Raven Industries

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Raven Industries Reviews

Updated 26 September, 2014
Updated 26 September, 2014
13 Reviews
2.8
13 Reviews
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Raven Industries President and CEO Daniel A. Rykhus
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  1.  

    Below average company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raven Industries full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Their benefits are at par with other companies in the area. They have free gym and if you know the right people, you get to have lavish lunch, iPhone and accessories. There are some really nice and smart people you can learn from and then move to a better company. It's a company that will push you to a better job after couple years

    Cons

    The company is a regular manufacturing company and falsely believes they are a technology company. Even their information technology department is 2-3 years behind today's technology. People close to executives, or from a specific local college, or relatives/church buddies are given fat raises for doing little to nothing and are promoted quickly even if they have made losses in the company and to customers. Their motto is to solve great challenges. Most times they screw up, fix their screw up and claim they solved a great challenge. It's just so fake.

    Company should stop saying they protect the world or feed the world. They make tons of plastic every month that does not degrade. And stop filling up the landfill with crap. Their equipment specializes in spraying harmful chemicals in the ground. Crops resulting from their work go less towards healthy foods and more towards making people fat and increasing green house gases. Please stop the constant faking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management talks about grand things and barely ever follows what they preach. Stop lavish expenses. You are NOT google or apple. Pay attention to loyal and smart people that you have largely ignored. Use common sense. Employ more women engineers and add cultural diversity to your top level. It's an all-Caucasian male dominated company today. Remove yes-men/women from office, including church buddies and relatives. Begin to listen to views different from yours. Accept your mistakes. Raven is no longer the company it used to be. And that's your fault.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raven Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great co workers and friendships made, company willing to spend money, ability to get training and equipment, great place to get experience and move on

    Cons

    Company doesnt reward loyalty or hard work, little room for advancement, politics involved in all decisions, management rhetoric not followed by themselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    too political

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Sioux Falls, SD (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Sioux Falls, SD (US)

    I have been working at Raven Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits some new management trying
     to make things better

    Cons

    knowing how to do your job, doing a great job and always being on your job including overtime means nothing with this company, just depends on who's pocket you are in, company will do well until they get competition then all the waste will drive them down will not be able to compete

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to do something about lower management they do not know the job that their operators are supposed to be doing expect techs to take care of everything including training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production in Sioux Falls, SD (US)
    Current Employee - Production in Sioux Falls, SD (US)

    I have been working at Raven Industries

    Pros

    If you are about to retire, this is the company for you.There is not a lot opportunity due to the fact of it being a company that is already matured. Company values experience, over skills.

    Cons

    Company doesn't follow it's open door policy. Command hierarchy, makes it difficult to advance in career. Very "Political" company, since they tend not to live up to their promises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management anonymous review.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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