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  • Good Company, Long Drive

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    Former Employee - Inventory Analyst in Preston, WA
    Former Employee - Inventory Analyst in Preston, WA

    I worked at TalkingRain Beverage full-time

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    Pros

    The overall culture at TalkingRain was fantastic. Although HR was clearly adjusting to a rapidly-growing employee base, they seemed to be doing their best to stay on top of things. Medical/dental/vision benefits are great, fairly flexible work schedule for salaried employees, and they have a ton of fun events (5k fun runs at work, rewards for maintain an active/fit lifestyle, lot of food/lunches). Located on the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail, it's great for getting some exercise after work; also short drives to the ski areas - great during winter and summer. If you want a job where you get to do your job, plus a little bit of everything else, this is the place - it's an internationally distributed/recognized brand that still has very local roots. C-suite employees make regular rounds through the office and make a point of knowing peoples names/having conversations with them; same with most of the rest of the leadership team.

    Cons

    There are only a few bad apples at the company, but those can make all the difference in employee retention. Pay is certainly not the best in the industry...and using the reason that the location is Preston isn't valid when you're pulling your employee base from outside the local area. The commute is a long one - although a reverse one for many people. No degree or continuing education reimbursement or incentives.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees...you have a great culture and a great company. Bump up your employee salaries a little and offer education/learning incentives. Have employees do anonymous evaluations of managers - not just their own (too easy to identify who wrote comments) but all in their area.


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    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at TalkingRain Beverage in September 2014.

    Interview

    Very unprofessional process. I was initially contacted via phone and asked to come in for a first round interview. I met with the HR manager who knew absolutely nothing about IT nor was properly suited to conduct an interview of a Sr. level manager. The interview was horrible. The questions were very pedestrian and were not relevant at all. I was told that there were a couple of other candidates that were scheduled to be screened and that I would be contacted at some within a week for a decision on next steps. THat was 5 weeks ago! I have sent an email and still no response. Very unprofessional and very telling of what would be in store working for that company. If for some reason this HR manager thinks that my 15 years of experience managing and leading IT organizations isn't worthy of a second round of interviews than the least she could do is send me an email thanking me for the time I spent interviewing with them.

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Additional Info

Website www.talkingrain.com
Headquarters Preston, WA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1987
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Unknown

Founded in 1987 in Preston, Washington, Talking Rain Beverage Company is an industry leader when it comes to creating and promoting brands using innovative ingredients and ideas. Our innovative thinking carries over into the Sparkling ICE® beverage line, as we continue to devote extensive time in research and development to perfect the brand experience. Bold taste and bold ... More

Mission: Created and promote brands using innovate ingredients and ideas. Generate a competitive advantage through the inspiration of our team members. Maintain flexible and efficient operations to provide value to our consumers, customers and shareholders.

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