Raven Industries

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Raven Industries Reviews

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
13 Reviews
2.8
13 Reviews
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Raven Industries President and CEO Daniel A. Rykhus
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  1.  

    Getting too political NOT the Company that it used to be

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits for the area.

    Cons

    Company does not reward loyalty or hard work, little room for advancement, politics involved in all decisions.
    People close to executives, or relatives/church buddies are given raises and are promoted quickly even if not qualified.
    New management does not follow what it preaches. Can't make decisions on product direction.
    Currently have a reputation for manufacturing outdated products. New products are released before they are ready for market.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    If you want growth or anything other than a paycheck, stay away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Worker in Earth City, MO
    Former Employee - Line Worker in Earth City, MO

    I worked at Raven Industries full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    "Steady pay". A place to help you pay some of your bills if you're in need a pay check, in which we all are.

    Cons

    Notorious for lay offs. No room for growth. The security of your job is determined by management's ability to secure contracts in an era of business where people are outsourcing their work over seas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm honestly not sure if this company needs the departments that they currently have "management" in. There are two and three person departments that can be consolidated under one manager, but they will ignore that and will lay off an entire shift of individuals on the manufacturing floor instead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raven Industries

    Pros

    The people of the company are the best. They make you want to work harder.

    Cons

    not many cons at all, maybe just to update some facilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  7.  

    A Company Solving Great Challenges

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD

    I have been working at Raven Industries full-time

    Pros

    I work for a company that solves great challenges in areas of feeding the world, saving lives, and protecting the environment. That's a purpose I can get behind! We also have a Young Professionals Network to network, volunteer, and expand our skills.

    Cons

    The fast pace can become overwhelming. Currently have a reputation for manufacturing outdated products instead of technology innovations that we're currently producing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire additional people to even the work load. We have a great story to tell and need to get it out more to attract great talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    too political

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

    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
  9.  

    The job is easy but most co workers are hard to get along with in EFD.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator I in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Operator I in Sioux Falls, SD

    I have been working at Raven Industries full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is great and the benefits are pretty decent the work is pretty easy.

    Cons

    Political atmosphere
    Long time employees are hostile to new employees for fear of being surpassed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New employees do not feel that what they have to say or suggest is heard. The company could save literally a few million dollars if they got took new ideas seriously and worked hard to determine if they are good options.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top notch progressive company that cares about its employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Manager in Sioux Falls, SD

    I have been working at Raven Industries full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    On site fitness center, interesting work.

    Cons

    None. I enjoy working here and enjoy my co-workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work for community involvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Sioux Falls, SD

    I have been working at Raven Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Flexible working hours
    -Easy time off approvals
    -Always striving to improve work culture
    -Many opportunities for volunteering and giving back to teh community

    Cons

    -Regularly lack communication
    -Old habits die hard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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