Good Pay. Poorly Managed. Limited Weekday Home Life
In this job, you deliver RB to your customers and load your own truck at the end of each day...now the important stuff.
So, my first day with this company was about 5 minutes of explanation on what RB wanted me to do as their employee and then it was 'go run route with your trainer now' after that....oh...ok? My location was what RB calls "park outs", which simply are just satellite facilities to actual distribution warehouse operations. These "facilities" I speak of, are unacceptable for what a mega company RB is. They literally rent a building in the desired location and run "x" number of routes out of that building....that is literally it. You have ZERO on-site support to rely on during your day-to-day operations. Your boss can be available to you on location a handful of times each week, but consistency was lacking. They usually cover more than just your location, so they are always busy, putting in ridiculous hours, and running all over the place. I thought it might be nice to just manage yourself, run your route, and go home, but it really hinders your ability to quickly problem solve for your customers when there is no physical administrative body on-site to help assist you. After speaking with multiple employees from around the country, it is clear that they do not care what the conditions of these park outs are either. Mine was honestly clean and acceptable, but the stories of others are unfortunate. Also, with this being a park out it is extremely difficult to keep
ProsPay, benefits, programs, culture, no weekends.
ConsLimited support, no structure, culture for compliance standards, limited weekday home time, always short product.
If you work here be prepared for lies by upper management
I've been working here for over 2 1/2 years now and have seen this place go from being the greatest job to being the absolute worse I've ever had and it's all because of management. Typical day here is being to work by 5am, and don't be late cause you can be written up if you are. Then count our trucks that are almost always wrong and then have a group meeting to discuss weekly news. After that we go into the field and are supposed to get 20 stops done per day which is almost near impossible to do and still give each one the proper service they need. Then around 3 or 330 you head back in and then by about 4 you should be on your way home. All of this doesn't sound all that bad until you get into it and you see how bad management is.
There's only one DM here that actually knows what he's doing, we have one DM that has no beverage experience at all (obviously knows how to interview), one open DM spot that should be filled and then our branch manager is best friends with his boss. What's bad about that is, he's never done our job, he thinks he has but covering a week or a few days doesn't mean he knows what we go thru on a daily basis for months at a time, day in day out.....but he'll swear he's the best. Little man's complex I think cause he's really short.
Redbull just came out with this new focus on wanting to promote within, which would be great...but it's a lie. There's been DM position open for 3 month's and you mean to tell me that nobody at Redbull is qualified t
ConsPoor Management, long hours, little pay, no life outside of work
Wonderful work culture, great people and so much fun!
I've worked for Red Bull for almost 8 years - started in college as a Red Bull girl and worked my way up to different marketing departments and my ultimate dream marketing job. They like to promote within - which is great - if you are a hard worker and prove yourself, they will find a way to move you up. My typical day in my last role was a little different than a normal job, I was a field employee and had a large territory - everyday was different. Lots of traveling and meeting people, did not have to be in the office everyday and could easily leave for appointments, vacations etc (this is also dependent on having a great direct manager, which I did). Work/Life balance was somewhat difficult but I enjoyed it - I traveled 50% of the time and worked many nights and weekends - although my role was dependent on events and nightlife culture, I loved it and still found time to go on big vacations while working on the coolest projects ever. My coworkers became some of my best friends, everyone I've ever met through this company has been awesome - which might be one of my favorite parts of working here.
If you can prove your ideas, they give your the freedom to try them out without consequences - which is freeing as a marketer. My management in every region I've been in was great, they care about you and push you to be better while creating opportunities for you to prepare for what you want to do next. Compensation in my role was awesome too, got a raise every year as well as nice
ProsCoworkers are awesome, Freedom to try new ideas, No strict office hours, Promote within, Work on cool projects, expense account + compensation
ConsRestructures, Work/Life Balance can be difficult, Diversity, Internal Differences between US and Europe
Interactive and flexible job with lots of learning opportunities
Working at Red bull gave me the opportunity to test my professional skills and people skills. During a shift or, "mission," two of us would go to white-collar businesses in Northwest Arkansas and offer a complimentary sample of red bull. "Usually our biggest competitor is Monster but in the workplace it's coffee." With a solid amount of vendors doing business in Bentonville and Rogers, we had a large amount of people to win over with out product. We would do so by providing information about our product's contents and comparing ingredients with other sources of energy and caffeine. We would track consumption patterns to report mack to our manager by asking questions like "how often do you drink Red Bull?" Or if they say they don't like it we would just simply ask "why?"
Our schedule was also extremely flexible. We would get "mission assignments" every two weeks and from the comfort of our own home we would strategically plan locations to visit in the area. A mission is usually 4-6 hours long. We also got to go on our calendar in the portal and mark our unavailability so when our supervisor (based in Memphis) went to assign each of us to certain shifts, if we are unable to work your name will not come up as an option to cover that shift.
