An independent contractor (Former Employee) – Springfield, Missouri – January 4, 2014
Fun nice day, worked hard to complete what we had to get done. I learned a lot of teamwork. Working with other's taught me responsibility. My co-worker's were nice and hardworking people, always wanted to succeed.
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.
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.
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.
Sales conference trips, Good benefits/compensation
QC Senior Analyst (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – August 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.
Motivates new talent and gives opportunity to learn
Analytical Chemist I (Current Employee) – Montvale, NJ – June 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.
Logistics Coordinator (Former Employee) – Rogers, AR – October 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...
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.
TEAM LEADER (Current Employee) – Saint Peters, MO – May 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.
Marketing (Current Employee) – Parsippany, NJ – February 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.
fast pace and gain responsibilities from week one
culture, work hours, and senior management and some colleagues are unbearable