RK Mechanical Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014
Updated May 28, 2014
12 Reviews

2.9
12 Reviews
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Rick Kinning
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  1.  

    Great education, if you can hang in there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at RK Mechanical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They recruit good employees and have lots of work. The provide a great education to new hires out of college. Benefits are good, wellness program is top notch.

    Cons

    Long hours for low pay and lack of appreciation. Employees dont feel as if they are needed. High turnover makes people feel unstable. Extremely competitive environment to work in between employees. Owner is not someone you want to help "get rich."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall pretty good, some things could be better.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at RK Mechanical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company with outstanding goals. Great people to work with in a fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Compensation is subpar, base pay and benefits aren't very competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Project Engineer

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at RK Mechanical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Always room to move around and advance.

    Cons

    Cut-throat environment, low pay and very little upper management support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees and do not just blow off their opinions or concerns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Challenging but satisfying

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer

    I have been working at RK Mechanical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I am given plenty of opportunity to work on different project, and different responsibilities.

    Cons

    Little training. It is more of a sink or swim philosophy. I have been given tasks with little direction. If I succeed, I am praised; if I don't do so well, I am given instruction on how to do better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RK Mechanical full-time

    Pros

    The company has potential to become great.

    Cons

    Can be complicated as times with directives from top management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    They have a lot of potential to be a good company but poor organization and communication hamper operations.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at RK Mechanical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have good intentions for wellness and work/life balance. Pay isn't bad.

    Cons

    Poor follow through, planning, organization and communication within the company. Everything is held together with band-aids that do not address the real problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try planning a meeting with an agenda. Encourage and communicate positive affirmation to your employees. Don't tear them down constantly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing Place To Work!!!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Estimator  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Estimator in Denver, CO

    I have been working at RK Mechanical full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly working environment. Personally feedback and communication with upper management. Learning Opportunities. Free Apprenticeship Program. Amazing place to work.

    Cons

    Some tech issues, but getting solved. Very busy environment. New hires thrown into the fire quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The work environment can get very busy and some new employees, especially the one right out college, can get thrown into the fire very quickly. Sort of a sink or swim tactic. Granted, this worked for me and it opens up so many possibilities for an employee to learn and grow, but some can find themselves overwhelmed in how fast paced the company can get. I would advise the application of a mentorship program on the office side of the company so new employees don’t find themselves drowning and lost in this busy environment. I have been given so many opportunities to grow in the company and I have been there for less than a year. If you do not find yourself advancing it is because you as an employee are not asking to advance. The management here at RK look for those that are dedicated and eager to learn, grow, advance, be inventive, and explore new ways the company grow. Without this drive, like many other large companies, the standard 8am-5pm employee will find themselves stuck in a loop and never get out of the rut they have created. Finally, management has always noticed the extra hours you put, and will even commented and take notice of this. You get noticed for the work you put in. It is that simple.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Bring Back Ron.

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    Former Employee - Pipefitting Project Foreman  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Pipefitting Project Foreman in Denver, CO

    I worked at RK Mechanical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The paychecks never bounced and they almost always had work and OK equipment.

    Cons

    They always made promises they had no intention of keeping. I worked as a foreman for 3 years and made the company money only to see people promoted around me simply because of who they new or who their dad was.

    I was not the only one doing the work and getting no credit for it, the seem to have a problem noticing with who put the hours in and who just talked the talk.

    I think Rick really wished his dad had started something other than a construction company. He was always more in to investing in appearances than the people or equipment to do the job right. Case in point they spent thousands to redecorate the CAD department, but refused to replace the outdated broken down computers and network that the department ran on. He was also more concerned about forming alliances with general contractors than enforcing the safety culture he gave so much lip service to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the promises and the two minutes hate, and actually take care of your people instead of just telling them how well you are taking care of them.

    Ask your Dad to come back and help out for the third time, you may be good at building a business, but you should leave the operation to him.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrating!! It"s a battle with poor Management

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Level II HVAC Service Tech  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Level II HVAC Service Tech in Denver, CO

    I have been working at RK Mechanical

    Pros

    There is some very professional,True Tradesmen in the service department. The company has been around so long that for the most part work is steady and the vehicles and equipment are new and for the most part in great shape

    Cons

    The biggest downside is very poor leadership. The managers have no training or skills in people communications and way to often close their ears and open their mouths when the opposite is what is needed. They fail to understand that respect is earned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close your mouths long enough to listen to what your people have to say!!. Exchange is the building blocks of growth!!. Install people that realize that we are there to perform services for our customer base and that your inability to separate your personal egos from that of your responsibility's of the well being of the companys ability to grow and prosper. Install a leader that can build a emploee base from the bottom up!!. That means recruit and train from the level 4 to the level 1. Loyalty is grown, not plugged in!!. You can not point to any current person because we do not have at this time a skilled leader in place capable of fostering such a program. The ten years gone by prove that !!. The lack of true tenured techs prove that!!. Let those that are good at policing if our vans are dirty or shirts tucked in do just that !!. Is it time for a change!. One would have to say yes when we look back on all the years gone by , and we can not show one tenured tech that came up from a 4 to a 1??. The unreal amount of turn over of techs!! Is it that they were all bad, That many bad ,Common sense would say no.If you would really look close i think you might find it is the fault of the those incharge. Those ivested with the responsibility to implement a program to grow a top notch, loyal work force!. Simple,Has the management done that?. If you look close and are honest,Leave your egos at the door!! What did you come up with for a answer?. In ten years you have developed how many top level techs. Was this really what you had for a answer when you put in place the current management team ten years ago??. Hope you answered no!!. Listen you too can learn.

    Doesn't Recommend

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