The hardest part of the job was the 7AM shifts. Our office is based in Springdale, so about 20 minutes from where I lived. So I would have to wake up at 5 am to shower, blow dry my hair, and put on makeup. Our appearance for the job was su
Prosfree Red Bull, flexible hours, smiling faces, opportunity to travel, opportunity to grow
Conshard to take up all of the time during a shift
Great people to work with but extremely poor leadership at Branch and Regional level.
Being a Warehouse Manager has it's ups and downs. The Up would be getting to be around a lot of likable employees such as your part-time loaders, account sales managers, district sales managers, operations manager, and third party contractors. Building working relationships that makes dealing with the stresses of the job more tolerable.
The Downside is many. Workload is tremendous and you have little support or manpower to help you out. The regional level and branch level managers know you have no help and their OUTSTANDING leadership, haha, shows in their ability to not help you out when you're loading 20 trucks every day by hand by an estimated 4,500 cases of Red Bull a day. Not to mention you're in charge of inventory management. You're in charge of ensuring that all DOT documents are sent in weekly for every truck and driver within your FLEET. By yourself, you have to make time to keep your entire warehouse clean on top of ensuring your three tier racks are organized in some type of fashion. With everything that I have mentioned, all damage cases have to be rebuilt into sell-able cases. Another duty you have as a warehouse manager, drive and set-up bulk deliveries to all major bulk store outlets, ie Sam's Clubs.
So all in all, the up is just being around likable employees. The down is horrible pay for the amount of work you do. Not to mention having horrible leadership at the branch and regional level. Did I mention office politics and favoritism at the
ProsEnjoying employees social atmosphere
ConsTremendous workload, severely understaffed, and extremely poor leadership.
Red Bull Distrobution Company was worse company I ever worked for.
You average start your day at 430am, Managers speak down to you in your daily meetings, start your route for the day, constant harassment about hitting your number through phone calls and texts, Have to work through difficult customers and a route that has to many store for their time restraints they limit you to, 10 hours for the day maximum even though it takes 12 hours to finish your route (traffic customers, etc), come back to the warehouse to do inventory of your truck, then turn paperwork, to get more harassment about your area/sales for the day. Hard work goes unnoticed by everyone in management. Get no help when needed by anyone, get about a max of a two day crash course of on the job training ( it used to be a week+) and they belittle you when you mess up due your lack of training given. The management team are so unorganized and unprofessional that it almost to the point of humorous. District Manages are puppets and will not stick up for you ever. Favoritism runs rampant with management. The only thing bare able are your coworkers that are going through the same conditions as you are experiencing. Moral is almost nonexistent. They changed the pay rates so much that it went from between $15 to $8 dollars for the years that I have worked there and 4+ reroutes to smaller areas with the same over blown numbers so you can never make your goals for the month. Every time they change it they indicate its a better for you, which its not. The hardest part of the job is going
Pros401k, medical/ dental/ vision benefits
Consmanagements disreguards for anyone but themself.
Don't get suckered in like I did. Redbull Distribution Company is NOT RedBull North America
Look people, it's simple. RedBull North America seems like a pretty cool place to work. redbull distribution company is not the same thing. Otherwise known as RBDC, this is by far, the worst company in North America to work for. You are a slave. 5 am to whenever late evening hour you get to go home, horrible, fake, and backstabbing managers, no direction from incompetent upper management. They will lie and create this atmosphere of "fun" until you get on board. Then, you will remember reading this and realize you've been duped.
I know saying this is the worst company to work for is a bold statement but I promise you, it's true. If you have a family that you never want to see, work minimum 13 hour days, be treated like a slave who can't do anything right and use your weekends to rest and be tired to do anything else, this is the place for you! People get fired daily, there is no job security unless you are a suck up and a company man. If not, your days are numbered. Most of the other ASM's here cant get jobs anywhere else which is why they get hired here. Trucks always break down and you will get the blame for that as well. Stores are always being added and you are to add them to an already crazy unmanageable route. Good luck getting replacment uniforms or merchandisers for your large stores.you are the salesman, driver, and merchandiser for all of your stores. You will get empty promises, lies, and a good amount of double talk to keep you conned but your 13-17 hour days w
ProsPros? Uh, let's see.....NONE!
