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Red Ventures Reviews

Updated 21 Oct 2019

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Red Ventures CEO Ric Elias
Ric Elias
676 Ratings
Pros
  • "Best work environment i've experienced so far(in 52 reviews)

  • "Whether working in the state of the art facility or playing in the bowling alley or basketball court, everything about Red Ventures is fun(in 51 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance & stress of the sales role(in 42 reviews)

  • "There is a reason most sales agents only last a few months at RV(in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Absolutely no direction - unless you're a fan of going round in circles"

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    Former Employee - Product Owner in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Red Ventures full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Breakfast and snacks Regular-ish socials Volunteering day - unless they've since cut this of course

    Cons

    - top down decisions made under the illusion of autonomy - you are just a name not a person and expendable no matter your experience - perks under previous management such as work from home have been revoked as it apparently builds a bad 'culture' - complete overuse of the 'build a great culture' angle in order to get staff to do whatever management think is required to build a 'great company' - ridiculous... switch in direction constantly, depending on whatever is 'important' to management this week - losing all the staff who actually new anything about the business and assuming that knowledge can be replaced easily - or with contractors - they genuinely do not care about you, your experience or opinions - at all. If you want to be a lapdog, go for it. Still doesn't mean they won't throw you under the bus. - don't expect a work/life balance

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    Advice to Management

    'Culture' is about more than just all sitting in an office together - care more about the people who work for you, listen, get to know them and value what they bring to the organisation Constant change in direction is unsettling and erodes confidence Think beyond revenue and profit and maybe A/B test before making massive decisions Figure what is important and stick with it

    Red Ventures2019-10-11
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Data Analytics Manager in Fort Mill, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Ventures full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment with fun people. I have found that I can identify challenges that I want to work on and be given the green light to move ahead with finding meaningful solutions.

    Cons

    Further away from Uptown Charlotte and requires a longer commute for me.

    Red Ventures2019-10-15
  3. "Best Training in Sales...Great Money..."

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    Former Employee - Sales - Energy Team in Indian Land, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Ventures full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Top Notch Sales Training... Work Hard, Play Hard Culture... Salary + Commission + Benefits along with the daily training in Sales was more than I deserved for my first real job. You will work weekends, work hard, but you will learn to sell and it’s worth it 100%... RV has higher turnover than most companies...b/c it’s not easy and you work your butt off. This is not for someone who wants to sit at a desk M-F... and leave right at 5. This is for someone who is motivated to learn sales and motivated to make money...

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    Cons

    You could find something bad to say about every company but the fact of the matter is that RV is growing every year. They are a well oiled machine with top notch training. Some would say the cons are the long hours, working weekends, and not having time to play ping pong all day... If you’re looking for a rec center and don’t want to work...then this is not for you...plenty if 9-5 jobs that pay $35k a year...

    Advice to Management

    Ric is a great guy and cares about his team. Leadership from the top down is great and it shows.

    Red Ventures2019-10-08
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Was a good place to make money"

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    Former Employee - Sales Professional V in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Red Ventures full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They train you quickly and efficiently giving you all the resources to be a good salesperson. Great benefits and 401k. Positive people.

    Cons

    No job stability. It’s very easy to get demoted or fired if you do not perform consistently. Also they micromanage you. You only get 30 minutes of break time every day to use the bathroom/get water/ect. If you go over the time limit you are heavily penalized. Also you only get 8 sick days for the entire year. If by any circumstance use more than that you are immediately terminated. So if you get the flu and are out... for two weeks even with a doctors note you’re job is over. The compensation plan has also suffered over the years. People make a small fraction now of what they used to make three years ago. All the top sales people have quit because they aren’t making what they used to and they have cut out a lot of the perks and incentives for higher ranking sales people over the years. It was a really good place to make money a few years ago, but that ship has now sailed. Management hides the fact that business isn’t doing well. The energy went from a hyped up place all about making money to a depressing call center where people hate their jobs.

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    Advice to Management

    Give some more leeway with the absence policy. Go back to the PA and points system. Also be more transparent with employees as to why they are making significantly less money than they used to. Don’t try to hide the truth from your employees and force everyone to fake a smile.

    Red Ventures2019-10-03
  5. "Competitive corporate environment, huge knowledge gain, some ethical issues observed"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Red Ventures full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Learned so much there, which I am very grateful. - Was continually challenged, which has helped throughout my career

    Cons

    - CEO needs a bite of humble pie - Always competing against peers, that was the culture they created there

    Red Ventures2019-10-18
  6. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Ventures full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Overall, great company to work at! Tons of perks, solid company culture, and amazing health benefits.

    Cons

    Work life balance & stress of the sales role

    Red Ventures2019-10-02
  7. "Great place to play, but salary wasn't competitive"

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    Former Employee - Administrative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Red Ventures full-time

    Pros

    Spacious and work and life balance

    Cons

    Salary was well below market.

    Red Ventures2019-09-30
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not Worth the Time"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Red Ventures full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Nice facilities -Good food -Easy onboarding process

    Cons

    -Management is a mess. You'll always end up talking to a different person who will give you an opinion or goal that contradicts what the previous person said. -High turnover. -The sales process that they tell you to follow is always changing which leads to a lot of confusion on the floor. Most of the time the process is worthless because every customer is different and many of them are confused about why they... are talking to you,not interested, or can't afford what you're trying to sell them. -Avoid this position if you're coming from another sales position that granted you a lot of freedom. This job has so many restrictions on what you can or can't say and do when talking with the customer.

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    Red Ventures2019-10-07
  9. "Red Ventures is a rotten corpse of its previous self"

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    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Fort Mill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Ventures full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    On site amenities Flexible schedule

    Cons

    The sales department is shrinking The pay keeps getting worse and worse

    Red Ventures2019-09-23
  10. "Fun Entry Level Sales Role"

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    Current Employee - Energy Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Ventures full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company facilities, onsite gym and basketball court, subsidized food

    Cons

    Compensation plan changed monthly without much agent input

    Red Ventures2019-09-18
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