Pros: none (smoke and mirrors)
Cons: college campus atmosphere, extremely low compensation not commensurate with expectations, high stress low pay, discriminatory and abusive practices, "click" mentality, workplace bullying
If you want to feel defeated, devalued, humiliated, bullied, unappreciated, highly overworked and severely under paid, join the RV team. Unless you are among "the chosen", your typical work day will consist of poor leadership, criticism, very little support, a significant amount of responsibility of varying degrees and a sad paycheck at the end of the – more... week.
After four years, I decided that my mental health was worth more than the less than 40k per year salary I was being paid to perform the work of 3 full-time employees.
Although I learned many valuable and transferable skills during my time at RV, the way in which many employees are treated is simply disgusting. Most of what you learn is self-taught as they do not offer any type of training whatsoever. For a lack of better words, you simply have to "get in where you fit in," find time to increase your knowledge and skills on your own while performing your current job. Working for RV is like being asked to walk into an OR and performing surgery when you have no knowledge, training or experience to draw from. You simply watch the surgeon a few times and then you will be expected to perform the surgery perfectly. If you fail it is 100% your fault and you are treated like a complete moron. RV likes to refer to this as an organic and entrepreneurial environment. I call it hogwash.
Performance reviews are based upon positions above your current position that you are not compensated to perform and not the position you actually have which are you are being under paid to perform. Do not be distracted by the smoke and mirrors of the elaborate amenities. A fancy office, beer and parties does not feed your family, pay your bills or put gas in your car. I would prefer to be fairly compensated so that I can support my family and spend time with my loved ones. Sorry but hanging out with co-workers before, during, and after work is not my preference and my career opportunities and performance should not be evaluated by such.
The four years I spent at RV were the worst of my entire life. I earned more money 15 years ago performing a job with half the stress. It's not worth it! – less