Reckitt Benckiser Employee Reviews in United States

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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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Excellent Benefits and Pay
Maintenance Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXJanuary 23, 2013
Have to be flexible for demanding schedules. Management doos reward associates when things are done well.
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Operations - BIG responsibility and HUGE pressure job
Operations Team Lead - Household Hygiene Segment (Current Employee) –  Brandon, MSJanuary 18, 2013
I would rate it 3/5 considering it a ideal launchpad for a fresh graduate who wants to understand FMCG - Operations business in and out. Gradually as the saturation hits (1-2 years), the company is pretty good in rotating you around in multiple roles and offers flexible "geography based" opportunities as well.
Pros
big mnc - job security and free lunches once you spend > 3 years with the company
Cons
npd/epd, squeeze, xtrim, lean initiatives is very weak when you compare it to big fmcgs like p&g
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Too many restructures no job security
Retail Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Parsippany, NJJanuary 14, 2013
Great Benefits, too many changes in upper management causing restructure every other year it seemed.
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Great Company!
Operator/ Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXJanuary 7, 2013
In the course of my 31/2 years at our RB FTW facility (STILL CURRENTLY THERE until Feb. 5th, 2013), I have operated many different machines and many different processes. While in the Packaging Dept., I operated the Blister Lines I.e. IMA C80’s, CSAT foil printers, Pester - Bundlers and Casepackers, Sepha De-Blisterer, and Leak Test Scanner; as well as Optel Vision quality inspection system, Wolke carton printers, and various bottle line functions with the exception of the Aylward Filler. We performed “A” and “B” Cleans as well as changeovers on formats and products. I also performed basic resetting functions of the palletizing robot. While in the Mfg. Dept., I have worked primarily in Weighing with the new DFB/DMS System, but initially trained in the old manual style of weighing as well. I have also been cross-trained on Blending; both V-Blender and Bin Blender. I have been trained on some processes that we have since upgraded and phased-out including the old Granulation operation which utilized Day Mixers, Drying Ovens, and Fitzmills/Swecos (Work-Up). I have been trained in DEA List I materials compliance. I have been trained in AM (Autonomous Maint.) and as an operator/mantech perform the daily and weekly preventative maintenance tasks. We have also been trained in the SMED program which has reduced our downtime and changeover times significantly.
Pros
great cross-training opportunities
Cons
none this company has been great!
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nice people and a nice place to work
Fork lift operator (Former Employee) –  Wolcott, NYDecember 29, 2012
It was a real nice place to work and if they didnt move i would have retired from there
the people i worked with were like family most people were there for a long time and alot retired from there
we had no bosses we had team leaders and they were employes you worked with every day
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hardest part that the company moved
the most enjoyable was seeing all my co workers
Pros
close to home
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Productive workdays
Forklift Driver (Former Employee) –  Arlington, TXDecember 26, 2012
We have fun and productive workdays. Our management team were always on top of issues handed to them.
Pros
great co-workers and supervisors
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Wonderful work place
Assistant to Sensory Director (Former Employee) –  Montvale, NJNovember 25, 2012
Great place to work. Employees are friendly and the room for growth in unmatched.
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High energy
Safety Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXNovember 19, 2012
RB allows you to have responsibility in several roles and allows experience across the board. Great team spirit and hours are plenty
Cons
jobs moving from us
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Great place to work
Supplier Quality Manager (Current Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXOctober 20, 2012
Great place to work. Very challenging and promotion opportunities
Pros
great place to work
Cons
great place to work
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Fun place
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Brandon, MSAugust 8, 2012
Long great hours. How to work well with older people. Being laid off due to hour reduction was he hardest part
Cons
temp job
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Production
Production Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Mechanicsburg, PAJuly 21, 2012
manage several people
learning how to speak spanish
the upper management is not to bad to work for
Line leads are pretty good
having to be able to understand a different lanuage
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Senior Supply Planner
Senior Production Planner/Buyer/Master Scheduler (Current Employee) –  Hillsborough, NJJuly 16, 2012
Provided customer service and handled inventory control for finished goods, raw, packaging and WIP components.Managed production, distribution planning and implementing activities for retail and club pack household brands. Managed overall product and coordinated with Rickett Benckiser's in planning and controlling systems. Coordinated efforts with Operations, Distribution Planning, L.C. Centers, Sales Forecasting and Marketing. Prepared monthly and weekly production inventory deployment and capacity plans. Created and maintained master production schedule to ensure proper flow of materials. Implemented supply strategies, maintained ABS classification for FG, replenish order quantities, safety stocks, day’s forward supply, lead times, production rates, production capacity/utilization and deployment/shipping timing to ensure excellent service execution. Assisted Materials Manager in various analyses tasks and handled monthly inventory levels of FG and RB, purchased RM and PM. Reconciled negative inventory balances, handled issues on in-transits and RB plants, managed invoices, obsolescence and related transactions. Provided resolution to customer issues and concerns. Assisted project managers in planning new products launch. Ensured compliance to MPS and inventory KPI based on agreed targets and obsolescence FG and components keep under established target.