Conspretty much everything, not kidding, everything
Highly ambitious company with unbalanced expectations
Within this organization, there are so many different avenues to continue to progress within, and they look to hire from within extensively. The vast areas the brand is involved is allows employees to understand the full picture of the brand, and how everyone relies on one another to achieve the brands singular goal. The health & wellness benefits are fantastic. The employees all have a drive to be better, both themselves & others in and outside the organization. Beyond the benefit of experience & passion to be better, Red Bull has disgusting expectations of it's employees put work ahead of anything else, even personal time. The importance of "work" is the only standard that management expect from it's employees here. There's no room to question or shed light on the unbalance of work & personal life. If done, there's usually an unseen target placed on you to coach you up or out. The lack of respect for the value that employees place on personal time is can be seen at all levels of management. In addition, this organization doesn't allow you to directly oppose management & certain directions, even if it's best for the employee. Overall, if you plan on being employed at a place that doesn't respect you or your thoughts, personal time, or fair opinions, this is the place to be.
ProsVast experience networking with many groups & individuals, Ability to attend events is huge plus, Health benefits are incredible
ConsUnrealistic expectations of work/life balance, Not accepting of others with contrasting viewpoints or opinions, Still very corporate environment, even though the "brand" exemplifies something else
If you want to LIVE AT WORK you found the RIGHT PLACE, With little
I have been the DSD business for 18 years, this was the worst place I have ever worked. The hours are crazy long easy 65 plus that's 1 reason I left the company. There is no real work life balance starting at 4:45 am and finishing your day leaving the warehouse after 6:00 pm note the other reason I left the company. The communication from above in my option is lacking, they know the hours employees are working yet do nothing to correct the problem. Your employees need to be a company's #1 priority across the board from safety, account load, work life balance, I do not feel this was a top priority at Red Bull. The reps are paid penny's for the work load they have. The average rep was making around $42,000 a year if they hit all there objectives, key word is IF they hit all there objectives.
They do send the top reps to nice Red Bull events but again you need to be the cream of the crop and that's how it should be. The product is second to none in the market and does sell very well for being so high priced. A normal day is 18-24 plus accounts give or take on the day. I made the wrong decision going to Red Bull, not saying its like this across the country but I would not make the same decision again knowing what I know now.
I made the choice to go to red bull well because its Red bull, thinking it would be a cool place to work _ GOD I WAS WRONG. What I can tell you in closing is this, if you want to work long hours for penny's apply. The positive is you will have jo
ProsNone that i could find
ConsVery long hours, little pay, poor go to market plan, no work life balance
Long hours , crazy numbers to hit goals for payout
Overall this company requires extremely hard work and long hours to achieve what is expected of you. When the overall company see your doing well your numbers go up and become almost un achievable without getting your customers upset with too much stock. You are required to do the work of three people. Constantly blamed for any issues from customers upper management rarely supports you on resolutions and place the blame on you. DSM’s. Try to help you with everything and provide support however they are extremely overworked and spread thin. Constantly running routes because of turnover and still expected to deliver your coolers your resets and take care of office work. Don’t expect a lot of help from them even though they do try. Definite feeling that the company as a whole does not want you to succeed financially. If you do too good your numbers get jacked up. Salary is low compared to other companies, commission is capped so for you to get paid a decent commission you need to hit 100% of outrageous goal! Above 100% it’s a joke this is not a commission based position. No incentives to go over goals, minimal opportunity to be promoted. This is a shame for such a huge company with such potential to be so lean on manpower and so high with expectations. They literally burn their sales teams out.
Prosfree redbull great no weekends and holidays off. Definite team environment
ConsLong days, ridiculous pay for amount of work, don’t make plans for weekdays
Questions And Answers about Red Bull
How often do you get a raise at Red Bull?
Asked Jul 4, 2022
Answered Aug 14, 2022
Once a year
Answered Aug 10, 2022
What is the promotion process like at Red Bull?
Asked Jul 4, 2022
Have to give up your life to move up
Answered Aug 10, 2022
Apply, interview. All employees are on development plans
Answered Aug 9, 2022
What is the best part of working at Red Bull?
Asked Feb 28, 2020
Answered Apr 11, 2022
Going home at 6pm everyday
Answered Apr 5, 2022
Does Red Bull offer a dental plan? What does it cover?
Asked Apr 7, 2021
Yes, depends on what insurance you purchase. You can get the most expensive package that includes EVERYTHING with zero-Very low co-payment 😁👍
Answered Aug 13, 2022
Yes pretty sure it’s full coverage
Answered Aug 13, 2022
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Red Bull a better place to work?
Asked Nov 20, 2019
Proper staffing to deal with the increased demand. Too many Account Sales Managers and Sales Trainees put in 10 to 12 hour days. 50 to 60 hour work weeks divided by the ridiculous base pay is not very motivating. Volume goals have become outrageously high per route. Many drivers only see a fraction of their volume pay each month because they did not hit volume goal which drastically decreases pay. Some DSMs are not very insightful or helpful with hitting these goals like they used to be. Used to be a team effort.
Answered Mar 10, 2022
Make sure my team is doing there best at each store help with displays make sure my team gets everything they need.