RS Components Reviews

Updated 8 Aug 2020

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3.5
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RS Components CEO Lindsley Ruth
Lindsley Ruth
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  1. "Great working environment and company supports work-life balance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RS Components full-time

    Pros

    Its been great working at RS components. My Manager has supported me a lot given I am a working mum. He has been very supportive and given me the flexibility in my working hours. I start late after dropping my kids to school. This has helped me a lot as I am very career-oriented, so I don't have to compromise with my career and look after my family at the same time.

    Cons

    All good so far at RS Components.

  2. "International Company with Great business model"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at RS Components full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Above-average Salary, Access to great products and customers, many learning opportunities

    Cons

    Too much politics. Managed by dominant bosses who don't listen. The workload can crush you sometimes...

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    RS Components Response

    February 13, 2020HRBP

    Thank you for sharing your feedback, we really encourage you to talk to your line manager to try and find a way to make your workload much more manageable.


  3. "RS Australia - Bean Counters Rejoice! It’s Wing Clipping season!"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Adelaide
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RS Components full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are still some employees based in Australia. Ask me again in a few years?

    Cons

    Meet our newest Department – NCNCO = Non-Core Non Competitive Offer. A Non Competitive Non-Core buy price should still grow the sales line by 30%, Shouldn’t it? and allow RS to be a solutions based business?! ( That's our target!) Continual reduction of head count and non-competitive local buy price are the business hinders. Australia has more competition in the form of OEM and wholesalers than anywhere in the world, Yet 30% growth targets at RS, meanwhile the Australian economy is gliding along @ 2-3% growth. The Australian offer isn’t the same as the UK offer–we cannot supply everything. RS ANZ has NEVER won a supply tender, due to the nature of the business model and fierce ANZ competition the UK couldn't imagine. In ANZ - everyone else, is a competitor, they want RS business for themselves - please let this sink in - it's important when you ask for 30% YoY growth. (see below weekly list price changes!) Sales are off target – what’s the response from management? Step 1: beat sales over the head with a stick. Step 2: Repeat Step 1. No thought of making the business better via improvements to CRM or pickup the phone and ask for a better cost price on local sourced components, or more human resources in sales support, which are desperately required. That would help win sales over the competition. There are too many holes in the sales bucket (leakages) which are just ignored. The water level in the sales bucket is reducing, staff are working harder and harder, not smarter.

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  4. Helpful (8)

    "Are ethics important as a part of your values"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RS Components full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great range and distribution reach

    Cons

    Be careful. Ask yourself if your values are aligned to RS. Dig deep and ask many questions for example how did this position come about? Am I replacing someone who is already in the position I am applying for?

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    RS Components Response

    January 29, 2019HRBP

    Thank you for your feedback, our ways of working are a core part of our business DNA. We have some more work to do, however we are working hard to gain consistency in this area.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "good company"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RS Components full-time

    Pros

    relaxed environment, achievable targets, large range of products, friendly staff

    Cons

    lazy external counterparts who take all credit. no culture

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great globally, questionable locally"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RS Components full-time

    Pros

    Some passionate people Long term loyalty A lot of staff ready to assist As a global entity, improving immensely in terms of improving operations and global leadership.

    Cons

    Some key management staff locally afflicted by Dunning-Kruger Fragmented leadership team locally

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  7. Helpful (5)

    "Front Desk"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Front Desk in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RS Components full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Have made some close friends while working at this place.

    Cons

    Silo mentality. If you need something done, do it yourself. Most staff have a "it's not my job" attitude. Very poor staff morale at the moment.

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  8. Helpful (9)

    "Disappointing."

    2.0
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RS Components

    Pros

    The best was the friends I made there and the great team we had. Some real talent. Unfortunately they all left due to some seriously crap management.

    Cons

    It's hard to describe how poorly managed this company is. Or where to start. Let me see. The most unbelievable penny pinching in all the wrong places. Will fly management about and put them up in hotels all over the place and then put no money into departments/staff where there could be real growth. Absolutely no job security. Couldn't care less about their staff. No idea that good and happy employees are at the core of any successful business. I could go on. Such a shame that such company with such potential is being run into the ground. xod

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  9. Helpful (7)

    "CRAP MANAGEMENT"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RS Components

    Pros

    Flexibility is excellent. No rewards/or even hardly a thank you to appreciate your hard work that you put in for the business or customer. Company is going down due to EXTREMELY POOR MANAGEMENT. No improvement from sales perspective either.

    Cons

    Minimum job opportunities for the Australian Employees. Lunch Breaks should be 1 hour minimum. Employees underpaid.

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  10. Helpful (8)

    "RS AUSTRALIA ---a company going down because of its management."

    1.0
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    Sales Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at RS Components

    Pros

    great colleagues, lot of employees have been here for years and years. a secure job if you do not want to oppose the management and are not ambitious.

    Cons

    inexperienced, immature managers. Too young to take responsible decisions. the company is doing 10% less sales than last year, month on month numbers. UK Boys club mentality is very strong. no or very limited opportunities are given to Australian employees. no consultation or exchange of ideas with the staff. no long term plans by the management.

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