Fast paced but intolerable work culture
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