Pros
your achiement and growth is based on your own initiative
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Demanding and challenging.
Materials Manager (Current Employee) –  Hillsborough, NJJuly 15, 2012
Have learned a lot at Reckitt Benckiser. Work life balance is not as good as it should be.
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It's not the easiest place to work but can be rewarding
Sr. Brand Manager (Former Employee) –  Chester, NJJune 27, 2012
What they tell you is true- It's not the easiest place to work

For those highly driven, not afraid to do whatever it takes to be successful, this is the company for you. It's reputation is earned. To advance within the company you do have to be willing to relocate as some point in your career to truely advance. You are given a lot of responsabilities and opportunties to demonstrate leadership. They reward people who do well nicely but it's not a place for everyone. If you don't fit their fast-pased, results-oriented culture then don't join.
Pros
flat organization, good place to get ownership, and demonstrate leadership on business
Cons
expected to relocate, tough place to be successful, very demanding, not strategic, focused on short-term results
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Highly entrepreneurial and fast moving company !
Associate Brand Manager (Current Employee) –  Parsippany, NJJune 20, 2012
Typical day at work involves tracking consumption sales at key accounts, shipments, understanding trends, tracking competition, project meetings with cross functional teams, forecasting, meeting with agencies on new TV copy, working with trade marketing on developing selling stories
Pros
fast paced, freedom to push ideas you truly believe in....
Cons
hr not the greatest...
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Productive, intense, and enjoyable work environment with a strong value on employee relationships
Cost Analyst Intern (Former Employee) –  St. Peters, MOJune 16, 2012
Reckitt is a global manufacturer of consumer goods that provides much experience with new and continuously improving products and the technology to produce them. The typical day of work was spent analyzing general ledger accounts, the feasibility of new/improved product cost estimations for marketing, and analyzing variance, labor, freight, and waste and scrap accounts. The company environment is one in which continous improvement is admired and taking ownership of your work and projects is encouraged. During budget the tone of the office is more intense and stressful as management spends more time in meetings and planning for the year. Budget is the most difficult time of the year with a multitude of projects happening, budget deadlines needing to be met, and your everyday duties still needing to be completed. The most enjoyable aspect of working for Reckitt Benckiser is value on employee relationships and working together to see the goals of the company becoming a reality.
Pros
free lunches, employee relationships that last beyond the job, and encouraged ownership of you work
Cons
during budget it is very stressful and work is rushed to be completed on time.
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Used to be a great place
Director (Former Employee) –  Wayne, NJJune 12, 2012
It used to be a great place to work, Now it is ruthless, You have to be able to work in other countries, You cannot care about anyone but yourself, tough place to survive if you are nice and older, Don't expect any type of work relationships.
Pros
benefits and compensation, great place if you are single and want to see the world
Cons
forget about any work life balance, you have to be able to move all over the world, not a good place for nice people
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Great Place to Work
Sr. Advertising Manager, North America (Former Employee) –  New JerseyMay 12, 2012
Great organization. Wonderful benefits. Global opportunities. Never a dull day.
Pros
love the job and people
Cons
ncommute
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production facility
Shipping /Receiving Manager (Former Employee) –  Wolcott, NYMay 7, 2012
closed in 2009, many displaced workers, large community impact
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