Reckitt Benckiser Employee Reviews

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Best place to work for
Collaborative Planning Manager (Tesco Account) (Former Employee) –  Slough, OHJanuary 12, 2017
best place to work for , great company, great locations and benefits.
great management and great opportunities to progress.

one of the best places i have worked at
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The best job ever
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Parsippany, NJDecember 30, 2016
This was the best job ever created. The benefits, the salary, the job itself, the people who I worked with and for were all the very best of what people who want to see you succeed should be like. Very physical labor intensive. Very customer driven.
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Not the best - okay starter job
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Parsippany, NJJanuary 5, 2017
Not the greatest company around. Lack of responsibilities, no one wants to work, lack of leadership. They suck you in with compensation or sponsorship. overall its an okay place to be that pays the bills.
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Not Worth It
Brand Manager (Current Employee) –  Parsippany, NJJanuary 26, 2016
A typical day is boarder-line frantic due to constantly changing priorities and unrealistic timelines, resulting in a poor work-life balance, high stress environment and a cut throat culture. The management team is making strides to improve the culture but has a long way to go. On every team there is at least a few bad eggs that disrupt collaboration and undercut the rest of the team, so most of the good employees leave after a few years. While they pay well and the benefits are good, it's not worth it for the long haul.
Pros
Sales conference trips, Good benefits/compensation
Cons
Poor work-life balance, Cut throat culture
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fast paced, long hours
Manufacturing Technician (Current Employee) –  Brandon, MSJune 19, 2016
loved learning all the technical skills.
chemicals is not the ideal environment, but being able to use my troubleshooting skills to solve problems was very rewarding
Pros
great benefits
Cons
extensive 7 day work weeks
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A fast paced company that prefers speed over perfection to grab market opportunities
Custom Manufacturing Planner (Current Employee) –  Harrisburg, PAOctober 16, 2016
Pros:
Good career growth
Exposure to different departments
Young talent
Supportive Management

Cons
No streamlined process
Old outdated systems
No importance for data analysis.
Pros
Good career growth
Cons
No structured process
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The WORST company I have ever worked for
Manager (Former Employee) –  Parsippany, NJNovember 11, 2016
Horrible culture, with senior managers who turn a blind eye to obvious wrongdoing. Bonus is ok when it is paid out. HR is not a resource.
Pros
Color hallways in Parsippany office
Cons
Culture, advancement for US citizens, HR
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Not For The Faint of Heart
QC Senior Analyst (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTAugust 6, 2015
Working at RB is not for the faint of heart. RB is competitive and intense and management pride themselves on personal development and advancement of employees.

That being said, it isn't well-run and they value saving a buck over keeping their employees happy and well-compensated. There is more work than can be done by the number of employees they posess, and even if an employee works as hard as they can he still ends up working overtime, and sometimes weekends, often without breaks. This causes an extremely high turnover rate. Very few employees feel loyal to RB.

The benefits are very good and there are plenty of opportunities for personal growth, but at a price of having bad work/life balance. If you want to have a life outside of work, RB is really not for you.

Depending on what department you are in, pay can be either ridiculously low or very reasonable.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Bad hours, unreasonable workload
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Good place to work
Manufacturing Technician/ Line Operator (Former Employee) –  Brandon, MSNovember 9, 2016
The job is a lot of standing,bending and lifting,management is very nice,u have to come in contact with different people,have to be able to get alone with others well,its a very good environment.
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Great Company
Project Engineer (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Saint Peters, MOAugust 10, 2016
Great structure with well above average managers. A fantastic company to work for and would highly recommend. Hours are respectable and training is abundant.
Pros
Pay, work environment, structure, training, hours
Cons
Advancement limited due to low turnover
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Large diverse International company with great Consumer Products
Manager Regulatory Compliance NA (Former Employee) –  Parsippany, NJNovember 18, 2016
Great Company to work for with great consumer products. international culture. Every day is different. Great people on the team.
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job was rewarding
Forklift Operator/Shipping and Receiving (Former Employee) –  Brandon, MSSeptember 1, 2016
management was great, hours and pay good. I enjoyed working for this company. My co workers and in worked as a team. Job was a temp to perm position.
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Motivates new talent and gives opportunity to learn
Analytical Chemist I (Current Employee) –  Montvale, NJJune 23, 2016
Great company at most levels - everyone is supportive of each other and has a great time together
Interesting projects - I have worked at making a positive contribution for 7 years
A great culture - coming to work is fun
Sometime things get heard through the grapevine before they are announced.
Pros
Always surrounded by passionate people
Cons
Can't think of anything bad
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Good company and solid people
Logistics Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Rogers, AROctober 17, 2016
They were a good group of people... I started out as a temp, and they hired me full time permanent. I was given acknowledgement for my great accomplishments there with the reporting system. I liked working there very much...
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Assisted engineer in transitioning a department to a new platform.
Intern Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) –  Saint Peters, MONovember 7, 2016
Learned Microsoft InfoPath and Microsoft Access in order to transition a department to a new platform and collect data on material usage.
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Very hard work.continus line operation.
Assembly line worker (Former Employee) –  Hillsborough, NJNovember 14, 2015
Very hard physical work.Expecting more and more.Co workers were not friendly.Management was eliminating more and more employee and expecting more and more work.Not a good place to work.
Pros
No facility.
Cons
No benifits.
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High turnover, long hours, "Me" culture
Key Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHMay 17, 2016
If you like "me" and "I" culture, this is your CPG home. Culture promotes employees who have done well in role which is good, but, also promotes bloodying your co-workers to get ahead. Frequent turnover, especially in HQ office, as people join and leave company. Which also makes communication difficult as you're constantly dealing with new people who are not trained.
Pros
Comp and bonus structure
Cons
Constant turnover
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Stable Company
TEAM LEADER (Current Employee) –  Saint Peters, MOMay 27, 2016
Overall too stressful of an environment for me to continue to work there. Off-shift has no support at this place. Typical day at work usually starts chaotic with over 30 people to manage on a team. The schedule is constantly changing on a daily or hourly basis. Management likes to push the blame on everyone else but themselves.
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Fast pace company
Packaging Production Manager/ Safety Manager (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UtahJuly 17, 2014
Work is centered around projects, every day you pick up where you left of and take on the latest project.

I learned about driving projects with management intervention only when failing to deliver.

Management strives to be the best and is hands off until project time lines slip, then they support as much as is required.

Co-workers can be helpful for information but everyone is too busy working on their projects to work together.

The constant push for more and better can be overwhelming at times. Can consume your life if you let it.

There are some brilliant minds and good personalities to work with.
Pros
Good benefits and growth opportunities
Cons
Fast Pace
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Fast paced but intolerable work culture
Marketing (Current Employee) –  Parsippany, NJFebruary 3, 2013
Reckitt is known as a fast based culture where you get significant responsibility from the start, which makes it great to learn many aspects of the business, but at a cost.

Work hours are longer than other CPGs and you're forced by management to meet their deadlines even if the project doesn't need to be accelerated, which means you're constantly changing direction and priorities everyday to the point where almost everything is late. And management in marketing and trade is demeaning. They like to say the culture is direct but there is a big difference between that and behaviors like: throwing people under the bus, talking down to people, and focusing on negative issues primarily. It's very much a top down culture and they bring in Europeans to fill in the top roles so US employees are generally shafted.

I would recommend not coming to work here. Don't be tempted by the salary and bonus.
Pros
fast pace and gain responsibilities from week one
Cons
culture, work hours, and senior management and some colleagues are unbearable
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