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Red Bull Media House Reviews

Updated 20 October 2018
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Red Bull Media House Managing Director Dietrich Mateschitz
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Pros
  • "Great place to work at, with a work/life balance" (in 3 reviews)

  • "always a blast, good salary, nice and open people, because I only woked at events very diverse" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Its really messy right now, hopefully the new leadership will be able to turn this around" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Salzburg is a place for old people to retire and couples to go on a romantic holiday to, not a place for media business" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Global Sports Communications Graduate"

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    Current Employee - Global Sports Communications Graduate in Salzburg (Austria)
    Current Employee - Global Sports Communications Graduate in Salzburg (Austria)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Red Bull Media House full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, exciting projects, employee well treated.

    Cons

    The Graduate Programme is clearly improvable.

    Advice to Management

    More internal communications would be great.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "What happened here?"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Red Bull Media House full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Travel, Benefits, working on amazing projects that actually do make an impact.

    Cons

    At first working here seemed amazing, however, you quickly realize this company is built on a foundational boys club with too many who are promoted for their relationships not performance or simply had their title changed. It is great to see they have recently started promoting more woman and hiring POC. Be warned though that woman will be held to much more stringent rules than men and will have less opportunities to advance. Women are also constantly doing all the work for their unqualified managers who do not receive the support they need to improve.

    Numerous recent recent restructures have added to the challenges and not addressed the actual issues in the way they need to be. More specialized teams (ie: Sports, Culture) have been expanded to include people who do not have the expertise making it overly and unnecessarily challenging to get even the littlest tasks accomplished to the standards they should be - especially for a company with such big ambitions.

    There is little communication or cohesiveness between US HQ, Business Units and Austria so everyone is acting on their own accord.

    Its really messy right now, hopefully the new leadership will be able to turn this around. However, Monster is starting to take over and its causing a panic.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at the leadership, its stale and outdated.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Red Bull Media House full-time

    Pros

    Good perks, great offices, stocked kitchens, gym

    Cons

    Leadership overworked, male-heavy, white. Politics everywhere. Directives constantly changing. Money spends with little oversight. Cliques.

    Advice to Management

    promote women faster.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Supervising Producer in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Supervising Producer in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Bull Media House (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - good salary
    - fun place to work
    - they appreciate if you think outside the box

    Cons

    - currently in terrible shape
    - massive layoff of hundreds of people
    - some managers only care about their interests and not about the brand

    Advice to Management

    build on strength and grow from within


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Stale, Dull and Repetitive"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Red Bull Media House full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent people overall, access to a lot of cool events. Heavy party culture from top to bottom. Not uncommon to find yourself partying until the sun comes up with your boss.

    Cons

    Complacent people and vision from top to bottom. Most people talk about changing the direction of the brand, but nobody takes action. Everyone insists on "keep doing what works." A lot of older people point to the glory days as "what works." There is also a lack of alignment with counterparts in USA/Austria.

    Advice to Management

    CHANGE! The brand is stale, the content is stale and the next wave of consumers has no interest in Red Bull as a product, brand or media company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Weak Content"

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    Former Employee - Communications Officer - Editor in Vienna (Austria)
    Former Employee - Communications Officer - Editor in Vienna (Austria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Red Bull Media House (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Open office. Relaxed communication.

    Cons

    People are too comfortable and it empedes the product from reaching its potential.

    Advice to Management

    The range of stories is too narrow for TRB.


  7. "Great Atmosphere"

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work, exactly what you would expect. Great balance between work and play.

    Cons

    Management/Leadership skills. Lack of focus on overall department strategy.

  8. "Great culture for younger professionals, scattered leadership."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay is good and minimal micromanagement. Flexible schedule as long as you get your work done. Very fun events and parties.

    Cons

    Leadership indecision. Company is largely run out of Austria making it hard to gel as one unit and advance in the States.

    Advice to Management

    More one-on-one time


  9. Helpful (3)

    "It was fun till the s hit the fan"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Red Bull Media House full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Award winning product built by a good team, then it went downhill form there.

    Cons

    Experienced leadership was let go.
    New leadership is green and subdued to the clueless leadership @headquarters.
    There is no more team, divas run wild and out of control.
    Path forward is driven by inflated egos and/or fear.

    Advice to Management

    Any such action would be an exercise in futility...


  10. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Red Bull Media House full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture! People will listen to your ideas and you have the chance to see them come to fruition no matter how low your position is. Co workers are awesome.

    Cons

    Salaries are low, but they do make up for it with really cool benefits


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