Raven Industries Reviews

Updated June 2, 2014
Updated June 2, 2014
10 Reviews

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10 Reviews
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Raven Industries President and CEO Daniel A. Rykhus
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  1.  

    too political

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    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 for 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
  2.  

    Review

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    Current Employee - Production  in  Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Production in Sioux Falls, SD

    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
  3.  

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

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    Former Employee - Line Worker  in  Earth City, MO
    Former Employee - Line Worker in Earth City, MO

    I worked at Raven Industries full-time for more than a 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
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  5.  

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

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    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 for less than a 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
  6.  

    Okay to work for until you find something better

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    Current Employee - Electronic Technician  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Raven Industries

    Pros

    Good chance to grow if you know someone in the management.
    No opportunity based on skills but benefits are not bad.

    Cons

    No chance to grow based on your skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raven in Saint Louis need to start hiring people based on skills. The upper management in SD need to watch closely what is going on around here. Encouraging good people by promoting or appreciating can help.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work for community involvement

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    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 for 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Progressive, people oriented company.

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    Current Employee - Applications Technician  in  Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Applications Technician in Sioux Falls, SD

    I have been working at Raven Industries

    Pros

    Room for advancement, most people are nice. Not hounding or demanding, some freedoms are given as long as you are productive.

    Cons

    Large company so you must deal with the beuocracy associated with it. Some people do not fit in and very rarely does an employee get the boot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really need to act quicker to solve problems and respond to customer demands, too many things get caught in limbo for too long.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

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    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

  10.  

    A Company Solving Great Challenges

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top notch progressive company that cares about its employees

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Manager in Sioux Falls, SD

    I have been working at Raven Industries full-time for 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

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