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Old 10-06-2009, 05:24 PM
 
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Every couple of months there's an article in the Observer about a company in Charlotte called Red Ventures holding employment fairs and hiring hundreds of people. This went on a couple of times this Spring. Now they're in the Observer saying they're building a 57-thousand foot facility in SC and adding 1,000 jobs in the next 5 to 7 years. I find this extremely hard to believe. It says they're hiring 100 immediately. Really? 100 people?

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Old 10-06-2009, 05:44 PM
 
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i interviewed w/ them when i was still doing sales. great company based on the research i did as well as having spent a lil time w/ their staff & in the Ballantyne office. they've been one of the "500 fastest growin private companies" according to some money mags for quite some time now. their sales staff works in a call center fashion, so it may not be for everyone. basically their service would be like completely outsourcing your sales staff. they generate leads for their clients through internet marketing (search-engines mostly) and then provide the sales arm to seal the deal. IIRC, some of their clients when i worked there were DirectTV and Gaurdian Alarms. the position i applied for was an "Education Specialist," basically selling some of the working adult schools they represented like DeVry & U of Phoenix ...

they are for sure a solid company but i think with the nature of their business (call center sales) they have a pretty high turnover rate. that's the case for a lot of call centers though. i got a feeling that's where a majority of those positions will be. but i can tell you 100% they are a solid company and do great work. if you get hired they'll give you a pretty good hourly wage + some bonus commisions, full benes and that sorta thing. culturally it's like working for any marketing firm. jeans and a button down are ok at work, they name the different board rooms funny names, and at least when i checked them out, they had poker nights after work on thursdays ...
 
Old 10-06-2009, 05:48 PM
 
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If they have 250 employees in Charlotte currently and they're looking to add 100 people immediately, that's not high turnover, that's a revolving door. And in today's economy, I'm not buying it. People are hanging on to even bad jobs. They're slick marketing guys and they're playing the Observer like a piano.
 
Old 10-06-2009, 05:55 PM
 
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Originally Posted by chuckles34 View Post
If they have 250 employees in Charlotte currently and they're looking to add 100 people immediately, that's not high turnover, that's a revolving door. And in today's economy, I'm not buying it. People are hanging on to even bad jobs. They're slick marketing guys and they're playing the Observer like a piano.
all i know is that they woulda paid a better base salary compared to where i was currently working with all the same benefits and a better working environment. albeit, in a call center setting. it's not a job i would apply for based on where i am today, a few years ago it seemed like a good opportunity though. i don't doubt at all their turnover is very high, i'm sure there's plenty of 20 somethings who think they can handle a call center, but decide very quickly if it's not for them ...

look, i've applied with pyramid schemes and i've applied w/ legit marketing companies in CLT. Red Ventures was one of the more impressive. very nice office and a cool company culture with what seemed like smart individuals. ideally, i would've taken the sales job but long-term i wanted to deal with their marketing analytics. tracking and forecasting sorta thing. idk if that's the type of jobs they'll offer, but that woulda been a pretty cool career. not sure why you aren't "buying it," the turn a tidy profit i'm sure. their range of services for clients is very comprehensive ...

JMO here dude! idk what your situation is, but if your looking for work and there's not much out there, you could do much much worse than Red Ventures i think ...
 
Old 10-06-2009, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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If they're hiring 1 person then it seems like a good thing. Does it really matter if they are getting put in the Observer?

I don't know anything bout them, but the BBB has them listed under a couple of LLCs:
Red Ventures LLC aka Bridal Media LLC
Red Ventures, LLC aka Direct Star TV LLC
Red Ventures LLC aka Radio Sales Group, LLC - http://www.bbb.org/charlotte/busines...otte-nc-126655
Red Ventures, LLC aka Satellite Star Internet

Red Ventures, LLC aka Security Choice LLC

I just clicked the Radio Sales Group out of curiosity and it had an A+ rating

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Originally Posted by chuckles34 View Post
If they have 250 employees in Charlotte currently and they're looking to add 100 people immediately, that's not high turnover, that's a revolving door. And in today's economy, I'm not buying it. People are hanging on to even bad jobs. They're slick marketing guys and they're playing the Observer like a piano.
And adding people doesn't equate to turnover rate, it has to do with expansion.

Link to Observer article: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/topstories/story/988052.html (broken link)

If anything I think ppl would like to hear bout job opportunities, details below:
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The company is holding a job fair next week to fill 100 sales positions. It will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Red Ventures headquarters, 15009 Lancaster Highway, Charlotte. For more information or to register, visit www.redventures.com.

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Old 10-06-2009, 06:05 PM
 
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i would also say if you're a fluent spanish speaker this could be a very good opportunity. they do a lot of sales in Puerto Rico, speaking spanish would definitely help you stand out ...

seriously, i was happy to read the company is expanding. they really do have a sound business IMO. if you're applying to marketing companies through CareerBuilder or Monster, i can tell you 100% that Red Ventures is the better option. all of those companies on those sites are pyramid schemes w/ no base, pure commission. not at all what you'd be doing for RV ...

i must sound like a i work there or something (seriously, i dont) but i have no problem promoting them a bit. the people i met were smart & intuitive, i actually thought it was one of the more challenging interviews i have experienced ...
 
Old 10-07-2009, 10:43 AM
 
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i laughed when i saw this post because this company just called me. They pulled a total bait and switch on me. I applied for an analyst job turns out that is just sitting in there call center making 10 bucks an hr. They wanted me to start right away with no interview. This made me super nervous what company would do that have you start based on your resume and a short phone conversation. It does involve night and weekends too which was not previously mentioned. Anyway i am going to the interview because I have off anyway and well see..but most likely i think i will pass. any other thoughts on this...
 
Old 10-07-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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Lemonsandlimes - If you already have a job you like, I would keep it. Otherwise, if you don't mind sitting in a call center making $10 and hour on nights and weekends, by all means accept their offer. But whatever you do, be sure to call the Observer and give them a heads up so they can write an article about your experience.
 
Old 10-07-2009, 08:57 PM
 
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Lemonsandlimes - If you already have a job you like, I would keep it. Otherwise, if you don't mind sitting in a call center making $10 and hour on nights and weekends, by all means accept their offer. But whatever you do, be sure to call the Observer and give them a heads up so they can write an article about your experience.


Thanks for the tip. Not interested in a company that pulls the bait and switch and even less interested in a call center job! BOO!!
 
Old 10-07-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Union County
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Turn Over! I know a few people that worked there and left as soon as possible.
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