can be deemed positive by getting to market quickly or correcting things quickly....sometimes the fast paced expectation causes rash decisions, expensive errors, re-work and most importantly burnt out employees and high turnover. The culture at RB can be aggressive and intense, so those without a thick skin should not apply. And by aggressive I think most people mean that people are blunt. Sugar coating your reaction to someones comment or idea in a meeting that you don't agree with is not necessary. Being blunt and straight-forward is encouraged and rewarded. In which case it may hurt the feelings of someone who is sensitive. Outside of meetings, the work environment is normal....asking about your weekend plans, watching hilarous youtube videos together, walking over to someone's desk to ask a question, etc. The culture in the household division in Parsippany is aggressive as explained above. But the culture in the food division in Chester is a bit more toned down, nurturing, family business feel, etc.

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