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All about how lucky you are with the most recent change

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Project Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
Former Employee - Project Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

I worked at RB full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

There is always an opportunity to fix something
Challenging by nature to fix whatever issue/business situation you have inherited
Can grow in the ladder if you are smart to pick opportunities where you are able to deliver them fast.

Cons

Many projects die after months because the changes/turnover/lack of follow-up of the person that inherited the project.
RB is very international/multicultural company, this also implies you are in a "lottery" of personalities that will be your teamwork
You can perceive when people have been or not been raised within RB by identifying those that are constantly celebrating the "past glories".
It is not a company for people that are process oriented or are looking for a work/life balance
You need to be aware of your own development, RB will not offer you "formal" training. People that are >4 years within RB seems to forget what is happening in the external world in terms of best practices.
Career opportunities only come to mobile people

Advice to ManagementAdvice

As many other companies, communication would be really good to improve alignment to RB goals.
It is good the new vision build for the company and more investment in sustainability.
Use more the HR function to assess the climate within the departments of the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A lot of experience, not much money

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    Current Employee - IS Graduate in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IS Graduate in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at RB full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    International experience... there's no other company as strong as Reckitt in sending people abroad, you'll always be working with at least 50% of foreigners at most times!
    Also the challenging and fast paced environment can give you experiences very valuable for the market.
    The top management is very close to all employees as well, which helps a lot on choosing your career path.

    Cons

    Well, the biggest problem in RB is that they'll always pay you he least they can, you must negotiate everything there. It's very difficult for they to promote someone who didn't ask for more challenges.
    Also the lack of standardization, documented processes and overall organization might be a little annoying for some people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the standardization and documentation efforts ongoing, invest more in technology to support the processes and keep winning in the market!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great school but too much short-sighted!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer
    Current Employee - Buyer

    I have been working at RB full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Since the very first day you are already given autonomy and responsibility. You need to learn things quickly and to establish relationships in order to "survive". Management is open to dialogue and you can raise your hand whenever you feel like!

    Cons

    The whole company has a very short-term view that often results is tough timings, strong pressure, waste of resources to do things that then result were not needed!
    HR is basically absent, prepare you package when you arrive and wonder if something is going wrong only when you leave.
    Performance is not rewarded as it should be. I do not feel meritocracy is really a value here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to limit turnover, thinking also about people and not only about results.
    If you care about the former, they will be more motivated and committed to reach the latter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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